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Welcome to the Flea Market Music ukulele events calendar. Here you'll find dates and information on events we'll be attending as well as other local and regional ukulele-related events including concerts, festivals and other uke gatherings. You are welcome to post events here. Please note that all visitor-submitted events will be reviewed for content before being added.

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This is the new and improved uke event calendar for 2005. Post your event here.


Saturday, January 01, 2005
Tsunami Disaster Relief, Win a KP Ukulele!!!
Donate $20 to help aid and support the tsunami victims and be entered to win a custom built KP Ukulele of your choice! All proceeds will go towards tsunami disaster relief through Americares. The drawing will be held on 05/01/05 at the Ka'anapalli Beach Hotel on Maui. You need not be present to win. The winner will be notified by phone, mail, or e-mail and announced on this board upon confirmation. To donate to the fund and become eligible for the drawing, please send $20 via PayPal to rholsapple@consolidated.net. Please be sure to include your name, address, email, and telephone number. You may also mail your donation to: Randy Holsapple, 22930 Rainbow Bend LN, Katy, TX 77450. Please make checks payable Americares. A letter of receipt for your donation and entry will be sent back to you via e-mail or the US Post office. Please check with your accountant to see whether or not this donation is tax deductible. You may donate $20 as often as you wish. Each donation will count as a separate entry for the drawing. There will be no further donations accepted after 04/28/05. Mahalo!

Thursday, January 06, 2005 - Thursday, April 28, 2005
UKULELE NOIR RETURNS
Ukulele Noir Returns to the Sky Bar in Somerville Ma on Tuesday January 18th. Five wonderful Ukulele acts: Craig Robertson (with the Sob Sisters), The Bag End Boys, Greg Hawkes and Tim Mann, Rick Russo, and Mark Occhionero! More ukukulele than you can imagine...and in a nightclub setting. The only umbrellas will be in the drinks. Be hip, be cool, be aware...be there.
Show starts at 8:30, adimission six bucks.

http://www.robertsonstudio.com/pages_music/ukenoir.html
Tuesday, January 18, 2005

518 Somerville Avenue,
Somerville, MA 02145

Time: 8:30 to midnight
National Kazoo Day Concert
Concert featuring Red Poppy jug band,
The Blind Rootin' Hogs, and King Quackenfish. Lot's of kazoo, ukes, tub and washboard!

red3poppy@yahoo.com
Friday, January 28, 2005

The Old Liberty Theater
113 N. Main St.
Ridgefield, Washington
360-887-7260

Time: 7:30 pm
Dan "Soybean" Sawyer Sunday Jazz Brunch
Thom Rotella has invited me to join him for the Jazz Brunch. We'll be playing traditional jazz standards and bossa novas in a two guitar format, but i will also be playing some tunes on the uke. Thom's website: http://thomrotella.com/tour.html

http://www.lavecchiacucina.com/events.htm
Sunday, February 06, 2005

La Vecchia Cucina
2654 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-399-7979


Time: 11 am - 2:30 pm
Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
'Ukulele legend Bill Tapia is unstoppable. After a big 97th birthday party on New Years Day, he's hitting the road in support of his new CD "Duke of Uke",
including three dates in Northern California, his home for many years. Following decades of quiet obscurity, this 'ukulele and jazz pioneer is enjoying his highest profile ever.

http://www.kuumbwajazz.org
Saturday, February 19, 2005

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz. 320-2 Cedar Street

Time: 7:30PM
Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
Bill Tapia has no plans to slow down. With the release of the new album "Duke of Uke" on February 8th, more concerts, and a forthcoming PBS documentary about his amazing life, 2005 promises to be an even bigger chapter in the improbable resurgence of this national musical treasure.


http://www.foxdream.com
Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Little Fox, Redwood City. CA 2209 Broadway

Time: 8:00PM
Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
Since the release of his first-ever CD "Tropical Swing" last March, Bill Tapia's undeniable skills and charm have garnered worldwide recognition. Bill will be joined by Mihana, a daughter of one of Hawai'i's most legendary musical families.

http://www.freightandsalvage.com
Thursday, February 24, 2005

Freight and Salvage, Berkeley CA. 1111 Addison Street

Time: 8:00 PM
Ukulele Workshop and Luau Dinner
$15 Ukulele Workshop by Charles Kiaha from 3-5pm. $35.00 Luau Dinner show with Hula dancers and Kanakapila Sing by Charles Ki'aha and 'Ilima Russell from 6-9pm. Ticket sales 760-818-0462

http://www.jonathantarrfoundation.org
Saturday, February 26, 2005

Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oak Crest Park Dr.
Encinitas, Ca

Time: 3:00-9:00 pm
Ukulele Workshop and Concert, Seattle
Fingerstyle Uke: This intermediate class covers ragtime, jazz, melodies, and chords on the uke. Taught by Famed blueswoman Del Rey.
Concert: Del Rey will be on stage with guitar and uke performing her intelligent and unpretentious country blues music. Join us for this sparkling solo performance with special surprise guests.

http://www.dustystrings.com, 206-634-1662
Saturday, April 09, 2005

Dusty Strings Music Shop
3406 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Ukulele Festival 2005
This is the Fourth Annual Ukulele Festival in San Antonio, Texas Come early and stay late. Workshops by Pops Bayless, Debbie Porter, Geoff Davis, Michelle Kiba, Joyce Flaugher and Beverly Gagliardi. We have scheduled it for the kick-off week-end of Fiesta. - Major party time in Texas. Y'all come!

www.ukuleleuniverse.com
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - Saturday, April 16, 2005

Lion's Field Adult Center
2700 Broadway
San Antonio, TX

Time: 9a-9pm daily
McCabes Beginner Ukulele Workshop
Jim Beloff (The Joy Of Uke DVDs; Jumpin' Jim songbooks) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a soprano-tuned uke (GCEA) and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend-your ukulele! See uke there!

310-828-4497
Sunday, April 17, 2005

3101 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM

McCabes Intermediate Ukulele Workshop
Professors of Ukology, Jim Beloff (Jumpin' Jim songbooks; The Ukulele-A Visual History),Travis Harrelson (strummer extraordinaire) and John Zehnder (McCabes uker-in-residence), present more neat arrangements and chord solos for everyone to learn and play. Bring your soprano tuned uke (GCEA) and also bring a favorite song you like to play--you'll get a chance to perform it for the assembled at the end of the workshop! Time will be set aside for questions regarding right hand (making the strums) and left hand (making the chords) technique.




310-828-4497
Sunday, April 17, 2005

3101 Pico Blvd. santa Monica, CA

Time: 2:30-4:30 PM

Ulukou: Waikiki Revisited
Kumu John Keola Lake presents a special concert celebrating the history and traditions of Hawaii's famous Waikiki. In timeless tradition, Kumu Lake begins the journey with ancient chants and dances and transitions through the years as Waikiki changes from the gathering place of chiefs to the gathering place of visitors. Visit Waikiki’s famous Kodak Hula Show with Weldon Kekauoha, Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner; and travel to Ainahau, the beloved estate of Princess Miriam Likelike, with music from the monarchy with song stylists Nalani Olds and Van Diamond; and hear the hapa haole music of the time when Hollywood discovered Waikiki.

www.thebarclay.org
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA

Time: 8pm
Eddie Kamae & The Sons of Hawai'i
For twenty years Eddie Kamae’s legendary band, The Sons of Hawai'i played a leading role in the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance. Kamae himself has become a folk hero, known for his instrumental genius and for a vigorous singing style that carried the spirit of an ancient vocal tradition into the late 20th century. This year he started sitting in with five featured performers who share his spirit and musicianship: guitarists Mike Ka'awa, Ocean Kaowili, Paul Kim, Braddah Smitty and bass player Analu Aina. Hear their songs and their humor, and witness a devotion to a sound that continues the great legacy of Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawai'i.

www.thebarclay.org
Thursday, April 21, 2005

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA

Time: 8pm
Ukulele club of Santa Cruz Party
Kicking off the weekend of the 12th annual Northern Califonia Ukulele festival! great players, food, fun, and suprises!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Bocci's Cellar, 140 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Time: 6:00 pm
Hapa Maui
The week concludes with 2 performances by award-winning recording artists HAPA. The word hapa (part) itself describes not only the blending of the backgrounds of the two men who make up the group, but also defines the music destined for success in this new century. Part traditional, part contemporary, part musical genius, part stunning vocals...these parts blend together to symbolize the cohesiveness of the music of HAPA

www.thebarclay.org
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA

Time: 5pm & 8:30pm
'Ukulele workshop with Bryan Tolentino & Chris Kamaka
$25 Pre-Registration required
Limited seating available/All levels welcome
For more Information / Registration Email
Steven Espaniola: sespaniola @ gmail.com

Saturday, April 23, 2005

APOP Hawaiian Cultural Center
423 Baden Ave. (at Maple Ave.)
South San Francisco, CA



Time: Saturday April 23 12:00 - 2:00PM
Ukulele Workshop
With Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs; The Ukulele-A Visual History) you'll play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Arrangements will include easy classic country tunes from an upcoming book of country songs as well as more advanced chord solos. Bring your soprano tuned uke (GCEA) and also bring a favorite song you like to play—you will get a chance to perform it for the assembled at the end of the workshop! Time will be set aside for questions regarding right hand (making the strums) and left hand (making the chords) technique. You haven’t lived until you have played with a room full of similarly uke-obsessed strummers. Beg./Intermediate. See uke there!


www.gryphonstrings.com
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Gryphon Stringed Instruments
211 Lambert Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
(650)493-2131

Time: 2-4PM

Ukulele Festival of Northern California
12th gathering of this great annual event with attendance of over 1000 ukulele and Hawaiian music fans. All day performances, ono food, and plenty of uke-oriented vendors including Flea Market Music. See uke there!

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Hayward Adult School
22100 Princeton St. Hayward, CA

Time: 10am-5:30pm

Intro To The Ukulele Workshop
Jim Beloff (The Joy Of Uke DVDs; Jumpin' Jim songbooks) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a soprano-tuned uke (GCEA) and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend-your ukulele! See uke there!



510-232-1000
Monday, April 25, 2005

Music Works
11225 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA

Time: 7-9 PM

TO YOU SWEETHEART, ALOHA - Los Angeles Premiere
TO YOU SWEETHEART, ALOHA - Los Angeles Premiere

Visual Communications Film Festival (VC FILMFEST) 2005
The 21ST Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

SUN, MAY 1, 2005 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Program #28)
Directors Guild of America, Theatre One
920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Guest of honor and the documentary’s subject Bill Tapia will perform live in
concert after the screening, along with a question/answer with both Tapia
and the filmmakers.

TICKETS:
http://www.vconline.org/ff05/program28.html
or call Visual Communications at (213) 680-4462, EXT. 59.

http://www.vconline.org/ff05/program28.html
Sunday, May 01, 2005

Directors Guild of America, Theatre One
920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Ukulele Book Series
An exhibit of the Ukulele Book Series of ukuleles made into artists' books will be up in the
Art & Music Department
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Ukulele Book Series by Peter and Donna Thomas
See the work on the web.
http://www.baymoon.com/~ukulelebooks/

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
Sunday, May 01, 2005 - Thursday, June 30, 2005

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

3rd Annual Inland Empire Uke Fest
Join the Loma Linda Strummers at the Uke Fest at the Loma Linda Senior Center. Workshops, vendor booths (including FMM), and lots of good old strumming.

909-796-8934
Tuesday, May 03, 2005

25571 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Time: 8:30 to 5:00

James Hill in Concert
A concert with virtuoso James Hill (aka Ukulele James) in an intimate setting. Workshop to precede performance.


http://www.acousticguitar.net/hill.jpg
Thursday, May 05, 2005

The Acoustic Guitar, Calgary

Time: 5:30 & 7:30
Ukulele Gala
The Minnesota Public Radio Morning Show and its familiar cast of characters return to the Fitzgerald Theater Friday, May 6th to pay tribute to the cutest musical instrument ever made…the ukulele. The Ukulele Gala ( say..Gay-la ..not Gall-a) brings Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole together with ukulele enthusiasts; musicians who have spent years honing their skill of playing this instrument that has its devotees in virtually every realm of musical expression. Guests include "Jumpin’" Jim Beloff, Liz Beloff and Jack Norton and his Mullet River Boys. String wizard and uku-goddess Kari Larson will play a duet with the Might Wurlitzer Theater Organ.. You can also expect visits from Dr. Larry Kyle of Genway, staff correspondent Bud Buck and Captain Billy and his crew of ukulele enthusiasts from the Muskellunge. If you play ukulele or have one collecting dust in the attic, bring it along and be part of a group strum to start the second half of our show.

Grand Prize Ukulele Lotto

Everyone who attends is eligible to win the fantastic Grand Prize Ukulele Lotto. It includes a Flame Fluke Ukulele, ( The Fluke is a new design in ukuleles), a complete set of Jumpin’ Jim’s songbooks (11 in all), Joy of Uke #1 DVD, a Uke History Book, and 4 CD’s (For the Love of Uke, Art of Solo Ukulele, A Night of Ukulele Jazz, Legends of the Ukulele); A $500 retail value.


About The Ukulele Gala


The Morning Show Evening Concert "Ukulele Gala" is Friday, May 6th at 8:00 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater. Tickets are $20, $25 and $29 and can be purchased at the Fitzgerald Theater in person or by calling 651-290-1221. Minnesota Public Radio members receive a discount. Call the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office for group sale information. This performance will be recorded for broadcast excerpts on the Morning Show heard at 89.3 The Current from 5 to 9 am.



651-290-1221
Friday, May 06, 2005

The Fitzgerald Theater
10 East exchange St.
St. Paul, MN. 55101

Time: 8 PM

Great Canadian Ukulele Expo 2005
The Great Canadian Ukulele expo is a one day conference and concert event that features the ukulele. This years expo features Joel Eckhaus, Manitoba Hal, Ralph Shaw, Dan Frechette and David Newland. We will also be showing the Bill Tapia documentary "To you sweetheart, Aloha." and "Rock that Uke". Admissions is only $50.00 for the day.

http://www.manitobahal.com/ukulele
Saturday, May 07, 2005

Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Time: Starts at noon, ends later
Jake Shimabukuro in New York
PRICE: $10
VENUE INFO: (212)477-2782 eve
(212) 634-0427 day

18 + to enter. 21+ to drink

I put up the poster at http://www.taropatch.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2746

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Lion's Den
214 Sullivan Street (between Bleecker & W. 3rd)
New York, NY 10018
(Greenwich Village near the New York University)

Time: 7pm
Boulder Acoustic Society Midwest Tour
From May 18-21, one of the freshest acoustic acts in
America will be playing shows in the Madison area.
Boulder Acoustic Society is a four piece group that
mixes jazz, string band music and classical music in a
progressive way. Their unique instrumentation
includes marimba, string bass, guitar, violin, ukulele
and banjo, with some harmony vocals and a little kazoo
thrown in!

May 18
Café Carpe - $10
Fort Atkinson, WI
8:00pm

May 19
House Concert
Evanston, IL
6:30pm

May 20
The Rathskeller, Memorial Union Behind the Beat Series
Madison, WI
5:00pm

May 21
Higher Ground with Jonathon Overby, Wisconsin Public
Radio
Madison, WI
7:00pm

May 22nd
Mick's
Omaha, Nebraska
7:00pm

Please contact Aaron Keim at 720-254-6725 for more
information.
email: boulderacousticsociety@yahoo.com
web: www.boulderacousticsociety.net

www.boulderacousticsociety.net
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - Sunday, May 22, 2005
Ukulele Noir IV
The ukulele scene in Boston is taking off thanks to the Ukulele Noir shows at The Skybar. Host Craig Robertson has assembled some of the areas finest uke players into a truly entertaining show. The line-up for Ukulele Noir IV includes Craig backed by the Sob Sisters, Rockers Greg Hawkes and Tim Mann, Marko "JazzUkes!" Occhionero, the ever-stylish Davis Sweet, The Ukulele Crooner himself Rick Russo, and Special Guest Joel "Ukulele Eck" Eckhaus. The shows just keep getting better and this one promises to be the best yet. Noir attire is encouraged, so dust off that fedora.

noir.ukulelecrazy.com
Friday, May 20, 2005

The Skybar
518 Somerville Ave
Somerville MA 02143
(617)623-5223

Time: 8:30
Pacifika Film Festival 2005
Pacifika: New York Hawaiian Film Festival 2005
Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2005

Over 20 Pioneering Films, Hula, Chanting and LomiLomi Workshops, Live Polynesian Music, Dance & Theater bring the true Pacific Island experience to New York City

Saturday, May 21 – After a full day of films and videos, book signing, lectures and Hawaiian language workshops, the evening ends with the film “To You Sweetheart, Aloha”, a fascinating documentary portrait of 94 year-old ukulele master Bill Tapia.



www.hawaiiculturalfoundation.org
Friday, May 20, 2005 - Sunday, May 22, 2005

Time: various
History Of The Ukulele
The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum announced its newest exhibit, “History of the Ukulele” which will open May 21 and continue through October 15.

Chronicling a visual history of the ukulele, the exhibit will feature such ukuleles as Duke Kahanamoku, vintage ukuleles, and Swagerty Ukuleles which consisted of the “Kook-A-La-Lee”, a “Kooky-Uke” with an extra long neck. The “Kook-A-La-Lee” was made to play primarily at the beach so it could be stuck in the sand, when not in use. A Rick Griffin cartoon of a surfer shooting the curl and strumming his “Kooky Uke” is printed on many of these ukuleles. Another Swagerty ukulele, “Surf-a-lele”, was designed to be played while riding a surfboard. Vintage photographs, songbooks and ukulele packaging will also be featured.



Saturday, May 21, 2005 - Saturday, October 15, 2005

International Surfing Museum
411 Olive Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Time: Mon-Fri. 12PM-5PM, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm
Claremont Folk Festival - Bill Tapia
BILL TAPIA is scheduled to perform a set at the 26th Annual Claremont Folk Festival with I See Hawks In L.A. at 4:00pm!

Other artists include Taiko Center of Los Angeles, Yukikio Matsuyama, Joel Rafael Band, Mary McCaslin, Quinto Sol and a morning gospel show with Fred Martin and the Levite Camp!

Later that evening is a special benefit concert with Ben Harper & Jackson Browne!!!

Also through out the day are various interactive workshops including Jim "Kimo" West & Kapo Ku with Hawaiian Slack Guitar, Bottleneck/Slide Guitar, Taiko Drumming, Banjo, Folk Harp, Harmonica and many, many others...

Check out the website for more information -
http://www.folkmusiccenter.com/festival.html

Also, get up to $10 off by purchasing your day festival tickets online!!!
https://secure.4000ft.com/aktivnicizi/FMC/FestivalTicketsBuy.lasso

http://www.folkmusiccenter.com/festival.html
Sunday, May 22, 2005

660 North Mountain Ave
Claremont, CA 91711

Time: 8:30am-6:00pm
A Nova Scotia Kitchen Party
A time to let our hair down, have a knees up and celebrate the progress of The First International Ukulele Ceilidh in Nova Scotia October 7/8/9 project.
So... "Bring your fiddle, beat that drum, play along and join the fun, strum that banjo, toot that flute, but whatever you do, don't forget your uke!"
Special Guest: James Hill. This invitation is open to all the uke players and uke lovers who have been so helpful to date in the planning of the October event. It is our way of saying thank-you. RSVP to Susan of the South Shore Ukulele Players at gloriousmud@tallships.ca


info@ukulele.ca
Monday, May 30, 2005

Lane's Privateer Inn
Liverpool
Nova Scotia

Time: from 6pm on
1st Friday Ukulele Revue
Join ukulele jazz master Lyle Ritz with bassist Ron Green, the instrumental dou of Davis & D'Ville,
the Artichoke No-Jug Band, and special mystery guests for an evening of uke fun at the fabulous Artichoke Music Backgate Stage. Limited seating. $18.00 in advance.

www.artichokemusic.com
Friday, June 03, 2005

Artichoke Music
3130-A Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Time: Doors open 7pm, Show at 8pm
moonlighter concert
Lovely outdoor grove with modern facilities and the great music of the Moonlighters. Admission fifteen dollars .

for reservations call 610 779 1420 or e-mail nahenaheprod@aol.com
Sunday, June 05, 2005

Lower Alsace Beneficial Grove
Roosevelt and Colunbia Ave
Reading Pa 19606

Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
14 Karat Cabaret
Songs Fromn A Random House, Little WonderBox and The Bobwhites celebrate the release of gListen by SoFARH and Dean Martin's 88th Birthday tribute by the Bobwhites with Little WonderBox on ukulele and slide guitar.

www.thebobwhites.com
Friday, June 10, 2005

218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore MD

Time: 9pm
Mid Atlantic Ukulele Invitational
A fun filled day of workshops with Curt Sheller, Dave Means, James Key, Nick Smiley, Gordon Velasco. Vending and displays from area dealers and collectors with Hula and instrument making for kids. 8pm Evening Concert with Craig Robertson and the Sob Sisters, Ukulele Crooner Rick Russo, Greg Hawkes and Tim Mann, Davis Sweet and Marshall Racowsky, The Fleastompers and members of Hoaloha Polynesian Review. Sponsored by Glyph Ukuleles, Robertson Studios, STAR and the Metropolitan Ukulele Association.

www.metroukeassoc.org
Saturday, June 11, 2005

Relay Town Hall 1710 Arlington AV Relay MD 21227

Time: noon to 11pm
BIG TIMES extended until July 16
Due to great reviews & ticket sales, BIG TIMES, featuring the Moonlighters (Bliss BLood on uke) has been extended another week until July 16, with a Monday, July 11 show and a matinee at 2:00pm on July 16 added to the regular Tuesday-Saturday 8pm schedule. Come by and hear some great music and some wacky vaudeville-era humor!

Saturday, June 11, 2005 - Saturday, July 16, 2005

Walkerspace
46 Walker Street, one block south of Canal between Broadway & Church, Manhattan
R/N/W/Q/6/M/J/Z to Canal
A/C/E to Franklin

Time: 8pm Tues-Sat, Mon 7/11, 2:00 matinee 7/16
American Visionary Art Museum
Outdoor ampitheater at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This is a fantastic museum and an opportunity for an open air strum along a beautiful and popular promenade. Please join Uke Jackson, The Fleastompers, and any stragglers left from the previous evening at the the Metropolitan Ukulele Association's "Call To Ukes". It's FREE and Coffee and Donuts will be provided.

www.avam.org
Sunday, June 12, 2005

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

Time: 10am to 1pm
23rd Annual CTMS Summer Solstice Festival
Jumpin' Jim Beloff will once again be teaching a beginner and intermediate ukulele workshop at this great summer festival. Both workshops will occur on Saturday, 6/25. Flea Market Music will also be on hand (Saturday only) with lots of uke goodies including the new Ukulele Country songbook. See Uke There!!

www.ctmsfolkmusic.org
Saturday, June 25, 2005

Soka University
Calabasas, CA

Time: 9am-6pm

Exotica 2005—Luau by the Lake
Exotica 2005—Luau by the Lake features the best of Hawaiian, Tiki and retro culture. Presented by “Tiki Quest” author Duke Carter and guitar slinger Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets, Exotica is a weekend-long Tiki party, jumbo–sized backyard Luau, and music festival.

http://www.chicagoexotica.com
Thursday, July 07, 2005 - Sunday, July 10, 2005

Various locations, Chicago, IL

Time: Various Times
Augusta Heritage Swing Week
One week of Swing for musicians and dancers featuring 3 levels of ukulele instruction. Byron Yasui (int and beyond) Joel Eckhaus (beg-int), Nick Smiley (beg). Classes, jams, dances, incredible staff. Don't miss it!

www.augustaheritage.com
Sunday, July 17, 2005 - Saturday, July 23, 2005

Elkins, West Virginia

Time: Sunday evening, leave Sat AM
~~~ BILL TAPIA on T.V. ~~~
~~~ The great BILL TAPIA will be on "Visiting" - with Huell Howser on Tuesday 7/19/05 & Friday 7/29/05 @ 6:pm PDT. Here's your chance to see this Living Legend in action @ 97! If you're out of the area & don't have a SatDish, go to www.calgold.com & order the video "Ukulele Man" #1303. This should inspire you to play your 'Ukulele till you're at least 100 or so.............

www.billtapia.com
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - Friday, July 29, 2005

KCET-TV in Los Angeles,Ca.

Time: 6:00 pm PDT
~~~ BILL TAPIA in Concert ~~~
~~~ Our Living Legend BILL TAPIA will once again be playing @ The FRET HOUSE in Covina. This is a small up close & personal venue, so get your tickets early! At 97, he continues to amaze us all !!! Go to www.billtapia.com or call 800+238-3738 for more info & tickets............

www.billtapia.com
Saturday, July 23, 2005

The FRET HOUSE
309 No. Citrus Ave.
Covina, Ca. 91723

Time: 8:00 pm
Brittni Paiva/James Hill Hawaii island ukulele players workshops
Hilo's Hoku Hanohano award winner Brittni Paiva, and the Wayne Gretzky of the ukulele, Canada's James Hill, will be conducting a series of 4 free ukulele players wokshops on the Big Island of Hawaii. plus an evening benefit concert (see listing below and Bulletin Board page). The first workshop in the series occurs at Hilo Guitars. Please note that Brittni may not appear at all nworkshop locations.

808-935-4282; www.hiloguitars.com
Monday, July 25, 2005

Hilo Guitars & Ukuleles
114 Ponahawai St.
Hilo, Hi. 96720

Time: 6:30 P.M.
James Hill/Brittni Paiva Big Island ukulele workshop
Second in the series of free Big Island ukulele players workshops, call to reserve a spot as space is limited. Brittni may not appear at all workshop locations.

808-324-4100; www.konaweb.com/ukegallery
Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Holualoa Ukulele Gallery
Holualoa, Hi.

Time: 12:00 noon
Brittni Paiva/James Hill Big Island ukulele players workshops
Third in a series of free Big Island players workshops. Brittni may not appear at all workshops.

808-885-6868; www.kahilutheatre.org
Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Kahilu Theatre
Waimea (Kamuela), Hi.

Time: 6:00 P.M.
Brittni Paiva/James Hill Big Island uke players workshop
Fourth in the series of free Big Island ukulele players workshops, and the last workshop prior to this evenings benefit concert tonight at the Aloha Theatre at 7:30 P.M. See listing below, and Bulletin Board page, for additional info.

808-322-2122; www.alohatheatre.com
Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Aloha Theatre
Kainaliu, Hawaii

Time: 12:00 noon
Concert tribute to Andy Berard featuring James Hill, Britni Paiva, Chris Yeaton, & special guests.
The Hawaii Island Chapter of the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii in association with the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu an ukulele and slack key guitar concert tribute to the late luthier Andy Berard. Featured performers will include Canadian Ukulele virtuoso James Hill, the Big Island's own Hoku award winner Brittni Paiva, and specialguest slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton. Tickets are $20 for Ukulele Guild of Hawaii members, and $25 for non-members. I'll send you a another email with a much greater detailed email attachment.

808-322-2122; www.alohatheatre.com
Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Big Island of Hawaii

Time: 7:30 P.M.
Hawaii International Jazz Festival
July 29 - Hawaiian Strings
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (uke)
Jeff Peterson (slack key guitar)
Owana Salazar (steel guitar)

July 30 - Tribute Nite
Ray Charles
Artie Shaw
Martin Denny (tribute by WAITIKI)

www.hawaiijazz.com
www.akamaibraincollectivecom
www.abrahamlagrimasjr.com
www.waitiki.com

http://www.hawaiijazz.com
Friday, July 29, 2005 - Saturday, July 30, 2005

Hawaii Theather
Honolulu, Hawaii

Time: 7:00 PM
Uke Noir Cinq (5)
Craig Robertson's Ukulele Noir Cabaret events have always been very special nights of Good Friends, Ukuleles, Good Music, a Great Venue, and Hats! This event will be made more special by new shows, special guests, and our first ever door prize of a KoAloha Ukulele that I will give away at the end of the night.

Host Craig Robertson has assembled some of the areas finest uke players into a truly entertaining show. The line-up for Ukulele Noir Cinq (that is 5 for the French Impaired) includes Craig backed by the Sob Sisters, Rockers Greg Hawkes and Tim Mann, Marko "JazzUkes!" Occhionero, the ever-stylish Davis Sweet, The Ukulele Crooner himself Rick Russo, and Special Guest Les Chauds Lapins.

From the murky depths of New York’s cultural ferment, Les Chauds Lapins rise stately into view. In their hands, small devices -- banjo ukuleles, that curious half breed which combines the banjo snap of early jazz with the sultry sea breeze of the ukulele. On their lips, cryptic incantations from an alternate reality.

Noir Attire is encouraged.

noir.ukulelecrazy.com
Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Skybar
518 Somerville Ave
Somerville MA 02143
(617)623-5223


Time: 8:30
The 35th Annual Ukulele Festival
Free Admission.
See website for guest appearances.

www.roysakuma.net/ukulelefestival/index.htm
Sunday, July 31, 2005

Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki

Time: 10 am - 1:30 pm
Boulder Acoustic Society CAlifornia Tour

Aaron Keim
Boulder Acoustic Society
720-254-6725
www.boulderacousticsociety.net
boulderacousticsociety@yahoo.com



For Immediate Release-
Boulder Acoustic Society is one of Colorado's best loved and highly respected bands. Their amazing musical chops, dynamic stage presence, unusual instrumentation and unique song writing have allowed them to rise to the top of Colorado’s acoustic music scene. They perform a progressive mixture of string band music and jazz on fiddle, guitar, string bass, marimba, ukulele, banjo and mandolin. They were showcasing artists at the 2005 South By Southwest Music Festival in austin, TX and were winners of the 2004 Emerging artist series. They are working on a new album with renowned dobro player and producer Sally Van Meter, which is due for release Jan 1st. BAS will perform for the first time this August in California, with four shows in the Bay Area. This tour will also celebrate the release of their new song book for the ukulele.

Aug. 10
The Blue Lamp
Sacramento, CA
9:00pm

Aug. 11
Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz at Bocci’s Cellar Restaurant
140 Encinal St
Santa Cruz, CA
7:00pm

Aug. 12
The Plough and Stars with Grizzly Peak (9:30-10:30)
Clement and 2nd
San Francisco, CA
11:00-12:00

Aug. 13
Fiddling Cricket Concert Series - $15
Espresso Garden Cafe-814 S. Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA
8:00pm
Aaron at 720-254-6725 or e-mail boulderacousticsociety@yahoo.com.

www.boulderacousticsociety.net
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - Saturday, August 13, 2005
The Second Annual San Diego Ukulele Festival
A 2 Day Festival at waters edge. Workshops, Vendors, Performances, a world record set, introduction of the UKULELE COOKBOOK. Introduction of Jim's new Country and Western book. $25.00 for both days.

www.sandiegoukulelefestival.com
Saturday, August 27, 2005 - Sunday, August 28, 2005

Coronado Playhouse Pavillion
at the Ferry Landing
1335 First Street, Coronado

Time: to be announced

Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.



http://www.riotheatre.com/html/event/html
Friday, September 09, 2005

Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA

Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://kbcs.fm
Saturday, September 10, 2005

Carlson Theater, Bellevue Community College,
Bellevue WA


Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://www.olyfilm.org/live/schedule.html
Sunday, September 11, 2005

Capitol Theater, Olympia WA

Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://www.pdxuke.org
Monday, September 12, 2005

Artichoke Music Backgate Stage, Portland OR

Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://www.gamh.com
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Monterey Live, Monterey CA

Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
7 years young Bill Tapia is
an emerging artist who's busier than ever. After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://www.montereylive.com
Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA


Ukulele Book Series show
The Ukulele Book Series (see on the web at http://www.baymoon.com/~ukulelebooks/) is on display at the Cerritos Public Library from September 15 through October 31 and will be able to be viewed on the weekend of the Cerritos ukulele festival. The exhibit displays 25 ukulele books...ukuleles that have been turned into artists' books.
For more information about the exhibit call the Library at (562) 916-1388


For more information about the exhibit call the Library at (562) 916-1388
Thursday, September 15, 2005 - Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos.

WAITIKI CD release party (BOSTON)
Aloha Friends:

Many of you have asked when tickets would be on sale for our CD Release on Sept. 16 @ the Milky Way. Tickets are now on sale at
Virtuous.

We recommend you purchase tickets ahead as the last show sold out
early due to high interest in hearing the Esquivel music performed in a live setting. We're pretty sure that given our songs about pandas and punctuation, pake restaurants, and a watermelon sacrifice may also invoke large crowds of haoles and Kama'aina alike.

Buy tickets: http://virtuous.com/event/2629542207/

Show da kine: http://waitiki.com/press/091605-pressrelease.cfm

mahalo,

WAITIKI
Exotic Tiki Entertainment from Polynesia and Beyond
www.waitiki.com

p.s. If you purchase presale [Virtuous] tickets online but haven't arrived by 10pm on the 16th, AND there are people waiting for tickets at the door, the club has informed us of their right
to "sell" your space to folks without presale tickets waiting to get in. Meow. If this happens, you would have to wait for a space to open in the club before being admitted with your presale ticket.
Show officially starts at 9pm.


