Los Angeles International 'Ukulele Festival
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

Los Angeles International 'Ukulele Festival

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the little 4-stringed wonder that has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people’s lives for over 100 years.  Whether you are an experienced ukulele player, an occasional strummer or simply a curious spectator, there will be lots of opportunities to jump in and be a part of the festivities.

The LAIUF is the only festival of its kind where you can enjoy not only top-notch performances by many of today's hottest ukulele talent, you also get access to as many workshops as you want to take, all for one flat entry fee! 

Come Join Jim & Liz Beloff, Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr., Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel, and MANY MORE!

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Live Stream with Guests - Herb Ohta Jr. & Bryan Tolentino
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Live Stream with Guests - Herb Ohta Jr. & Bryan Tolentino

Craig and I have been enjoying doing a monthly Live Stream! Please join us, September 29, 2019 at 11:00AM PST for our next live Stream. Our Online Students have submitted questions we will be asking these two ‘ukulele greats, Herb Ohta Jr. & Bryan Tolentino. You may join in via the chat if you are signed into your Youtube account- or just watch the video and enjoy learning some new techniques and skills.

If you can’t join us live, don’t worry - we will post (via Facebook & ArtistWorks) the link to the recorded session once it’s up!

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Antelope Valley 'Ukulele Festival
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Antelope Valley 'Ukulele Festival

The fifth annual Antelope Valley Ukulele Festival is set for October 5th at the beautiful Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale. Join us and The Naked Waiters, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, and MORE for a fun day of lessons and music.

This new venue will put all of our workshops and concert under one roof!

Tickets will be on sale soon! $28 ALL ACCESS and $13 for the concert ONLY.

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Tampa Bay 'Ukulele Getaway
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Tampa Bay 'Ukulele Getaway

BUG 2019 is Nov 1, 2, 3 at The Sirata Resort. Your pass includes attendance to all workshops, jams, open mics, artist meet & great, Saturday night Concert and Sunday Luau. It also includes a delicious buffet lunch & dinner Saturday and luau lunch on Sunday. 
Player passes are only $199. Companion passes are $149 and include everything except workshops and open mic.

Artists Include, Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel, Victoria Vox, Ukulele Russ, and more!

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McUke Fest 2019
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

McUke Fest 2019

Join us, November 17th for a fun filled day at McCabe’s in Santa Monica! It will be 12 hours of ‘ukulele madness, starting at 10AM with a kids show! Bring the family and enjoy workshops all day and an all star concert in the evening!

More information coming soon!

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Monthly Live Stream
Aug
31
11:00 AM11:00

Monthly Live Stream

Craig and I have been enjoying doing a monthly Live Stream! Please join us, August 31, 2019 at 11AM PST for our next live Stream. Topics will be chosen by our Online Students at ArtistWorks. You may join in via the chat if you are signed into your Youtube account- or just watch the video and enjoy learning some new techniques and skills.

If you can’t join us live, don’t worry - we will post (via Facebook & ArtistWorks) the link to the recorded session once it’s up!

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Uke Ohana Oahu
Aug
18
to Aug 22

Uke Ohana Oahu

Come to the North Shore of Oahu and touch the roots of old style Hawaiian music and aloha culture while learning to play and compose on your ukulele like never before!

Five melodic days of Aloha, playing Ukulele and studying in master classes , experiencing the cultural traditions of the epic north shore of Oahu, savoring the beauty of the land and seascapes and enjoying delicious local cuisine.

Ukuele Classes with world famous musicians Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Kalei Gamiao and Walt Keale will open up new possibilities of skill and pleasure for the ukulele enthusiast as well as a deeper experiential understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian culture.

Mornings of Ukulele classes, afternoon with excursions to Hawaiian cultural sites and events followed by evenings of Kana Ka Pila under the stars. Our meals will be provided by local farmers and foragers to connect us all to a deeper sense of place.

