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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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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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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Reno 'Ukulele Festival
May
2
to May 5

Reno 'Ukulele Festival

  • The Peppermill Resort Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10th Annual Reno 'Ukulele Festival
This year’s lineup is our biggest ever! Five (or six, shhh…) married uke couples will assist in celebrating our tenth anniversary (as well as Melinda and my 40th!). Nearly everyone has been a headliner in their career, so I’ll start with those traveling the farthest, Jim & Liz Beloff, who are making their first appearance at a Play Uke Festival. Jim of course, is one of the pioneers of the latest and greatest ukulele resurgence and I’m thrilled to finally get them out west.
Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee, Victoria Vox & Jack Maher, Victor & Penny (aka Jeff Freling & Erin McGrane), Aaron & Nicole Keim, (aka The Quiet American) round out the couples.
Grammy Award winner Daniel Ho leads the solo performers, (although none of the “solos” will likely be performing alone). Peter Luongo, featured prominently in “The Mighty Uke” as Director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, and the most experienced uke instructor on the planet, will teach and lead his Luongo Ukulele Ensemble. Multi-instrumentalist par-excellence, Abe Lagrimas, Jr. and my good friend, jazz master Michael Powers’ will be teaching and performing as well. What a lineup!

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Allegheny Ukulele Soirée
Apr
20
to Apr 22

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.

In the past few years, we have grown to a respectable size festival, with over 100 uke players in attendance last year! We plan to continue to grow the festival over the next few years - bringing in the best uke artists we can all while keeping our registration fees low enough for just about anyone to attend. In 2018, due to overwhelming demand, we have remained at the Laurel Lodge!

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Menucha 'Ukulele Band Camp
Mar
26
to Mar 30

Menucha 'Ukulele Band Camp

  • Menucha Retreat & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you love the ukulele? Want to play and learn with the best? Then the Menucha Ukulele Band Camp is for you. Four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music-making within the structure of a band, led by some of the ukulele world’s finest band masters.

Each morning begins with a short singing session to warm up our voices and a third session is offered each day in extra-curricular musical skills – acoustic bass, singing, accordion, improvising, claw-hammer technique, etc. There will also be time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Menucha, and get to know your fellow students in evening entertainment, jam sessions and open mic.
Band Camp is truly a unique and wonderful experience, and registrations are limited to help provide an intimate and in depth educational experience. It’s also a lot of fun. Our goal is to provide you with exciting challenges by learning to be in a band, playing together and taking risks. This can happen more easily if you have a solid foundation. Click  the “FAQ” tab below for more information about Ukulele Band Camp.

2018 Faculty: Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Del Rey, Aaron Keim!

2018 Artistic Director: Marianne Brogan, Portland Ukulele Association

Additional Faculty: Nicole, Keim, Nova Karina Devonie, and Matt Weiner

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'Ukulele Ohana Molokai
Mar
16
to Mar 20

'Ukulele Ohana Molokai

March 16-20, Carig Chee and Sarah Maisel will join Lono and the Molokai community teaching Old Style Hawaiian Song traditions and Ukulele techniques. Spend 5 intimate days on the Spirit Isle experiencing the roots of what has inspired generations of Hawaiians to create beautiful music… Walk the land, swim in the waters, eat traditional foods, learn the language, talk story, dance hula and most of all play LOTS of happy Ukulele music! 

The Uke Ohana workshop will be located on the  lush and tropical East end of the island. There you will relax, moving at a slower pace, and learn to play & compose traditional & contemporary Hawaiian folk music of your own.

We will be staying at Pu’u O Hoku (“Hill of Stars”) a historical 14,000 acre working ranch. We will feast on traditional gourmet foods harvested by the local community and venture on foot into the nearby Halawa Valley with its ancient Taro fields, twin waterfalls and warm beaches.  Arrangement can be made for you to stay at the Ranch after the workshop. Please let Melany know if you are interested in this option.

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UK TOUR
Oct
19
to Nov 11

UK TOUR

UK TOUR

DATES AND CITIES:

19 October – CARLISLE - CONCERT

With support from The League of Ukulele Gentlemen


20 October – ROSS-ON-WYE - CONCERT

With Support from The Wend



21 October:  – SOUTHERN UKULELE STORE - WORKSHOP


21-22 October – OXFORD UKES - CONCERT/WORKSHOPS

Workshop series for Oxford Ukuleles. Featuring James Agg on Bass.


23 October – CARDIFF - WORKSHOPS

More Details Coming Soon


24 October– UNPLUGTHEWOOD - WORKSHOP

Special Guest Appearance at Unplug the Wood night with an afternoon workshop.


26 October – BIDDULPH - CONCERT


27 October – CHESTER - SOLD OUT!!!

Special Jazz Version of their infamous, “End of the Pier Nights” at At Hanky Panky Pancakes. Featuring James Agg on Bass


28-29 October – BERLIN UKULELE FESTIVAL

Featuring James Agg on Bass


30 October – LONDON - WORKSHOP

Horse & Stables Westminster Bridge Road SE1


31st October – WINCHESTER - WORKSHOP/CONCERT

Workshop & Performance for Winchester Ukulele Club. Featuring James Agg on Bass


01 November – BRISTOL - CONCERT

With Support from The Wend


03 November – DOBCROSS - WORKSHOP/CONCERT

DobCross Band Club

Purchase tickets through the Dobcross Band Club or e-mail: Dobx@gmx.com


04 November – INNERLEITHEN, SCOTLAND

This is the only stop in Scotland, so don't miss it!