Friday, September 16, 2005

Milky Way Lounge & Lanes
405 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Time: 8pm
Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://www.oaksongs.com
Friday, September 16, 2005

Miners Foundry, Nevada City CA


Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://www.minersfoundry.org/calendar.html
Saturday, September 17, 2005

Gray Pine Farm, Oak Run CA

Bill Tapia "Duke of Uke" Tour
After selling out shows in
California and Hawai'i earlier this year, the Duke of Uke hits the road
again in September with award-winning Hawaiian songbird Mihana,
supporting her brand new release "One Little Dream". They will be
joined by two of the West Coast's top jazz musicians: Ruth Davies on
bass (all dates) and Akira Tana on drums (except Olympia and Portland).
Slack key guitar master Ledward Kaapana is on the bill for the San
Francisco and Oak Run concerts. The documentary film about Bill, "To
You Sweetheart Aloha" will screen prior to the Santa Cruz and Olympia
dates.


http://www.chicoperformances.com
Sunday, September 18, 2005

Chico World Music Festival, Chico CA

Amoeba Music In-Store Concert
Join Jumpin' Jim, Leapin' Liz, Ian Whitcomb and Janet Klein for a preview at Amoeba of our upcoming UKEtopia show on Sunday the 25th at McCabes. (see calendar for more info.)
Bring your uke for the strum-along at the end.

323-245-6400
Wednesday, September 21, 2005

6400 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Time: 7PM

Herb Ohta "Ohta San" in Concert
For this first time in many years ukulele legend and master Herb Ohta - "Ohta San" - will perform in Northern California in this concert co-sponsored by Patrick Landeza and the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. Herb Ohta will be joined on-stage by his son Herb Ohta Jr. and slack key guitarist Keoki Kahumoku. Opening the show will be the Santa Cruz based hawaiian music trio Huna Wai. For lovers of the 'ukulele and hawaiian music this will be a very special evening.

http://www.landezapresents.com
Friday, September 23, 2005

Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95062

Time: 8:00 PM
Ukulele Noir Six
Number six in the series of all ukulele nights at the Sky Bar in Somerville, MA. Besides the usual crew of New England musicians, Tom Harker and his Prodigal Sons from Ohio will play...check out the website for more info!

http://noir.ukulelecrazy.com
Friday, September 23, 2005

at the Sky Bar,
519 Somerville Ave.,
Somerville, MA

Time: 8:30 PM to Midnight-ish
Beginners Uke Workshop
Jim Beloff (The Joy Of Uke DVDs; Jumpin' Jim songbooks) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a soprano-tuned uke (GCEA) and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend-your ukulele!

Make it a whole ukulele day and stick around for the only UKEtopia concert of 2005 that night at 7PM. You'll see great players from all over and, as always, you'll get to join in the “strum” at the end of the show. See uke there!

310-828-4497
Sunday, September 25, 2005

McCabes
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Time: 12:30-2:00

Intermediate Ukulele Workshop
Professors of Ukology, Jim Beloff (Jumpin' Jim songbooks; The Ukulele-A Visual History) and John Zehnder (McCabes uker-in-residence), present more neat arrangements and chord solos for everyone to learn and play. Bring your soprano tuned uke (GCEA) and also bring a favorite song you like to play--you'll get a chance to perform it for the assembled at the end of the workshop! Time will be set aside for questions regarding right hand (making the strums) and left hand (making the chords) technique.

Make it a whole ukulele day and stick around for the only UKEtopia concert of 2005 that night at 7PM. You'll see great players from all over and, as always, you'll get to join in the “strum” at the end of the show. See uke there!


310-828-4497
Sunday, September 25, 2005

McCabes
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Time: 2:30-4:30

UKEtopia
Howdy pardners! Our annual UKEtopia show will have a country and western flavor this year in celebration of the new Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Country songbook due out in June. As always, the show will feature the UKEtopia regulars plus surprise guests! Don't forget to bring your uke for the big strum-along at the end!

(310)828-4497
Sunday, September 25, 2005

McCabes, 3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Time: 7:00 PM

The Langley Ukulele Conference
The Langley Ukulele Conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from Canada's finest `ukulele players and teachers. Join Chalmers Doane, founder of the Doane Ukulele Method; Peter Luongo, director of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble; Langley `ukulele educator Jamie Thomas and `ukulele virtuoso James Hill for sessions on skill development, pedagogy and much more. Held in Langley, B.C., the focal point of Canada's tremendously successful classroom `ukulele program, this is a one-of-a-kind event for players and teachers alike. Not to be missed!

www.langleyukes.com
Friday, September 30, 2005 - Saturday, October 01, 2005

Noel Booth Elementary School
20202-35 Ave., Langley, B.C.
Canada

Time: 6pm to 9pm Friday, 9am to 3:30pm Saturday
Southern California Ukulele Festival
A once "one day event" now adds "Ukulele Club Night" on Friday, 9/30, FREE to the public from 5:30-9PM. Then a FULL day Saturday, October 1st with over 50 workshops in ukulele, slack key guitar, Hawaiian steel guitar, hula, songs, and arts and crafts. More than 30 vendors including Flea Market Music and Jumpin' Jim. There is a Saturday evening luau featuring a local halau and an evening concert with the best of ukulele performers. This year there will be Lil Rev from Wisconsin, Herb Ohta, Jr. from Hawaii with Daniel Ho, and the 2005 Hawaiian musician "Newcomer of the Year", Brittni Paiva. Check out the website or email us for current information.

www.ukulelefestival.org
Friday, September 30, 2005 - Saturday, October 01, 2005

Cerritos Park East
Cerritos, CA

Time: Fri. 5:30-9PM; Sat. 8:30AM-10PM

Boulder Acoustic Society Northeast Tour
For Immediate Release

A lot of ink has been spilled on the younger generation of American Roots musicians who are currently on the scene. There are so many roots and revival oriented string bands out there that it can be hard to tell this Woody Guthrie/Bill Monroe/Jimmie Rodgers clone from that one. A refreshing voice is needed on the scene: subtle yet virtuosic, soulful yet silly and traditional yet progressive. That voice is Boulder Acoustic Society.

The boys from Boulder Acoustic Society rise above cliché by combining their knowledge of roots music styles with a progressive approach to song writing that owes as much to Frank Zappa as it does to Jelly Roll Morton. Their original material captures the essence of traditional music while incorporating their own unique sounds and techniques to create a sound that is both familiar and refreshing. Their blend of jazz and string band music is played on a unique arsenal of instruments, including: violin, guitar, string bass, marimba, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, drums and kazoo. Their instrumental technique ranges from blazing to minimalist and their singing is both sincere and ironic.

Their debut record, "So Many Stars In the Sky," was release in October of 2004 and quickly sold out of 3,000 copies, a difficult task for a new band. In reference to this record, Brad Weisman from the Colorado Daily said, "...(BAS) creates as pleasant and appealing a listening experience as can be imagined...it lifts the art and soul with dynamic energy that comes from a blend of strong, inventive technique and wry, winning charm.

BAS will be playing a string of dates in the Northeast on the heels of their performance at the Nova Scotia Ukulele Festival in Oct.

Oct 6-9
The Ukulele Ceilidh in Nova Scotia
Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Performances and Workshops All Weekend

Oct 11
The Barley Pub
Hosting Grass/Roots Jam
Dover, NH
9:00pm

Oct 12
Middle Earth Music Hall
Hosting Open Mic Night - $3
Bradford, VT
8:00pm

Oct 13
Lillie's
Brooklyn, NY
9:00pm

Oct 14
Uke Jackson's Radio Show- 91.9FM
Hacketstown, NJ
2pm-3pm

Oct 14
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
7:00pm

Oct 15
The Cafe Carpe - $10
Fort Atkinson, WI
7:30pm

For More Info

Aaron Keim- 720-254-6725
boulderacousticsociety@yahoo.com
www.boulderacousticsociety.net

www.boulderacousticsociety.net
Thursday, October 06, 2005 - Thursday, October 20, 2005
The First International Ukulele Ceilidh in Nova Scotia 2005
A three day ukulele festival of workshops, main stage and fringe performances, jamming throughout, gospel strum-along, vendors, Formby moviethon. Highlights: J Chalmers Doane (Father of the Ukulele in Canada), James Hill (Canada's Ukulele Virtuoso), bluesman Manitoba Hal and the talented and humerous Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

http://www.ukulele.ca
Friday, October 07, 2005 - Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Astor Theatre and surroundings, Liverpool, on Nova Scotia's incredible south shore. (that's Canada)

Time: From morning 'til night
2nd Annual Joseph Kekuku Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
A festival in honor of the late Joseph Kekuku, inventor of Hawaiian Steel guitar, will feature a concert by THE MOONLIGHTERS and other steel guitarists at the restored Baker Vaudeville Theatre, built in 1906.
The funds raised from this event will be used to purchase a monument to honor the memory of Mr. Kekuku. Joseph Kekuku was born in La'ie, Hawaii in 1874 and later in life lived in Dover. He invented the Hawaiian steel guitar at a very young age and traveled around the world demonstrating this pleasing sound. It is believed that Mr. Kekuku was on the vaudeville circuit in the late 1920s when he came to Dover to perform at the Baker. He later moved there and is buried there, but without a monument. This festival is a benefit to purchase a monument for his grave.

http://www.mikeneer.com/kekukufest.htm
Saturday, October 08, 2005

Baker Theater
41 West Blackwell St.
Dover, NJ


Time: party at 4:00pm, show at 8:00pm
Electric City Ukes
Inaugural meeting of the capital district's first Uke Club.All strummers welcome.Resources and some ukes will be provided.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Moon and River Cafe on Ferry St. in Schenectady,NY

Time: 7-9PM
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association's Annual Joliet, Illinois Convention
Annual gathering of the world's top acoustic and electric Hawaiian steel guitarists and uke players.

Informal, friendly atmosphere. Nightly jam sessions until the wee hours of the morning. All are encouraged and welcome to be a part of these jams. Nightly free instructional workshops. Saturday night luau and floorshow.

Daily stage sets from 9AM - 5PM. You must be an HSGA member to perform on stage. Membership is not required to attend, listen and jam.

Convention location: Holiday Inn, Joliet, IL. Contact the HSGA or the hotel for discounted hotel rates.

www.hsga.org
Thursday, October 13, 2005 - Saturday, October 15, 2005

Time: Daily stage sets from 9AM - 5PM
The Knockout Uke-Out
Venture down to the nether regions of Mission Street for
4 Rounds
of nonstop Ukulele action!

The Contenders:

Tippy Canoe & the Paddlemen featuring The SWEATers: Play popular music or what the kids call “pop”. Songbird and uke-slinger, Tippy Canoe, is on a mission to bring sincere uplift in a severely down-slanted era. The Paddlemen use their skill with the drum kit, upright bass, violin, mandolin and guitar to conjure up a tight-knit mesh of rhythm and melody. This evening marks the debut appearance of the foxy fuzzy doo-wop sensations The SWEATers...you’ve never seen vocals so tight! http://www.tippycanoe.net

The Dimestore Dandy: Having mastered a full repertoire of cheerful tunes, Rick Quisol a.k.a. The Dimestore Dandy of The Frisky Frolics (vocals, kazoo and ukulele) offers a unique opportunity to travel back to an era when the harsh realities of the Depression were temporarily softened by snappy tunes, droll lyrics and the occasional ferocious kazoo solo. http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/friskyfrolics

The Paper Dolls: Velveeta voiced ukulele vixens, The Paper Dolls, will strut, strum and plunk their way into that place in your heart you thought had died when Pee Wee Herman fell from grace. The hot three-part harmonies delight your ears while their charming frames wear a fashionable feast for your eyes.

Cracker Jack Salteen: Once had a very promising career as a hot dog vendor at Coney Island, but he gave it all up to sail the Seven Seas in search of the perfect stale beer. He picked up the ukulele one fateful night in New Caledonia because it was a much better weapon than a carton of milk, but soon became intoxicated by it's charming sounds.  After a brief stay in an de-intoxication clinic he returned home to sing of the places he had seen, the people he had met, and the things he had stolen. Salteen is available to entertain at weddings, bar mitzvahs and birthdays.  Please consult with his parole officer first.

http://www.theknockoutsf.com
Friday, October 14, 2005

The Knockout
3223 Mission St. btw Fair & 29th
415 550-6994
San Francisco, California

Time: 9pm
UKULELE BOOK WORKSHOP
UKULELE BOOK WORKSHOP
Peter & Donna Thomas
CERRITOS LIBRARY

October 25
Peter and Donna Thomas will teach a hands-on ukulele book workshop on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Skyline Room. Please register starting Wednesday, October 5 at the Reservation Desk in person or by calling (562) 916-1388. Peter and Donna are the authors of More Making Books By Hand and also the creators of the Ukulele book series on display throughout the Library.

Residents $10, non-residents $15
Art Materials provided by the Library
Class size limited to 20 adults

October 25, Tuesday
6:00pm, Free parking

The Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos.


contact The Cerritos Library
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos.

Time: 6-9 pm
`The Jumping Flea' film Premiere
This is the premier of the new film by Paul
Kraus, The Jumping Flea. This is the first feature length documentary about the ukulele, its history, performers, and builders, with interviews with some of the most influential personalities of the instrument. This is a double feature with `The SHAPEMAKERS', a documentary about surfboard shapers. Informative, great surfing and music! One show at 8:30pm.

714 960 3483
Saturday, October 29, 2005

Huntington Beach Mann's Pierside 6 Theater, across from the pier.
300 Pacific Coast Hwy

Time: 7pm & 8:30pm
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (in concert)
Ukulele virtuoso Abe Lagrimas, Jr. will be headling the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA backed by entertainer Michael Konik and his Tasty Band. Abe will be performing his amazing jazz-influenced licks on the ukulele as well as premiering original compositions from his debut solo ukulele album (due in Fall 2005). A must see. Don't Miss it! For tickets: www.catalinajazzclub.com ALOHA! www.abrahamlagrimasjr.com

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Catalina Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-466-2210


Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Following a screening of Edgy Lee’s film “Reflecting Spirit,” First Fridays’ exploration of the issues raised in the COLLAPSE? exhibition continues with an informed discussion addressing land stewardship vs. land ownership that includes Hawaiian and Californian conservation experts. A performance by masters of Hawaiian slack key guitar follows including George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku and Daniel Ho, including dancers from Auntie Clarice’s troupe of dancers, Halau Ka Pa Hula O Wahineali’i. Live music by ALO, DJ set by Dublab DJ Projections and video DJs Mekanix mix until 1 AM.

General Admission $15, Museum Members and Students (with ID) $12
Tickets include admission to the COLLAPSE? exhibition
Tickets at www.nhm.org/FirstFridays or by phone at (866) 468-3399
All discussion seating is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.



www.nhm.org/FirstFridays
Friday, November 04, 2005

900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Time: 6 PM
BIG ISLAND UKULELE GUILD LUTHIERS EXHIBIT
SUBJECT: EXHIBITION OF BIG ISLAND LUTHIERS' HANDMADE UKULELES & GUITARS AT KAHILU THEATRE

THE BIG ISLAND UKULELE GUILD, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE KAHILU THEATRE'S 4TH. ANNUAL UKULELE AND SLACK KEY GUITAR INSTITUTE, WILL PRESENT AN EXHIBITION OF LOCALLY HAND BUILT UKULELES AND GUITARS IN THE KAHILU THEATRE GALLERY,BEGINING ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, AND RUNNING THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2005. AN OPENING EVENING RECEPTION, WHICH IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WILL OCCUR AT 6:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, AND WILL FEATURE IN ADDITION TO THE INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY, THE MUSICAL TALENTS OF PERFORMERS/INSTRUCTORS, JAMES HILL, JEFF PETERSON, AND DAVID KAMAKAHI. ALL BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS ENGAGED IN THE BUILDING OF UKULELES AND GUITARS, WHETHER AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL, ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR WORKS FOR EXHIBITION. A SPECIAL DISPLAY OF VINTAGE UKULELES WILL ALSO BE A PART OF THIS YEAR'S EXHIBIT.
THE 4TH ANNUAL UKULELE AND SLACK KEY GUITAR INSTITUTE CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF CONCERTS, KANIKAPILA, PLAYERS WORKSHOPS, AND INSTRUMENT DISPLAY, AND OCCURS AT THE KAHILU THEATRE IN WAIMEA (KAMUELA) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13. THIS YEARS FEATURED PERFORMERS INCLUDE LED KAAPANA, RAIATEA HELM, DENNIS AND DAVID KAMAKAHI, AARON MAHI, BOBBY INGANO, JAMES HILL, AND GORDON MARK.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE BIG ISLAND UKULELE GUILD & SUBMITING INSTRUMENTS FOR THE LUTHIERS EXHIBITION, CALL ROBBIE POZNANSKY AT 325-5575, OR BOB GLEASON AT 966-6323.
FOR INFORMATION ON THE 4TH ANNUAL UKULELE AND SLACK KEY GUITAR INSTITUTE, INCLUDING A COMPLETE EVENT AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE, AND TICKET PURCHASES, CALL THE KAHILU THEATRE BOX OFFICE AT 885-6868, OR VISIT THE KAHILU THEATRE WEBSITE AT WWW.KAHILUTHEATRE.ORG.


www.kahilutheatre.org
Thursday, November 10, 2005 - Sunday, November 13, 2005

KAHILU THEATRE
WAIMEA (KAMUELA)
BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

Time: VARIES
4th Annual Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute update
Please note this update to the posting for the Kahilu Theatre's 4th Annual Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute.
Institute runs from Thursday, November 10-Sunday, November 13.
Performers/instructors include Led Kaapana, Gordon Mark, James Hill, Jef Peterson, Dennis Kamakahi, David Kamakahi, Bobby Ingano, & Raiatea Helm.

kahilutheatre.org.
Thursday, November 10, 2005 - Sunday, November 13, 2005

Kahilu Theatre
Waimea (Kamuela)
Big Island of Hawaii

Time: TBA
4th Annual Ukulele Exhibition and Conference
The Ukulele Guild of Hawaii is proud to annouce it's 4th annual Exhibition. Great seminars, entertainers, and spectacular custom made ukulele's. This year at the SHeraton Waikiki Beach Resort.

www.ukuleleguild.org
Friday, November 18, 2005 - Sunday, November 20, 2005

Ukulele Guild of Hawaii
PO Box 894426
Mililani, Hawaii 96789

Time: Fri Night, Sat & Sun All Day
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
Free Show! Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures will be playing a free show at the Attic (http://www.theatticsantacruz.com) For the opening of the Santa Cruz Music Archives exhibit, where enjoy 30 years of local music memoribilla from musicians, music venues and bands that all started here in Santa Cruz. Thousands of records, CDs, posters and other memoribillia from the last 30 years will be on display. Friday, Dec. 2nd. 5:00pm Sharp. Tell your friends...

http://www.theatticsantacruz.com
Friday, December 02, 2005

The Attic
931 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
95060
(831)460-1800

Time: 5:00 sharp
Ukulele Noir Eight!
Another night of Ukulele music in a nightclub setting...appearing: Craig Robertson and Uncle Shoe, Greg Hawkes and Tim Mann, Davis Sweet and Marshall Racowsky, Dave Wasser, Rick Russo, Renee Rogers, Dos Eckies and Uke Jackson.


http://noir.ukulelecrazy.com
Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Johnny D's
Davis Square
Somerville, MA

Time: 8:30 pm to 12 am
2006 Aloha With Style...Celebration of 'Ukulele and Slack Key


www.sharleneoshiro.com/alohawithstyle
Thursday, January 05, 2006

Buffalo Bros. Guitars
4901 El Camino Real, Carlsbad

Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm ('uke class), 8:00pm - 9:15pm (slack key class)
2006 Aloha With Style...Celebration of 'Ukulele and Slack Key
Longing for a taste of Hawaii? The 2006 Aloha, with Style...Celebration of ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar tour is coming to your hometown, bringing the warmth of the islands to soften the winter chill. Treat yourself to an evening of the finest acoustic Hawaiian music featuring ‘ukulele and slack key guitar masters, Herb Ohta, Jr, Daniel Ho, and Keoki Kahumoku. These fine musicians include a featured artist on the first Grammy Award-winning album in the Hawaiian category, (Keoki Kahumoku), a Billboard chart-topper (Daniel Ho), and a recording artist on a major international record label (Herb Ohta, Jr.). Ticket Price: $20, Call: 619-303-8176

www.sharleneoshiro.com/alohawithstyle
Friday, January 06, 2006

AcousticMusicSanDiego.com
4650 Mansfield Street, San Diego

Time: 7:30pm
Ukulele Noir 9
The NINTH in this series of Ukulele Noir cabaret nights featuring some of the North East's best ukulele players. Appearing on this show: Craig Robertson, Greg Hawkes and Tim Mann, Davis Sweet and Marshall Racowsky, Mark Occhionero, Gary Moebus, Melvern Taylor and the Fabulous Meltones...with special guests Don Peyton from Baltimore and Lady Smeck from New York! Hotcha!

http://noir.ukulelecrazy.com
Friday, January 06, 2006

Amazing Things Art Center,
55 Nicolas Road,
Framingham, MA

Time: 8:30pm to Midnight
2006 Aloha With Style...Celebration of 'Ukulele and Slack Key
Longing for a taste of Hawaii? The 2006 Aloha, with Style...Celebration of ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar tour is coming to your hometown, bringing the warmth of the islands to soften the winter chill. Treat yourself to an evening of the finest acoustic Hawaiian music featuring ‘ukulele and slack key guitar masters, Herb Ohta, Jr, Daniel Ho, and Keoki Kahumoku. These fine musicians include a featured artist on the first Grammy Award-winning album in the Hawaiian category, (Keoki Kahumoku), a Billboard chart-topper (Daniel Ho), and a recording artist on a major international record label (Herb Ohta, Jr.).

Keoki, Daniel, and Herb will answer questions and give different viewpoints on 'ukulele technique, playing songs, improvising, etc. Ticket price: $35. Call: 310-370-6799.

www.sharleneoshiro.com/alohawithstyle
Sunday, January 08, 2006

Dietz Bros. Music
240 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach


Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
2006 Aloha With Style...Celebration of 'Ukulele and Slack Key
Longing for a taste of Hawaii? The 2006 Aloha, with Style...Celebration of ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar tour is coming to your hometown, bringing the warmth of the islands to soften the winter chill. Treat yourself to an evening of the finest acoustic Hawaiian music featuring ‘ukulele and slack key guitar masters, Herb Ohta, Jr, Daniel Ho, and Keoki Kahumoku. These fine musicians include a featured artist on the first Grammy Award-winning album in the Hawaiian category, (Keoki Kahumoku), a Billboard chart-topper (Daniel Ho), and a recording artist on a major international record label (Herb Ohta, Jr.).

Ticket Price: $25 reserved
Theatre box office: 310-781-7171
For information: 310-352-6333 or 310-339-7205.

www.sharleneoshiro.com/alohawithstyle
Sunday, January 08, 2006

James Armstrong Theatre
3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Time: 4:30pm
Boulder Acoustic Society Album Release Concert with Lil Rev
BAS is releasing our new CD with 6 out of 12 tracks featuring the uke. The album was produced by Sally Van Meter and feature fiddler Darol Anger on two tracks. The CD release concert will feature old time uker Lil Rev as a supporting act.

Boulder Acoustic Society is a four piece band with a new take on American Roots Music. Aaron, Brad, Kailin and Scott are accomplished multi-instrumentalists who captivate audiences with guitar, fiddle, string bass, marimba, ukulele, percussion, banjo and mandolin. Their deep respect for tradition, passion for innovation and intriguing instrumentation creates a remarkable and memorable listening experience. The music is modern and accessible, subtle yet virtuosic and serious yet light hearted.

BAS is known all over North America for their genre-blending song writing, amazing improvisation and intimate, personal vocals.

All of this combines to create the unique musical
experience that is
Boulder Acoustic Society.



www.boulderacousticsociety.net
Friday, January 20, 2006

Old Main Chapel at the CU Campus

Time: 7:00
An Evening of Hawaiian Music with Henry Kaleialoha Allen
Kahana resident, Henry K. Allen, will present a variety of Hawaiian music, including ukulele and pedal steel guitar music at the Museum of Making Music.

Mr. Allen is a Hawaiian Master Teacher and Artist at the Hawaiian Music Institute and has attained national recognition for his musical talent.

http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org
Saturday, January 28, 2006

Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Time: 7 PM
IN CONCERT AT ATHERTON STUDIO FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Celebrate a new year with the new sound of Hawaii. Herb Ohta, Jr.,
Bryan Tolentino, Hoku Zuttermeister and Chris Kamaka will charm and entertain you with their brand of traditional Hawaiian music and dance. Hear what the future of Hawaiian music sounds like as you enjoy the Œukulele mastery of Herb and Bryan, Hoku1s beautiful falsetto, and Chris1 expert musicianship and smooth vocals. These young men stay true to their musical roots, yet are not afraid to take a creative risk or two. These will truly be the leaders in the
traditional Hawaiian genre for their generation.

Dates: Saturday, January 28,7:30pm and Sunday, January 29, 4pm
Tickets: $17.50 general admission
$15 HPR members
$10 Students
Phone: Reservations 955-8821



www.hawaiipublicradio.org/events.htm
Saturday, January 28, 2006 - Sunday, January 29, 2006

Atherton Studio for the Performing Arts
Hawaii Public Radio Bldg.
750 Kaheka St.
Honolulu, HI 96814


Time: Saturday, 7:30pm, Sunday, 4:00pm
Ukulele Noir Ten
Yup, it's Ukulele Noir 10 with Craig Robertson, Rick Russo and the Mai Tai Serenaders, Greg Hawkes, Gary Moebus, Tim Mann, Dave Wasser and special guests Patsy Monteleone and Don Peyton!

www.ukulelenoir.com
Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Sky Bar,Somerville, Ma

Time: 830-midnight
"Uke-Centric"
"Uke-Centric"
www.ivyroom.com
5:00pm sharp!
Staring:
Tippy Canoe & the Paddlemen featuring The SWEATers,
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures, Uni & her Ukelele,
The Paper Dolls, Cracker Jack Salteen.
All this for only $5!!! What a deal!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

THE IVY ROOM
858 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA
(near Berkeley)

Time: 5:00
Boulder Acoustic Society Ukulele Workshop and Concert at DaSilva Ukulele Co.
Breaking Out of the Strumming Rut
Are you stuck strumming your favorite songs in the same old way? Join the boys from BAS as we explore ways to “break the habit!” We will try fingerpicking, chord melody, single note playing, improvisation, fancy strums and other techniques that are useful for any musical style. Aaron, Brad and Kailin all have their own approach to the ukulele which combine to create an entertaining and interesting workshop that will give you fuel for the ukulele soul!And later that night, join BAS as they integrate the ukulele into their arsenal of string bass, guitar, violin, marimba, banjo and vocals. You can expect to hear tropical melodies, hot jazz, ragtime, bluegrass and more from this dynamic musical group. Their deep respect for tradition, passion for innovation and intriguing instrumentation creates a remarkable and memorable listening experience. The music is modern and accessible, subtle yet virtuosic and serious yet light hearted.
All of this combines to create the unique musical experience that is
Boulder Acoustic Society.


www.ukemaker.com
Sunday, February 05, 2006

2547 8th Street, #28
Berkeley, CA 94710

Time: 3-5pm workshop, 8-9:30pm concert
Workshop: You Deserve a Break
Learn easy instrumentals, outros and breaks. Using popular and traditional songs, this workshop includes an introduction to reading tablature.
Advanced beginners and beyond

diedrich@efn.org
Thursday, February 16, 2006

Pacific Winds Music
791 W. 8th Ave.
Eugene OR 97402

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Island Style Ukulele lesson with Jody Kamisato
Come join Jody Kamisato, as he teaches a variety of cool strum patterns and chord variations from his newly released, instructional DVD entitled "Island Style Ukulele."

http://ukulelepuapua.com/jody/index.html
Saturday, February 18, 2006

Kahala Mall
Barnes & Nobles
Booksellers
Kahala Mall
4211 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
808-737-3323

Time: 2:00pm
Ukulele Workshp
Workshop for all levels on chords and strums.Handouts provided.Last year there were 30+ attendees.

www.danceflurry.org
Sunday, February 19, 2006

19th February Flurry in Saratoga Springs,NY

Time: 12;00 noon
Lil' Rev in-store at AMOEBA Music
Lil' Rev is a Milwaukee based, full-time musician who's "gaining national attention as one of the most up-and-coming performers in his genre."

Voted Best Folk Singer in Wisconsin -- WAMI 2004

Inducted into The Traditional Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame

Lil' Rev's in-store will be followed by a special in-store DJ set of all-ukulele music by DJ 4string, "a cross-genre portrait of the humble axe that slaps your $%@!"

lilrev.com
Wednesday, February 22, 2006

6400 W. Sunset Blvd.

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Benefit Concert for the SoCal Ukulele Festival
This Benefit Concert for the Southern California Ukulele Festival will feature the charm and variety the ukulele has to offer. Proceeds from this February Benefit will help to fly internationally known artists to the Festival on October 7th. Performing at this Gala Benefit will be "Lil Rev" (comedy and traditional), "Moana" (traditional Hawaiian), and Ian Whitcomb (tin pan alley). Treat yourself to a fabulous evening of entertainment and promote a worthy cause. Tickets are $15 ($8 for youths 16 and under, and children 6 and under free with paying adult) at the door or by mail with SASE. Contact Susan (714/826-9204) or Floyd (562/425-7032) or mail with payment to: SCUF Benefit Concert Tickets, 4232 Avenida Madrid, Cypress, CA 90630

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Seal Beach Leisure World Clubhouse #2, 13533 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach, CA

Time: 7PM
Kavarna Ukulele Night
Kavarna Ukulele Night on March 3rd. This should be an exciting night of ukulele entertainment. A strictly informal concert, who knows what will happen. Confirmed to perform are: Victoria Vox, the Delta Jets, Nick Utrie, the Kavarna House Band, Neal Paisley, Aaron Baer, and the Reverend Eddie Danger. Who knew that there was so much ukulele talent in Eastern Wisconsin?

http://www.kavarna.com/blog/2006/01/concert_ukulele_night_featuring_victoria_vox_and_dale_anderson_march_3rd.php
Friday, March 03, 2006

Kavarna Coffeehouse
112 S. Broadway
Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54303

Time: 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Uke-athon
The Uke-tacular Uke-athon is an all-day-into-the-night ukulele consciousness raising. Workshops will be held all afternoon and fine, hand-made ukuleles will be on display and for sale. In the evening there will be an open stage for all who care to perform and some headlining performers. All the details will be available soon and posted at www.a2musiccenter.com as well as on the bulletin board here.

www.a2musiccenter.com
Saturday, March 04, 2006

Kerrytown Concert House
415 N.Fourth Ave
Ann Arbor, MI

Time: 1:00PM - 11:00PM
Ukulele Noir Eleven!
Yowsa! It's number eleven in the series and do we have a great line up: Special Guests JIM AND LIZ BELOFF are making their return to New England. Also Craig Robertson, Rick Russo, Renee Rogers, Melvern Taylor and the Fabulous Meltones, Gary Moebus, Davis Sweet, Dave Wasser, Tim Mann, Mark Occhionero and a couple of surprise guests to knock your socks...off....yass!

http://www.ukulelenoir.com
Friday, March 10, 2006

The SkyBar, Somerville, Ma

Time: 8 to Midnight

Workshop: When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Turn you U-kulele into an "O'kulele" playing everything from traditional Celtic songs to Tin Pan Alley favorites. Even learn a traditional fiddle tune! For advanced beginners and beyond.

diedrich@efn.org
Thursday, March 16, 2006

Pacific Winds Music
791 W. 8th Ave.
Eugene OR 97402

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
HABITAT 4 UKULELE April Meeting
HABITAT 4 UKULELE April meeting set for Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm featuring LIVE ukulele open mic; Uke Cinema featuring "Ukulele Ike" singing 2 great songs in "The Bandit Ranger" with Tim Holt plus lots of browsing and fun in the museum. Check our website for more information.

http://hometown.aol.com/habitat4ukulele/index.html
Thursday, March 16, 2006 - Friday, April 28, 2006

2422 24th Avenue
San Francisco

Build a uke in a weekend
Build your own Soprano Uke in a workshop with Luthier Steve Miklos. Built from a kit by Stewart MacDonald (luthier Supplies company). Fees: $270 all materials included. Koa upgrade (kit includes beautiful ribbon-striped mahogany) $100 and up, as available.

http://www,carotcreek.com/ukulele
Saturday, March 25, 2006 - Sunday, March 26, 2006

Woodworkers Club
215 Westport Ave
Norwalk, Ct 06851

Time: 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM
Build a uke in a weekend
Make a soprano uke from a kit made by Stewart MacDonald Co., a world-class maker/vendor of Lutherie supplies. Experienced luthier Steve Miklos will guide and assist even beginner woodworkers to complete an instrument, apart from final sanding and finish coating, in the weekend. All parts are solid mahogany, and a koa or black acacia upgrade may be available. See the web address given for details and registration.

http://carrotcreek.com/ukulele/
Saturday, March 25, 2006 - Sunday, March 26, 2006

Woodworkers Club
215 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT 06855


Time: 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM
UKULELE NOIR 12
John King from Florida and the irrepressible Lady Smeck are our guests this time with a passel of New England performers filling the bill! Yowsa!

www.ukulelenoir.com
Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Sky Bar,
Somerville Mass.