If you have any questions regarding the event, pllease contact Melany directly:

melany@fullheartproductions.com

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DOUBLE WORKSHOP at Hale 'Ukulele
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

DOUBLE WORKSHOP at Hale 'Ukulele

Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel - 1:00 - 2:30PM, 3:00 -4:30PM


TICKETS ARE $50 for BOTH or $35 for ONE
PLEASE BOOK YOUR SPOT EARLY, YOU DON'T WANT TO GET TURNED AWAY! (858)-414-4492

CRAIG CHEE - 1:00 - 2:30PM
Intro to Soloing/Music Theory- Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
You know your basic chords and have been playing for a while now. Even though strumming is a ton of Craig Chee has combined two of his most popular workshops into one! Craig will give you that jump start in learning about basic music theory and how it’s applied on the ‘ukulele. By the end of the class you’ll know why chords are named the way they are, how to anticipate chord changes, utilize this new knowledge to start improvising. Whether it’s playing solo, or jamming with others, he will get you feeling confident about your skills. Utilizing drills and exercises that are fun and easy to practice, you’ll have a blast in this class!.  High G Preferred


SARAH MAISEL - 3:00 - 4:30PM
Intro to Jazz ‘Ukulele- Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
Ever been intimidated by Jazz? Don’t worry, Sarah will take you through some very popular progressions, and show you how easy (or hard) you can make it. You’ll get to see what a difference ONE NOTE makes to a chord, giving it that “Jazzy” vibe. It’s a great class for those ready to push ahead in their chord knowledge. High or Low G is fine.

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San Francisco Uke Fest 2019
Jul
27
to Jul 28

San Francisco Uke Fest 2019

SF Summer Uke Fest Highlights

  • Two Days of Ukulele Fun - from a free public outdoor jam to workshops with ukulele masters to an epic all-star concert, there's ukulele fun for everyone! Check out our Festival Schedule

  • Our All-Star Band of Artists - along with your hosts Cynthia Lin and Ukulenny, we're happy to welcome back our Festival Artists: Aldrine Guerrero & Aaron Nakamura of Ukulele Underground; Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel; Steven Espaniola; and Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

  • Free Outdoor Uke Jam - bring your ukulele for our Day 1 Uke-Splosion! Jam with the Festival Artists

  • All-Star Concert - watch dazzling performances and collaborations from our Festival Artists at our Day 2 Evening All-Star Concert (and treat yourself to VIP seating!)

  • Master Workshops with our Festival Artists - learn tips and techniques with the leading teachers in the ukulele world. Space is limited in our Day 2 Master Workshops

  • NEW Festival Main Stage and Flash Mob - new this year, our Day 2 Festival Main Stage offers jams, performances, and beginner-friendly workshops, at a low price. All are welcome to join us to shoot a Festival Flash Mob video at the end of the day!

  • Vendor Hall - lots of ukes and uke merch, check out our Festival Vendors

  • Ukulele Drawings, Meet & Greets, and more!

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SPECIAL LIVE STREAM - Father's Day (US)
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

SPECIAL LIVE STREAM - Father's Day (US)

Craig and I have been enjoying doing a monthly Live Stream! Please join us, June 16, 2019 10AM (PST) for our SPECIAL Live Stream. This Special Live Stream is to celebrate Father’s Day (US). There will be an ‘ukulele give away and we will discuss Children Songs & getting kids more involved in music.

You must be present and signed into your Youtube to win. We will discuss the parameters during the Live Stream. More details on the winning ‘ukulele to come…..

If you can’t join us live, don’t worry - we will post (via Facebook & ArtistWorks) the link to the recorded session once it’s up!

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Monthly Live Stream
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Monthly Live Stream

Craig and I have been enjoying doing a monthly Live Stream! Please join us, May 25 at 11AM PST for our next live Stream. Topics will be chose by our Online Students at ArtistWorks. You may join in via the chat if you are signed into your Youtube account- or just watch the video and enjoy learning some new techniques and skills.

If you can’t join us live, don’t worry - we will post (via Facebook & ArtistWorks) the link to the recorded session once it’s up!

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Monthly Live Stream - RESCHEDULED JUNE 1, 2019
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Monthly Live Stream - RESCHEDULED JUNE 1, 2019

Our Monthly Live Stream has been RESCHEDULED to June 1, 2019

Craig and I have been enjoying doing a monthly Live Stream! Please join us, May 25 at 11AM PST for our next live Stream. Topics will be chose by our Online Students at ArtistWorks. You may join in via the chat if you are signed into your Youtube account- or just watch the video and enjoy learning some new techniques and skills.

If you can’t join us live, don’t worry - we will post (via Facebook & ArtistWorks) the link to the recorded session once it’s up!

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Berlin Uke Camp with Sarah & Craig
May
15
to May 19

Berlin Uke Camp with Sarah & Craig

Join us for an amazing learning experience in Berlin!!! Workshops will be taught in English. This will be a 4 day ‘ukulele intensive that will inspire you to become and even better musician. We look forward to getting to know everyone, and helping you reach your ‘ukulele goals! This is going to be a truly awesome event that you will not want to miss.