05 November – ST ALBANS - WORKSHOP/CONCERT

Please e-mail for ticket information: uke@verplayers.org.uk


06 November – HYTHE, KENT - CONCERT

Tickets & Info from the venue: Hythe Sports and Social Club or directly from the organizer, Kim: HytheUkuleleNight@gmail.com


07 November – NEWCASTLE - WORKSHOP/CONCERT


10 November – LEEDS - CONCERT

Featuring James Agg on Bass. With Support from James Dey


11 November – CHELTENHAM - WORKSHOP/CONCERT

Featuring James Agg on Bass


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San Francisco Uke-tober Fest
Oct
7
to Oct 8

San Francisco Uke-tober Fest

Along with your hosts Cynthia Lin & Ukulenny, SF Uke-tober Fest is proud to present the following wonderful teachers and performers whom we're also proud to call our friends:

Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel - based in San Diego, the highly sought-after ukulele super-couple are constantly on the road, performing and teaching their way around the globe several times over as well as hosting their own ukulele cruise. we are so fortunate to have them grace our inaugural Festival!

All the way from Kaua'i, we are thrilled to present Aldrine Guerrero & Aaron Nakamura of Ukulele Underground. you have likely jammed along and studied their many tutorials on YouTube or participated in their popular online learning site. wait 'til you see Aldrine shred.

Straight from headlining the Uke Fest of Great Britain is Abe Lagrimas Jr, an in-demand jazz percussionist who also wrote the book on Jazz Ukulele (literally). we're so happy to have Abe sharing his many talents with us for our Festival.

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Port Townsend 'Ukulele Festival
Sep
27
to Oct 1

Port Townsend 'Ukulele Festival

SOLD OUT FOR 2017

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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The Strathmore Uke and Guitar Summit
Aug
19
to Aug 23

The Strathmore Uke and Guitar Summit

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

Sat–Wed, Aug 19–23, 2017

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 Benny Chong, Craig Chee, and Sarah Maisel; concerts featuring our favorite artists; and a grand finale of the Ukulele Orchestra at Uke Fest.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL—RESERVE BY JUNE 30 $370 (STARS $333)
$400 (STARS $360) AFTER JULY 1

Tuition assistance available.
New this year! A limited number of two-day passes available.
Please send inquiries about tuition assistance or two-day passes to Lauren Campbell at LCampbell@strathmore.org.

 

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South Florida 'Ukulele Festival
Aug
5
10:30 AM10:30

South Florida 'Ukulele Festival

Florida Ukulele Network (F.U.N.), is inviting you to join our 7th Annual South Florida Ukulele Fest on August 5th 2017. This year's artist are Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Bryant Tolentino, Kalei Gamiao and Jason Colannino. The Ukulele Fest will be held at The Art Serve on Sunrise blvd. 
South Florida Ukulele Fest is filled with fun activities such as workshops and jam session. 
There will be a two hour workshops in the morning, starting at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
There will be a two hours of open mic jam sessions by volunteers, ukulele students and those who's willing to share their talent in front of family and strangers.
And the second set of workshops will be from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 
And then a concert will start at 7:00 pm performed by the artist themselves. 

Come join the fun, shop around with all the vendors that will be vending at our festival and purchase your ticket to attend the workshops. You don't want to miss out on these workshops. If you are stuck in a rut on your ukulele playing level, then attend our workshops because it'll bring you to much higher understanding and much appreciated lessons that will change your playing tremendously!

 

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Hale 'Ukulele Workshop
Jul
29
4:30 PM16:30

Hale 'Ukulele Workshop

Craig and Sarah are back in town and are ready to teach in their home town! Join us for a fun workshop! $30- please call ahead to reserve your seat. 

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 and be comfortable with barre chords to get the most from this class. This class will be taught by Sarah Maisel, High or Low G 'ukuleles may join. If you bring a Baritone, please have a capo.

CALL to get your seat ahead of time: (858)-414-4492.

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Midwest Uke Camp
Jun
23
to Jun 25

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, Jim Beloff, Steven Espaniola, and many many more!!!

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Bend, OR Workshop & Concert
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Bend, OR Workshop & Concert

It's always a pleasure to visit our friends in Bend, OR! We can't wait to see you all at Kelly D's! Please contact Bob Rasmussen for more details: radclbob@yahoo.com

This will be a Workshop followed by a short Concert. 

Sponsored by Ukulele University in association with the Bend Ukulele Group.

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DOUBLE Workshops at the Milwaukie Center
May
24
9:30 AM09:30

DOUBLE Workshops at the Milwaukie Center

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT- CLICK ON TICKETS TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST

We are excited to be visiting our friends in Portland Area! Please come out and join us for fun learning at the Milwaukie Center. You can sign up for ONE workshop or BOTH at a discount. The morning workshop is BootCamp 101 with Craig Chee, 9:30am-10:45PM. Then at 11:15am, Sarah will start her ever popular, DooWop Till you Drop Class until 12:30PM.

Both workshops will be followed by a short performance.

 

Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

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The Cape House Concert Series
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Cape House Concert Series

Join us for an intimate house concert! We will be joined by Milo Fultz on bass, and it is a show not to be missed! Doors open at 6:30PM

Reservations can be made at:

Maggie & Henry
Sandpiper Square
172 N. Hemlock
503-436-1718

$ 20.00
Suggested Donation
Call and reserve with credit card.

For more information
please call Paul Dueber
503-717-2997

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'Ukulele Day Celebration CONCERT
May
20
4:00 PM16:00

'Ukulele Day Celebration CONCERT

We are excited to be a part of Salem's FIRST 'Ukulele Day Celebration! We will have a fabulous concert, featuring Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, & Milo Fultz!

3:30 Doors open

    4 - 4:50  Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel Concert with Milo, with a play along song.

    5:05 - 5:15 Intermisson

    5:20 - 5:50 Play-A-Long, Sing-A-Long

Please contact ukulelefansoforegon@aol.com for more information!

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