Time: 8pm to Midnight
The Bobby Breen & Ukulele Connection Revealed!
Habitat 4 Ukulele is hosting a special cinema event in its theatre with "Hawaii Calls" starring Bobby Breen. Lots of great Hawaiian music and the "key" that links little Bobby to the little flea! Lots of fun, plus museum browsing and uke playing!

http://hometown.aol.com/habitat4ukulele/index.html
Saturday, April 15, 2006

Habitat 4 Ukulele Museum
2422 24th Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 902-2871

Time: Museum Browsing & Socializing 1:00pm - Open Mic 1:30pm - Movie 2:00pm
Live performance with Bruce Shimabukuro & The BS Band
Come join the fun with ukulele virtuoso Bruce Shimabukuro & The BS Band (Jody Kamisato & Gary Akiona)as they perform music from there debut album "Incognito."

There will be a $10 cover charge at the door.

(808) 922-4422
Saturday, April 15, 2006

Sheraton Waikiki's Esprit Lounge

Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Island Style Ukulele Workshop with Jody Kamisato
Come join Jody, as he teaches a "FREE" ukulele worskhop from his newly released DVD entitled "Island Style Ukulele."

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808)944-3135


Time: 12:00 pm
Texas Uke Fest
5th Annual celebration of ukulele. Workshops, fun events, and friendly people. Y`all come to San Antonio, the Ukulele Capital of Texas.

Joyce

http://texasukefest.com
Thursday, April 20, 2006 - Saturday, April 22, 2006

Lion's Field Center
2809 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
For a map - [link]http://www.texasukefest.com[/link]

Time: Opens 4/20 at noon, ends 4/22 at 10:pm
Live performance with the Bruce Shimabukuro & The BS Band
Come join the fun with ukulele virtuoso Bruce Shimabukuro & The BS Band (Jody Kamisato & Gary Akiona) as they perform music from there debut album "Incognito."

There will be a $10 covercharge at the door.

(808) 922-4422
Saturday, April 22, 2006

Sheraton Waikiki's Esprit Lounge

Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Boulder Acoustic Society with the Hunger Mountain Boys
Boulder Acoustic Society is a four piece band with a new take on American Roots Music. Aaron, Brad, Kailin, and Scott are accomplished multi-instrumentalists who captivate audiences with ukulele, fiddle, string bass, marimba, guitar, percussion, banjo and mandolin. They will also be performing on WAMC's Performance Place on April 26th and at the NY Uke Fest.

(413) 634-0324 www.virtuous.com/events/maudescloset
Wednesday, April 26, 2006

412 Main St
Ashfield MA

Time: 7:30 P.M.
NY Uke Fest
4 stages presenting the best ukulele entertainment on the planet, in the capital of the world.

http://www.nyukefest.com
Thursday, April 27, 2006 - Sunday, April 30, 2006

155 First Ave

Time: Noon til 3 am

Ukulele Workshop Day & Concert w/ Side Order Band
Workshop Schedule

10:00 - 11:45 am with Michelle Kiba "Tips and Techniques"
1:00 - 2:45 pm with Mark Gutierrez "Finger Style"
3:00 - 4:45 pm with Bryan Tolentino "Hawaiian Style Uke"

5:00 - 6:00 pm Michael DaSilva "Ukulele Building Demonstration"
6:00 - 8:00 pm Dinner Break & Open Mic
8:00 - 10:00 pm Side Order Band in Concert


Workshops (all day) $60 by April 20, $75 at the door

Concert $20

Call 510 649-1548 or email mike@ukemaker.com for more info

www.ukemaker.com
Saturday, April 29, 2006

2547 8th Street, #28
Berkeley, CA 94710
510 649-1548
mike@ukemaker.com

Time: Workshops - 10am-5pm, Concert 8pm
The 'Ukulele Festival of Northern California


Hollis Baker at hollis@ukulelefestivalnorcal.org / (510) 793-1165 or Rosanne Ogao at rosanne@ukulelefestivalnorcal.org / (510) 351-8710
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, California 94541-3817

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm (auditorium doors open at 10:30am, first performance at 11:00am)
Loma Linda Ukulele Festival
The Third Annual Loma Linda Ukulele Festival will kick off Tuesday, May 2, with an outstanding line of special performers, workshops, vendors, and all of the fun that made the last two so memorable. Cost is only $5, so put it on your calendar now.

http://www.lomalindaukestrummers.org/WordPress/
Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Loma Linda Community Center, 25455 Barton Road, Loma Linda, CA 92354

Time: 8:00-3:00
The Uke-Centric Showcase, Santa Cruz
Trixie-Lark Productions gleefully presents...

The Uke-Centric Showcase
...an enchanting display of musicianship featuring that favored four-string phenomenon: The Ukulele.

on display at
The Attic
931 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.theatticsantacruz.com
ONE DAY ONLY!
Thursday, May 4th
Early Show / ALL AGES
doors at 6 o'clock / *showtime begins at 7 o'clock
only $10 for an eye-popping FOUR HOUR exhibition!

It's a jolly coterie of musical suitors from the four-corners of the state!

Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures (Felton) (http://www.tikiking.com)
The Paper Dolls (San Francisco)
Uni & her Ukelele (San Francisco) (http://www.unicornbread.com)
Uke Is Good (with Boys!) (Bonny Doon)
David Barlia (from The Bilgewater Brothers) (Hollywood) (http://www.barliesque.com)
Tippy Canoe (Oakland) (http://www.tippycanoe.net)

for more information please contact:
Michele Kappel, Trixie-Lark Productions
415-515-5991
mkappel@earthlink.net

http://www.theatticsantacruz.com
Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Attic
931 Pacific Avenue,
Santa Cruz, California

Time: Doors at 6 / Show at 7 o'clock
"On The Air!"
The Stepping Stone Players will present “On The Air!,” an original old-time radio show comedy with live music featuring a red-hot jazz band (LED BY DAN "SOYBEAN" SAWYER), and swinging vocals, for two performances only. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 818-548-3180 or on the Stepping Stone Players website at http://www.steppingstoneplayers.com/Tickets2.htm

http://www.steppingstoneplayers.com/Tickets2.htm
Friday, May 05, 2006 - Saturday, May 06, 2006

Hoover High School small theatre
651 Glenwood Road
Glendale, CA 91202

Time: 7:30 PM
UKULELE NOIR 13
Texas folk royalty join Ukulele Noir

The irreverent ukulele duo Folk Uke will travel all the way from Austin, TX
to Somerville this month to sing their original music combining sharp biting
wit with sweet harmonies. Folk Uke consists of music royalty Cathy Guthrie
and Amy Nelson, daughters of folk giants Arlo and Willie, respectively.
They've found their own style with songs such as "knock me up" and "sh*t
makes the flowers grow." They are funny, talented and gorgeous, and will
appear at Somerville's SkyBar on March 5 as part of Ukulele Noir.

Ukulele Noir is a monthly cabaret featuring musicians who perform a variety
of styles of music on the versatile ukulele, from doo wop to '80s pop rock,
vintage tunes to original songs about escape artists, murderous hypnotists,
and mermaids. Their motto: small instruments, big trouble. Folk Uke is
this month's special guest. Also performing: impressario Craig Robertson,
founder of Ukulele Noir; Melvern Taylor and the Fabulous Meltones; Rick
Russo and the Mai Tai Serenaders; and more.

http://www.ukulelenoir.com
Friday, May 05, 2006

Sky Bar, Somerville Ma

Time: 8:30-midnight
Live performance with Bruce Shimabukuro & The BS Band
Come join the excitement with Bruce Shimabukuro & the BS Band (Jody Kamisato & Gary Akiona) as they perform live music from their highly anticipated debut album "Incognito."

808 591-8995
Saturday, May 06, 2006

Borders
Victoria Ward Centre
1200 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814


Time: 8:00pm
FORMBY FILM FESTIVAL
The HABITAT 4 UKULELE uke cinema is celebrating George Formby's 102nd birthday anniversary with a FORMBY FILM FESTIVAL featuring a new Formby film every Saturday in May at 1:00pm. See our website for films and other great events. May's meeting on the 25th will feature George's last solo concert from 1960. Email for reservations, as space is limited.

http://hometown.aol.com/habitat4ukulele/index.html
Saturday, May 06, 2006 - Sunday, May 28, 2006

Habitat 4 Ukulele Museum
2422 24th Avenue
San Francisco

Time: Every Saturday in May at 1:00pm
Hilo uke workshop w/ Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, & Brittni Paiva
The Hawai`i County Parks & Recreation, Culture & Arts Division 'Ukulele Program will present its 2nd 'ukulele workshop at the Hawai`i Naniloa Hotel: The specific details are:

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Workshops I, II, and III
12: 15 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
3:00 pm. - 3:30 p.m. - Wrap Up Jam Session
Skill level – For ‘ukulele players with some experience and a lot of passion for the ‘ukulele!All attendees will attend all 3 workshops and will be split in two different tracks:

Track 1

Workshop I -9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - "Picking and Basic Lead Work on 'Ukulele" - Brittni Paiva, instructor

Workshop II -11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - "Playing with Chords" - Benny Chong, Instructor

Workshop III - 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - "Concepts in Coloring Chords and Progressions" - Byron Yasui, instructor

Track II -

Workshop III - 9:30 - 10:45 - Byron Yasui

Workshop I - 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 pm. - Brittni Paiva

Workshop II - 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Benny Chong

Cost: Not set in stone, but ranging in the $50 ballpark (hopefully less)

Registration will begin from mid-March – mid April, 2006

For more information, contact BJ Soriano, Culture & Arts’ ‘Ukulele Instructor & Workshop Coordinator @ 961-8706 or by

e-mail at bjsoriano@hawaii.rr.com3:30 P.M.

808-961-8706; bjsoriano@hawaii.rr.com
Saturday, May 06, 2006

Naniloa Hotel, Hilo, Hi.

Time: 8:30 A.M.-
James Hill Concert and Workshop
James Hill concert in the East End of Toronto, ON, at The Acoustic Harvest. He will also lead a strumming workshop fro 14:00 to 15:00, before the concert. Cost of the concert $15, cost of the workshop and additional $15.

http://acousticharvest.cjb.net/
Saturday, May 13, 2006

Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
33 East Rd.
Scarborough, Ontario
Canada

Time: workshop at 14:00(2PM), concert at 20:00(8PM)
Moonlighters German tour dates & links
Here's a list of the places we are playing in Germany later this month. We hope to meet many new friends once again. See you soon!

May 18, 2006
Bühl, Schütte Keller, 20:00
http://www.schuettekeller.de

May 19, 2006
Fürth, Kulturforum, 20:00
http://www.kulturforum.fuerth.de

20.05.2006
Kirchheim, Tafelhaus

May 22, 2006
Tübingen, Jazzkeller, 20:30
http://www.jazz-keller.com/

May 23, 2006
Frankfurt, Sinkkasten, 20:30
http://www.sinkkasten-frankfurt.de

May 24, 2006
Kassel, Kreuzkirche, 21:00
http://www.valentinreinbold.de

May 25, 2006
Bremen, Breminale, Weltbühne, 20:00
http://www.breminale.de

May 27, 2006
Nürnberg, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, 24:00
http://www.dai-nuernberg.de

May 29, 2006
München, Substanz, 21:00
http://www.club2.de

May 30, 2006
Kempten, Haus International, 20:00
http://www.kempten.de

May 31, 2006
Oberotterbach, Musikantebuckl, 20:00
http://www.musikantebuckl.de

June 1, 2006
Halle, Objekt 5, 21:00
http://www.objekt5.de

June 2, 2006
Frankfurt, nicht öffentlich - journalists only
http://frankfurtusconuslate.gov

June 3, 2006
Halle, tba
http://www.objekt5.de

June 4, 2006
Neusüdende, Festival, 16:00


Thursday, May 18, 2006
Bruce Shimabukuro & the BS Band (Jody Kamisato & Gary Akiona) live in Japan!
Come join Bruce Shimabukuro & the BS Band (Jody Kamisato & Gary Akiona) as they perform live in Japan!

Saturday, May 20, 2006
Solaria Plaza, Zefa (Fukuoka)
2:00pm-2:20pm (1st show)
4:40pm-5:00pm (2nd show)
092-752-5555
www.solariaplaza.com/index.html

Sunday, May 21, 2006
Solaria Plaza, Zefa (Fukuoka)
10:10am-10:30am (1st show)
3:20pm-3:40pm (2nd show)
6:00pm-6:30pm (3rd show)
092-752-5555
www.solariaplaza.com/index.html

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Restaurant BAR Bagus (Osaka)
7:30pm-8:30pm
www.ohanak.jp/bruce_event/bs_event04.html

Thursday, May 25, 2006
Shibuya Tower Records (Tokyo)
12:00pm-1:00pm
03-3496-3661

Shibuya Crocodile (Tokyo)
8:00pm-9:00pm (1st show)
9:30pm-10:30pm (2nd show)
www.music.co.jp/~croco/

Friday, May 26, 2006
Zushi Plaza, Sazanami Hall (Zushi)
7:30pm-9:00pm
zushi-plaza.34-net.com/

Saturday, May 27, 2006
Poe Poe Yutenji (Tokyo)
Lesson by Bruce & Jody & mini live
7:30pm~
www.nofofon.com/poepoe/

Saturday, May 27, 2006
Thumbs Up (Yokohama)
7:30pm~
www.terra.dti.ne.jp/~stoves/tup/




Saturday, May 20, 2006 - Sunday, May 28, 2006
Melvern Taylor live in Portsmouth, Nh
Come see Melvern Taylor play the uke and sing songs along with his Fabulous Meltones. Fun will be had by all.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

the Hill
Portsmouth, NH

Time: 10pm
Spats White & His Blue Ukulele
Crooner Spats White & His Blue Ukulele perform at New York City's newest fashionable nitery.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

High Chai Tea Room
18 Avenue B @ East 2nd St.
New York City
212-477-2424

Time: 9pm til 12 midnight
Kelli Rae Powell, live in Brooklyn!
Kelli Rae Powell is an old-timey albeit timely uke-toting cabaret-style bad girl.

kelliraepowell.com
Saturday, June 03, 2006

Time: 8:00 pm
Spats White & His Blue Ukulele
Crooner Spats White & His Blue Ukulele perform at Manhattan's new downtown tea room/bar/restaurant. No cover charge.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The High Chai Tea Room
18 Avenue B (bet. 2nd & 3rd Streets)
New York City
212-477-2424

Time: 9pm til midnight
Kelli Rae Powell
Kelli Rae Powell is an old timey albeit timely uke-toting cabaret-style bad girl.

http://www.kelliraepowell.com
Thursday, June 08, 2006

Matchless Bar courtesy of
the Local Correspondents
557 Manhattan Ave (& Driggs)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 10:00 PM
Kelli Rae Powell at The Red Lion
Kelli Rae Powell is an old timey albeit timely uke-toting cabaret-style bad girl.

http://www.kelliraepowell.com
Monday, June 12, 2006

151 Bleeker Street (at Thompson)
New York, NY 10012

Time: 9:00 PM
"Raise the roof" benefit
Saturday, June 17th,
"Raise the roof" benefit at the DeLaveaga Stroke Center
Featuring:
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
Singing Wood
and the Alchemey Brothers
noon to 5:30
The Stroke center is located at the heart of the
DeLaveaga Golf Course
go here to download the flyer:

http://www.tikiking.com/RaisetheRoof-low.pdf

http://www.tikiking.com/RaisetheRoof-low.pdf
Saturday, June 17, 2006

DeLaveaga Stroke Center, in the heart of DeLaveaga, Santa Cruz, CA.

Time: 12:00 noon to 5:30
Evy Mayer
Ukeladies Singalongs at The Circle of Song, with Evy Mayer, Donna Nestler and Ruthie Ungar.
http://www.clearwater.org/revival06/schedules.html

Clearwater Festival, Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Sunday, June 18, 2006

3050 Fairfield Ave #3K
Bronx, NY 10463

Time: 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Spats White & His Blue Ukulele
Crooner Spats White entertains at the East Village's hot new bar/restaurant/tea room.

www.spatswhite.com
Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The High Chai Tea Room
18 Avenue B (between 2nd & 3rd Streets)
New York City
212-477-2424

Time: 9pm til 12 midnight
Portland UkeFest 2006
Join us for 4 nights and 3 days of musical learning and fun. Classes run for 3 days for deeper learning experience. Registrations limited.

http://www.portlandukefest.org
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006

Portland Oregon

Time: Check-in 1 p.m. on Wed. Check-out Sunday 10 a.m.
Uke at Old Songs Festival
Uke workshop on Sunday AM at 9:30.Beginner to intermediate levels with Ron Gordon.Also, lots of opportunities for jams and over 50 other workshops,dances and concerts.See oldsongs.org

Friday, June 23, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006

Albany County Fairgrounds in Altamont,NY

4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Ukulele Invitational (M.A.U.I.)
A fun, one-day regional ukulele festival with afternoon workshops and an evening concert. Great for the entire family!

http://www.metroukeassoc.org/MAUI2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006

First Presbyterian Church/School
Duke of Gloucester at Conduit St.
Annapolis, MD

Time: All afternoon and evening (exact times TBA)
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE UKULELE FESTIVAL
Join uke master James Hill of Canada, King of the Uke Ralph Shaw, Caravan Gogh, Hawaiian Charm, Hapa Hillbillies, Joel Eckhaus, and more as we celebrate the ukulele in beautiful Hood River, Oregon!

Workshops: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am Beginning Ukulele with Larry Wyatt
11:00 am Hula Workshop with Auntie Makalea
Noon The Natural Way To Ukulele Jim D'Ville
1:00 pm Tips, Tricks & Techniques Ralph Shaw
2:00 pm Hawaiian Ukulele with Francis Doo
3:00 pm Chord Melody a la Smeck Joel Eckhaus
4:00 pm Beyond The Basics with James Hill

Concert Line-up 7:30 pm
Westside Ukestra
Hapa Hillbillies
Joel Eckhaus www.earnestinstruments.com
Hawaiian Charm
Ralph Shaw www.ralphshaw.ca
Caravan Gogh www.myspace.com/caravangogh
James Hill www.ukulelejames.com



www.myspace.com/caravangogh
Sunday, June 25, 2006

3685 Belmont Drive
Hood River, Oregon

Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Kelli Rae Powell at Java Joes
Kelli Rae Powell is an old timey albeit timely uke-toting cabaret-style bad girl.

http://www.kelliraepowell.com
Thursday, June 29, 2006

Java Joes
214 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


Time: 8:30 - 10:30 PM
BAS w/Tiki King and the Idol pleasures
Boulder Acoustic Society plus Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
4TH OF JULY MUSICAL FIREWORKS
Tuesday, July 4, 8pm, $8 adv./$10 door
under 21 accompanied by parent
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, call 831-603-2294

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

6275 Highway 9,
Felton, CA. 95018

Time: 8pm
Spats White & His Blue Ukulele
Spats croons away at the new east village restaurant/bar/tearoom.
No cover charge or minimum.

www.spatswhite.com
Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The High Chai
18 Avenue B @ 2nd Street
New York City
212-477-2424

Time: 9pm til 12 midnight
Ukulele Noir Fifteen
Number fifteen featuring Craig Robertson, John Hicks, Rick Russo, Renee Rogers, Dave Wasser with special guest Mary Martin, David Hornbuckle, Tim Sweeney and Martin Pierre La Pierre...plus surprises!

http://www.ukulelenoir.com
Friday, July 07, 2006

Sky Bar
Somerville Ma

Time: 8 to midnight
Ukulele Cabaret (July)
This month we welcome back:

Patsy Monteleone - crooner of jazz standards to remember
Gio Gaynor - breaking the sound barrier with his freakish extreme electric ukulele
David Hornbuckle - spitting ironic wit accompanied by banjolele (banjo uke)
Claudia Goddard - local New-Yawk-gal-turned-Hawaiian
Jefferey Lew - hammering out blues on a brass Beltona resonator uke
Roger Grenawalt - last show, a psychedellic version Ruby Tuesday on uke and lap steel guitar
Hot Time Harv's Rollercoaster of Kicks - playing songs for hustlers, pimps and pervs
Mary J Martin - what could be sweeter than this local gal from Nova Scotia
Lloyd Unlimited - rollicking rock and roll with a wah wah pedal
Heather Lev - delivering passionately political folk uke
Sonic Uke - costume-changing clowns with a punk attitude
Duncan Pflaster - rounding out the evening with a dollop of showtunes

Jimmy's No.43 offers 12 handcrafted beers on draught with local & organic food, and is located downstairs at 43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Saturday, July 29, 2006

Jimmy's No.43
43 E 7th Street
New York, NY

Time: 8pm - 11pm
Glastonbury Ukulele Band concert with Jim and Liz Beloff
A two hour singalong and concert with the Glastonbury Ukulele Band and the Jim Rosokoff Trio (uke, bass, sax), with special guests Jim and Liz Beloff. Admission is free. The Manchester Band Shell is an outdoor venue where you can put down a blanket and sing along with your favorite tunes.

http://www.doctoruke.com/bandshell.pdf
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Manchester Band Shell
Manchester Community College
Manchester,Connecticut


Time: 7-9pm

Ukulele Noir on the Road
Craig Robertson and John Hicks, the Amazing Rachel Manke

we will be part of the variety show.

http://www.ukulelenoir.com/pages/hypnotists.html
Saturday, August 12, 2006

National Guild of Hypnotists Covention, Marlborough, MA

Time: 8:30 pm
New Haven Advocate Presents... Uke Nite!
New Haven's leading news & arts weekly sponsors a monthly music series at a local club, Cafe Nine. This time it's a ukulele special, hosted by Christopher Arnott, who wrote a cover story on "Punk Uke" for the paper in 2003 and plays a green Fluke. The night runs the uke gamut from trad to post-modern. Featured performers include the legendary Jim Beloff himself, New London baritone-uke art-rocker Brian Skidmore, and school-themed punk uke duo School Safety Patrol. There will also be time for some closet uke players (including well-known area guitartists James Velvet and Dean Falcone) to get up and do a song or two. (Contact Arnott at the email shown if you want to join in.)

carnott@newhavenadvocate.com
Thursday, August 17, 2006

Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven

Time: 9pm-2am

Raykulele Tiki Night and "Anything Goes" Ukulele Silent Auction
San Diego's hottest artists have been beatin' the heat creating some of the wildest little ukuleles on the mainland. Join us for a summer night of island music, refreshments and color, whilen bidding on these one-of-a-kind, sure to be collectable little beauties. Silent auction closes promptly at 9pm. Preview night during our monthly Ray at Night Artwalk 8/12/06. Advanced sealed bids accepted prior to event. For directions, visit: rayatnightartwalk.com

John Stewart McGaughy 619-892-0098
Friday, August 18, 2006

John Stewart Studios
3805 Ray Street
San Diego, CA 92104


Time: 6:00-10:00pm. Auction ends promptly at 9pm
San Diego Ukulele Festival Aug 19 and 20th
Annual San Diego Ukulele FEstival on Shelter Island. 2 full days of ukulele workshops and performances including Legend Henry Allen and Kimo Hussy from Hawaii. Rising new ukulele star Victoria Vox, and the best of the West. www.sandiegoukulelefestival.com webkathy2004@yahoo.com

http://www.sandiegoukulelefestival.com
Saturday, August 19, 2006 - Sunday, August 20, 2006

Shelter Island on the Bay

Time: 10 am -5pm Saturday 10 am-4 pm Sunday
Ukulele Noir Sweet Sixteen
08/25/06Yes, indeed, the ever charming Mr. Davis Sweet will be MCing the latest incarnation of Ukulele Noir on Friday August 25th at the Sky Bar in Somerville with guests Mary Martin and Jim Persky, regulars Mark Occhionero, John Hicks, and an appearance by Robert Wheeler.

www.ukulelenoir.com
Friday, August 25, 2006

The Sky Bar in Somerville MA

Time: 830-12
Ukulele Cabaret
After playing to great reviews last month, the Ukulele Cabaret returns to Jimmy's No. 43 on 7th Street in the East Village. Hosted by local duo Sonic Uke the cabaret features an eclectic mix of uke players from traditional, through Tin Pan Alley and even a kerrang of Heavy Metal. And yes, its still free !


http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Thursday, August 31, 2006

Jimmy's No.43
43 East 7th Street
East Village NYC

Time: 8pm
Uke Night
The Ukuladies host a monthly uke night at Park Slope's famed NIGHT AND DAY cafe. Our first event begins Wednesday, September 6th and every month after on the fourth Thursday of each month.

http://www.nightanddayrestaurant.com
Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Night and Day
230 Fifth Avenue at the corner of President in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Time: 8:30 - 10:30PM
Uke-Centric Showcase
Thrill to the myriad of sounds plucked by these four-stringed bandits!

TIPPY CANOE & THE PADDLEMEN (Oakland)
http://www.tippycanoe.net
“Tippy Canoe sings these sweet little songs that pull inspiration from early vaudeville and western swing acts of yore. But that is not to say that she's another Lavay Smith or Devil Doll or swing throwback thing. Nope, Tippy Canoe plays the ukulele and sings with a honeyed voice that makes you wanna paint her on the nose of an old WWII bomber plane. Tippy will do totally off-the-cuff songs. Like she'll take a Depeche Mode song and turn it into what she calls 'ukulele-driven doo wop country '20s jazz pop' and it totally works because she approaches the song not with so much camp as with a heartfelt assertiveness and natural confidence.” ERIC SHEA, Zero Mag

CRAIG ROBERTSON of Ukulele Noir (Boston)
http://www.ukulelenoir.com
"The organizer and Master of Ceremonies for the much applauded Ukulele Noir events and a resident of Somerville, Mass., but wait there's more! He performs original tunes about murderous hypnotists, Houdini on the loose, tattooed heartbreakers and the aquatic misfortunes of an actress who should’ve kept her feet on that splendor in the grass. Don’t miss this rare west coast appearance." MILLICENT PERIWINKLE, Mondo-Uko Magazine

UNI & HER UKELELE (San Francisco)
http://www.unicornbread.com
“That Blonde Venus hair, those frilly outfits, that sweet, sweet voice: It could only be Uni & Her Ukelele. The uke's pink, usually, and the girl's obsessed with unicorns; the overall effect is the musical and sartorial equivalent of sucking on a jawbreaker while drinking whiskey straight from the bottle. Although Uni claims both Ol' Dirty Bastard and Stevie Nicks as influences and strays a long, long way from traditional, she does perform a tune called "Mahalo Maui Rose" that brings the old-fashioned plinky romance.” MICHAEL LEAVERTON & HIYA SWANHUYSER , SF Weekly,

CREEKBIRD (Los Angeles)
http://www.myspace.com/kingcreekbird
A one man musical popsicle that can't be licked. A musical young Sherlock Holmes meets R2D2.
“It's hard to describe the style of Creekbird's solo music. Perhaps somewhere between ragtime and new wave (even slipping into J-Pop)? The polar opposite of Nick Cave's moodiness in that he sings songs about carnival acts, monsters, and love with music that seems like something you could share with your grandma.” CHRIS BEYOND, No-Fi Magazine

THE DIMESTORE DANDY of The Frisky Frolics (Alameda)
http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/friskyfrolics
"Rick Quisol a.k.a. The Dimestore Dandy, began singing for tips in the family restaurant and is a veteran of the “sidewalk circuit”. He is an artist on the trap set, guitar, ukulele, banjolele and kanzoo. His vocal training, which added to the beauty of an already naturally gifted voice, was obtained under the tutelage of a prominent Welsh Tenor in Chicago. Outfitted in the latest Twenties duds, he is a delight to hear and see." excerpt from the widely acclaimed tome: Great Modern Kanzoo Artistes Discuss Sole by Capt. B. Underfoot.


http://www.ivyroom.com
Friday, September 08, 2006

The Ivy Room
http://www.ivyroom.com
858 San Pablo Avenue at Solano, Albany, CA
9 o’clock~moonlit madness $8 -one time fee
***catch the end of an era at the Ivy Room before it changes hands***


Time: 9 o’clock~moonlit madness
Ukulele Night at the Speisekammer
A night of ukulele music in Oakland California. Craig Robertson plays his brand of East Coast Ukulele Music in sunny California (tho it will be at night) 5 Cent Coffee,an eclectic trio dedicated to organic old fashioned sound (Smitty "Spitshine" Delacroix,Doodles LaRue,Slick Macoy) split the bill with him.

http://www.ukulelenoir.com/pages/speisekammer.html
Saturday, September 09, 2006

Speisekammer Restaurant,
Alameda CA

Time: 9-12
UKULELE WORKSHOP
CHART YOUR UKULELE HORIZONS! An informal workshop for ukulele players (BEGINNERS WELCOME!) is being offered Sunday, Sept.10, 4–5:30pm, in the atrium (second floor) of the DeWitt Mall, 215 North Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850. Workshop will be led by Emoretta Yang and Robbert van Renesse and will offer, depending on participants, introductory or intermediate level group lesson, participatory group playing, demonstrations of different styles, uke talk and general good cheer. $5 per person, or $10 for family group. With encouragement from the Ithaca Guitar Works
BRING YOUR UKE, all sizes welcome! (A few loaners will be available for the workshop)

http://www.guitarworks.com/aboutus.html
Sunday, September 10, 2006

atrium, DeWitt Mall
215 N. Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850

Time: 4–5:30pm
UKULELE NOIR SEVENTEEN
Another dark and stormy night in Ukuleleville. Featuring Craig Robertson, John Hicks, Davis Sweet with Marshall and Don, Tim Mann, Mark Occhionero and Special Guests: Ellia Bisker and Meghan Farrell.

www.ukulelenoir.com
Saturday, September 23, 2006

Amazing Things Art Center,
Framingham, Ma.

Time: 8 to 11ish
September Ukulele Cabaret
This month, featuring: Mike Bellusci, Chris Combs, Meaghan Farrell, Dana McCoy, Gio Gaynor, Claudia Goddard, David Harrison, David Hornbuckle, Uke Jackson, Sarah Kelly, Rush Kress, Howie Leifer, Evy Meyer, Duncan Pflaster, Jamie Scandal - hosted by Sonic Uke.

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Saturday, September 30, 2006

Jimmy's No.43
43 East 7th Street
East Village
New York

Time: 7pm 'till late
5th Annual Southern California Ukulele Festival
Southern California Ukulele Festival
Friday Evening UKULELE CLUB NIGHT, 10/6, 5:30-9PM

Director Bobby Tomei invites seven "local" LARGE ukulele clubs (2 can be from some distance) to perform 30 minutes each on the main stage. This is a great opportunity for interaction between different uke clubs. Last year approximately 500 participants and spectators enjoyed this free concert.

Saturday Daytime Events 8:30AM-4PM VENDORS: There are over 40 vendors selling food items, Hawaiian/Polynesian items, musical instruments and equipment, T-shirts, programs, etc.

WORKSHOPS: There are over 55 different workshops including beginning, intermediate and advanced ukulele, Hawaiian slack key guitar, hula dancing, playing-singing, Hawaiian language, craft making, etc.

DAYTIME STAGE: Under the Direction of John McDonald there are 14 different selected, performing acts (every 30 minutes) on the Main Stage during the daytime.

Evening Activities (Evening Entertainment Director, Tom Noble)- LUAU 5-6:30PM: Delicious Polynesian food and exciting Hawaiian LUAU. Entertainment provided by the excellent group Le Productions - "Ilima 'O Lei Hula Halau" under Direction of Jr. Montgomery.

GALA EVENING CONCERT 7-10PM: As in years past the Main Stage Evening Concert will host three main acts emphasizing the ukulele (in its different styles). This year we are thrilled to plan on Dan "Soybean" Sawyer who has been a valuable part of previous SoCal Ukulele Festivals. He is a versatile, light-hearted, wonderful musician who scores music for many Hollywood projects. While he enjoys great variety, his ukulele skills are extraordinary! Second, we are flying over the Kimo Hussey Hawaiian quartette called "Hoomalie," which in Hawaiian means "soothing." This foursome blends heavenly voices supported by their own ukulele beauty and skill. Singing in both Hawaiian and English this group specializes in harmonies that sooth and calm the soul. The third act will be that of young spell-binding Canadian ukulele superstar James Hill, who will be making his second appearance on the main stage. James amazingly ranges from "Ave Maria" to "The Flight of the Bumblebee!" Once again we are so proud of the line-up we have gathered.


www.ukulelefestival.org

www.ukulelefestival.org
Friday, October 06, 2006 - Saturday, October 07, 2006

Cerritos Park East
13234 E. 166th St.
Cerritos, CA

Time: Fri. @ 5:30PM; Sat. @ 8:30AM
LIL' REV Workshop in H.B.
LIL' REV Uke Workshop in Huntington Beach,CA. Thursday, 10/12/06, at 7PM the exciting LIL' REV will hold a workshop at Shirley Orlando's ISLAND BAZAAR at 16582 Gothard Street, Suite R, Huntington Beach, CA, (714) 843-9350. LIL' REV was a huge success at last year's SoCal Uke Fest with his dry wit and tin pan alley and vaudeville style songs. Bring your uke or buy one at Shirleys and come join the fun. $18 including handouts.

www.islandbazaarhb.com
Thursday, October 12, 2006

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard Street,Ste R
Huntington Beach, CA

Time: 7-9PM
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association's Annual Joliet, Illinois Convention
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association's Annual Joliet, Illinois Convention.

Join us this year for three days of Hawaiian steel guitar music. This yearly gathering of the world's finest non-pedal Hawaiian steel guitarists (both acoustic and electric) is a fun and inspiring event.