Please contact Sabina for more details: sabinasounds@me.com

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The Grand Northern 'Ukulele Festival
May
10
to May 12

The Grand Northern 'Ukulele Festival

Voted, ‘Best Ukulele Festival’, Britain’s quirkiest, boldest and most welcoming festival is back! GNUF – A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is one-of-a-kind featuring ukuleles and so much more – there is truly something for everyone! Don’t miss out on the fun at this extraordinary event. There’s world-class live music, inspiring workshops, chances to sing and play along and more than a few surprises.

GNUF showcases some of the best talent on four strings from around the world and across the country. With new stages, new artists, and ones we just had to bring back 2019 is going to be more exciting than ever! Featuring exciting artists including Heidi Swedberg (famous for her TV role on Seinfeld) & Daniel Ward (a flamenco master). Returning in 2019 we have Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee, the bountiful Petey Mack, and Peter Luongo (famously featured in The Mighty Uke film) with his world-class workshops. There’s all this and loads more! With artists coming from backgrounds of folk, blues, jazz, pop, rock and so many more, it promises to be more unique, more engaging, and even more high-calibre than ever before!

Tickets sell quickly… Don’t miss out on this unmissable event!

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Allegheny Ukulele Soirée
May
3
to May 5

Allegheny Ukulele Soirée

The Allegheny Ukulele Soirée is Pennsylvania's longest running Ukulele festival, located in central PA in the foothills of the Alleghenies. Dedicated to sharing the ukulele with both the local and ukulele communities, the Soirée blends practical workshops with cultural exploration. Our primary goal is to share our love of the Ukulele with the local community. The Soirée presents an opportunity for us to bring in top talent in the Ukulele world to central Pennsylvania.

Because this event is ever growing - the location has moved to be in the center of town! It will be held at the Altoona Grand Hotel. To celebrate the festival, EARLY BIRD TICKETS are available until January 31st.

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Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel (featuring Milo Fultz)
May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel (featuring Milo Fultz)

Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel in CONCERT!!! It’s sure to be a fun event, don’t miss it!

He was born in Hawaii, she came from Alabama, but their mutual love of the ukulele brought them together both professionally and romantically. Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel are renowned performers and instructors who tour internationally, including Strathmore’s annual UkeFest. Chee, who learned from greats Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, is known for infusing his fun and upbeat style into eclectic musical genres. Maisel studied under Frank Leong with a focus on the jazz stylings of golden ukulele legends like Lyle Ritz, Benny Chong, and Byron Yasui. Together, their honeyed vocal harmonies and complimentary styles take ukulele performance to another level of tropical bliss.

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Monthly Live Stream - APRIL
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Monthly Live Stream - APRIL

Craig and I have been enjoying doing a monthly Live Stream! Please join us, April 20, 2019 at 11AM PDT for our next live Stream. Topics will be chose by our Online Students at ArtistWorks. You may join in via the chat if you are signed into your Youtube account- or just watch the video and enjoy learning some new techniques and skills.

If you can’t join us live, don’t worry - we will post (via Facebook & ArtistWorks) the link to the recorded session once it’s up!

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Craig & Sarah Uke Cruise - MEXICO
Mar
20
to Mar 30

Craig & Sarah Uke Cruise - MEXICO

A 10-day voyage to Mexico round trip from San Francisco on-board the incredible Grand Princess®. This wonderful cruise combines the exciting music of the ukulele with the adventure of Mexico. Our two hosts, Sarah and Craig, bring the magic of their ukulele skills on the ship, along with specials guest Kalei Gamiao & Milo Fultz to work directly with you.

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Monthly Live Stream
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Monthly Live Stream

Craig and I have been enjoying doing a monthly Live Stream! Please join us, March 16 at 11AM PST for our next live Stream. Topics will be chose by our Online Students at ArtistWorks. You may join in via the chat if you are signed into your Youtube account- or just watch the video and enjoy learning some new techniques and skills.

If you can’t join us live, don’t worry - we will post (via Facebook & ArtistWorks) the link to the recorded session once it’s up!

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LIVE STREAM October 16 - 6:30PM (PST)
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

LIVE STREAM October 16 - 6:30PM (PST)

  • 4231 Balboa Avenue San Diego, CA, 92117 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Craig and I are so excited to start doing LIVE STREAMS! This month’s topic is PRACTICING!