This year's guest of honor is noted steeler Dick Sanft. Mr. Sanft has been performing on the steel since his teens. He has traveled the world and played and recorded with the best in Hawaiian music. Starting in 1970 and continuing for over twenty years Dick Sanft was the featured steel guitarist in the Polynesian Luau show at Walt Disney World. Dick will perform each day of the convention and also during the Saturday night luau.

The HSGA Joliet convention is famous for its nightly 'no sleep' jam sessions. These impromptu, informal and free sessions start at about 9PM each night and frequently go until dawn. All musicians are invited to participate and share their music. These sessions are held nightly, including pre-convention Wednesday and post-luau Saturday. Uke players are especially welcome!

Daily stage sets from 9AM - 5PM. You must be an HSGA member to perform on stage. Membership is not required to attend, listen or participate in the nightly jam sessions.

Saturday night luau and floor show!

Convention location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Joliet, Illinois (near Chicago).

Contact the HSGA or the hotel for discounted hotel rates.

Detailed convention information at: [link] www.hsga.org [/link]


http:www.hsga.org
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - Saturday, October 14, 2006

Holiday Inn Convention Center. Joliet, Illinois(near Chicago)

Time: 9AM - 5:30PM Thurs-Fri. 9AM - 3:30PM Saturday
The Bilgewater Brothers on the MOON!
Where better to pay tribute to that great celestial body of romance than on the moon itself?! The Bilgewater Brothers, David Barlia (ukulele) and John Reynolds (guitar & banjo) present a collection of rare and delightful moon songs of the 1920's and 30's. With special guests.

TICKETS $15 ...or come dressed as an alien or a robot and get in for half-price!

http://www.steveallentheater.com/bilgewater.html
Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Time: 8:30pm
Del Rey Uke Workshop NYC
Two Hour Ukulele Workshop. Will focus on Fingerstyle Techniques and Repertoire. $60 advance registration required.

www.hobemianrecords.com
Thursday, October 26, 2006

Flatiron District

Time: 6:30 PM
The Second Kavarna Ukulele Night Featuring Lil' Rev
On the heels of our first, outrageously successful ukulele night, we proudly announce that our second night of ukulele-centric entertainment and fun will be held at Kavarna Coffeehouse on October 27th. Lil' Rev will be our featured headliner. The rest of the line up will be announced at a later date.

http://www.kavarna.com
Friday, October 27, 2006

Kavarna Vegetarian Coffeehouse
112 S. Broadway Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54303

Time: 6:30 PM
Spooky Halloween Cabaret
Ukulele Cabaret returns with Alan Drogin, Patsy Monteleone, Gio Gaynor, Meaghan Farrell, Sarah Kelly, Dana McCoy, Mike Bellusci, Kelli Rae Powell your hosts Sonic Uke - and more to come !



http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Saturday, October 28, 2006

Jimmy's No.43
43 East 7th Street
New York, NY

Time: 7pm 'till late
NY Ukulele Ensemble: Planetary Debut
Alan Drogin, Gio Gaynor, Heather Lev, Tomoko Moroishi, Uke Jackson, Uncle Zac, and (a player to be named) give the first ever performance by the NY Ukulele Ensemble as part of an evening of spectacle and mirth at Theater for the New City's Annual Village Halloween Masquerade Ball.

http://www.theaterforthe newcity.net
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Theater for the New City
Halloween Masquerade Ball
155 First Avenue
NY, NY

Time: 8 pm til
The Knockout Uke-Out II
It’s a ukulele slugfest uniting knockouts from the four-corners of the "jumping flea" world. Some charmers write original songs inspired by a love of rock and roll and indie-pop. Other challengers are inspired by Tom Waits and The Tigerlillies' brand of dark humor mixed with jazz and blues. And then there are those contentious ukie-weights motivated by Sixties folk singers or Twenties tin-pan alley artists.

The unifier is the instrument and the idea that all types of music are adaptable to the little four-string wonder.

This year’s Knockout Uke-out features the players from Ukey-Stardust. This was the show where David Bowie’s "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" was performed from start to finish--from "Five Years" to "Rock and Roll Suicide"--on ukuleles, saw, bull fiddle, melodeon and drum. This is the chance for those who loved that show to hear these cagey ring warriors exchange blows in their own weight class.

Tippy Canoe & the Paddlemen (http://www.tippycanoe.net) (http://www.myspace.com/tippycanoe)
5 Cent Coffee (http://www.fivecentcoffee.com) (http://www.myspace.com/fivecentcoffee)
Uni & her Ukelele (http://www.unicornbread.com) (http://www.myspace.com/uniandherukelele)
Stella! featuring The Uke Apocalypse & Amy Zing (http://www.ukeapocalypse.com)
(http://mymusicalsaw.tribe.net)
Just Henry (featuring members of the Plasterkatz) (http://www.plasterkatz.com/)
(http://tribes.tribe.net/justhenry)
Megan Lynch (http://www.myspace.com/meganlynch)

for more information please contact:
MICHELE KAPPEL
415-515-5991
mkappel@earthlink.net


http://www.myspace.com/theknockoutukeout
Friday, November 03, 2006

The Knockout
3223 Mission Street @ Valencia, San Francisco, California

Time: 9 o'clock at night
5th Annual UGH conference/expo
Concerts, players workshops, luthier/vendor expo.

www.ukuleleguild.org
Friday, November 03, 2006 - Sunday, November 05, 2006

Waikiki Mariot Hotel
Honolulu, Hi.


Time: all day
5th Annual Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute
Concerts, workshops, luthier exhibit.

www.kahilutheatre.org
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 - Saturday, November 11, 2006

Kahilu Theatre
Waimea (Kamuela)
Big Island, Hawaii

Time: all day
Dark Side of the Uke
Dark Side of the Uke

Pink Floyd's epic masterpiece re-imagined in it's entirety on ukuleles by the Tatamimats. An assortment of ukuleles will be present along with drums, bass, vocals, sonic sound effects, fog, lasers and even visuals from the Wizard of Oz to set the mood. Not to be missed!

Also - a special opening uke set from Scott Young (Red Meat)

10PM $6

http://www.myspace.com/thetatamimats
Saturday, November 18, 2006 - Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Knockout Club
3223 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Time: 10PM
Ukulele Cabaret
New York's monthly ukulele cabaret returns with Leftovers from Thanksgiving !

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com
Saturday, December 02, 2006

Stage 43 at Jimmy's
43 East 7th Street
East Village
NYC

Time: 7pm 'till late
THE UKULELE REVOLUTION
What: Premier gig of literary ukulele band, The Ukulele Revolution.

Where:Brunswick Hotel, Sydney Road, Brunswick.

When: Sunday 10 December 2006, between 3pm-6pm.

Cost: free.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Brunswick Hotel
Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria.

Time: 3pm-6pm
~~~ KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB ~~~
~~~ Aloha All; Come join in the Island Style fun! For more info go to the PLAYER DIRECTORY / California Clubs....... A Hui Hou ~~~

PH # = 714 + 843 - 9350
Monday, January 01, 2007 - Saturday, December 01, 2007

c/o ISLAND BAZAAR
16582 Gothard St. #R
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647

Time: 2nd & 4th TueNites 7:pm to 9:pm
P.J. OTAKU - Punk Rock Ukulelist To Perform @ Birdy's January 7th!!!
P.J. OTAKU, the world's foremost punk rock ukulelist, returns to the stage, making his live debut at Birdy's Bar & Grill in Indianapolis. Featuring an assortment of entertaining originals and eclectic covers (Leonard Nimoy, Bon Jovi, They Might Be Giants, the Velvet Underground, etc.), this is a show not to be missed!

Also featuring acoustic/musical comedy acts POPPLE and CLIFF RITCHIE.

http://myspace.com/pjotaku / http://pjotaku.8k.com
Sunday, January 07, 2007

2131 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Uke Workshop
1/13/07 Ukulele Workshop: “Strummin' With Jumpin' Jim”
Jim Beloff (Jumpin' Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke (or borrow one from McCabe's) and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend-your ukulele! See uke there! $25


909-624-2928
Saturday, January 13, 2007

Folk Music Center
220 Yale Ave.
Claremont, CA

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Beginners Uke Workshop
1/14/07 Beginner Ukulele Workshop: “Strummin' With Jumpin' Jim” 1-3 PM
Jim Beloff (Jumpin' Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke (or borrow one from McCabe's) and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend-your ukulele! See uke there! $35


310-828-4497
Sunday, January 14, 2007

McCabes Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, CA

Time: 1-3PM

Herb Ohta Jr. Workshops and Private Sessions in California!
Herb is returning to the Bay Area for private sessions and workshops! Don't miss this FABULOUS opportunity to get some time with him!

PRIVATE SESSIONS - San Jose, CA
Jan. 19, 22-25
Individual Lessons - $55 for 45 minute sessions / Group Lessons (3-5 persons) - $40 for 45 minute sessions
Times to be arranged and discounts are available for multiple sessions.

GROUP WORKSHOPS-All welcome!

Thursday, January 18 - San Jose
Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center
Beginning 6:30-8:00pm / Intermediate 8:30-10:00pm
415-452-8720
HawaiisMusicLive @ yahoo.com

Saturday, January 20 - Concord
Concord Senior Center
Beginning 1:00-2:30pm / Intermediate 3:00-4:30pm
(925)671-3320

Sunday, January 21 - Sacramento with Daniel Ho!
Sierra 2 Community Center for the Arts
Beginning 12:00-1:30pm / Intermediate 2:00-3:30pm
415-452-8720
HawaiisMusicLive @ yahoo.com

HerbOhtaJr.com
Thursday, January 18, 2007 - Thursday, January 25, 2007

Time: Varies
Ukulele Cabaret
The Ukulele Cabaret crew returns with our first show of the New Year - and including special guest Tom HArker from Circleville, OH.

The Ukulele Cabaret is NYC's premiere monthly ukulele showcase. Last Saturday's of the month at Jimmy's.

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com
Saturday, January 27, 2007

Stage 43 at Jimmy's
43 E 7th Street
East Village, NYC

Time: Two sets: 8pm and 10pm
Meeting of The Wichita Uke Society.
Announcing the first monthly meeting of The Wichita Uke Society.
A Group I decided to start up in order to meet others in the Wichita areas who have an interest in Ukuleles.
Right now Membership is free!
I’m hoping to get together with other players Relax play the Ukulele trade some licks drink some beer and have a good time.
The Meeting will take place 2:00PM Saturday Feb 3 at “The Studio” at 518 W. Harry in Wichita (Harry just East of the River.) It’s a Bar.
Bring your Uke and we will have a blast!
Please e-mail me if you can attend.

Sincerely Mauri Rains


Saturday, February 03, 2007

518 W. Harry Wichita, KS

Time: 2:00PM
Aloha Music Camp
Watch kohola (Humpback whales) jump and play offshore while you study Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and ukulele, learn the dances and songs that give life to the land, and explore Hawaiian language and culture. Optional ukulele construction workshop with Dennis Lake. Experience the Islands through Hawaiian eyes - you don't need to be a musician or dancer. If you love Hawai`i you will love the Aloha Music Camp.

http://www.alohamusiccamp.com/
Sunday, February 04, 2007 - Saturday, February 10, 2007

Aloha Music Camp llc
843 Waine`e Street F5
Suite 685
Lahaina, HI 96761-1685

LIL' REV WORKSHOP & CONCERT
The reknowned Tin Pan Alley buff, and Ukulele Wiz Kid, Lil' Rev will be presenting a Ukulele Blues Workshop and Concert on Thursday the 15th of February, and Friday the 16th. The Workshop is $18.00, and the concert is $20.00, however attendees will save $8.00 by reserving both seats. Island Bazaar, Huntington Beach, Ca.
714-843-9350

The Blues Ukulele Workshop is on Thursday night, at 7PM, and the Concert by Lil' Rev and Celia on Friday night at 7PM. Save $8.00 by attending both.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 - Friday, February 16, 2007

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St. "R"
Huntington Beach, CA. 92647

Time: 7 PM
Ukulele Workshop
Workshop for beginner-intermediate uke players.Strums,chord charts,etc. provided.Noon on Sunday.Lots of jamming,dances,workshops with 3-4 thousand traditional music lovers.

Friday, February 16, 2007 - Sunday, February 18, 2007

The February Flurry at Saratoga,NY

Time: See schedule at Danceflurry.org
Steven Espaniola Ukulele Workshop
Ukulele Workshop by Steven Espaniola, Slack Key and Ukulele master. The workshop will include and share with you the styles and techniques of recording artist Steven Espaniola. The Sunday afternoon workshop will start at 12:30 PM, and the cost is $25.00

The Ukulele and Slack Key master, Steven Espaniola will present a Ukulele Workshop.
Sunday, February 18, 2007

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St. "R"
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647

Time: Sunday, February 18th, 12:30pm
UKULELE EXTRAVAGANZA
UKULELE EXTRAVAGANZA
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
8:00pm
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs Ave.)
718-383-5333
Brooklyn, NY 11222
FREE!!!

featuring:

*Craig Chesler
*The Ukuladies
*Bliss Blood (of The Moonlighters)
*Kelli Rae Powell


www.craigchesler.com www.blissblood.com www.kelliraepowell.com
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave (at Driggs Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Time: 8:00 pm
NY Ukulele Ensemble in Concert
NY's premier ukulele band struts its stuff, including original and traditional tunes. sure to be one of the best evening's entertainment you've had in a long while.

http://www.nyukes.com
Saturday, February 24, 2007

Theater for the New City
155 First Ave
Manhattan

Time: 8pm
Ukulele Cabaret
The Ukulele Cabaret kicks it up a notch this month with THREE sets - starting 5pm with predinner tiki-hour, then 7.30 for the songwriters set and 9.30 'till late for the extreme set: electric ukes and more. AND, a special surprise for those who survive 'till midnight.

One night, twenty uke acts, what more could you want ? (Its FREE!)

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com
Saturday, February 24, 2007

Stage 43 at Jimmy's
43 East 7th Street
East Village, NYC

Time: 5pm, 7.30pm, 9.30pm
Winter Paradise
The Blue Stone Folk School and the Hedgehog Music Showcase present -
Winter Paradise: A Bit of Hawaii in the Ozarks

Featuring:
Gerald Ross, Ukulele,Lap Guitar and Swing Guitar great from Ann Arbor Michigan, our own Geoff Davis, on ukulele and Indianapolis’ famous Key Strummers

8:00 - 10:00 at the Hedgehog Music Showcase in Arcadia, Indiana (about 30 miles north of Indianapolis)

Lap Steel Guitar workshop with Gerald Ross and Ukulele workshop with Geoff Davis from 6:30 until the concert begins.

Concert tickets $10
Workshops $10

For more information or to purchase pre-concert tickets contact Bob Foster at the Hedgehog Music Showcase at 317 984 3560 or 317 773 8899 or vist the Blue Stone Folk School website at www.bluestonefolkschool.org.

Look for information soon about “Meat and Taters Ukuele” with Pops Bayless, of Austin Texas and Geoff Davis in July at the Hedgehog Music Showcase.

www.bluestonefolkschool.org
Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hedgehog Music Showcase
Arcadia, Indiana

Time: Workshops 6:30 - 8:00 , Concert 8:00 - 10:00
George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble Performance at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
On Saturday, March 10th, 2007, the George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble, under the direction of Ben Thompson, will debut a selection of Chesapeake Bay tunes that relate to the mission of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This performance is scheduled during the seventh annual Eagle Festival and Grand Re-opening of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Cambridge, Md.

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge comprises nearly 27,000 acres of pristine marshlands and forests. It is located in Cambridge, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Dubbed the “Everglades of the Mid-Atlantic,” Blackwater is home to dozens of species of birds and mammals, including the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel. It is also one of the best spots in the United States to view American Bald Eagles in their natural environment.

The George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble will perform at noon, in the heated, presentation tent. At 1 p.m., a grand opening ceremony will celebrate the return of the remodeled Visitor Center, new exhibits, a second story observatory and library, and new hiking trails. This event is free and open to the public.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is located at 2145 Key Wallace Drive in Cambridge, Maryland.



For a complete schedule of events for children and adults, visit the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Web site: http://www.fws.gov/blackwater/.


http://www.fws.gov/blackwater/
Saturday, March 10, 2007

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is located at 2145 Key Wallace Drive in Cambridge, Maryland.

Time: 8 am - 4 pm
Ukulele Cabaret
More uke players than you can shake a stick at ... New York's monthly Ukulele Cabaret. This month opening early with a 5pm tiki lounge set. Come warm up your ukes early. Dinner at Jimmy's from 6pm then the songwriter's set at 7.30 - followed by the extreme set at 10pm. Special surprise for those who make it 'till midnight...

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Saturday, March 31, 2007

Stage #43 at Jimmy's
43 East 7th Street
East Village, New York

Time: 5pm, 7.30pm, 10pm
Ukulele Performance/Workshop
Ukulele performance and workshop at the Saratoga Guitar show,with a variety of tunes and ukes illustrating history,styles and techniques.Lots of instruments and vendors to check out,also.

Friday, April 06, 2007

City Center,Broadway Saratoga,NY

Time: 8:00 pm
Bill Tapia in concert
99 years young jazz ‘ukulele pioneer Bill Tapia celebrates nine decades in music with a rare Southern California concert appearance.The Duke of Uke will be joined by Grammy award-winning Honolulu slack key guitar virtuoso Jeff Peterson.

http://www.billtapia.com
Friday, April 13, 2007

Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA

Time: 7:30PM
Bill Tapia in concert
99 years young jazz ‘ukulele pioneer Bill Tapia celebrates nine decades in music with a rare Southern California concert appearance. The Duke of Uke will be joined by Grammy award-winning Honolulu slack key guitar virtuoso Jeff Peterson

http://www.billtapia.com
Sunday, April 15, 2007

Huntington Beach Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach CA


Time: 3:00 PM
Texas Uke Fest 2007
Our 6th Annual ukulele festival will be held again in San Antonio, the Ukulele Capital of Texas. It is a celebration of ukulele and the people who love it. There will be workshops, performances, activities, and lots of ukulele jammin'. It's warm in Texas in the Spring. Y'all come - we'll leave the light on for you.

www.ukuleleuniverse.com
Thursday, April 19, 2007 - Saturday, April 21, 2007

Lion's Field Adult & Sr. Center
Corner of Broadway and Mulberry
San Antonio, Texas

Time: 9am-9pm daily
Melvern Taylor at the Blue Mermaid
Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones will be playing 2 sets. A great band from Acton, MA called the Farewells are opening at 9:30ish. 3 Bucks. You should go.

www.bluemermaid.com
Friday, April 20, 2007

The Hill
Portsmouth, NH

Time: 9:30
Herb Ohta Jr. Private Ukulele Sessions
GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE LESSONS

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to brush up on technique or learn something new. Catered to your individual needs, private lessons are a great way to hone your skills and have some fun! Groups welcome!

Only 12 slots available per location, so don’t hesitate!
Register today to confirm your preferred date and time.

www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Friday, April 20, 2007 - Tuesday, May 01, 2007

San Jose Japantown
Concord Senior Center
Sacramento Buddhist Church
DaSilva Ukulele Co., Berkeley

Time: To be arranged
Beginning Ukulele Workshop with Herb Ohta Jr.
Herb will be teaching sections from his new instructional book, Discovering The ‘Ukulele. You will learn how to tune your ‘ukulele, learn the finger board, learn how to play and understand scales, strumming and picking techniques, and if time allows, learn ‘Pua Lililehua’- Herb Ohta Junior style!



www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

DaSilva Ukulele Co.
2547 8th St.
Berkeley, CA

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Intermediate Ukulele workshop with Herb Ohta Jr.
Learn arpeggios, figure style picking techniques, picking vamps, more sophisticated strumming techniques and learn how to improvise using major scales. Prerequisite: Know major scales and your finger board, and an understanding of the chromatic scale.


www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

DaSilva Ukulele Co.
2547 8th St.
Berkeley, CA


Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Free Ukulele Jamming in Central London
A weekly, informal gathering in Soho. Bring your ukes. Details upon response.

www.myspace.com/ukegottobekidding
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - Friday, April 25, 2008

Time: 7 pm, Wednesday evenings
NY Uke Fest 2007
A festive gathering of ukulele players for concerts, workshops, jamming, vendors, and general ukulele madness on the fabled isle of Manhattan, capital of the planet. Tix go on sale January 2007.

http://www.nyukefest.com
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - Sunday, April 29, 2007

155 First Ave
NY NY

Time: Festival Hours

Uke Nights!
Audience sing-a-longs? Cheap champagne? Balloon animals? What more could you want? The Ukuladies are a perpetually touring sister and tap-dancing-cousin act from Winnipeg, Canada with a lust for life and its idle curiosities. The Ukuladies are fraternal twins Genevieve on banjo uke, voice, toy piano, glockenspiel, penny whistle, and kazoo, and Jimmy Lou on uke, voice, violin, saw, kazoo. Cousin Bunny joins them on tap shoes, toy accordion, party favors and antics. Come and join the "ladies" as they share cowboy love songs, Hawaiian hits, Ruth Wallis medleys, George Fornby favorites, and originals tunes!

http://www.nightandday.biscuitbbq.com
Friday, April 27, 2007

Biscuit BBQ - corner of President and 5th Avenue
Brooklyn

Time: 9pm - 11pm
Keoki Kahumoku - Ukulele Big Island Style workshop
Join Keoki as he shares with you songs from his home on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He'll review strumming techniques, picking, and tablature reading too! As a farmer, pig trapper and three-time GRAMMY award winner, Keoki cherishes his heritage and culture of Hawai'i through his love of the land and the music. All ages and levels welcome!


www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Friday, April 27, 2007

984 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Time: 10:30-12:00
Ukulele Cabaret
5pm: Tiki Lounge
7.30pm: Songwriter's set
10pm: Extreme Ukulele
12pm: After party - NYUke Fest participants welcome !

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Saturday, April 28, 2007

Stage #43 at Jimmy's
43 East 7th Street
East Village, New York

Time: 5pm, 7.30pm, 10pm, midnight
14th Annual Northern California Ukulele Festival
Come share the aloha spirit at this 14th annual celebration featuring talented performers from Norhtern California and beyond. With a full day of music, and over 40 vendors selling ukuleles, Hawaiian arts & crafts and plenty of Hawaiian style food. This event is for the entire family.

http://www.pica-org.org/ukulele/
Sunday, April 29, 2007

22100 Princeton Street
Hayward, CA

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Fifth Annual Inland Empire Uke Festival
Keoki Ariola, a native Hawaiian and member of the LLUS will be the honored musician.
Donation for the event is $7.00 and includes the morning performances of area uke groups including children, Lunch, and afternoon concert featuring Keoki,Hula Dancers, and invited guests.Vendors. Jamming will follow the scheduled events. Come and bring your uke or complimentary instrument,an appetite for an ono buffet, money, and whatever you have for the "swap-meet-type" table.
If you would like to be considered as a vendor email: ukulelegrandma@yahoo.com for information. Advance ticket sale starts March 20. Use email address above for ticket info., also.

www.lomalindaukestrummers.org
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Azure Hills SDA Church
Barton Road, Grand Terrace
exit 215 East. Church is on the right. Plenty of parking.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ukulele Classes beginning May 2nd
The beginners class is for complete beginners. Day one. In six weeks you will learn 15 chords, 15 songs, and 2 or 3 strum styles. An excellent foundation for beginning the ukulele.

The intermediate class begins at 7:45 PM, and will continue where the last one left off. Even more advanced concepts will be introduced, such as chord inversions, note and tablature reading, Strum styles, and more.

$72.00 for one hour weekly for 6 weeks
Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St. "R"
Huntington Beach, CA

Time: 6:30PM beginners 7:45PM Intermediate
Lil' Rev at Kavarna Coffeehouse
The incomparable Lil' Rev will be performing at Kavarna Coffeehouse!

http://kavarna.com
Friday, May 04, 2007

112 S. Broadway
Green Bay, Wis. 54303

Time: 7pm
Kimo Hussey Uke Workshop
Ukulele Master & Honolulu Resident Kimo Hussey will present one of his famous workshops at Island Bazaar. Kimo shares his vast knowledge of uke theory and style for beginners and advanced alike. Donation - $15 @ Island Bazaar.

Ph. 714/843-9350
Friday, May 04, 2007

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St., Ste. R
Huntington Beach, CA

Time: 7:30-9PM
Kimo Hussey & Friends Concert
Uke Master Kimo Hussey's flying in from Hawaii to join the Ukulele Rascals and others in a gala variety concert at Island Bazaar. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in this fun venue. Donations - $20 at Island Bazaar, limited seating!

Ph. 714/843-9350
Saturday, May 05, 2007

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St., Ste. R
Huntington Beach, CA

Time: 8PM
First Belgian Ukulele Festival
The first international ukulelefestival of Belgium! Check our website for more details.

http://www.ukulelefestival.be
Saturday, May 05, 2007

Koutermolenstraat 6b
9111 Belsele
BELGIUM

Time: 12h-22h
1st ANNUAL UKULELE PA'INA 2007
Come join us for the 1st annual UKULELE PA’INA event featuring Jody Kamisato & his students!

There will be great music, hula by Halau `Olapakuikala`i `o Hokuaulani, ono food prepared by Minato Restaurant, and door prizes (including ukulele giveaways generously donated by Gstring Ukulele Company & Ukulele Puapua).

Where: Minato Restaurant (off King St.)
930 Hauoli St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
When: Sunday, May 6, 2007
Tickets: $15 at the door

Due to the limited space at Minato Restaurant, there will be 2 events that day. Please choose between the lunch & dinner event:

Lunch: 11am-2pm
Dinner: 4pm-7pm

There will also be a charity auction held in conjunction with Ukulele Pa’ina. Proceeds from the auction will be used to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children (Recreation Therapy Dept).

Shriners Hospitals for Children
1310 Punahou St.
Honolulu, HI 96826-1099

Hope to see you on May 6th!!!



http://ukulele.pua2.com/jody/schedule.html
Sunday, May 06, 2007

Minato Restaurant (off King St.)
930 Hauoli St.
Honolulu, HI 96826


Time: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Ukulele Noir Live in Helltown
Ukulele Noir visits Helltown, as parts of Provincetown were once called. On the bill: Patsy Manteleone, Mary J. Martin, Robert Wheeler, and your host, Craig Robertson. Sponsored by WOMR.

womr.org
Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Old Schoolhouse
Commercial Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts

Time: 7 pm
NY Ukulele Ensemble
We've been selected for a national band search. This is the first round.

Original Sessions Art House
Friday, May 18, 2007

17 John Street (btwn Broadway and Nassau) Manhattan

Time: 11 pm
George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble presents A Tribute to Rachel Carson
The George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble, under the direction of science teacher, Ben Thompson, presents a tribute to Rachel Carson on her 100th birthday. The music will be presented on the patio of the National Wildlife Visitors Center just prior to a one-woman play "Rachel Carson: A Sense of Wonder," being presented by acclaimed actress Kaiulani Lee.
The event is free, however reservations are required for the play by calling 301-497-5760.


http://www.fws.gov/northeast/patuxent/events.htm
Thursday, May 24, 2007

The National Wildlife Visitor Center is located off of Powder Mill Rd. between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Rt. 197 south of Laurel,Maryland

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Strings of Paradise: the Ukulele and Steel Guitar
Large exhibit of vintage ukuleles and guitars. Includes, Nunes, Kamaka, Martin, Kuamale, Lyon & Healy, Gibson, and many more. The exhibit also displays shirts, dolls, and menu covers with Hawaiian musical designs.

http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/depts/museum/exhibits/featured_exhibit.asp
Saturday, May 26, 2007 - Sunday, September 09, 2007

City of Fullerton, Museum
301 N. Pomona Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Time: Tuesday - Sunday Noon -4:00PM
Mary's Ukulele Show
James Hill will be the guest on this episode of the weekly radio show broadcasting from the historic Old Schoolhouse in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

myspace.com/ukulelediva
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

womr.org
92.1 fm

Time: 8-9pm est
Uke at Bernunzio's:Workshops,concert,open mic
One beginners and one intermediate/advanced workshop covering jazz,blues,open tunings,and fingerpicking styles with Ron Gordon.Handouts provided.There will follow a concert and open mike for all attendees.Price:$20.Hope to see some strummers from Toronto!This promises to keep that uke energy going from the Feb. Uke gathering.

check for details at bernunzio.com
Saturday, June 02, 2007

Rochester,NY near the Eastman School of Music

Time: Afternoon and evening:exact times TBD
The `Uke in You Two Workshop
The `Uke in You Two Workshop

Find your Aloha Spirit!!!!

Come, to this free workshop and find out about the funnest instrument ever made, the `ukulele. Fun songs, drinks and all around good time.

Why the `ukulele?

The `ukulele is the happiest, most accessible, and easiest string instrument to learn. Also, `ukulele is the perfect sing along instrument. And by Golly, did I mention the `ukulele is FUN TO PLAY!!! The GCEA C-standard tuning allows a `ukulele player to play the most chords with the least number of fingers required to hold a chord. The `ukulele is small and easy to hold. Thus, it is ideal for new players of all ages. Also, the `ukulele is one of the cheapest string instruments to buy.

We are a volunteer/community service non-profit organization in partnership with the Chicago Park District. We teach two classes on `ukulele (Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced) Beginning `ukulele is for: Adults and children 10 and up. All children under the age of 18 will have to sign a Parental/Guardian Consent form. All classes are FREE, but there are requirements.

Intermediate/Advanced `ukulele is for people beyond Beginning `ukulele. The Free Form hour after both classes is for both Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced `ukulele people.

Bring your `uke, and we will have some fun. If you don't have an `ukulele, I will provide you with one to play. I will give you a demonstration of the different types of music you can play on the `ukulele. You will start playing songs right away, and I will show you the different types of `ukulele there are, and what makes an `ukulele the coolest instrument ever made. I will also outline the `ukulele music program offered by the Nui `ukulele club.

This is a free workshop, come and enjoy the fun.

When? Sunday, June 3rd, 1:00 PM
Where? 1077 W. Polk, Chicago IL 60607
Use www.mapquest.com to find us. Free parking in back and in the school lot.

Why? Because the `ukulele is just too much fun to keep to yourself.

Keep Strumming, Singing, and Smiling,

Aloha,

Terry Truhart




http://www.nuiukulele.org
Sunday, June 03, 2007

1077 W. Polk
Chicago IL 60607

Time: 1 PM
The 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Ukulele Invitational (M.A.U.I.)
A family-friendly regional ukulele festival with afternoon workshops and an evening concert. There will also be a Friday night ukulele cabaret at 49 West Coffee House (49 West St., Annapolis) at 8:00 PM.

http://www.metroukeassoc.org/MAUI2007.html
Friday, June 08, 2007 - Saturday, June 09, 2007

Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis
121 S. Villa Ave.
Annapolis, MD

Time: Saturday Festival: 12 Noon - 11:00 PM; Sat. Evening Concert at 8:00

Ukulele Cabaret
The Ukulele Cabaret crew returns to kick off summer. 5 hours of ukulele music, with special guests Dr Sparkles (drsparkles.com) and Gemma from the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. No cover.

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Saturday, June 09, 2007

Stage 43 at Jimmy's
43 East 7th Street
East Village
New York

Time: 7.30pm, 10pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabuluro in concert in the newest and best listening room in all of NC and SC!

http://www.brpac.org
Saturday, June 09, 2007 - Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blue Ridge Performing Arts Center at 538 N. Main Street in Hendersonville, NC

Time: 8:00 PM Saturday; 3:00 PM Sunday
2007 San Dimas Ho'olaule'a
Continuous Entertainment
Hawaiian Music and Dancing
Merchants
Ono Food
Halaus
Free Parking and Admission


(909) 599-7512
Saturday, June 09, 2007 - Sunday, June 10, 2007

San Dimas Canyon Park
and Nature Center
1628 N. Sycamore Canyon Rd
San Dimas, CA 91773

Time: Sat 10:00-8:00pm Sun 10:00-4:00pm
Nui `Ukulele Club of Chicago
Find your Aloha Spirit!!!!

Come to the Nui `Ukulele Meeting and find out about the funnest instrument ever made, the `ukulele.
Fun songs, drinks and all around good time.

Why the `ukulele?

The `ukulele is the happiest, most accessible, and easiest string instrument to learn. Also, `ukulele is the perfect sing along instrument. And by Golly, did I mention the `ukulele is FUN TO PLAY!!! The GCEA C-standard tuning allows a `ukulele player to play the most chords with the least number of fingers required to hold a chord. The `ukulele is small and easy to hold. Thus, it is ideal for new players of all ages. Also, the `ukulele is one of the cheapest string instruments to buy.

We are a volunteer/community service non-profit organization in partnership with the Chicago Park District. We teach two classes on `ukulele (Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced) Beginning `ukulele is for: Adults and children 10 and up. All children under the age of 18 will have to sign a Parental/Guardian Consent form. All classes are FREE, but there are requirements.

Intermediate/Advanced `ukulele is for people beyond Beginning `ukulele.

Bring your `uke, and we will have some fun. If you don't have an `ukulele, I will provide you with one to play. I will give you a demonstration of the different types of music you can play on the `ukulele. You will start playing songs right away, and I will show you the different types of `ukulele there are, and what makes an `ukulele the coolest instrument ever made. I will also outline the `ukulele music program offered by the Nui `ukulele club.

Aloha,

www.nuiukulele.org
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sheridan Park
910 S. Aberdeen
Chicago IL 60607

Time: 6:30 PM beginners / 7:30 PM intermediate/advanced
Steven Strauss's UKEBOX CD Release Party
DaSilva Ukulele Co. presents a CD release event
for UKEBOX
Steven Strauss's recording of ukulele instrumentals
on Rear Window Music.
.
featuring Steven Strauss's new ARCHER STRING BAND - plus special guest artists
.
For one evening only, CDs will be offered at half price ($10).
.
Event admission $10 - RSVP appreciated - email: ukebox@yahoo.com

.
Exhaustive liner notes on the CD's music can be found at www.ukebox.com

http://www.ukebox.com
Sunday, June 17, 2007

DaSilva Ukulele Co. - 2547 8th Street, #28 - Berkeley, CA 94710 - 510 649-1548 - ukemaker.com

Time: 5pm reception - 7pm performance
Uke Night!
The Ukuladies are hosting Uke Night at Union Hall. Joining the ladies in the evening festivities are Bliss Blood, Al Duvall, Kelli Rae Powell, and Jamie Scandal! $7 cover. Fabulousness!

http://www.unionhallny.com
Monday, June 18, 2007

702 Union Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Time: 8pm - 11pm
Portland UkeFest 2007
4 nights of entertainment and jamming. 3 days of classes and workshops in a beautiful setting. It's Ukulele Heaven. Beginners to advanced players invited. Registration is limited and opens on February 15.

http://www.portlandukefest.org
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - Sunday, June 24, 2007

Portland Oregon

Time: Check in Wed: 1 p.m. Check out by noon Sun.
Kimo Hussey and the Nui `Ukulele Club Meeting
Mahalo from the Nui `ukulele Club.

I would like to extend a big mahalo (thank you) to all the people who have attended the workshops and meetings. The time has been joyous and fun. I know you gained a greater appreciation of the different types of music you can play on the `ukulele, and the basics to play a few songs. To those who have not made it yet, don’t worry, I haven’t imposed any restriction yet, so don’t let all the formality scare you.

The next meeting will be at Sheridan Park in partnership with the Chicago Park District.
Where: 910 S. Aberdeen, Chicago IL 60607 (2nd Floor Computer Room)
When: Thursday, June 21st, 2007, 6:30 PM for beginners
7:30 PM for intermediate/advanced

This week we will be have special honored guest, Kimo Hussey, co-author of the “He Mele Aloha” song book. http://www.kimohussey.com This song book is the definitive guide to traditional Hawaiian music with over 250 some songs expressing the scope and breath of the aloha spirit. Kimo also plays a large part with the Pacific Music Foundation (http://www.pacificmusicfoundation.org ) The organization main goal is provide soothing healing music to comfort people.

Also, on Sunday, June 24th we will be discussing vocal warm exercises and finding your key in both the beginning and advanced `ukulele classes.
Where: 1077 W. Polk, Chicago IL 60607
When: 1:00 PM for beginners
2:00 PM for intermediate/advanced
3:00 PM Free Form hour.

Unfortunately, the vocal aspects are skipped over way too much when it comes to `ukulele playing. Your voice is an extension of the over all music ability of your instrument. The `ukulele is to me a harmony instrument. You are supposed to sing along with it. Don’t worry. You don’t have to sound like an angel, or a professional opera singer. You just need to know your range, and how to select songs (keys) that fit your voice.


Don’t Forget the Chicagoland first ukulele festival in over 50 years.

CHICAGOLAND UKULELE JAM Festival
When: Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd
Where: Legal Grounds Coffee House
1300 Maybrook Square
Maywood, IL 60153-2417
Check out
http://www.myspace.com/chicagolandukulelejamfest
or http://www.nuiukulele.org/chi-ukefest-07.htm

I (Terry Truhart) will be conducting a beginner’s ukulele workshop at the festival at 10:30 AM on Saturday.



www.nuiukulele.org
Thursday, June 21, 2007

910 S. Aberdeen, Chicago IL 60607

Time: 6:30 PM Beginners 7:30 PM intermediate/advanced
Mad Tea Party's Wonderland Ball
Asheville's uke-abilly trio Mad Tea Party hosts its first ever Wonderland Ball. The Wiyos from NYC will open the show.

www.themadteaparty.com
Friday, June 22, 2007

Grey Eagle Music Hall
Asheville, NC

Time: 9:00 pm
Uke sessions at the Old Songs Festival
Ron Gordon will teach a uke workshop on Sat. and lead a uke jam on Sun. at the Old Songs Festival(traditional music and dance)in Altamont,NY near Albany.This festival has been happening for over a quarter century and there is great music,dance,food,jamming,and crafts.

oldsongs.org
Friday, June 22, 2007 - Sunday, June 24, 2007

Time: 6/23@10:00 6/24@2:30
Chicagoland Ukulele Jam Festival 2007
Located in Historical Chicagoland.

For further information: http://www.gotuke.com/festival.html
and stop by our updated myspace page
http://www.myspace.com/chicagolandukulelejamfest

http://www.myspace.com/chicagolandukulelejamfest , http://www.gotuke.com/festival.html
Saturday, June 23, 2007

Legal Grounds Coffee House
1300 Maybrook Square
Maywood. Illinois 60153

Time: All Day Festival
Aloha Music Camp
Immerse yourself in Hawaiian music and culture on the Magical Island of Moloka`i.

Study `ukulele at all levels with Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, Mark Kailana Nelson and Byron Yasui.

Build your own `ukulele with Dennis Lake (Po Mahina, Hawaii).

Study slack key guitar, hula, oli, language -- kid's activities and so much more! See our website for more information.

www.alohamusiccamp.com
Sunday, June 24, 2007 - Saturday, June 30, 2007

843 Waine`e Street Suite 107 #655
Lahaina HI 96761

Dark Side of the Uke
Dark Side of the Uke Returns!

Last year's debut performance went down so well that we're doing it again!

Pink Floyd's epic

http://www.myspace.com/thetatamimats
Friday, July 06, 2007

The Knockout Club
3223 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110


Time: 9PM
Meat 'n Taters Ukulele
Meat ‘n Taters Ukulele

Playing and Building with Pops and Geoff



Sunday, July 8 - Friday, July 13

Instructors: Pops Bayless & Geoff Davis

Meat ‘n Taters Ukulele serves up a generous helping of ukulele playing and building. Students may choose to either study performance and playing with Pops Bayless or study ukulele design and and build a soprano ukulele with Geoff Davis.

Students will gather on the evening of Sunday, July 8 for a brief orientation, socializing and playing.

During the week students will join their instructors from 8:30 - 5:00. Performance students will attend classes in the historic Featherston Barn at Conner Prairie, a living history museum depicting life in 1836 and in 1886. Ukulele design and construction students will meet at the Hoosier Maid Ukulele shop.

Classes will combine in the late afternoon to focus on playing skills, performance tips and ukulele history. Private lessons are also available.

Students will gather for meals and have opportunities following dinner to jam or to explore the region.

On Friday, July 13, students and teachers will perform for the public at the Hedgehog Music Showcase in Arcadia, Indiana.

Tuition for either class $ 375

Meals, transportation and lodging are not included.

Materials fee for ukulele building $125

More details being worked out. Please check back often.

Feel free to contact info@bluestonefolkschool.org for more information.



www.bluestonefolkschool.org
Sunday, July 08, 2007 - Friday, July 13, 2007

The Blue Stone Folk School
Noblesville, IN

Time: All Day
So. Cal Ukulele Showcase
A FREE outdoor festival style concert
featuring Daniel Ho, Herb Ohta Jr., Bill Tapia, Dan "Soybean" Sawyer, Steven Espaniola, Makena, King Kukulele, The Bilgewater Brothers and more!
This concert is part of the Japanese American Museum's "1st & Central" Summer concert series and will be a great way to spend a Thursday Summer Evening. Sponsored in part by 90.7 FM KPFK's Weekday Music Program "The Global Village" (10am - noon) & the monthly "Ukulele Spotlight" which airs the last Thursday of the month at 11:00 am
More details coming soon...

http://www.myspace.com/socalukeshowcase
Thursday, July 12, 2007

JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
phone: (213) 625-0414

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Victoria Vox at Kavarna Coffeehouse
Victoria Vox will be singing and playing the ukulele.

http://kavarna.com
Friday, July 13, 2007

112 S. Broadway
Green Bay

Time: 7pm
ROCK THAT UKE screening! ROBERT ARMSTRONG concert!
Movies on a Big Screen, a production of Shiny Object Digital Video, will present a special Sacramento screening of "Rock That Uke," the quirky, award-winning documentary about the modern ukulele scene starring Janet Klein, Robert Armstrong, Ian Whitcomb, Carmaig de Forest, Ukefink, Oliver Brown, Songs From a Random House and others!

Producer and co-director William Preston Robertson will be on hand for a Q&A following the doc.

AND THEN!--a special ukulele concert by Cheap Suit Serenader, Mickey Rat creator, and RTU featured artist ROBERT ARMSTRONG!!

The doc will be preceded by "Cinema du Ukulélé," a collection of ukulele shorts that includes Ryan McFaul's cinema classic "Gay Boyfriend," starring The Hazzards (formerly The Ukes of Hazzard)!

Tickets are a stupefyingly inexpensive $5! Real movie popcorn and bottled water are a mindbogglingly affordable $1 each!

RTU! Popcorn and water for a buck each! Bob Armstrong! "Gay Boyfriend!" The scent of discarded spaghetti sauce wafting on a hot summer breeze! What more could any sane and civil human being possibly want on a Friday night?

...Well, okay, cushions for your metal folding chair. That's a good point. You might want to bring a pillow to sit on...

http://www.rockthatuke.com
Friday, July 13, 2007

The Fools Foundation
1025 19th Street
Sacramento, CA
@ 19th & K, around back in the basement off the alley and across from The Spaghetti Factory's garbage bin!

Time: 7:00 pm
James Hill at DaSilva Ukulele Co., Berkeley, CA
DaSilva Ukulele Co.
is proud to host
James Hill
in a ukulele workshop and concert

Sunday July 15, 2007
Ukulele Workshop - 3-5pm
(All levels welcome) $25 Please call for reservations or more info
Concert - 7:30 pm $20 Reservations recommended

DaSilva Ukulele Co.
2547 8th Street, #28
Berkeley, CA 94710
510 649-1548
www.ukemaker.com

Please note, the shop will be cleared between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm for dinner break and sound check.
We will have an indoor reception area available during that time and will have a number system to manage seating for the first 50 seats.
Main doors will reopen at 7:00 pm
Cash or check only.
Driving directions to DaSilva Ukulele Co. can be found on the Calendar page at www.ukemaker.com

www.ukemaker.com
Sunday, July 15, 2007

2547 8th Street, #28
Berkeley, CA 94710

Time: 3-5pm Workshop, 7:30pm Concert
Ukulele Instruction at the Augusta Heritage Festival's 'Swing Week'
Gerald Ross will teach swing and fingerstyle ukulele, beginning/intermediate Hawaiian & Western Swing non-pedal steel guitar and Swing Guitar during 'Swing Week' July 15-20, 2007 at the Augusta Heritage Festival.

The Augusta festival is held during the summer months at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. The program is best known for it's intensive week-long workshops that attract more than 2,000 participants annually.
Instruction in Irish, Bluegrass, Swing, Cajun/Creole and Blues is offered by some of the world's finest musicians.

Augusta Info:
www.augustaheritage.com

Gerald Ross Info:
www.umich.edu/~gbross
gbross@umich.edu

http://www.augustaheritage.com
Sunday, July 15, 2007 - Friday, July 20, 2007

Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, W.Virginia

Ukulele Extravaganza #2
8pm - Sonic Uke
9pm - Sweet Soubrette
10pm - Al Duvall
11pm - Kelli Rae Powell & Craig Chesler

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave (at Driggs)
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Time: 8:00pm
SoCal James Hill Workshop & Concert
Great ukulele phenom JAMES HILL (enough said!) will be at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA, for a Friday (7:30PM) workshop ($15) and a Saturday (8PM) concert ($20). Will sell out...call (714) 843-9350 for tix!

Friday, July 20, 2007 - Saturday, July 21, 2007

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard, Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Friday 7:30PM & Sat. 8:00PM
Demystifying Hawaiian Music Workshop
HAWAIIAN MUSIC WORKSHOP
Featuring Chadwick Pang, UH Manoa Hawaiian Ensemble Instructor

DEMYSTIFYING MUSIC – This workshop will outline the evolution of Hawaiian music through specific genres, creating a more holistic understanding of Hawaiian music. After establishing a foundation knowledge of Hawaiian music history, we will delve into performance topics such as synergy, emoting, and protocols. We will then work together to implement some of these ideas in a hands-on portion that will explore artistic collaboration between hula dancers and musicians. Musicians, please bring your primary instrument. Dancers, please be prepared to dance.

Workshop Fees: CASH ONLY
Registrations received by 7/20: $30 per workshop
On-site registration: $35 per workshop

Attend the workshop on Sunday and receive a bundled discount.

Pregistration form: http://www.halawai.org/download/musicworkshop.doc

http://www.halawai.org/download/Workshop_NYC0707.pdf
Saturday, July 21, 2007

6 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor (bet 5th & 6th Ave)

Time: 3:15 – 5:30pm
Kanikapila Workshop in NYC
HAWAIIAN MUSIC WORKSHOP
Featuring Chadwick Pang, UH Mânoa Hawaiian Ensemble Instructor

July 21 & 22, 2007


SATURDAY, 7/21, 3:30 – 5:30pm (Check-in begins at 3:15pm)
DEMYSTIFYING MUSIC – This workshop will outline the evolution of Hawaiian music through specific genres, creating a more holistic understanding of Hawaiian music. After establishing a foundation knowledge of Hawaiian music history, we will delve into performance topics such as synergy, emoting, and protocols. We will then work together to implement some of these ideas in a hands-on portion that will explore artistic collaboration between hula dancers and musicians. Musicians, please bring your primary instrument. Dancers, please be prepared to dance.

KANIKAPILA – Kanikapila honors the traditional method of passing on musical heritage through oral transmission. In this workshop we will explore a variety of mele and the characteristics that make them unique. The types of mele that we will learn include: chant-based, hula ku`i, hapa haole, ali`i-composed, and Himeni haipule. We invite you to bring an instrument (singing voice, guitar, `ukulele, bass, steel guitar, and/or ipu) with you regardless of your ability level for a hands-on approach in a group-learning environment. Let’s make music!

Workshop Fees: CASH ONLY
Registrations received by 7/20: $30 per workshop
On-site registration: $35 per workshop
Attend the "Demystifying Hawaiian Music Workshop" the day before and receive a bundled discounted price of $65.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

6 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor (bet 5th & 6th Ave)

Time: 12:45 – 3:00pm
Glastonbury Ukulele Band Concert with Jim and Liz Beloff
A two hour singalong and concert with the Glastonbury Ukulele Band and the Jim Rosokoff Trio (uke, bass, sax), with special guests Jim and Liz Beloff. Admission is free. The Manchester Band Shell is an outdoor venue where you can put down a blanket and sing along with your favorite tunes. Bring your uke, a music stand, and a lawn chair, and strum along. (you may need a flashlight for the later songs). If it rains we go indoors.

The list of songs for the evening and more info is at the following site. Download them from the website's main "SONG" page. http://www.doctoruke.com/bandshell.pdf


http://www.doctoruke.com/bandshell.pdf
Friday, July 27, 2007

Manchester Band Shell
Manchester Community College
Manchester, Connecticut

Time: 7-9pm

Melvern Taylor plays the Lowell Folk Fest
HEY FOLKS,
THE LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL IS HERE AGAIN! MELVERN TAYLOR WILL BE SINGING SONGS AND STRUMMING THE UKE ALONG WITH HIS
FABULOUS MELTONES!
THEY WILL BE PLAYING 2 SHOWS ON SATURDAY JULY, 28

THE FIRST SHOW IS AT
the WORTHEN HOUSE STAGE
5PM
WORTHEN STREET

THE 2ND SHOW WILL BE AT
THE COURT YARD STAGE
7:45 PM
CENTRAL STREET?


AFTER THAT? BEER. LOTS OF BEER.


AND ZILLIONS OF
OTHER GREAT BANDS ARE PLAYING ALL OVER TOWN AS WELL. YOU SHOULD
TOTALLY COME.

www.melverntaylor.com
Saturday, July 28, 2007

Lowell, MA

Time: 5pm
Ukulele Cabaret
6 hours of non-stop ukeing. All welcome.

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com
Saturday, July 28, 2007

Stage 43 at Jimmy's
43 East 7th Street

Time: 6pm 'till late
Evolution of the 'Ukulele Exhibit & SF Ukulele Festival
UPDATED INFORMATION!

Evolution of the Ukulele: The story of Hawaii's Jumping Flea
August 2 - October 21, 2007

Exploring the history, fine craft, and contemporary fanaticism of this popular instrument, this exhibition provides an in-depth look at an eclectic musical tool. Some of the finest ukuleles ever crafted will be on display, including rare 19th-century instruments by the "First Three" ukulele makers, Santo, Dias and Nunes. Accompanied by an extensive program series and highlighting modern ukulele master luthiers, with in a hands-on educational section of the gallery. Curated by Stephen Becker, renowned folk art historian (and ukulele player), the exhibition is a centerpiece for a two-day ukulele music festival including a benefit solo performance by Jake Shimabukuro at the Herbst Theater on September 7th, and the first ever San Francisco Ukulele Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens on September 8th featuring "uke-centric" music of all styles, and a ukulele strum-and-sing-along with some of the prominent Bay Area ukulele clubs -- and the Festival is free! Bring your ukes!

Public Programs and Events:

Friday, August 3, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. -- Public Opening of "Evolution of the 'Ukulele," Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 51 Yerba Buena Lane. The exhibit runs through October 21st.

Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m., Museum of Craft and Folk Art-- A special lecture and concert by John King, noted 'ukulele virtuoso and historian. King will speak about the history of the 'ukulele and how it became a national craze at San Francisco's 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition. He will be playing classical 19th century music on the 'ukulele and on the machete, the instrument from the island of Madeira originally brought to Hawaii that became the 'ukulele. Mr. King's www.nalu-music.com is the best 'ukulele history website on the 'net, and his CDs "Royal Hawaiian Music" and "J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3, BWV 1006 for Unaccompanied Ukulele" are masterworks of solo 'ukulele. Free with Museum admission.

Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m., Museum of Craft and Folk Art -- San Francisco 'Ukulele Maker Kawika Tachera presents a talk on how to build a ukulele, followed by a 'ukulele concert with Ka'ala Carmack and the the JTown Hui. Free with Museum admission.

Friday, September 7, 2007, 8 p.m., Herbst Theater -- Jake Shimabukuro in Concert -- 'Ukulele phenom Jake Shimabukuro kicks off the first ever San Francisco 'Ukulele Festival with a solo concert at Herbst Theater. Tickets $28 and $22 at City Box Office, (415) 392-4400 and online at cityboxoffice.com. Jake's shows are selling out all over the country and in Japan, so get your tickets early!

Saturday, September 8, 2007, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens -- The San Francisco 'Ukulele Festival. A fun day of uke-centric music by some of the Bay Area's best performers. Invited performers: The UFOs, Al Dodge and the Tin Pan Haoles, The Paper Dolls, Tippy Canoe and the Paddlemen, Faith Ako, slack-key guitarist Carey Camacho, The Victor Ohana Band, Kimo Hussey and Ho'omalie, Ukulele Ray, The Frisky Frolics and Ka Ehu Kai. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, but no dogs or alcohol please. FREE EVENT!

Saturday, October 13, 2007. 2 p.m. -- DaSilva 'Ukulele Studio Tour - 2547 8th Street #28, Berkeley. 'Ukulele building demonstration with luthier Mike DaSilva, plus a concert of local uke stars. FREE (no reservations required!)


www.mocfa.org
Friday, August 03, 2007 - Sunday, October 21, 2007

51 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco
California 94103
(@ Mission between Third & Fourth)

Time: see website
August 10, 11 & 12: Ukulele Exhibition Reception and Events
The Museum of Making Music celebrates the public opening of "The Ukulele and You!" exhibition with a weekend of special events, concerts, special guests and uke strummin' fun!
Friday, August 10, 2007

On Friday, August 10, the Museum is hosting a special event celebrating the ukulele. Reservations and membership are required. Call Jillian Jepsen at (760) 438-5996, ext. 212 for reservations, information or to become a Museum Member.

Saturday, August 11, 2007
5 PM: Gallery Reception with Fred Fallin and Guests
Join historian-musicologist and "Ukulele Advocate" Fred Fallin for an exclusive gallery presentation of the exhibition. Fred, a longtime legend in the ukulele community, has been touring and touting the benefits of the instrument worldwide. Visitors will be greeted with ukulele music provided by the local Moonlight Beach Ukulele Strummers while the exhibition curators and special guests will be on hand to answer questions.

7 PM: Ukuleles Unbounded Concert Event
The Museum presents "Ukuleles Unbounded," a wide spectrum of artists and styles, from virtuoso to vaudeville. Well known ukulele artists from all across America will share the stage with exciting new up-and-coming ukulele players. Featured performers of the program will include Kalae "Bobo" Miles, Rick "Ukulele Dick” McKee, John King, Fred Fallin, Denny "King Kukulele” Moynahan, Jim and Liz Beloff, Dan “Soybean” Sawyer and Brittni Paiva. The emcee for the evening will be Andy Andrews of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz.

Sunday, August 12, 2007
1 PM: "Voice of the Ukulele: The Joy and Wonder of the Ukulele in our Musical Past, 1915-1950” with Fred Fallin
For over 30 years, ukulele virtuoso Fred Fallin has thrilled audiences with his skillful fingers on the ukulele and his delightful singing and storytelling style. Fallin will be showcasing the ukulele as a unique and fun instrument while also bringing to life the songs that made this instrument an object of adoration and extreme fascination three times on the mainland. His lecture-performance will recall times of Tin Pan Alley and vaudeville culture, times of enthusiasm and inspiration after the World War II, and time of melodious and fun music when the ukulele was at the height of style.

3 PM: “Fun with Four Strings: An Informal Introduction to All Things Uke” Workshop with Jim Beloff
This workshop will cover the history and basics of playing the ukulele. Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) and his wife Liz will all also answer questions about the current ukulele scene and share their personal story of how the two of them left their corporate gigs (at Billboard and in film graphics) and decided to “jump” into the ukulele business fulltime.

Tickets are $15 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday. Purchase tickets for both days for just $20! Call Jillian Jepsen at (760) 438-5996 ext. 212 for tickets and information. Advance purchase is highly recommended due to limited space.

www.museumofmakingmusic.org
Friday, August 10, 2007 - Sunday, August 12, 2007

Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 920008

Time: 5 p.m.

The Ukulele And You-America’s Enduring Love of the Jumping Flea
From August 11, 2007 - Janaury 31, 2008, the Museum of Making Music hosts The Ukulele and You: America’s Enduring Love of the Jumping Flea, a special exhibition dedicated to the history of Hawaii’s versatile instrument.  The ukulele (pronounced oo-koo-ley-ley) has been an object of affection for well over one hundred years.  Promoted as an easy-to-play, portable and fun musical instrument, the ukulele has enjoyed three major waves of popularity on the mainland U.S.  Over the last fifteen years, the instrument has been going through a third wave of interest both in Hawaii and on the mainland.  Today, more and more players are taking the ukulele into diverse musical directions including rock, jazz, classical and punk.  The exhibition also explores how this tiny instrument grabbed the attention of mainland manufacturers in the early 1900s and how they, in turn, promoted it to the general public.  Another focus of the show is the connection of the ukulele to larger trends in social history and pop culture and how it became a symbol of romance and good times.

The Ukulele and You: America’s Enduring Love of the Jumping Flea showcases an unprecedented variety of ukuleles manufactured on the U.S. mainland from the early 1900s on up to the present day.  The eye-popping collection includes over 300 instruments ranging from finely crafted rare and historic ukes made of koa, mahogany and other precious woods to the inexpensive, plastic marvels produced in the ‘50s and promoted by television star, Arthur Godfrey.  Viewed together they will provide a unique opportunity to look at how this instrument responded to changing tastes and technological innovations.  Finally, this exhibition is an entertaining reminder of just how big a role the small ukulele has played in American music making.

Pieces for this exhibition are drawn from private collections across the country and Hawaii.  The Museum of Making Music closely collaborated on this project with Jim Beloff, author of “The Ukulele: A Visual History,” publisher/arranger of the Jumpin’ Jim’s songbook series and his wife Liz Beloff who serve as co-curators of the show; luthier, author, and catalyst of this project Rick Turner; historian-musicologist Fred Fallin; and Andy Andrews co-founder of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. Other collaborators include Jim Tranquada, Rick McKee, Sandor Nagyszalanczy, Dan Scanlan, Don Stewart and the Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum.
 

www.museumofmakingmusic.org
Saturday, August 11, 2007 - Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Museum Of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, California

3rd Annual Kalama Days of Discovery
A Unique Hawaiian and Native American Indian Cultural Event held in The City and Port of Kalama Washington

On August 25th 2007(The 1st Ever Luau Pow Wow Concert)At the Port of Kalama on the Columbia River

August 25th and 26th The Day time Events are Free On Saturday August 25th From 5:30pm to 8:30pm(Fee)For The Luau Pow Wow Concert But Open to the Public Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10am-6pm(FREE)

Workshops will be available with
*Brother Noland
*Weldon Kekauoha
*Charlie Recaido
*Kalae(Bobo)Miles

Bryan Torentino(Guest Artist Ukulele)

More information Call(360)673-3230

www.alohaislandtreasures.net
Saturday, August 25, 2007 - Sunday, August 26, 2007

380 Marina Park Drive
Kalama,WA 98625

Time: August 25th 10am-10pm And August 26th 10am-6pm
Ukulele Cabaret
Tonight: Moose Karloff, Duncan Pflaster, Dori Disaster, Andru Cann, Gio Gaynor, Bliss Blood, Clyde Folley, Jamie Scandal, Jennifer Kwok, Chris Combs, Ukulele Lloyd, Howie Leifer, Dana McCoy, Meaghan Farrell, D'yan Forest, Michael Wagner, Alexis Alchorn, Uke Deville, Sweet Soubrette, Khabu Young, Craig Chesler and more - with your hosts Sonic Uke.

http://www.ukulelecabaret.com/
Saturday, August 25, 2007

UPDATED Player list (I missed two people!)

Time: 7pm, 10pm 'till late
SMALL BUT MIGHTY: Meet the Ukulele
Take your senses on an afternoon trip to the Hawaiian islands. Kent Knorr, instructor at the North Carolina Ukulele Academy, brings the aloha to you with a musical performance on one of the world's smallest stringed instruments, the ukulele. Ever wonder who created the first ukulele? Ever wonder how it caught on in Hawaii and beyond? Follow the ukulele's royal history-from its humble origins to its rumbling rise throughout the mainland in the early twentieth century and finally, to the new talents and trends of today. Kent will share the entertaining story of the uke through the ages and accompany it with lively music from each era.
Check out a hands on display of ukuleles and try your hand at strumming one! Kent Knorr is the founder of the North Carolina Ukulele Academy, in Wilmington, the only academy of its kind on the east coast. Offering all levels of ukulele instruction, the academy focuses on the spirit of aloha while teaching people to make their own music and share it with their family, or ohana. Join Kent for a musical ukulele journey through history.


http://www.cameronartmuseum.com
Sunday, September 09, 2007

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th St.
Wilmington, NC 28412

Time: 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Herb Ohta Jr, David Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato - Ukulele Journey CD release tour
Have you heard that Herb Ohta, Jr. is releasing his latest solo CD 'Ukulele Journey just days before his California tour? If you haven't heard him play 'A Thousand Springs' or Carlos Santana's 'Europa' it is magical and a must see live. Herb continues to bring such warmth and soul to his music. His seventh solo CD is a must have, which always features his amazing techniques, showcases his new original compositions and an extraordinary line up of guest artists; Moon Kauakahi of Makaha Sons, Barry Flanagan, Ledward Ka'apana and Nathan Aweau.

Herb Ohta, Jr. is considered to be one of today’s most prolific ‘ukulele masters. With over 12 CD projects in circulation and teaching and touring the US and Japan year around, this composer, producer, and entertainer continues to share his music with many around the globe. He celebrates his long awaited seventh solo CD release ‘Ukulele Journey’ featuring guest artists Louis “Moon” Kauakahi, Barry Flanagan, Nathan Aweau, and Ledward Ka’apana.

These shows will also feature Slack Key and vocalist Jon Yamasato and Ukulele rising star David Kamakahi. Jon, a key member of Na 'Oiwi with Uncle Dennis Kamakahi, David and Mike Ka'awa has also won Na Hoku Hanohano awards for his work with Pure Heart. David Kamakahi, a young prodigy of Herb's and influenced by the greats such as Uncle Eddie Kamae, of course his dad, won the 2005 Na Hoku Hanohano award for best contemporary for his first ever solo CD Pa'ani. If you can catch him playing the blues, which he mixes in with his love of Hawaiian, it is certainly something not to miss!

Wednesday, September 12 – 7:30 PM
Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton, CA
(831) 603-2294
www.donquixotesmusic.com

Thursday, September 13 - 8:00 PM
Little Fox, Redwood City
(650) 369-4119
www.foxdream.com

Friday, September 14 - 4:00 PM
Concord Senior Center Annual Lu’au
Centre Concord, Concord CA / (925) 671-3320
See below for more info.

Saturday, September 15 – 12:00 PM
Borders Bookstore, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento (916) 564-0168

Saturday, September 15 - 8:00 PM
The Center for the Performing Arts, Grass Valley, CA
(530) 217-7000
www.thecenterforthearts.org

www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Uke Club: Electric City Ukes
Informal Strummers monthly gathering,with a little teaching and sharing. Hosted by Ron Gordon.Extra ukes provided,if needed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Moon and River Cafe
Ferry St...Stockade
Schenectady, NY

Time: 7:30
Outermost Ukulele Show
INFORMATION UPDATE

Ukulele artists on board include Tom Harper, Dana McCoy, surprise special guests. Ukulele wizard Mary J. Martin is your charming host.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Provincetown Theatre, 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Time: 7:30
New England Guitar Festival
Join an expected 10,000 guitar (and, we hope, lots of ukulele fans) fans to check out great new and vintage instruments and gear. Also day and night workshops and entertainment. If you're in the area come by and join us for a strum!

www.premierguitar.com
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bayside Expo Center
200 Mt. Vernon St.
Boston, MA

Time: 10-6; 10-4

INTRODUCTION TO CHORD MELODIES METHODS
A four session series of workshops on developing and playing your own chord melodies. Chord structures, melody development, inversions and performance fundamentals for intermediate players. Attendance is limited. Contact Shirley Orlando 714 843-9350, Four sessions, Sept 15 & 29, Oct 13 & 27.

shirthings@aol.com
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - Saturday, October 27, 2007

ISLAND BAZAAR
16582 Gothard St
Huntington Beach, CA

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Southern California Ukulele Festival
6th Annual Huge Event, over 2,000 participants last year. Friday, Oct. 5th at 5:30PM begins the FREE Club Night with 7 large groups performing, including one all the way from Chicago! Saturday starts at 9AM with about 50 workshops on all levels of ukulele, also slack key, steel guitar, hula, Hawaiian language, arts/crafts, etc. Over 40 vendors with food, ukes, Hawaiiana, etc. On the Saturday daytime stage there are 12 acts every half hour including the likes of Soybean Sawyer, Victoria Vox, Uncle Henry Kamae, Ukulele Rascals. Evening brings on the festive LUAU and Polynesian Revue. That's followed by the Gala Concert featuring jazz uke by the legendary 99.8 year old Bill Tapia, and from Hawaii Dr.Byron Yasui and Benny Chong. Canadian Ralph Shaw will cover Tin Pan Alley and comic entertainment. Hawaiian uke will be represented by Bryan Tolention and Asa Young. Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell will MC. What a program! For all info go to www.ukulelefestival.org

www.ukulelefestival.org
Friday, October 05, 2007 - Saturday, October 06, 2007

Cerritos Park East
13234 E. 166th St. Cerritos, CA

Time: Friday 5:30-9PM, Saturday 9AM-10PM
Uke Workshops in Western NY
Ron Gordon will be teaching a beginner and an intermediate workshop at Bernunzio's beautiful new music store/performance space in downtown Rochester,next to the Eastman School of Music.Handouts of techniques and songs will be provided.Following the classes will be an open mike and performance along with snacks.Those who attended in June can expect a review of previous material and some new.Hope to see you there!Call Ron at 518-372-4172 for info and check the Bernunzio website for directions.

www.bernunzio.com
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Electric City Ukes: jam
Open jam and uke sharing of tunes,tips,tabs, etc.Led and somewhat organized by Ron Gordon.Call 518-372-4172 for more info.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Moon and River Cafe
Ferry St. in the Stockade
Schenectady, NY

Time: 7:30
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association's Annual Joliet, Illinois Convention
Join us this year for three days of Hawaiian steel guitar music. This yearly gathering of the world's finest non-pedal Hawaiian steel guitarists (both acoustic and electric) is a fun and inspiring event.

This year's guest of honor is noted Oahu/Waikiki steeler Isaac Akuna. Isaac is an amazing steel guitarist, ukuleleist and vocalist. Isaac is a frequent performer at the major hotels of Waikiki beach and is recently back from a successful Japanese tour. He is a former student of the great Jerry Byrd. Isaac will perform each day of the convention and also during the Saturday night luau.