One of the many questions we always get, while on the road, is HOW/WHAT should I practice. We will answer that question and many others, regarding routine, techniques, and repertoire. Because this LiveStream is through YouTube, you will be able to CHAT with us during the taping, and we can answer you in real time. 

We will send out an e-mail to our mailing list 20/30 minutes prior to the LIVE STREAM on Oct 16, that will have the LINK. We will also post the link via our FACEBOOK FAN PAGES.

We are so excited to be able to do another LIVE STREAM. Don't worry, if you can't make it to this one- it will be available to watch after. AND because our schedule is winding down for the year, keep your eyes peeled, we will be doing more of these in the future!

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Tunes in the Dunes
Sep
20
to Sep 23

Tunes in the Dunes

This year is going to be extremely special and filled with LOTS of Aloha! Join us, Kalei Gamiao, Bryan Tolentino, Steven Espaniola, Daniel Ward, Heidi Swedberg, and more for a wonderful Tunes in the Dunes! You don't want to miss this one, and tickets are going fast! 

ALSO - PLEASE JOIN US THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2018  7-9 PM

FOR A ROUSING UKULELE CONCERT TO BENEFIT WESTWIND AT THE LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER      https://lincolncityculturalcenter.thundertix.com/

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Workshops in Salem!
Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Workshops in Salem!

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel have been showcased around the world for their teaching and have become Festival favorites.  Their ability to connect with ukulele players of all levels is well known.  Anyone who has taken a class with them always returns for more.

Adding another dimension to our ukulele education will be Milo Fultz, and for Milo it's all about the bass, no matter the music genre.  His talents have taken him from sea to shining sea whether it’s performing or teaching.  His approach is easy to follow and he’ll have you ready to play with others in no time.

Milo Fultz - Bass Bass-ics   4:30 - 5:30 (doors open at 4)

Craig Chee - Breaking the Plateau  6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6)

Sarah Maisel– Beginning Chord Melody 7:30 - 8:30 (starts immediately after Craig)

For More information, contact the Ukulele Fans of Oregon coordinator, Doneille - doneille@aol.com

 

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Port Townsend 'Ukulele Festival
Sep
12
to Sep 16

Port Townsend 'Ukulele Festival

The Port Townsend Ukulele Festival and Workshop is held at Fort Worden State Park, a venue unparalleled in beauty and facility. Expect four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making with some of the finest ukulele instructors and players working today.

Registration will be limited to 125 people, ensuring small classes and an intimate atmosphere. The workshop offerings will feature a wide variety of styles – jazz, blues, swing, Hawaiian, pop, novelty, and jugband ukulele, at the least. Specific classes will include chords, melody, improvisation, playing up the neck, performing tips, and “one-off” workshops during the Serendipity Hour. Final detailed class descriptions will be posted on the class description page. The evenings feature plenty of faculty-led jams, a highlight for many.

http://centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival/

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'Ukulele Cruise - Alaska!
Aug
24
to Sep 3

'Ukulele Cruise - Alaska!

Join us for our 5th annual Ukulele Cruise- this time returning to Alaska!

We are proud to announce we will have a THIRD 'ukulele teacher with us- Neal Chin! Neal is an up and coming artist originally from the islands of Hawaii. His album is up for a Nahoku Award this year, and he is known for his fabulous teaching. Join us and relax on board Princess Cruise Lines. 

We will also have Milo Fultz with us, again, teaching 'ukulele bass. Please feel free to bring your basses. If you are Bass Curious, we will have some on board for you to try out as well!

It's already starting to fill up- so don't miss out on your chance to be on board with us!

Book today- chat with our agent, Chris Merkel for more details! 

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Pre Cruise Concert & Jam
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Pre Cruise Concert & Jam

Pre-Cruise Concert & Jam Ticket

$20.00

August 23, 2018 - 7:30PM-9:30PM

Join Us (Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel), Cynthia Lin, UkuLenny, Neal Chin, and Milo Fultz for an unforgettable evening to kick off our 2018 ‘Ukulele Cruise! Be sure to bring your Ukes, as there will be jamming after the show! Seating is limited and once it’s sold out, we will have a waiting list.

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The Strathmore Uke and Guitar Summit
Aug
11
to Aug 15

The Strathmore Uke and Guitar Summit

  • The Strathmore Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

August 11 - 15, 2018

The ukulele is the ideal instrument for all music-makers. Whether you’re a long-time uke aficionado or just starting to strum, you’ll find a supportive community of ukulele enthusiasts at Strathmore. Strathmore’s Uke & Guitar Summit offers classes for every skill level, with instructors like Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Gerald Ross, Ginger Johnson, Craig Chee, and Sarah Maisel, and MORE!