The HSGA Joliet convention is famous for its nightly 'no sleep' jam sessions. These impromptu, informal and free sessions start at 9PM each night and frequently go until dawn. All musicians are invited to participate and share their music. These sessions are held nightly, including pre-convention Wednesday and post-luau Saturday. Uke players are especially welcome!

Daily stage sets from 9AM - 5:30PM - Saturday until 3:30PM. You must be an HSGA member to perform on stage. HSGA Membership is not required to attend the convention, listen or participate in the nightly jam sessions.

Saturday night luau and floor show!

Convention location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Joliet, Illinois (near Chicago).

Contact the HSGA or the hotel for discounted hotel rates.

Detailed convention information at: www.hsga.org

http://www.hsga.org
Thursday, October 11, 2007 - Saturday, October 13, 2007

Holiday Inn Convention Center, Joliet, Illinois (near Chicago)

Time: 9:00 - 5:30 Thurs/Fri --- 9:00 - 3:30 Saturday
Ukulele Noir West
Ukulele Noir West!
Craig Robertson brings his elegantly sinister evening of ukulele music to the west coast.
Featuring:
Craig Robertson
Tippy Canoe and the Paddlemen
Victoria Vox
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
Kelly McCubbin

8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20th
$15.00

DaSilva Ukulele Company
2547 8th Street, Suite 28
Berkeley, CA.
510-649-1548
http://www.ukemaker.com


For more information please contact:
Craig Robertson at 440-308-8803
craig@ukulelenoir.com


Be there!


http://www.ukemaker.com
Saturday, October 20, 2007

DaSilva Ukulele Company
2547 8th Street, Suite 28
Berkeley, CA.

Time: 8:00 pm sharp
2nd International Ukulele Ceilidh
The 2nd International Ukulele Ceilidh in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, October 25th-28th, 2007 promises to be a fun-filled party loaded with entertainment for everyone. From major concerts in the Astor Theatre, with international and local virtuosos, to jamming and mini-concerts at the Mersey House, Lane's Privateer Inn and the Hank Snow Country Museum, there will be no escaping the music, fun and party atmosphere. For those "ukesters" wanting to tune up their playing skills, learn new techniques and find out the latest performance tools, several highly informative workshops, conducted by world renowned experts, are planned at the spectacular White Point Beach Resort just down the road from Liverpool. Whether you play a ukulele, enjoy the music, or simply want a good time, then you belong at the Second International Ukulele Ceilidh in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. (Note: if you are interested in particpating as a vendor, please contact Myles Dwyer at infomortonhouseinn@ns.sympatico.ca. Space is limited)

http://www.ukulele.ca/Secondceilidh.html
Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Sunday, October 28, 2007

Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

Time: 4-day festival/ceilidh -- all day
The Eugene UketoberFest
Saturday, October 27, 2007

This event will feature Ukulele concerts, and open mic, hula dancing, jam sessions, workshops and vendors, a swap meet and prizes. The event will be held at a variety of venues in downtown Eugene, Oregon. We hope you can come and join the fun.

Concert:
A dozen local acts with ukulele up front. These include traditional and modern Hawaiian music, Tin Pan Alley songs from the Jazz Age, plus some contemporary and unusual approaches to the instrument.

Workshops:
Eight different workshops, an hour and a half long, to improve your ukulele skills, learn new songs and help you have more fun with your uke. For those who don't play, there is a hula dance workshop and also an entertaining presentation by Buck Mueller on the history of the ukulele with musical demonstrations too.

The Big Strum-Off:
There will be mini-concerts all day and the highlight will be the strum-off at Saturday Market where the Ukulaneys, Mele Ohana and other ukulele groups will make the biggest ukulele band you ever saw.

Vendors and Swap Meet:
There will be ukuleles and related goodies for sale all day and the second annual musicians’ swap meet. Bring your old ukuleles, guitars, amps and gadgetry. Wheel and deal with other musicians and do some jamming too.

Open Mic:
This is your chance to step out. Strut your stuff at the open mic; it's so much more clever than karaoke.

http://www.brookadams.com/uketober/index.html
Saturday, October 27, 2007

Downtown Eugene, Oregon

Time: 9am - 11pm
James Hill In Concert
Ever heard of the `ukulele? Sure you have - it's that funny little four-stringed Hawaiian guitar that goes “plunk-a-plunk,” right? Wrong. The `ukulele (pronounced "oo-koo-lay-lay") is hotter than ever, embraced worldwide by a crop of young musicians eager to push the instrument into uncharted territory. Leading the charge is Canada's James Hill, “the Wayne Gretzky of the `ukulele” according to Stuart McLean, host of CBC Radio's Vinyl Cafe. With the release of his third solo album, A Flying Leap, this “imaginative and versatile” 26-year-old virtuoso continues to “tear up the uke” (AcousticGuitar.net). Seven of the album's 10 tracks are genre-bending originals ranging in style from the bluegrass-tinged Song for Cheri to the jazzy Fleas My Dog Has to the remarkable One Small Suite for `Ukulele, an ambitious work in three movements written for `ukulele and string quartet. Displaying a “keen interest in pushing the envelope,” James' “broad musical horizons and crisp, clean playing” prove that “he can play just about anything in any genre” (John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin). A Flying Leap is one part Earl Scruggs, one part Django Reinhardt garnished with a pinch of Don Ho and served with a side of Hendrix.

So how does a kid from Canada become what the Honolulu Star-Bulletin calls a “rare peer” of Hawaii's premier `ukulelists? Nearly 3,000 miles east of Honolulu is James' hometown of Langley, British Columbia, where `ukulele instruction has been mandatory in many schools since the late 1970s and where James was introduced to the `ukulele at the age of nine. He was hooked. During his teenage years he honed his skills as a key member of the renowned Langley Ukulele Ensemble. He embarked on a solo career in 2002 with the release of Playing it like it isn't..., a “beautiful, humorous and virtuosic” debut that saw him “reaching a whole new level” (David Kidney, Green Man Review). His sophomore release, On the Other Hand, would follow in 2003, confirming his place as “one of the world's top composers for the instrument” (Rafe Mair, 600AM Vancouver). In performance, James is energetic and captivating, mixing colourful anecdotes with a versatile repertoire that stretches from Schubert to the Beatles and beyond. He is heard frequently on CBC and NPR National radio, has made TV appearances on The Tony Danza Show, MTV Select, Urban Rush and Studio 4 with Fanny Keifer, and has shared billing with the world's foremost `ukulele players including Herb Ohta (Ohta-San), John King, Lyle Ritz and Benny Chong.


The `ukulele has long been an international affair. An instrument of Hawaiian fame and Portuguese ancestry with a strong following in Japan, Europe and the United States, it's somehow fitting that the uke should find a champion in a young man from Canada. Jim Beloff, author of The Ukulele: A Visual History, calls James' work “a glimpse into the future of the `ukulele” - take a listen and you'll understand why. It's `ukulele... seriously.

Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the door
Sponsored by the Magic Fluke Co.


www.newhartfordlibrary.org (860)379-7235
Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library
10 Central Avenue
New Hartford, CT 06057


Time: 7:00 pm Reception; 7:30 Show
'Spooky Ukes' performance by George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble
On Monday, October 29th 2007, students and teachers from George Fox Middle School will join Anne Arundel County Public Library staff and volunteers to present an community evening of Halloween music and reading. The event will take place at the Rivera Beach Branch Library, 1130 Duvall Highway, in Pasadena. Come for silly stories, creepy crafts and ghoulish goodies, if you dare! Costumes are encouraged. The evening begins at 7 PM, with a spooky performance by the George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble. For more information, contact the Rivera Beach Branch at 410-222-6285.


www.aacpl.net
Monday, October 29, 2007

Rivera Beach Branch Library
1130 Duvall Highway
Pasadena, MD 21122

Time: 7:00 PM
Museum of Making Music November 3 Ukulele Celebration
November 3 Events

“Strummin' with Jumpin' Jim” Ukulele Workshop – 1 p.m.

Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy of Uke DVDs) introduces the basics of playing the ukulele, including: holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. By the end of the workshop, participants will have played through a dozen well-known songs and will have learned new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way.

Bring a G-C-E-A soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there!

About Jim

Jim Beloff is author and publisher of over a dozen songbooks for the ukulele. He has also released CDs of original music performed on the ukulele and has made a how-to-play video entitled, “The Joy of Uke.”

For more information, visit Jim's website at: http://www.fleamarketmusic.com.


Panel Discussion with John King and Jim Tranquada – 3 p.m.

“Tiptoeing Through the Tulips:” the Surprising Story of the Ukulele in Modern Culture


John King and Jim Tranquada, two highly respected ukulele historians, examine the rich and often surprising history of the ukulele. The panelists will explore lesser-known aspects of the instrument’s early history. They will also address how the ukulele became “the national instrument of Hawaii” within a decade of its arrival in Honolulu, supported by their recent findings in archives in Hawaii and on the mainland. They will discuss how the ukulele became a national fad and flew off music store shelves on the mainland in 1915. The panel will explore how and why the ukulele became a symbol of jazz age teen rebellion in the 1920s and why it was sold in millions during the 1950s. Finally, the panelists will delve into why so many people, still today, fail to take this little four-string instrument from Portugal seriously.

The panel will also include two special guests—the jazz ukulele legend Lyle Ritz and Jim Beloff, the author of The Ukulele-A Visual History and publisher of the Jumpin’ Jim’s line of ukulele songbooks.

The panel discussion will be accompanied by a multimedia presentation of rare historic ukulele memorabilia and recordings.

Concert – 7 p.m.

The Ukulele Unusual with John King, Lyle Ritz, and Jim & Liz Beloff


Come and enjoy a variety of ukulele music performed by masters of the ukulele— Lyle Ritz, John King, and Jim and Liz Beloff. The concert will include both familiar and unusual music including pop and Hawaiian standards, classical music and jazz.

About the Performers

Lyle Ritz literally invented the concept of the ukulele as a jazz instrument with his two seminal Verve recordings from the late ‘50s, How About Uke and 50th State Jazz. Although Lyle is an icon in the ukulele world, he is best known for his work as a bassist. He has played on thousands of legendary recordings with the historic LA studio band the Wrecking Crew. Songs like “Good Vibrations” and “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” all feature Lyle’s bass playing.

Lyle has recorded four CDs and authored three ukulele songbooks. He was inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame in June 2007, the 50th anniversary of his first ukulele album. Performing with his Ko’olau tenor ukulele, Ritz’s repertoire includes classic jazz, pop and bossa nova selections.

John King is a noted ukulele virtuoso and historian. He began playing the ukulele in 1960 while living in Hawaii, receiving his first instruction from his mother, an accomplished amateur. Praised by the Honolulu Advertiser for the “harp-like sound” he coaxes from the ukulele, John King is an applied music teacher at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. His recordings of Bach and the music of Hawaii's royal family have been featured on National Public Radio. King will be playing classical Royal Hawaiian 19th century music and will present his hallmark adaptation of Johann Sebastian Bach music for the ukulele.

Jim & Liz Beloff helped to establish the ukulele’s present popularity. Jim is the author of The Ukulele—A Visual History and publisher of the popular Jumpin’ Jim’s series of ukulele songbooks. He has also recorded two CDs of original songs performed on the ukulele, produced the Rhino Records compilation CD Legends Of Ukulele, and made two how-to-play videos for Homespun Tapes. In 2004 he released The Finer Things, a recording of sixteen songs he co-wrote with ukulele master, Herb Ohta.

In 1999, Jim and Liz along with sister, Phyllis and brother-in-law, Dale Webb, introduced a new, colorful, low-cost ukulele called the FLUKE (and later the FLEA) that has won admirers all over the world. Their company, Flea Market Music (fleamarketmusic.com), is dedicated to the ukulele and they believe very strongly that “Uke Can Change The World.” Flea Market Music’s ukulele duo will perform their original songs and classic standard sing-a-longs with sophisticated harmonies.


www.museumofmakingmusic.org
Saturday, November 03, 2007

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Time: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

New Zealand International Ukulele Festival
Here is the info on the NZ International Ukulele Festival to be held on
Saturday, 3rd November, 2007.

10.00am - 4.00pm - Mt. Roskill Intermediate School, Auckland, New Zealand Featuring these entertainers:

James Hill Canada
Azo Bell Australia
Matt Heena Miami
Sione Aleki Tonga
The All Black Strings Auckland
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Wellington
The Big Muffin Serious Band Hamilton
Cuck Upu The Cook Islands
The Pacific Curls Auckland
The Kiwileles - Combined School's Orchestra NZ wide
Bill Sevesi (Patron)

“Uke-Can-Do-It” Songwriting Contest - Student and Adult sections
Live judging and prizes.

Uke Displays, Ukulele Arts works, Food Booths, CDs, DVDs, Booklets and Info available.
Workshops: Sunday 4th Nov.

Contact: kfogarty@mtroskillint.school.nz Organizer
cc to: jclements@mtroskillint.schoo.nz Secretary/PA
Phone: 00 64 09 620-8508 ext. 114 Mt Roskill Intermediate Sch

Thanks to: Play it Strange, Hewitts Fiddle (Kapono Uke) Shop


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Mt. Roskill Intermediate School,
Denbigh Avenue
Mt Roskill. Auckland. New Zealand


Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
2007 Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute
The Kahilu Theatre, located in Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii, has scheduled its annual Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar institute to occur on the week end of November 9-10, 2007. This is the week end prior to the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii expo in Honolulu. As of this writing, neither performer line up nor workshop schedules have been finalized. Keep checking the Kahilu Theatre website for updated info at www.kahilutheatre.org. Luthiers wishing to display their works at this year's event should contact Bob Gleason of Pegasus Guitars and Ukuleles at pegasusguitars@hawaiiantel.net

www.kahilutheatre.org
Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - Saturday, November 10, 2007

Kahilu Theatre
Waimea (Kamuela)
Big Island of Hawaii

Open Jam : Electric City Ukes
Strum,listen and learn with uke players from New Yorks Capital District.Open to all and free.Lerd by Ron Gordon

Monday, November 12, 2007

Moon and River Cafe
Ferry St
Old Stockade
Schenectady, NY

Time: 7:30
Bill Tapia's 100th Birthday Celebration & Show! (UPDATE!!)
THIS SUNDAY! Join Bill Tapia and many other performers in celebrating his 100th Birthday!!!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
visit: http://www.panioloproductions.com
or call: (323)547-3482

Reserved Seats - $35.00
General Admission - $20.00

NOW ON EBAY!!
Center Orchestra 1st & 7th Row Tickets!
Auctions include an autographed copy of:
"Tropical Swing" CD [2004]
"Duke Of Uke" CD [2005]
& the Official Show Poster!
Auctions end on November 14th!

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Featuring: Kristin Korb, Earl Allen, Tony Presti & Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Also Appearing: Smokin' Menehunes, Jim "Kimo" West, the Polynesian Paradise Dancers & others...
Emcee: King Kukulele
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Hawaiian and Jazz entertainer, 'ukulele extraordinaire Bill “Tappy” Tapia will celebrate his 100th birthday and nine decades in music with only one Mainland performance!

Tapia has lived his life as an entertainer for over 85 years and still remains one of the hardest, longest working musicians under the radar. Along with his chops, charm, keen taste in fashion and love of cars comes his flawless mind and sense of humor.

A performer since World War I, Bill has embarked on perhaps the unlikeliest comeback ever over the past few years. His first 2 CDs have scored top 10 on the CMJ Jazz Charts and he continues to sellout shows all over the West Coast and Hawai'i.

"As delightful as it is surprising... Tapia's 86+ year career includes jams with long-gone pioneers of American music, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday & Fats Waller. ...Tapia takes his rightful place alongside these greats." - BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

http://www.billtapia.com
http://myspace.com/panioloproductions
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

http://panioloproductions.com/
Sunday, November 18, 2007

The lavish, art deco Warner Grand Theatre!
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, California

Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Histoire du 'Ukulele
Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
HCC Faculty Concert – “Histoire du ‘Ukulele”
Performer: Jared Denhard, HCC music faculty member and multi-instrumentalist from O'Malley's March.

Experience this versatile, good-humored instrument in settings that include Hawaiian, ragtime, vintage jazz, chamber music and "Uke Nouveau.”
$15/$10(seniors)/$5(students)
Guest performers Bob Thulman, clarinet; Chris Hofer,bass

Seating is limited, reserve tickets early by calling 410-772-4914 or 410-772-4107

http://www.howardcc.edu/about_hcc/news_and_events/Current_Advisories/2007-10-25.html
Sunday, November 18, 2007

Monteabaro Recital Hall in the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College
HCC's Horowitz Center is located on campus at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, Maryland 21044.

Time: 3:00 pm
The Kahumoku 'Ohana HAWAIIAN MUSIC & LIFESTYLE CAMP
8-days of Hands-On Workshops featuring instruction in 'Ukulele; Music Theory; Songwriting; Song Sessions; Private Lessons; Hawaiian Language & Chanting; Singing; Hula; Lei Making; Nightly Kani Ka Pila (jam sessions); Food Demos and Day Trips. Instructors include Herb Ohta, Jr., David Kamakahi, Brittni Paiva

http://www.konaweb.com/keoki/
Friday, November 30, 2007 - Saturday, December 08, 2007

Pahala, Hawaii
On the Big Island of Hawaii

George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble to Perform At "Grand ole Osprey."
Annapolis Maritime Museum presents ‘Grand Ole Osprey’ at Maryland Hall


The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host the first annual “Grand ole Osprey” music and arts program and live auction at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Saturday, December 1, 2007. The event will kick off with a VIP Reception from 5 – 6:30 p.m. followed by a musical program from 7 – 9 p.m.

The Grand ole Osprey is a celebration of the Chesapeake Bay with a wonderfully unique evening of local music, photographic images of the Bay and fun for the whole family,” said Deb Smith, co-chair of the event and an a member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. “This event is in support of the Museum’s ongoing education programs, which serve to connect our students, residents and visitors alike with the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay.”

The program will feature Tom Wisner, the “Bard of the Bay,” whose classic Bay song “Chesapeake Born,” inspired a National Geographic documentary. Tom will be joined by the musicians he’s mentored over the years, Janie Meneely and Paul DiBlasi, and Them Eastport Oyster Boys, who will perform their original songs inspired by the Bay. The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Youth Chorus, the George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble, and the Mt. Zion U.M. Church Gospel Choir will also be on tap, along with a woodwind quintet, which will perform the original classical composition “Thomas Point Suite” by Randy Neilson. The backdrop for all the great music will be provided by award-winning photographer David Harp, whose images of the Bay will be projected onto the screen above the stage.

Actors from Annapolis I Remember will interpret the oral histories of watermen and workers at the McNasby Oyster Company, the last oyster-packing plant in the City. The Museum is currently renovating the historic structure, which will serve as a world-class waterfront educational facility to be called the Bay Experience Center. Proceeds from the event will help support the Maritime Museum’s educational programs and future development.

For more information or to purchase event tickets, visit www.annapolismaritimemuseum.org or call 410-295-0104.

www.annapolismaritimemuseum.org
Saturday, December 01, 2007

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Time: VIP Reception from 5 – 6:30 p.m. followed by a musical program from 7 – 9 p.m.
Tippy Canoe in Washington DC 12/2
The Darlings of December:
Tippy Canoe with Strange Powers (brazen hulahooper), Sarah Azzara (effervescent melodies), Kitty Victorian (the purr-fect ecdysiast) and Citizen Rahne Alexander (multitalented mistress of ceremonies.)



http://www.palaceofwonders.com
Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Palace of Wonders
1210 H Street NE, Washington, DC

Time: 9:00 pm
Tippy Canoe in New York 12/3 & 4
12/3: Pete's Candy Store with Dreamboat (featuring Kelli Rae Powell & Craig Chesler)

http://www.myspace.com/tippycanoe
Monday, December 03, 2007 - Tuesday, December 04, 2007

12/3 Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer, Brooklyn, NY
12/4 The Living Room, 154 Ludlow, Manhattan, NY

Time: 12/3= 9:30pm // 12/4= 7pm
Tippy Canoe near Boston 12/5
Tippy live with Craig Robertson.

http://www.paslounge.com
Wednesday, December 05, 2007

P.A.'s Lounge
345 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA

Time: 8:30pm
Hawaiian Chrismas in Seattle with Vocalist and Ukulele Master Kalae(Bobo)Miles from Hawaii December 5th 2007
Kalae(Bobo)Miles well known Hawaiian Teacher
of Hula Kahiko and Auana and Master Teacher of Ukulele. Kalae will be opening u

http://www.alohaislandtreasures.net
Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue at Seneca
Seattle,WA 98101

Time: 7-30pm to 10pm
Holiday Musical Book Fair featuring George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble
On Wednesday, December 5, 2007, George Fox Middle School Ukulele Ensemble & Select Chorus will perform their 2nd Annual Holiday Musical Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble Bookseller in Annapolis Harbour Center from
5:00p.m.–9:00 p.m.
The Ukulele Ensemble & Native Flute Circle, directed by Ben Thompson, and the Select Chorus, directed by Liz Davidson will perform on the half hour, beginning at 5:30p.m.
A percentage of purchases brought to the balloon-marked registers during the Book Fair will be donated to the special programs the Music Clubs are producing in the Spring. Also at the event will be a table of “mind-game” challenges for children and a “wish list” book table for the school Media Center.
Baja Fresh restaurant, located in the same shopping center, is also participating.



Chesapeake Bay and winter holiday-themed performances will happen on the half hour in the coffee bar area of Barnes & Noble beginning at 5:30 p.m. Baja Fresh restaurant, also located in Annapolis Harbour Center, is participating in this fundraiser event between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. For those wishing to support the programs but unable to attend, Barnes & Noble will accept phone orders on December 5, 2007. For more information about this event, call 410-573-1115.



Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Barnes & Noble Bookseller
2516 Solomons Island Road
Annapolis Harbour Center
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Time: 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
Tippy Canoe near Philadelphia 12/6
Tippy with The Local Tourists

http://www.pucklive.com
Thursday, December 06, 2007

Puck
Printers' Alley
Doylestown, PA

Time: 8:30pm
Tippy Canoe in Baltimore 12/7
Tippy Canoe & the Baltimore Paddlemen with Secret Crush Society, The Degenerettes, Kitty Victorian, Sensoriel and more.

The Baltimore Paddlemen are: Don Peyton (upright bass), Chris "Batworth" Ciattei (drums) and Alex Gordon (guitar)

http://www.loadoffun.net
Friday, December 07, 2007

Load of Fun
120 West North Avenue, BALTIMORE, MD

Time: 9:pm
Mad Tea Party in NC in December
Mad Tea Party - uke-abilly band!
Playing show in NC in December

12/7 Evening Muse, Charlotte
12/8 Cave, Chapel Hill
12/22 Grey Eagle, Asheville
12/28 Pour House, Raleigh

www.themadteaparty.com
Friday, December 07, 2007 - Friday, December 28, 2007
Uke Jam
Uke jam and strum around with casual instruction,led by Ron Gordon and the Electric City Uke club.Its free.call 518 372 4172 for info.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Moon and River Cafe
S. Ferry St.
The Stockade
Schenectady NY

Time: 7:30
Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti Mi uke group
first monthly gathering of area Ukulele enthusiasts. Tuesday, Dec. 11.
All levels. Bring music to share.They have great beer too!
Corner Brewery,Ypsi. 7pm. Free.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Time: 7pm
~~~ KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB ~~~
~~~ Aloha; If you want to get in touch with some Island Style music, come join in the fun with KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB. For more info, look up KOLOHE & Uncle Henry Kamae in the FLEA MARKET MUSIC Player Directory or call Shirley @ 714+843-9350......... Malama Pono e A Hui Hou ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Shirley @ ISLAND BAZAAR = 714+843-9350
Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - Wednesday, December 31, 2008

@ ISLAND BAZAAR
16582-R Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647

Time: 2nd & 4th TuesNites from 7:pm to 9:pm
Electric City Ukes free jam
Open jam and strum along with other uke lovers.There is no charge and the food is good.Extra ukes provided to try if you don't own one (yet).Led by Ron Gordon.

call 518 372 4172
Monday, January 14, 2008

Moon and River Cafe
S. Ferry St. in the Stockade.Schenectady NY

Time: 7:30
Victoria Vox in Huntington Beach, CA for Workshop & Concert
The tremendously talented and wonderfully entertaining Victoria Vox will be in Huntington Beach, CA, at Island Bazaar for a workshop & concert. The Friday Workshop is $15 at 7PM and will concentrate on "Performing". Victoria's Saturday Concert is $20 at 8PM and should sell out early...get tix by calling Island Bazaar at (714) 843-9350.

(714) 843-9350; Shirthings@aol.com
Friday, January 18, 2008 - Saturday, January 19, 2008

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St. "R"
Huntington Beach, CA

Time: Fri. 7PM & Sat. 8PM
Sweet Soubrette CD release show!
You are cordially invited to Sweet Soubrette's NYC CD release party!!!

This is a special show to celebrate the release of Sweet Soubrette's debut CD, Siren Song. She will be backed by a full circus band, Cirkestra, and joined by other special guests. If you enjoy doomed romance, ukuleles, circus bands, or any combination of the above, you will not be disappointed.

If you’re not in town and want to support the release anyway, the CD is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/sweetsoubrette, or on iTunes.

8pm: Cirkestra, www.cirkestra.com
9pm: Sweet Soubrette

www.sweetsoubrette.com
Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sound Fix
110 Bedford Ave (@ N 11th St)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

Time: 8pm-10pm
~~~ KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB ~~~
~~~ KOLOHE WILL NOW BE JAM'N ISLAND STYLE ON THE 2nd, 3rd, & 4th TuesNites OF THE MONTH WITH UNCLE HENRY KAMAE......... MALAMA PONO & A HUI HOU ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FMM CALIFORNIA PLAYER DIRECTORY
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - Wednesday, December 24, 2008

ISLAND BAZAAR in
SURF CITY USA. Call
714+843-9350 for info.

Time: 7:pm to 9:pm
Lyle Ritz and Rebecca Kilgore in concert Valentine's Day
The Lane County Ukulele Club (Ukulaneys) will present Rebecca Kilgore and Lyle Ritz. Two virtuosos of jazz team up on early pop and swing standards. With their unmistakable mastery of groove and phrasing, Lyle Ritz on tenor ukulele and Rebecca Kilgore on vocals and rhythm guitar will take you on an exquisite musical journey. Joining them on bass is Northwest favorite Dave Captein.
Special Guests: The Swingin' Marmalukeys

http://www.brookadams.com
Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tsunami Books 2585 Willamette St Eugene, OR 97405 (541) 345-8986

Time: Concert at 8:00 PM
Asian and Hawaiian Celebration
The annual Asian Celebration will be held at the Lane Events Center in Eugene from Friday-Sunday, Feb 15-17, 2008:

Friday: An Evening of Aloha - Hawaiian music and dance with...

The Brothers Kaloku and Keawe
Na Hoa Aloha of Polynesia
Craig Chee and Sum Guyz
Hula Halau o na Kaikuahine
Sweet Aloha
Iron Mango Orchestra
___Doors open at 7pm. Music at 7:30pm
___Tickets still available DOS $10

HAWAIIAN CULTURAL ARTS WORKSHOPS
Saturday, February 16th
__10:30-11:30am: Beginning Ukulele
__1:30-2:30pm: Contemporary Hawaiian-Style Ukulele
Sunday, February 17th
__10:30am-Noon: Hawaiian Style & Slack Key Uke

Plus, more music and dance performances and craft workshops throughout the weekend. ($4 admission per day includes all.) See daily schedule at:

http://www.aaforegon.com/asiancelebration/

http://www.aaforegon.com/asiancelebration/
Friday, February 15, 2008 - Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lane Events Center
Eugene, Oregon USA

Time: 7pm Friday to 6pm Sunday
Ukulele Workshop with Ron Gordon
Join ukers of all levels to learn the basics and beyond of right hand technique,chord and melody and some classic songs.Handouts provided.Lots of great concerts, workshops jams and dances.4K+ acoustic music lovers and dancers for a great festival throughout the victorian city of Saratoga Springs.See the online schedule..

email or call Ron Gordon at 518-372 4172
Sunday, February 17, 2008

FebruaryFlurryDance and Music Fest
Saratoga Hotel-City Center
Saratoga NY

Time: Mid Afternoon (see schedule at danceflurry.org
Ukes at the Gershwin Hotel (NYC)
Uke Jackson leads The New York Ukulele Ensemble on Tuesday, February 26 at 8 p.m. at the Gershwin Hotel (7 East 27th Street) as part of the Gershwin Hotel Living Room Concert Series.

The dozen-or-so Ensemble members strum up a rollicking brew of old time jazz, comic gems and quirky originals.

Opening the show are Connecticut’s favorite uke-strumming storyteller, Uncle Zac; and Brooklyn’s uke-powered band, Agent 99, whose female vocalists and lilting steel guitar are bound to warm up a chilly Tuesday evening.

SUBWAY: R/W or 6 to 28th St.

COVER: $10

www.nyukes.com
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

7 East 27th St., New York City (Manhattan)

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Big Island Hawaii Ukulele Festival
Free Annual Ukulele Festival outdoors. One of Hawaii's most renowned instruments takes center stage at this annual celebration featuring ukulele musicians and master ukulele makers. Located at Kings' Shops in Waikoloa. For more information call (808) 886-8811. nds

(808) 886-8811
Saturday, March 01, 2008

Time: 4 PM to 8 PM
Ukulele Festival Benefit Concert
A concert to raise funds for the 2008 Ukulele Festival in Cerritos. Featuring Eddie Montana with Travis Harrelson and "Moana" Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russel performing traditional Hawaiian music, complete with hula dancers

www.ukulelefestival.org
Sunday, March 02, 2008

Cerritos Park East
13234 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703

Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Ukulele meetup
This is the first meeting
WE will be playing jaming and
learning

Ukulele meetup florpda
Thursday, March 13, 2008

4125 66 St North
STPetersburg Fl
33709

Time: 7pm to 10pm
Arizona Aloha Festival
Arizona Aloha Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Polynesian Culture. For the last two years, the Aunty Aloha Ukulele Stand will be available for uke players. There will be classes and kanikapila sessions.

http://www.azalohafest.org/
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - Sunday, March 16, 2008

Heritage Square (Downtown Phoenix)

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Uke Workshop
Learn some beginning-intermediate uke technique with Ron Gordon in a small class.We'll cover some chord melody,fingerpicking and some jazz age classics from the 20's.Call 518-581-1604 to register.(Matt McCabe)

songman@saratogaguitar.com
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Saratoge Guitar
Broadway&Caroline St.
Saratoga Springs,NY

Time: 7:30
Blue Stone FolkSchool Ukulele Intensive - Nashville, Indiana
Exploring Ukulele - On the Road in Nashville! - March 22
Join Geoff Davis, Director of Blue Stone Folk School and ukulele nut (Is there a better word?) at the Weed Patch Music Company in beautiful Nashville, Indiana. Topics covered will include strumming, fingering, transposing, and moveable chords.
Weedpatch Music Company features instruments made by Indiana luthiers. This is a store worth patronizing!

Saturday, March 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm with an hour lunch break.
Tuition $145.00

http://www.bluestonefolkschool.org
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Weed Patch Music
58n E. Main Street
Nashville, IN

Time: 10:00am to 4:00 pm
NY UkeFest 2007
NY UkeFest returns to New York's exciting East Village April 3-6, 2008 for four big days and nights of concerts, workshops and ukulele vendors. Mark your calendar and be sure to check our site for details as they're announced.

www.nyukefest.com
Thursday, April 03, 2008 - Sunday, April 06, 2008

Theater for the New City
155 First Ave.
(between East 9th & East 10th Streets)
New York City


House Concert - Jake Shimabukuro
As part of his Texas Tour, Jake Shumabukuro will perform two concerts on April 13th at 3pm & 7pm. Advance reservations required. Call 210-521-9459 or email to reserve your seat.

www.ukuleleuniverse.com
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Aloha Roses & Flowers; 1242 Austin Hwy,. #109; San Antonio, Texas 78209

Time: 3pm and 7pm concerts
Texas Uke Fest 2008
The 7th Annual Texas Uke Fest is scheduled for April 17, 18, 19. Workshops, jam sessions, open mic, performances. Y'all come!

www.texasukefest.com
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lion's Field Center
2908 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas

Time: 9am-9pm daily
Ukulele Cruise
A 3 day Ukulele Cruise on Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas. More than 10 hours of workshops by Shirley Orlando and Pat Enos. Jam sessions every evening. Other workshops may be added.

www.ukulelefestival.org or www.seacruises.com/uke
Friday, April 18, 2008 - Monday, April 21, 2008

Time: 3 days
Chicago Welcome to Bosko & Honey
All you Chicagoland uke players, I am having a party at my house in Grayslake on Sat 4/19 from 4-? to give a big midwest welcome to Bosko & Honey who will be visiting over the weekend. Everyone is invited for food, drinks, and kanikapila. Email me for address at wgk001@aol.com.
George

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Time: 4P-?
Third Kavarna Ukulele Night Featuring Bosko & Honey, Neal Paisley, Dale Anderson, Aaron Baer, and Others
The third in the series of ukulele evenings at Kavarna in Green Bay, WI.

http://kavarna.com
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Kavarna Coffeehouse
112 S. Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54303

Time: 7:30 -
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
Talk about zany, wacky, madcap! The exciting Janet Klein will bring her ukulele and Her Parlor Boys and perform at Huntington Beach's Island at 8PM Saturday 4/26/08. Call soon to (714) 843-9350, for this should sell out. $20, and cc's accepted over the phone.

Shirley Orlando: Shirthings@aol.com
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St, #R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: 8PM
15th annual Ukulele Festival of Northern California
15th Annual Celebration of the `Ukulele!

Keeping the Legacy Alive

A Tribute to `Ukulele Festival Founders Hollis Baker & John OgaoVA full day of Performers, vendors and pacific island food! More Ukuleles that you can shake an uli at!

When: Sunday, April 27, 2008. 10:30am - 5:00pm

Where: Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, CA, 94541

Entrance Donation: $5.00 Adults, children under 5yrs. free
For more info, please visit the website.

http://www.pica-org.org/ukulele/index.htm
Sunday, April 27, 2008

Time: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
Bosko & Honey Perform at North Carolina Ukulele Academy
Bosko & Honey from Ukulele Saffari will be performing at North Carolina Ukulele Academy. If you live in the Mid Atantic area, this is a great opportunity to see two wonderfully entertaining uke players. Call 910-538-3419 for more info.

http://www.AlohaU.com
Tuesday, May 06, 2008

203 Racine Dr., Suite 205
Wilmington, NC 28403

Time: 7:30pm
Kanikapila O'Hawai'i
Newly orgainzed ukulele (and guitar) group to strum and sing melodies of Hawai'i. Beginners and others most welcome. Have fun Hawaiian style. Contact Pualei for more info and directions.

Second & Fourth Thursdays
Thursday, May 08, 2008

Port Ludlow,WA 98363

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ukulele Workshop
Intermediate workshop with Ron Gordon with a focus on chord melody, right hand technique, and fingerpicking.Class limited to 10 ukers.Cost is $20,with handouts provided.songman@saratogaguitar for reservations.

call Ron@518 372 4172
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Saratoga Guitar
Broadway and Caroline St
Saratoga Springs, NY

Time: 7-9
Ukulele Great Kimo Hussey at Island Baqzaar
Ukulele Great and Musicologist Kimo Hussey is coming from Honolulu to Huntington Beach, CA, to Island Bazaar for a 7PM Friday Workshop, 5/23rd ($15) and 8PM Saturday Concert, 5/24th ($20). Kimo's appearance here one year ago was a terrific event. Not only a wonderful instructor and entertainer, Kimo is one of the co-authors of the famous Hawaiian music anthology "He Mele Aloha." Call Island Bazaar for tickets at (714) 843-9350 or check out tickets at new website at www.paradiseukulele.com

www.paradiseukulele.com
Friday, May 23, 2008 - Saturday, May 24, 2008

16582 Gothard St, Suite R
Huntington beach, CA 92647

Time: Friday, 7PM & Saturday, 8PM
Rebecca Zapen with Scott Murray Introducing Special Guest Pholly
Blue Stone Folk Series
Presents...

Rebecca Zapen in Concert
with ScottMurry, Dobro
and Introducing Special Guest Pholly

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
7:00 - 9:00
Noble Coffee and Tea Company
933 Logan Street
Noblesville, Indiana
Tickets and Video available at www.bluestonefolkschool.org
$10/$8 Student

"Nothing adequately prepares for the way in which her deeply personal album instantaneously envelops and never loses its grip.... The title song and others bring to mind no less than early solo McCartney and Brian Wilson's SMiLE.... One of those near-perfect hidden gems..."
-- Relix

Versatile violinist, vocalist, and songwriter Rebecca Zapen's first musical memory was that of sitting under the baby grand piano as a toddler, her ears filled by the sounds of her mother playing Chopin, Beethoven, and Mozart. Her college years were filled with opera, orchestra, chamber music, and late night jazz jams. The journey continued to twist and unfold, rich in varied musical experiences: Tom Waits tunes via CB radio and Celtic harp, a four-year trip to the Old World in Klezmania, spoken word with eclectic folk, Gypsy jazz. She walks her present path as a performer of range and depth: a classically-trained violinist, a jazz crooner/violinist in quartet ZapStar, and an award-winning songwriter/composer. Rebecca's dreamy, ethereal vocals swoon and sweep atop sublime melodies and infectiously charming lyrics, instantly hypnotic and effortlessly charming. Accompanying herself on ukulele, guitar, and violin, and joined by double bass, string section, and dobro, Zapen's music is mellow, creative, happy, and smart.

www.zapen.com

http:www.bluestonefolkschool.org
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Noble Coffee and Tea Co.
933 Logan Street
Noblesville, IN

Time: 7:00 - 9:00
Bushman Ukulele Luau
Ukulele perfomances (including rising star Julia Nunes), uke workshops, jam sessions, ukulele swap meet, outdoor BBQ, beer & wine tasting, Polynesian dance lessons, on sight camping, all in scenic Nashville, Indiana. Tickets are still available (and very reasonble).

http://www.ukuleleluau.com/
Friday, May 30, 2008 - Saturday, May 31, 2008

Nashville, Indiana

Time: 5pm unitl ???
An Afternoon of Uke Workshops
An afternoon of ukulele workshops taught by Ron Gordon in a great music store and teaching space by the Eastman School of Music.First there willo be a beginners workshop with handouts to get new strummers started.At 3:30 there will be an intermediate workshop to learn more about chord melody, fingerpicking and open tunings.Limited size to these classes so email Julie to register.Call Ron at 518 372 4172 if you have questions.

julie@bernunzio.com
Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bernunzio's Uptown Music
122 East Ave.
Rochester N.Y.
585-234-7156

Time: 1:00
"GOD LOVES TINY TIM" A One Man Odyssey by and with Spats White


www.theaterforthenewcity.net www.spatswhite.com
Saturday, May 31, 2008 - Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (bet. 9th & 10th)
New York City
Box Office 212-254-1109

Time: Saturday Nights @ 11 pm
Jumping Flea Circus
Jumping Flea Circus is a monthly ukulele cabaret open mic in San Francisco. Do whatever you wish with a ukulele: music, comedy, performance art, whatever... or just come to enjoy the show. Videos of standout performances will be posted online.

http://www.doctorsparkles.com/contact.html
Saturday, May 31, 2008

San Francisco: contact Doctor Sparkles for details

Time: 7pm-11pm
Mad Tea Party with Tippy Canoe and Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
The Mad Tea Party, with Tippy canoe and the Paddlemen, and Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures

06/01/2008 07:00 PM - Don Quixotes international Music Hall
Hwy 9 (at graham hill)
Felton, California 95018
US
Cost:$10/$12

http://www.donquixotesmusic.info
Sunday, June 01, 2008

Don Quixotes international Music Hall
Hwy 9 (at graham hill)
Felton, California 95018
US

Time: 7:00 pm
Mid-Atlantic Ukulele Invitational
Friday evening ukulele cabaret, followed by Saturday festival with workshops, vendors, free afternoon stage, and a big Saturday evening concert... all in beautiful, historic Annapolis

http://www.metroukeassoc.org/MAUI2008.html
Friday, June 06, 2008 - Saturday, June 07, 2008

Annapolis, MD, USA

Ukulele Workshop with OHTA-SAN
A prodigy of Eddie Kamae at age 12, he began performing at age 15. His love for the 'ukulele has lasted decades. With a desire to create a fuller sound as a solo artist, Ohta-san was the originator of the low G string to expand the 'ukulele's lower note abilities to reach more complex genres of music such as jazz, pop, classical, Latin, Japanese, Broadway tunes, and sweet ballads. With further creative intent, percussion techniques were devised and new sounds were discovered. With over 20 years as guest instructor at University of Hawai'i, Manoa, his own school of 'ukulele, and many years instructing semester-long courses and workshops, Ohta-san enjoys sharing the capabilities of the 'ukulele with others. From the correct holding position, tunings, songs, techniques: he will answer questions, and discuss the history of the instrument from his perspective. Spend an hour with Ohta-san and you will come away with a new appreciation for the 'ukulele and it's capabilities and a better understanding of this humble, humorous and incredibly talented Hawaiian music legend.

www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Time: 7:30-8:30pm
OHTA-SAN in Concert with Herb Ohta Jr. and Nando Suan
Hawaii Music Live and Pumehana Productions are proud to present 'Ukulele legend OHTA-SAN (Herb Ohta). Internationally renowned for his exceptional Jazz and Bosa Nova sound, Ohta-san has made history by showcasing his incredible talents and the abilities of the 'ukulele beyond what many thought impossible for this tiny four stringed instrument. The first to tune the ‘ukulele with a lower G string, he was able to expand the range of the instrument to play more complex genres of music. With over 60 albums recorded and 300 tunes played on national radio, Ohta-San has taken the artistry of the ukulele to new heights over almost four decades. His impeccable timing, diverse techniques and unique style bring to life the romance and love of his music. This evening will also feature guitarist Nando Suan and Herb Ohta, Jr.


www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Friday, June 27, 2008

Santa Clara University
Music and Dance Building Recital Hall
Franklin Street (at Lafayette Street)
Santa Clara, CA

Time: 8:00 pm
Ukulele at Old Songs Festival
Uke workshops and jams led by Ron Gordon at one of the largest traditional music festivals in the northeast.Lots of workshops where uke can participate.Swing,blues,old time,etc.6,000 plus attendees and performers,with great food, also.Camping on site.See online schedule of workshops and concerts.

www.oldsongs.org
Friday, June 27, 2008 - Sunday, June 29, 2008

At the Albany County Fairgrounds in Altamont, NY

Time: Friday at 3PM-Sunday at 6PM
Ukefest! Day One of 'ukuele workshops at Dusty Strings
Join us for our 7th annual Ukefest featuring workshops with great uke teachers: Jumpin' Jim Beloff, James Hill, John King, Greg & Jere Canote, and special guest Herb Ohta Sr.

www.dustystrings.com
Saturday, June 28, 2008

3406 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle WA 98103

Time: 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 4:30

Ukefest Concert at Dusty Strings
A highlight of our 7th annual weekend-long ukulele event, our concert with Jumpin' Jim Beloff, John King, and James Hill promises to be an exciting evening not to be missed! (Bring your uke for the concert-ending singalong/strumalong!)

www.dustystrings.com
Saturday, June 28, 2008

3406 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle WA 98103

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Dusty String Uke Fest: Ohta-San Workshop
A prodigy of Eddie Kamae at age 12, he began performing at age 15. His love for the 'ukulele has lasted decades. With a desire to create a fuller sound as a solo artist, Ohta-san was the originator of the low G string to expand the 'ukulele's lower note abilities to reach more complex genres of music such as jazz, pop, classical, Latin, Japanese, Broadway tunes, and sweet ballads. With further creative intent, percussion techniques were devised and new sounds were discovered. With over 20 years as guest instructor at University of Hawai'i, Manoa, his own school of 'ukulele, and many years instructing semester-long courses and workshops, Ohta-san enjoys sharing the capabilities of the 'ukulele with others. From the correct holding position, tunings, songs, techniques: he will answer questions, and discuss the history of the instrument from his perspective. Spend an hour with Ohta-san and you will come away with a new appreciation for the 'ukulele and it's capabilities and a better understanding of this humble, humorous and incredibly talented Hawaiian music legend.

www.DustyStrings.com or www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle WA

Time: 4:30 pm
OHTA-SAN in Concert with Herb Ohta Jr. and Nando Suan
Hawaii Music Live and Pumehana Productions are proud to present 'Ukulele legend OHTA-SAN (Herb Ohta). Internationally renowned for his exceptional Jazz and Bosa Nova sound, Ohta-san has made history by showcasing his incredible talents and the abilities of the 'ukulele beyond what many thought impossible for this tiny four stringed instrument. The first to tune the ‘ukulele with a lower G string, he was able to expand the range of the instrument to play more complex genres of music. With over 60 albums recorded and 300 tunes played on national radio, Ohta-San has taken the artistry of the ukulele to new heights over almost four decades. His impeccable timing, diverse techniques and unique style bring to life the romance and love of his music. This evening will also feature guitarist Nando Suan and Herb Ohta, Jr.


www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Sunday, June 29, 2008

Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Ave. (at Seneca)
Seattle, WA


Time: 8:00 pm
Ukefest! Day Two of Ukulele Workshops at Dusty Strings
Our 7th annual Ukefest continues with workshops by fabulous ukulele folks Jumpin' Jim Beloff, James Hill, John King, and Casey MacGill!

www.dustystrings.com
Sunday, June 29, 2008

3406 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103

Time: 12:15 & 2:45 p.m.

Ukulele Society of America (USA)
Our Vision: Reaching Hearts . . . . . One Ukulele at a Time. Eia He Pu 'u Hulu (A Special Group of People)
We are an ukulele group of 150 local members that meets at least once a week in Carlsbad, California to sing and play ukulele. We are the home group of Bill Tapia and Pat Enos! We watch the volume level so you can hear yourself play and each week is an ukulele workshop from Pat Enos on many aspects of playing ukulele from substitution chords, strums, vamps, and playing by ear. Beginners will be welcomed by our Kokua Team and loaner music books are available for first-timers. Many members teach songs as Guest Conductors and our musical tastes vary from George Formby, to Ukulele Jazz, to Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian Mele. Hula dancers are welcome and dancing is encouraged. Visit and play with us and you will fit in at any Kanikapila in Hawai'i!

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ukulele_Society_of_America/
Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ocean House, Palm Room
300 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Time: Every Thursday 6-9PM
Jumping Flea Circus
Jumping Flea Circus is a monthly ukulele cabaret open mic in San Francisco. Do whatever you wish with a ukulele: music, comedy, performance art, whatever... or just come to enjoy the show. Song sharing and jam session follows performances. Videos of standout performances will be posted on MySpace (www.myspace.com/jumpingfleacircuscabaret) and on YouTube (www.youtube.com/jumpingfleacircus)



http://www.doctorsparkles.com/contact.html
Saturday, July 05, 2008

San Francisco
(Contact Doctor Sparkles for details and directions)

Time: 7pm-11pm
Meat 'n Taters Ukulele Intensive
Meat ‘n Taters Ukulele Intensive
Blue Stone Folk School
Noblesville,Indiana
July 6 - July12

Pack your bags, grab your case and escape to the heartland for an incredible ukulele experience!

Three unique classes make up this popular week-long experience: Ukulele Performance with Pops Bayless (Austin, Texas), Arranging and Playing Chord Melody with Mark Gutierrez (Omaha, Nebraska) and Ukulele Construction with Geoff Davis (Noblesville, Indiana).

Groups come together for jams, performances, concerts. Saturday night, students, instructors and community members perfrom at the Hedgehog Music Showcase. The Hedgehog is a beautiful and historic smoke-free concert venue. The community really turns out for this concert and packs the house!

Class specifics, costs, instructor biographies, lodging and transportation information are all explained on the website. Take a look and then email orcall with your questions.

http://www.bluestonefolkschool.org
Sunday, July 06, 2008 - Saturday, July 12, 2008

Blue Stone Folk School
1095 Conner Street
Noblesville, IN

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Brittni Paiva at Island Bazaar, HB, Cal
Brittni Paiva, Hilo's Ukulele Virtuoso and Slack Key Guitarist, will be doing a one-night concert at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA. This tremendous entertainer who now has three great CD's out, will appear TUESDAY, July 8th from 7-9PM. If you are anywhere near the area call for tickets ($20) and join this wonderful event!.....(714) 843-9350.....or visit the new website at www.ukuleleparadise.com

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 843-9350

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Ukulele Summer Camps for Kids in Texas
Two separate Ukulele Summer Camps for ages 8-12 being held at Leon Valley Library and Boys & Girls Club. Ukuleles provided from the proceeds of the7th Annual Texas Uke Fest held last April. Thanks to all who helped in this program.

Call 210-521-9459
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - Thursday, July 17, 2008

Leon Valley Library, Leon Valley TX.
Boys & Girls Clubs, San Antonio, TX

Time: 1-2pm M-TR
Southern California Ukulele Showcase II
It's back! The Second "Southern California Ukulele Showcase" at the Japanese American National Museum. This is sure to be another memorable event!
A free outdoor 'ukulele concert featuring Paula Fuga, Abe Lagrimas Jr., Moana, Brittni Paiva, The Moonlighters, King Kukulele, Ali Lexa, and more.

http://www.myspace.com/socalukeshowcase
Thursday, July 10, 2008

JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:PM
Family Ukulele Summer Camp
Introduction to Ukulele Camp held its first meeting today. Twenty five eager players were ready to learn. Ukuleles are provided for learning, starter ukuleles are available for purchase at various location in the city. Thanks to Jim and Frieda for their help today. Sign up for the next two sessions at the Library.

Call 210-521-9459
Saturday, July 12, 2008 - Saturday, July 26, 2008

Maverick Library in NW San Antonio, TX

Time: 3-4pm on Saturday afternoon
Swing Ukulele Instruction at the Augusta Heritage Festival's 'Swing Week'
Gerald Ross will teach swing and fingerstyle ukulele, beginning/intermediate Hawaiian and Western Swing non-pedal steel guitar during 'Swing Week' July 13-18, 2008 at the Augusta Heritage Festival.

The Augusta festival is held during the summer months at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. The program is best known for it's intensive week-long workshops that attract more than 2,000 participants annually.
Instruction in Irish, Bluegrass, Swing, Cajun/Creole and Blues is offered by some of the world's finest musicians.

Augusta Info:
www.augustaheritage.com/swing.html

Gerald Ross Info:
www.geraldross.com
gbross@umich.edu


http://www.geraldross.com
Sunday, July 13, 2008 - Friday, July 18, 2008

Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia

Ukulele Ladies & Gents Ukulele Jam
Free Monthly Jam from 7-9pm. Bring a snack for the table, your ukulele, and a smile. Lots of fun happening there - don't miss it.
Hawaiian music and dancers join in on months with five Thursdays - that's this month folks. See you there!

Call 210-521-6435
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lion's Field Adult and Senior Center, corner of Broadway and Mulberry in San Antonio, TX

Time: The fun begins at 7pm. Y'all Come!
Windy City Uke Fest 2008 Chicago
This will be the largest ukulele festivals in the Midwest. Chicago has had a strong ukulele history from ukulele manufactures to great ukulele performers. We wish to continue the aloha spirit and share with you everything the ukulele has to offer. The `ukulele is the gift that keeps on giving. We will have performers and ukulele instructors from around the world giving world-class ukulele workshops. Come and delight in the three fun-filled days of ukulele paradise. We will have an UkeTube stage where any uke player can show their stuff. The main stage will have top performers from the ukulele community. We will have starter workshops for people and kids that have never played a musical instrument of any type.

We have lined up:

Mark “Spanky” Guiterrez, Gerald Ross, Victoria Vox, Windy City Islanders, Kimo Hussey, Ali Lexa,
Tim Sweeney, Seeso, Lil’ Rev, Abe Lagrimas Jr., Steven P. Slivka and the Boar’s Head Orchestra, Barefoot Hawaiian, Jonathan Carreira, Keenan Kamae, Lopaka, Ukulele Tonya, and others.

We will have raffles, ukuleles, sing-a-longs, and ukulele instruction workshops for all levels. We will have the best ukulele vendors, and suppliers. All the ukulele merchandise you’ve dreamed about will be there. Drooling is not allowed.

Disclaimer: All events, workshops, performers, and performances are subject to change without notice.

For more info, or if you would like to be a sponsor, please contact us a windycityukefest@gmail.com



http://www.windycityukefest.com
Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Sunday, August 03, 2008

1591 Lee St.
Des Plaines IL 60018
Just outside chicago by O'hare Airport

Time: Friday at 9 PM until 10 PM Sunday
Ukulele Swing in Brooklyn
Sweet Soubrette 9:00
Les Chauds Lapins 10:00
Agent 99 11:00
Craig Chessler 12 midnight

$10 Cover

Subway: F or G train to Carroll St. (ride in first car if coming from Manhattan). Walk 1 block up Smith St. to 1st Place. Make left. Walk down past highway to Columbia St. Make left to 315 Columbia.


http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php
Saturday, August 09, 2008

Jalopy
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn


Time: 9:00 p.m.
Free Ukulele Jam with Iuka Grogg at Tiki Oasis
SAVE THE DATE: August 14-17, 2008 join us in San Diego for the eighth Tiki Oasis weekender! Experience top Exotica and Surf bands, the best DJs in the country spinning vintage vinyl, vendors selling unique Tiki trinkets and idols, relax poolside or dance the night away. Come and enjoy three nights and three days of fun in the sun!

Tickets & hotel booking available now.

What's Happenin'
We are planning appearances by some big name acts that have never performed at Oasis before, as well as return engagements from your old favorites. For the full Tiki Oasis experience we recommend you check into the hotel and don't check out til theparty is over.

Warm up for the weekend on Thursday with a pre-party at the historic Bali Hai restaurant on Shelter Island. Spend the day Friday at the Tiki Oasis Voodoo lagoon and pool and in the evening join the poolside party with a full night of live entertainment. Roam freely between live carvers, indoor/outdoor shopping bazaar, (Come to Tiki King's booth for Flukes and Fleas, UKE Stickers, and more!)and educational symposiums all day Saturday at the Crowne Plaza hotel. After dark you will be drinking, and seeing, Zombies and other Ghastly Ones during a full night of on stage Tiki terror. Still standing? Return to the saftey of your room party or catch an after hours film. If you survive all that - Chill out on Sunday with Iuka Grogg's (of the MaiKai Gents)Fantasy Ukulele Camp jam session and workshop, go shopping in our poolside bazaar featuring over forty vendors ( I'll be there all week-end! )or take in one of our educational Experts Symposiums!
For information...
www.tikioasis.com
See you there!
Tiki King

www.tikioasis.com
Friday, August 15, 2008 - Sunday, August 17, 2008
Next Jumping Flea Circus
Jumping Flea Circus is a monthly ukulele cabaret open mic in San Francisco. Do whatever you wish with a ukulele: music, comedy, performance art, whatever... or just come to enjoy the show. Song sharing and jam session follows performances. Videos of standout performances will be posted on MySpace (www.myspace.com/jumpingfleacircuscabaret) and on YouTube (www.youtube.com/jumpingfleacircus)

http://www.doctorsparkles.com/contact.html
Saturday, August 16, 2008

San Francisco (Contact Doctor Sparkles for directions)

Time: 9pm
Jim & Liz Beloff in concert
Jim & Liz Beloff and special guests for a uke-centric evening of original tunes, great vintage songs and sing-alongs. See uke there!

For add'l information call 203-318-8009.
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Soundscape Gallery
25 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT

Time: 8PM

Ukulele Noir at Johnny Ds
The August installment of Ukulele Noir features Craig Robertson, Mark Occhinero, Uncle Shoe, Davina Yanetty and Adelaide Windsome!

http//www.ukulelenoir.com
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Johnny Ds,
Davis Square,
Somerville, MA

Time: 8:30-11pm
Return to Uketopia
After too long an absence, Uketopia is back! And with two shows! Join hosts Jim & Liz Beloff in the show that put the ukulele back in the spotlight. Acts include Jim and Liz Beloff, Davis Sweet, Tripping Lily http://www.trippinglily.com/Media.html, Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones http://www.melverntaylor.com/music.html, and special guests. Don’t forget to bring your own ukulele for the Uke-Along! Both shows are at family-friendly venues.

August 22nd at Amazing Things in Framingham, MA Advance ticket sales and information at http://www.amazingthings.org

August 23rd at One Longfellow Square in Portland ME Advance ticket sales and information at http://www.onelongfellowsquare.com


Friday, August 22, 2008 - Saturday, August 23, 2008


Eddie Kamae & the Sons of Hawaii
Legendary uku'lele player Eddie Kamae opens the 2008-2009 Aloha Series. Eddie and Gabby Pahinui were at the start of the Hawaiian Renaissance with the original Sons of Hawaii in the early 70's and Eddie keeps the flame alive today.

www.ShannonCenter.org
Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ruth B. Shannon Center
13406 Philadelphia St
Whittier CA 90608

Time: 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
E Ho'omau 'Ukulele Workshop & Retreat

Join us for the 1st annual E Ho'omau (to perpetuate) 'Ukulele Workshop & Retreat in the the heart of beautiful Sonoma Valley Wine Country at Westerbeke Ranch for 3 days and 2 nights. 'Ukulele or Hawaiian feather lei workshop fee includes all materials, all gourmet meals, shared accommodations, and all extra activities like Saturday evening concert, kanikapila sessions, wine tasting, and Q&A discussion and ukulele display with several local custom ukulele builders.

'Ukulele Workshop
with Kimo Hussey and Zanuck Lindsey

Feather Lei Workshop
with Herman Tachera

http://www.hoomauukulele.com/default.aspx?rc=3001
Friday, August 29, 2008 - Sunday, August 31, 2008

Westerbeke Ranch - Sonoma, California -www.westranch.com

UkeStock 08
Come and be part of Ukestock 08!
15+ Ukulele Acts including...
Jim & Liz Beloff, Craig Robertson, Tim Mann, Ian Schwartz and more!
Flea Market Music will have stuff for sale, food, prizes and TONS of UKULELES.

www.ukestock.com
Saturday, September 06, 2008

116 Green St
Worcester Ma 01604


Time: Doors open @ 6 pm Show@7pm

Spanish Uke Meeting
Music, ukes and spanish food and wine... what more could you ask?

http://www.myspace.com/franspain
Friday, September 12, 2008 - Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sevilla, Spain (Europe)

Jumping Flea Circus - Album Release Party
Jumping Flea Circus is a monthly ukulele cabaret in San Francisco hosted by Doctor Sparkles. Any and all acts encouraged as long as ukulele is involved. Free admission. Friendly audience. All performances videotaped. Stand-out performances posted on Youtube and Myspace. Come out and perform in the open mic or just enjoy the show.

This Jumping Flea Circus will also be an album release party for Doctor Sparkles' 2nd uke-centric CD "Monkey Swing Monkey Doo". You can listen to this entire album at Doctor Sparkles website: doctorsparkles.com.

www.myspace.com/jumpingfleacircuscabaret
Saturday, September 13, 2008

San Francisco, CA
Contact Doctor Sparkles for details & directions

Time: 8pm-midnight
Bill Tapia (Special Guest Appearance!) - Jazz Concert
THE RICHARD GLASER BAND
with featured guest, Bill Tapia
$15.00 pre-sale / $17.00 at the door
http://www.richardglasermusic.com/

The Richard Glaser Band is "...original, honed, straight-ahead jazz. Utterly out-of-sync in a city long grown accustomed to artificial beauty, the band is the real deal - an exceptional trio of artists coming into their own through their own particular way." - Jesse Torres, music critic

"One of the finest young jazz groups in Southern California....enlivened by imaginative arrangements and first-rate musicianship!" - Russell Ferrante of the Yellowjackets

"Bill Tapia, at the age of 100, a living link to the Hawaiian music of a century ago, but he is also a virtuoso Jazz musician and a thoroughly engaging entertainer on stage. If nothing else, the chances are slim to none you'll find another entertainer anywhere in the world who can introduce a song as "something I learned during World War I."

http://panioloproductions.com/
Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Grand Annex
434 West Sixth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Time: 7:00pm
Ukulele Cordiale
Part of Cafe Cordiale's "Acoustic" Wednesdays. Every Wednesday showcasing different acoustic artisits.

This will be a special Ukulele night with some cutting edge players!

September, 24 2008 at Uke Night! Abe Lagrimas Jr., Jason Arimoto, Ali Lexa & Tony Gamble
14015 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423
Cost : FREE

Ukulele Night. Really excited about this one! Abe Lagrimas Jr @ 9pm, Jason Arimoto @ 9:30pm, Ali Lexa @ 10:00pm and Tony Gamble @ 10:30. w/ Donovan Lyman hosting. Please check our top friends for all of the Acoustic Cordiale acts. Sample their music and befriend them! These shows are all ages & admission and parking are FREE. Dinners (that you’ll want to devour) served till 10:30. Reserve a cozy table 818 789-1985

http://www.myspace.com/cordiale
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cafe Cordiale
14015 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 PM
Lyle Ritz Connecticut Concert
This is a rare chance to see jazz ukulele great Lyle Ritz in concert on the Connecticut shore. Lyle recorded the first jazz ukulele record in the late 1950s for Verve but is best known for his acoustic bass studio work on legendary recordings such as the Beach Boys "Good Vibrations," Sonny and Cher's "I've Got You Babe" and the Tijuana Brass "A Taste Of Honey." Lyle continues to record, arrange uke songbooks (see online store) and perform. Liz and Jim Beloff will also be joining in the fun. Not to be missed!

UPDATE: This is a small venue (it holds about 40 people comfortably with room for another 10 or so. Calling ahead to put your name on a reservation list is highly encouraged, as is getting to the venue on the early side.

FURTHER UPDATE: Due to demand we've added a second show at 9:30PM.

203-318-8009
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Soundscape Gallery
25 Boston Post Road, Madison Connecticut

Time: 8PM & 9:30PM
Million Uke March for Obama
Obama-inclined ukesters are invited to join our Million Uke March for Obama -- just go to the website and you're in! We'd love to have you! We in no way wish to annoy, insult, or aggravate folks who aren't Obama fans -- start a march for your candidate too -- but let our ukes be heard!

www.millionukulelemarch.com
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Nationwide on the 'Net

Time: Everyday from now to November 5th!
7th Annual Southern California Ukulele Festival
Friday if club night where 7 local ukulele clubs perform. Free
Saturday 45+ workshops in; hula, beginning, intermediate, advanced ukulele, songs, Hawaiian language and culture, slack key guitar, Hawaiian steel guitar, workshops by Kanile'a and DaSilva ukuleles, 35 vendors, food. An evening luau and concert featuring Ohta San and Ka'ala Carmack as Charles E. King.
Held at Cerritos Park East
Order tickets through the website.

www.ukulelefestival.org
Friday, October 03, 2008 - Saturday, October 04, 2008

13234 E. 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703

Time: Friday 5:00-10:00 pm, Saturday All Day
Rochester,NY Ukulele Workshops
There will be 2 workshops,lasting about an hour and a half each, given by Ron Gordon: beginners in the morning and intermediate covering chord melody,fingerpicking,and blues uke after lunch.Classes limited to 15 participants and there will be handouts of all material taught.Call or email Julie at Bernunzio's for a reservation.$25 per class.There will also be a free concert Friday evening at Bernunzio's as part of first Fridays in Rochester.Call Ron at 518-372-4172 for more info.See you there!

www.bernunzio.com
Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bernunzio Uptown Music
East Ave
Rochester, NY

Time: 10:00-2:00
2008 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association's Annual Convention
Join us this year for three days of Hawaiian steel guitar music. This yearly gathering of the world's finest non-pedal Hawaiian steel guitarists (both acoustic and electric) is a fun and inspiring event.

Ticket price: Only $25 for the entire weekend!

This year's guest of honor is noted steeler Steve Cheney. Steve has been performing on the steel since his teens. He currently is the featured steel guitarist and director of the nightly luau show at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Oahu. Steve will perform each day of the convention and also during the Saturday night luau.

The HSGA Joliet convention is famous for its nightly 'no sleep' jam sessions. These impromptu, informal and free sessions start at about 9PM each night and frequently go until dawn. All musicians are invited to participate and share their music. These sessions are held nightly, including pre-convention Wednesday and post-luau Saturday. Uke players are especially welcome!

Daily stage sets from 9AM - 5PM (3 PM on Saturday). You must be an HSGA member to perform on stage. Membership is not required to attend the convention or participate in the nightly jam sessions.

Saturday night luau and floor show!

Convention location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Joliet, Illinois (near Chicago).

Contact the HSGA or the hotel for discounted hotel rates.