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS are already up! 

Any questions, ask: uke@strathmore.org

 

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UK TOUR
Jul
7
to Jul 21

UK TOUR

We are excited to be coming back to the UK - and to celebrate Sarah's BIRTHDAY while we are there! Please join us at one of our many stops:

July 7 - Southern ‘Ukulele Store - Bournemouth 

Contact SUS for more details: +44 (0)1202430820


July 10 - London

Contact Lorraine Bow for more details: lorraine@learntouke.co.uk


July 11 - St. Albans

Contact Stephen Wragg for more details: uke@verplayers.org.uk


July 12 - Leamington Spa


July 13 - 15 - ‘Ukulele Weekender with Craig & Sarah - Forest of Dean


July 16 - Cardiff


July 19 - Bristol

Workshop - Cossham Hall 6:30-7:30PM

Concert - Hawkes House 8:30 - 10PM


July 21- Biddulph

Contact Kathryn Dean for more details: headgirl@mac.com

MORE DETAILS TO COME..... 

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Uke University 7 - Bend, OR
Jun
30
to Jul 2

Uke University 7 - Bend, OR

Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2, 2018

“Dedicated to fostering the Spirit of Aloha through ukulele music, friendship, and education”

Uke U-7 will be held Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2nd at Cascades Academy, just outside beautiful Bend, Oregon. We look forward to another full weekend of Concerts, Play-Alongs, Open Mic and 50 Workshops presented by some of the best ukulele musicians on the planet.

We are pleased to welcome Uke U newcomers GERALD ROSS, VICTORIA VOX, ANDREW and JAY MOLINA, along with Grammy Award winners CATHY FINK AND MARCY MARXER, who will be joining our good friends CRAIG CHEE, SARAH MAISEL, LIL’ REV, NEAL CHIN, CASEY MACGILL, ANDY ANDREWS, and a host of others, including and the ever popular REFRESHMENTS, back for their 7th year.

Uke U is sponsored by Ukulele University, in cooperation with the Rise Up International and the enthusiastic assistance of the Bend Ukulele Group. Each year our Volunteer Crew of BUGs work tirelessly to make Uke U the friendliest, best organized festival possible. Profits from Uke U support the Ukes for Youth program, providing ukuleles and instructional resources and support to over 3,000 young people in Central Oregon annually. 

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Milwaukie Center Workshop
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Milwaukie Center Workshop

We are excited to visit our friends at the Milwaukie Center in Portland, OR! 

Intro to Jazz ‘Ukulele – Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Ever been intimidated by Jazz? Don’t worry, this class will be a lot of fun as we go through some popular Standards and progressions. We’ll show you how easy (or hard) you can make these tunes. You must be able to play all of your basic chords in order to get the most out of this class. We will also cover some great finger exercises to keep your fingers nimble as you make your way through the different progressions.

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Midwest Uke Camp
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Midwest Uke Camp

The Midwest Uke Camp is one of the best around- you have top notch teachers and lots of time to spend with them. Class sizes are perfect, and you'll have lots of chances to catch up with your favorite teachers and friends. 

Be sure to sign up ASAP- this is likely to sell out this year. Teachers include Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Gerald Ross, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Lil Rev, Neil Chin, Daniel Ward, and many many more!!!

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Las Cruces 'Ukulele Festival
May
18
to May 20

Las Cruces 'Ukulele Festival

oin us at Las Cruces UkeFest 2018 May 18 – 20 for a concert, workshops, jam session, open mic, and more with our instructor/performers Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Mark Baker, Lil’ Rev, and Rachel Manke.

As an incentive to register at the discounted Early Bird rate, one lucky person who registers for the full festival by that deadline that will win the opportunity to perform on stage with Lil’ Rev during our Friday night concert! Go to the Register page to link to Brown Paper Tickets and sign up now.

Don’t miss a great weekend of ukulele fun!

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Denver UkeFest
May
10
to May 12

Denver UkeFest

Now it it’s 11th year, Denver Ukefest is a three-day festival showcasing all-things ukulele. Workshops for all levels of uke players, master classes with performing artists, and concerts make up what could possibly be the happiest music festival in Denver. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2, at noon.

Artists include Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Taimane, Craig & Sarah, Gerald Ross, and more! We hope to see you there!

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