Detailed convention information at: [link] www.hsga.org [/link]

Watch a video of a late night jam at last year's show!
[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Q4w8SfjgU[/link]

http://www.hsga.org
Thursday, October 09, 2008 - Saturday, October 11, 2008

Holiday Inn Convention Center, Joliet, Illinois (near Chicago)

Time: 9 AM - 5 PM Thurs-Fri. 9 AM - 3 PM Saturday
Wine Country Ukulele Festival (updated)
Friday, October 10

Dancing Under the Stars
In the Golden Days of Waikiki, songbird Emma Veary serenaded the dancers in the Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki’s Pink Palace. We’ve got the next best thing. We will take you back to those nights of “Dancing under the Stars” and the golden age of Hawaiian music at our own version of “the Royal” (a.k.a. Tucker Farm Center) for an evening of wine tasting, elegant dining, and dancing as we are serenaded by Emma Veary’s daughter, Robyn Knuebuhl. In addition to her beautiful voice, Robyn may also grace us with a hula or two. Other featured performers for the evening include Napa Valley’s own Makai Gents (featuring local ‘ukulele ring leader and noted winemaker: Judd Finkelstein) and the first-ever public performance of the Napa Haoles. A lei greeting at the door is available for $30 additional, paid in advance.
6:30 – 11:00 p.m. $85.00 per person or $500 for a table for 6

Cooking with Keoki
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cook with Grammy-award winning musician Keoki Kahumoku (renowned in the kitchen and on the stage) will leave you begging for more: lomi salmon, kalua pig, laulau, poke, haupia, and, of course, poi. Rumor has it that Keoki will be bringing some of his free-range, macadamia-nut-fed pork with him from the Big Island to share. As they say in Hawai’i: “It broke da mouth.” Space is very limited for this very special, very authentic event, so please sign up early. For the full experience, be sure to join us for the ‘Ukulele Luau on Saturday, as well.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. $35.00

‘Ukulele’s at the Market
Join us for a free ‘ukulele performance at the St. Helena Farmer’s Market in Crane Park. See and be seen listening to great ‘ukulele music presented by surprise guest artists while perusing the organic fruits and vegetables and artisan foods at the market. Nimbus Arts will also be on hand with a related craft activity for the little ones.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Free

‘Ukulele Live at the Veteran’s Home
Noted ‘ukulele entertainer, Ralph Shaw, the man in the bowler hat, will be performing live at the California Veteran’s Home in Yountville in a free performance for the men and women residing at the Home.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free to residents and employees of the Veteran’s Home
Saturday, October 11

‘Ukulele Festival Extraordinaire
Fun for the whole family with free performances all day long on the Main Stage and our very own International Marketplace where you’ll find everything from Hawaiian-style shave-ice to the finest hand-made ‘ukuleles. And don’t miss out on a chance to win something wonderful to take home—including, of course, a number of beautiful ‘ukuleles—at our prize drawing.
Do you have an old ‘ukulele in the closet that used to belong to Uncle Harry? Bring it along and find out what it’s worth at our ‘Ukulele Roadshow. And if you have some working instruments gathering dust in a closet, bring them in to exchange for raffle tickets. We’ll make sure your old trombone winds up in deserving hands.
And we’ll have workshops for those looking to improve their skills. Want to learn to hula? Or has your ‘uwehe lost its pop? Never strummed an ‘ukulele before? Or do you long to shred like Jake Shimabakuru? Need a clue on slack key? Or do you simply need some fine tuning? Want to twist your tongue around humuhumunukunuku â pua’a? Or would you just like to string a lei? In any case we’ll have enough workshops available to keep you busy all day long.
With a $45 workshop pass you can attend any number of classes offered through-out the day with some of the finest musicians available: Keoki Kahumoku; Herb Ohta, Jr.; James Hill; KonaBob Stoffer; Mark Kailana Nelson; Ralph Shaw; and Robyn Knuebuhl.
We’re also offering an $85 family pass (no more than 3 members per family, please) that will get you into workshops on Kid’s ‘Ukulele, Hawaiian Stories & Keiki Hula, Building and Playing a One-String ‘Uke, Lei Making, Hawaiian Crafts, and more enlightening activities from Nimbus Arts. (Some crafts will require an additional materials fee.)
Closing the day on the main stage, we’ll be sponsoring a “Crazy G Face-Off,” where those holding workshop passes will be able to pit their skill against each other in an ever-faster rendition of “Crazy G.” Through the process of elimination, the last ‘ukulele player standing will win a brand-new ‘ukulele. Download the tab for “Crazy G” from http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/crazy_g_live.pdf and start practicing!
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free, except for workshop admission which is $45 for all day
Family pass (for family activities only) is $85 all day
Workshop passes are limited, so please order yours early.

‘Ukulele Luau
After the festival, join the festival musicians at Nimbus Arts’ home base in the St. Helena Marketplace for a traditional Hawaiian Luau prepared by Keoki Kahumoku and crew. Music and entertainment will be provided Island-style—so bring your instruments and be ready to sing. Enjoy, too, snippets of great ‘ukulele moments in film brought to you by David Garden of White Barn Film Festival fame. Sign-up early, this is sure to sell-out.
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Adults $25 /Kids (12 & under) $15

Grand Finale
After dinner, hurry on down to the Tucker Farm Center where we’ll be rocking and rolling all night long with this amazing line-up of ‘ukulele talent. We’ve come a long way since Arthur Godfrey and Tiny Tim so you can forget all your preconceptions about the ‘ukulele and be prepared to be amused and amazed by the lightening-quick fingers of Herb Ohta, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, Ralph Shaw, and James Hill, who each bring a different voice and style to this tiny, oft-maligned, four-stringed instrument.
8:00 – 11:p.m. $30.00 ($35 at the door)


www.winecountryukefest.com
Friday, October 10, 2008 - Saturday, October 11, 2008

Upper Valley Campus of the Napa Valley College,Tucker Farm Center, Napa Valley Marketplace, in St. Helena, CA

Time: Varied
Night of 100 Ukes
Five big acts -- and no cover -- on stage at New York's favorite tiki bar, Otto's Shrunken Head!

Night of 100 Ukes
"A Four-String Fiesta"

Agent 99 - 10:30
Fez-sational Hawaiian pop from the Big Island of Manhattan!

Hot Time Harv - 10
The Geriatrics’ Gigolo featuring J-Boy Shine!

Sweet Soubrette and the Shipwrecks - 9
Brooklyn’s femme fatale with her full band!

Craig Chesler - 8
The cool crooner of ukedom!

The Ukemen - 7:30
From parts unknown, making their NYC debut!

21+ with ID please


http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E. 14th Street
(between Ave. A & B)
New York, NY
Subway: L to First Ave.

Time: 7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Eugene UketoberFest
The 2nd annual Eugene UketoberFest will feature Ukulele concerts, and open mic, hula dancing, jam sessions, workshops and vendors, a swap meet and prizes. The event will be held on the campus of the University of Oregon. We hope you can come and join the fun.

The Venue
Home base will be in U of O's Agate Hall, a big comfortable concert space with ukulele vendors, all day activities and breakfast and lunch by Cornucopia restaurant. Classes will be held a block away in the new U of O Law School Building.

Friday Concert
A lotta Hawaiian and more with traditional music by Sweet Aloha, followed by Hawaiian Reggae with excellent vocals and sharp ukulele from Craig Chee and Sum Guyz.

Saturday Concert
Canadian virtuoso James Hill and Chanteuse Victoria Vox will headline this year's show. Also, ukulele and slack-key master Mark Nelson.

Workshops
Twelve different workshops, and hour and a half long, to improve your ukulele skills, learn new songs and help you have more fun with your uke. For those who don't play, there is a hula dance workshop and this year a short 'instant ukulele' class where you can learn to play from scratch.

Fun Activities
There will be mini-concerts and jam sessions all day with an open mic on Saturday afternoon. It's so much more clever than karaoke. Plus there will be some prizes, Ukuleles, accessories, CDs, and books. There will be ukuleles and related goodies for sale and a raffle.

Contact: info@uketoberfest.com
Website: uketoberfest.com


http://www.uketoberfest.com/
Friday, October 17, 2008 - Saturday, October 18, 2008

Agate Hall and Law School
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Time: Friday 5:30pm - 11pm, Saturday 8:45am - 11pm
Ukulele SPOOKTACULAR Jam
Join us if you dare
for OUR Halloween scare...

As the Witching hour draws near,
The full moon glows with fear...
The bats have all taken flight
in celebration of Halloween night!

Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR UKULELE JAM!

A costume party.....probably not...but you can dress-UP your Ukulele.

We will be in a new location: The Olive Garden! (But not just ANY Olive Garden: This location is the ONLY Olive Garden that has a private room!)

There is a $20 cost for the room -- We will pass the hat at the event to cover the room charge, so the more who come the less expensive it will be! So plan on an extra dollar or two on top of your meal. And it will be worth it. In addition to being completely private, there's no music being broadcast through the speakers, so we can make our own music without competition!

Plan to arrive around 6:30pm - for those of you who will be eating.

We will start our jam between 7:30pm and 8:00pm and play until 9:30pm.

It would simply be Ghoulish to miss this jam!


http://ukulele.meetup.com/84/calendar/8749867/
Monday, October 20, 2008

Olive Garden
4240 Beltline Road
Addison, TX 75001
972-239-9096


Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Jumpin' Jim Ukulele Clinic
Join Jumpin' Jim Beloff for an introduction to the many joys of playing the ukulele. He'll cover the history of the instrument, state of the current wave of popularity, a brief intro into playing the uke and a demo of Fluke and Flea ukuleles that his family makes. He's also be signing the various books and DVDs he has published. See uke there!

203-389-0500
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sam Ash Music Store
95 Amity Road, New Haven Connecticut

Time: 7-8 PM

Jumping Flea Circus - Ukulele Cabaret
The theme for this month will be Halloween, so performers especially encouraged to costume it up!

Jumping Flea Circus is a monthly ukulele cabaret in San Francisco hosted by Doctor Sparkles. Any and all acts encouraged as long as ukulele is involved. Free admission. Friendly audience. All performances videotaped. Stand-out performances posted on Youtube and Myspace. Come out and perform in the open mic or just enjoy the show.

http://www.myspace.com/jumpingfleacircuscabaret
Saturday, October 25, 2008

San Francisco, CA
Contact Doctor Sparkles for details & directions

Time: 8pm-midnight
"GOD LOVES TINY TIM"
JOE FRANKLIN
presents

"GOD LOVES TINY TIM"
A One Man Odyssey by & with Spats White

Every Sunday @ 8 PM
Starting October 26th 2008

http://www.spatswhite.com
Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Richmond Shepard Theatre
309 East 26th Street @ 2nd Ave.
New York City
Box Office 212-684-2690
Tickets $20

Time: Every Sunday @ 8 PM
James Hill in Concert, Vancouver, BC
James Hill has forged a musical career that has garnered fans from across North America, Europe and Asia. He will be performing with his partner, Anne Davison on cello. Call for tickets: 604. 294.2777 (no booking fees).



http://www.vcn.bc.ca/vanukes
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scandinavian Community Centre,
6540 Thomas St (off Kensington)
Burnaby, BC

Time: 8pm
"God Loves Tiny TIm"
"GOD LOVES TINY TIM"
JOE FRANKLIN
presents

"GOD LOVES TINY TIM"
A One Man Odyssey by & with Spats White

Every Sunday @ 8 PM through the end of the year.


http://www.spatswhite.com

http://www.spatswhite.com
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Richmond Shepard Theatre
309 East 26th Street @ 2nd Ave.
New York City
Box Office 212-684-2690
Tickets $20

Time: Every Sunday @ 8 PM

Time: Every Sunday at 8 PM
Workshop with James Hill, Vancouver BC
Bring your uke and enjoy a hands-on workshop with James. All levels welcome. For details or to reserve call 604-685-7405 or email wcutler@telus.net.

http://www.vcn.bc.ca/vanukes
Monday, October 27, 2008

Scandinavian Community Centre,
6540 Thomas St (off Kensington)
Burnaby, BC

Time: 7pm
Uke Extravaganza 3
Bliss Blood -- Jamie Scandal -- Michael Wagner -- Craig Chesler --SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Time: 8:00pm
UKE NIGHT at the Buttonwood Tree
7+ acts from pop to laugh-out-loud to uncatagorizable coming from NY, NJ, MA and CT. the show will feature solos, duos, and trios, a banjo uke or two, and a few fleas!

myspace.com/ukenightct
Saturday, November 01, 2008

605 Main Street
Middletown CT

Time: 7:30pm sharp
UKULELE WAH WAH with JAKE SHIMABUKURO & SPECIAL GUESTS
Jake Shimabukuro with:
Melvern Taylor
Victoria Vox
Jon Braman
Sonic Uke
+ MORE MORE MORE

Date: 05-Nov-2008
Event Information:
Venue: Blender Theater at Gramercy
127 East 23rd
New York, NY 10010
USA

URL: http://www.blendertheater.com

www.blendertheater.com
Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Blender Theater @ Gramercy
127 East 23rd
NY, NY

Time: Doors @ 7PM - Sowtime @ 8PM
NEW WORKSHOP LOCATION - NEW LUNCH TIME - Pops Bayless Workshop/Performance
Greetings fellow Ukulele Players/Fans,

We have a GREAT weekend planned in Austin TX.

We will arrive Austin Saturday.

Staying at America's Best Value Inn Austin South
2525 S. Interstate Hwy 35
Austin, TX 78741
Phone (512) 441-0143

If you haven't booked a room yet, it's not too late.

Hotel Rate $59.00/night for two double beds or $53.00 for one King bed. Rate includes a FULL Breakfast. There are AAA rates as well as AARP rates that might get you a little better price. We found it BEST to book online at http://www.americasbe...


Ideally, we would like to meet with everyone before we arrive at the workshop location - but realize that logistically since we have players arriving from San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Houston and Seguin, this may not be possible - SO, for those who would like to join up with us prior to the workshop and have lunch.

We will be lunching at Kim Phung Restaurant
7601 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 451-2464


We WILL have RESERVATIONS for NOON- please let me know if you will attend.

This venue was chosen as its one of Pop's favorite restaurants - he will be lunching with us. ; )

The Workshop will begin promptly at 2:00pm - until 4:00pm

Odd Fellows Lodge Hall
6809 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 459-0864

Cost is $30.00/per person attending the workshop. Visitors are welcome. Kathy Levine will be accepting funds at the door - please plan to pay CASH - no credit cards or personal checks will be accepted.


Later that evening Pops and Julia Bernson will be performing at 8:00pm - NO Cost - Ukulele JAZZ and Blues! Tin Pan Alley genre


Sam's Town Point Bar & Grill
2115 Allred Dr
(near Manchaca & Slaughter)
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 282-0083


Let us know if you would like to join us for dinner with Pops and Julia after the performance. Location - To Be Determined.

Then back to the hotel - for jamming BYOBooze - BYOFood - BYOUkulele.

Sunday morning, we will breakfast and then return to our respective cities.

We want to thank everyone for their enthusiasm and attendance. Remember without "U", it would just be Kelele.

RSVP if you plan to attend to katherine.k.levine@gmail.com

http://ukulele.meetup.com/84/
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Odd Fellows Lodge Hall
6809 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 459-0864


Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Pops Bayless Workshop! Bernson & Bayless Performance! Sign Up NOW!
Julia Bernson and Pops Bayless. Hot ukulele jazz!
Sam's Town Point - Austin TX
If you want to hear a little go to this link - http://www.myspace.com/bernsonbaylessbluesandjazz

This has already gotten more excited!

There will be a two hour workshop with Pops Bayless himself from 2-4 pm the afternoon before the concert -- $30 per person. This should be very nice! For those who have worked with Pops, you will agree he is one of the most talented instructors I have ever seen. I never fail to come away a better player!

Then, of course, there is the performance which will probably run from 9 - midnight. If you haven't heard Pops with Julia, you are in for a treat!

We will try to find a close by hotel so we can stumble safely back to our beds, and of course safely back to Dallas Sunday morning!

Confirm this one QUICKLY! If we have enough participants, we can arrange a "jam bus" down and back!

Contact me ASAP to RSVP! Email me at ukulele-84@meetup.com, or at mlevine@tx.rr.com.

This is coming up fast, so circle your calendars! I need to hear from you NOW so we can make this happen!


http://ukulele.meetup.com/84/calendar/9010652/
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Austin Tx - Workshop location TBA - Performance at Sam's Town Point

Time: Workshop 2-4pm Performance 9-12pm
Ukulele Kanikapila
6 pm jam session followed by featured performers at 7, and an open mike at 8. Ukulele is the instrument of choice in open mike and featured performer, but other instrument are welcome in jam and to support uke players

azukulele.com
Monday, November 17, 2008

Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N Granite Reef Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Time: 6 pm to 9:30
Kahumoku Ohana Hawaiian Music & Lifestyle Camp
Featuring many of Hawaii's finest musicians.
'Ukulele, slack key and steel guitar classes, hula instruction, Hawaiian language and cultural classes. Now in it's third year!

http://www.konaweb.com/keoki
Sunday, December 07, 2008 - Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pahala, on the Big Island of Hawaii

Time: Week Long Event
Electric City Uke Club
Uke club,strum around and jam....and its free.Free music usually being given out by members Always fun and you'll learn something uke!

Call Ron at 518 372 4172
Monday, December 08, 2008

Moon and River Cafe
Ferry St.
The Stockade
Schenectady NY

Time: 7-9:30
Agent 99 + The UkeMen in Brooklyn
Need some uke music to warm up a cold winter’s night?

Beat those post-holiday blues with Agent 99 and The UkeMen, Sunday, December 28 at Hank’s Saloon in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. Show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s NO COVER!

Subway: 2/3/4/5/B or Q to Atlantic Ave.,

OR D/M/N/R to Pacific St.



http://myspace.com/agent99nyc
Sunday, December 28, 2008

46 Third Ave., Brooklyn
(Corner of Atlantic Avenue)


Time: 9:00 p.m.
Ukulele Gathering
Come One, Come All Uke Lovers! To the Cafe Atlantique (33 River Street, Milford, CT), 2:00pm on the 29th of December, for good company, excellent refreshments and enjoyment of the ukulele. Bring your songsheets and, if you have a new song for all to try, bring copies.

http://www.orgsites.com/ct/uke-club/index.html
Monday, December 29, 2008

The Cafe Atlantique, 33 River Street, Milford, CT.

Time: 2:00pm
Tiki Night @ Otto's Shrunken Head
Agent 99 is back at New York’s favorite tiki bar!

This time the lineup includes:

Agent 99 (8 p.m.)
The SnakeOilers (9 p.m.)
Moose Karloff (10 p.m.)
and
Newxotica (11 p.m.)

No cover!

21+ with ID please

Subway: L to First Ave.



http://myspace.com/agent99nyc or http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
Thursday, January 08, 2009

538 E. 14th St.
(Between Ave. A & B)
East Village, NYC

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Lil Rev Workshop & Concert in HB, CA
The zany, talented, educational, and ever-delightful Lil Rev (a real ukulele whiz!) will be at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA, for a Friday nite workshop and Saturday nite concert. Friday's (1/9/09) "Rock & Rock Uke Styles" workshop is $15 and will be from 7-9PM. Saturday's (1/10/09) full-on concert (ya' gotta' be there!) is $20 and will be from 8-10PM. If you're in the area, come join us. Call for tix at (714) 843-9350 or check our the I.B. website at www.ukuleleparadise.com.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, January 09, 2009 - Saturday, January 10, 2009

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Berach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM; Sat. 8-10PM
ukelele meetup
starting a phoenix Ukelele meetup for all skill levels Kanikapila, popular, whatever
come out and let's get started



http://www.meetup.com/The-Phoenix-Ukulele-Meetup-Group/
Thursday, January 15, 2009

padres latin grill
1044 e camelback road
phoenix az 85014

Time: 6pm-8:30 pm
Island Bazaar Hosts the Beloffs!
Jim and Liz Beloff will be holding a mini-concert and play-along workshop for the Ukulele Jam group at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA. This will be an informal evening of song and instruction, open to all interested. A donation of $10 will cover the entire evening of fun. If you're in the area please come join us.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Thursday, January 15, 2009

16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: 6:30-9:00PM

Chord Melody Methods Workshop
INTRODUCTION TO CHORD MELODY METHODS.

A four session series of workshops on developing and playing your own chord melodies. Chord structures, altered chords, melody development, inversions, intros and endings and performance fundamentals. Designed for intermediate players. Attendance is limited. $65 for the course. Taught by John McDonald.
Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, 16852 Gothard St.
February 7,14,21 & 28. 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Contact Shirley Orlando 714 843-9350,



949 498-1112
Saturday, February 07, 2009 - Saturday, February 28, 2009

ISLAND BAZAAR,
16852 Gothard St
Huntington Beach CA 92647

Time: Saturdays 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Upstate NY Uke events in February
Join Ron Gordon for some uke club strumming and a workshop at the Dance Flurry in Saratoga.
2/9 Our perky pack of pickers, the Electric City Uke Club, will meet at the Moon and River Cafe (Ferry St. in Schenectady, NY) for our monthly strum around.Lots of free handouts from members, and some good musicians.Free.
2/15 Beginner/Intermediate uke workshop at the Dance Flurry in Saratoga, NY.Handouts provided and a focus on right hand technique. This is a great festival with a lot of jamming all weekend.Check it out at danceflurry.org.or call Ron at 518-372-4172.

Monday, February 09, 2009 - Sunday, February 15, 2009

Time: 2/9 at 7PM and 2/15 at mid day
Corktown Ukulele Jam
8-11pm every Wednesday in the Corktown Lounge of Toronto's legendary Dominion on Queen pub (500 Queen, 2 blocks east of the DVP). Free if you're carrying a uke. Make Wednesday night your Uker Nite. Deal?


http://torontoUKES.com
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dominion on Queen
in the Corktown Lounge
Toronto Canada

Time: 8pm workshop; 9pm open-mic + sing/play along
Agent 99 @ Pianos NYC
Agent 99 brings its FEZ-sational sound to Pianos upstairs lounge for an evening of fun and musical mayhem. We go on at 8 PM, followed by Menage A Twang at 9. Best of all, no cover!

21+ with ID please

SUBWAY:

F or V to 2nd Ave./Houston
Exit at Allen St. end of the station and walk two blocks east on Houston to Ludlow, then
one block south to Stanton

J/M/Z/F to Delancey/Essex
Exit at Delancey/Essex and walk two blocks north on Essex to Stanton, then one block west to Ludlow

http://www.myspace.com/agent99nyc
Friday, February 13, 2009

158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton), NYC

Time: 8:00 P.M.
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures show.
Sat. Feb 14th, 8:00
with the Billy Martini Show
at
Don Quixotes International Music Hall

6275 Highway 9, Felton, California
Show starts at 8:00
*www.donquixotesmusic.info.

http://www.myspace.com/idolpleasures
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Don Quixotes International Music Hall

6275 Highway 9, Felton, California


Time: 8:00pm sharp
Beginners - FREE Workshop - Dallas Tx
GREAT NEWS! We have had an "influx" of new members. Most of which have never strummed the instrument or who are guitar players and not familiar with the Uke.

This has presented a wonderful opportunity for "us" to pass on the joy of Ukulele.

If the above sounds like YOU, then this workshop was created with YOU in mind.

Learn to play with others of "like" skill sets. In a safe and nurturing environment.

While this workshop is "geared" towards "beginners", players of ALL skill levels are welcome to come and offer support.

WHO: The Workshop will be lead by none other than, Mark "Twang"
Levine, who is the creator and founder of Dallas Ukulele
Headquarters. Mark is self taught and has been playing for some 10
years. Known for his humor and Ukulele jokes, Mark really puts
the "FUN FACTOR" into learning Ukulele.

WHERE: We have a NEW LOCATION - in Carrollton, TX. Rawlings Custom Jewelry and Design. A jewelry store you might ask!? Well, you have to see the "space" to understand why we chose it. "Unique" is the word
that comes to mind.

The location is a private space - attached to the jewelry store yet
separate - a LARGE space with a gas burning Fireplace - AND the "fire will be burning". Back in the rear of the room is a bar. Did you really think we wouldn't be having fun at this workshop???

This means we will ALSO be having a FREE wine tasting with horderves.

Wine helps ease the nerves and opens our senses so we can more
effectively learn.

TIME: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

COST: There is no cost for this workshop. However, we ask that you purchase the book, Jumping Jim's Ukulele Tips "N' Tunes. This is the book that we will be using for our class. The book can be purchased via Noel Tardy - who is the Authorized Dealer for Dallas Ukulele Headquarters. The cost of the book is $ 14.95+ tax ($1.23) = $16.18. You can reach Noel via email at info@ukeladymusic.com . Please
contact Noel prior the workshop so that she can ensure that you will have a copy. She will make arrangements with you on delivery of the book.

WHAT TO BRING: Ukulele, kazoo, having your own tuner would be a plus, but not required. Music Stand (if you have one - not required)

If you don't have a kazoo we will have some available for you to
purchase at the workshop, prices range from $1.50 - $2.00.

SO, if you've never strummed, or are new to the instrument. Have
played the guitar but not so familiar with the Ukulele, this workshop is for you. Let Mark's passion for the Ukulele inspire YOU! But most of all, come and have FUN!

http://ukulele.meetup.com/84/calendar/9565499/
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rawlings Custom Jewlry & Design
2661 Midway Rd.
Suite 110
Carrollton, TX 75006



Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Arizona Monthly Kanikapila
Next monday, the 23rd of February, We will have our 5th monthly Ukulele Kanikapila.
We meet at the Granite Reef Senior Center from 6 to 10 pm. We have a song circle, a featured performer, and open mike. The Senior Center is located in Scottsdale AZ a mile west of McDowell road and the east valley 101. Address is 1700 N Granite Reef. Come Join us if you are in the area.

azukulele.com
Monday, February 23, 2009

1700 N Granite Reef
Scottsdale, AZ
85257

Time: 6 to 10 pm
Langley Ukulele Ensemble Concert
If you've never heard the Langley Ukulele Ensemble (www.langleyukes.com), you've been missing one of the greatest concerts. Must see to be believed!

www.gorgeukuleles.org
Friday, February 27, 2009

Hood River Middle School
Hood River, OR

Time: 7pm
2009 Gorge Ukulele Festival
All-day ukulele workshops. Four time slots with 4 available classes per slot. $85 adult, $45 kids K-5. A great group of instructors. Check it out!

www.gorgeukuleles.org
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hood River Middle School
Hood River, OR

Time: 9am-4pm
Gorge Uke Camp Instructor Concert
No cover charge concert put on by the various instructors from the uke camp. A great way to finish the day!

www.gorgeukuleles.org
Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Pines Tasting Room
Hood River, OR

Time: 6-9pm
BILL TAPIA, 101 years young! Two back-to-back concerts!!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
TWO SHOWS! 6:00pm & 8:30pm | $35.00 pre-sale / $40 door
At the Grand Annex: 434 W. Sixth St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Buy Tickets Early - These shows will sell out!
Tickets & Info available at: http://www.panioloproductions.com/
Event Hotline: (323)547-3482

HAPPY 101st BIRTHDAY BILL...
San Pedro will once again celebrate the longevity and legend of Bill Tapia who, at 101, is the world's oldest performing musician! Tapia turned 101 January 1st of this year, and wants to share his good fortune with all of his friends and fans.

A virtuoso musician and thoroughly engaging entertainer on stage, Tapia has been delighting audiences with his jazz chops and sharp wit over the last nine decades. Chances are slim to none you'll find another entertainer anywhere in the world who can introduce a song as "something I learned during World War I" and then jump into his unique version of "Stars and Stripes Forever" which he came up with in 1918 at the age of ten...

Join Paniolo Productions and the Grand Vision Foundation on Saturday, February 28 for two inspiring back-to-back concerts. Tapia will perform with a few of LA's top jazz musicians and sing to beautiful Hawaiian dancers.

"As delightful as it is surprising... Tapia's 90-year career includes jams with long-gone pioneers of American music, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Fats Waller. ...Tapia takes his rightful place alongside these greats. He retains a sharp improvisational skill and capable instrumental ability..." BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

TWO SHOWS! These will sell out, so buy early!

Tickets & Info available at: http://www.panioloproductions.com/
Event Hotline: (323)547-3482

http://www.panioloproductions.com/
Saturday, February 28, 2009

GRAND ANNEX
434 West Sixth Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Time: 6:00pm & 8:30pm
Upstate NY Ukulele Events in March
Monthly meeting of the Electric City Uke club.Strum along, free music,nice eats at the Moon and River Cafe.3/9 at 7:30 till when ever.
Ukulele class for beginner- intermediate players at Saratoga Guitar by Ron Gordon.Handouts provided.3/21 at 10:30 till noon.See their website.

Monday, March 09, 2009 - Saturday, March 21, 2009

03/09: Moon and River Cafe
Schenectady, NY
03/21: Saratoga Guitar
Saratoga, NY

Time: 03/09: 7:30 PM 03/21:10:30
Ukulele Workshop with Kimo Hussey
Learn how to teach yourself to play ukulele.

This is:
- A participative workshop
- A simplified, non-academic, system of learning to play
- A workshop highlighting hearing and listening

Bring your tuned ukulele, an open mind and a temperament given only to having fun.

Led by Kimo Hussey, Executive Director of the Pacific Music Foundation.
Kimo has more than 30 years experience in training and workshops. He is degreed in music, has collaborated on “He Mele Aloha”, and has recorded his own CDs.


http://www.meetup.com/KimoUkulele/calendar/9784456/
Thursday, March 12, 2009

MADE at the Eye Lounge
922 N. Fifth Street @ Roosevelt
Downtown Phoenix, AZ

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. at Island Bazaar, HB, CA
The multi-talented Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is coming to Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA for a Friday nite workshop ($15) and Saturday nite concert ($20). Abe will be concentrating on his love of the ukulele but promises to bring along his vibraphone and perhaps other surprises. This young Hawaiian product is not a rising star, he's totally risen. Come join the fun; call I.B. at 714 843-9350.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, March 13, 2009 - Saturday, March 14, 2009

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM: Sat. 8-10PM
Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro is the Hendrix of the ukulele. Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an untapped source of music with unlimited potential. His virtuosity embraces jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock. Insane versions of Zeppelin and Beatles songs are part of his repertoire.

www.iheg.com or 413.586.8686
Friday, March 13, 2009

20 Center Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Time: 7:00pm
Arizona Aloha Festival
A free family event in Tempe! Lakeside and Mountain stages are filled with performing groups from Arizona and surrounding states. Guest artist groups have joined us from Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands.

Aunty Aloha's Ukulele Corner
Local 'uke' players congregate here to jam and experienced players are here all day to teach the versatility of this instrument to those interested.


http://www.azalohafest.org
Saturday, March 14, 2009 - Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake

Time: 10-5 each day
Ukulele Workshop with Kimo Hussey
Learn how to teach yourself to play ukulele.

This is:
- A participative workshop
- A simplified, non-academic, system of learning to play
- A workshop highlighting hearing and listening

Bring your tuned ukulele, an open mind and a temperament given only to having fun.

Led by Kimo Hussey, Executive Director of the Pacific Music Foundation.
Kimo has more than 30 years experience in training and workshops. He is degreed in music, has collaborated on “He Mele Aloha”, and has recorded his own CDs.

http://www.meetup.com/KimoUkulele/calendar/9784529/
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Embellish Home
914 East Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
Jake Shimabukuro in Clinton, CT
Jake Shimabukuru in concert. Note that tickets are free for this event but must be reserved in advance. Call 860-669-1208 for further info.

georgeflynnclassicalconcerts.com
Sunday, March 15, 2009

Andrews Memorial Town Hall
52 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413

Time: 3PM
2 Day "Ukulily" Workshop with Demetrius Becrelis and Monica Rizzio of the Tripping Lily Band
Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22 [3-5 pm]

Our two day ukulele workshop will emphasize practice techniques and learning songs. The workshop will provide you with workable, easy to apply practice techniques that will create balance between left and right hand activity. The ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to learn – before you know it, you’ll be toting your uke everywhere to entertain your friends. With very few basic skills, you'll be able to play your favorite songs in any style. The instructors will present a simple way of understanding music and how to use good practice habits to improve quickly. All workshop attendees are provided with Tripping Lily's ukulele record "Ukulily," along with chord charts to each song.

Harvard Square's Club Passim has a School of Music for adults. In addition to this workshop, we also offer classes, including: mandolin, guitar, music theory, harmonica, banjo, voice, fiddle, and more.

www.passimcenter.org
Saturday, March 21, 2009 - Sunday, March 22, 2009

Club Passim offices
26 Church Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Uke of the Irish me lads and lassies...
Ellow me young Irish Ukulele Ones

We be a celebratin' this St. Patty's Day a wee bit late this month...but celebratin' non der less.

So grab your Uke, and join us for a green beer at me ole' friend Hooligan's Pub and Grub.

Hooligan's is in Arlington! Not only is it convenient to our Dallas lads and lassies but it is FAR easier for our CHUG friends in Ft. Worth to join us...

This be an authentic Irish Pub - small and homey. Just like the ones back home...ahhhh

Me ole pal Hooligan is open en up er place JUST FOR US lads and lassies of Dallas Ukulele Headquarters...special....(an hour early.)

We be havin der WHOLE PLACE fer erselves from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. So be sure to arrive on time.

While our jam is officially over at 7:00pm - we CAN stay and play for as long as we'd like. Hooligan love's to hear us play!

So darn your green duds and Irish attire - bring some Irish tunes to share - 20 copies, we'll have a green beer or two, Hooligan himself will be a cookin up some of the the BEST Burgers in all of Arlington. Along with some other pub type specialties...

Don't have your GREEN??? We have "Uke of the Irish" T-shirts made ESPECIALLY for Dallas Ukulele Headquarters, available at www.zazzle.com/bookster99 go online, order yours today.

Kathy me lassie, will be a handing out some "special" Irish lei's....

So come one and come ALL! It be an Irish jam not to be missed!

We be a catching some of the "Luck of the Irish" non other than Ukulele style.


http://ukulele.meetup.com/84/calendar/9790276/
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hooligan's Pub and Grub
1301 South Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76010


Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Chord melody a la Smeck workshop
Dust off your ukuleles, folks, and head down to 317 Main Street Music center on Sunday March 22, where Joel Eckhaus (a.k.a. Ukulele Eck) is offering a workshop in strumming and playing chord-melodies in the style of 1920's vaudeville musician Roy Smeck. This opportunity is geared for the player that can strum a few basic chords (or more). Appropriate for uke tuned in C (GCEA). Sunday, March 22, 3-4:30, with a performance afterward. $15 if you reserve by March 20, $20 at the door. To make a reservation, call 317 Main St. at 846-9559.



Sunday, March 22, 2009

317 Main St.
Yarmouth ME

Time: 3-4:30 PM
Ukulele Kanikapila
Arizona Monthly Kanikapila
On monday, the 23rd of March, We will have our 6th monthly Ukulele Kanikapila.
We meet at the Granite Reef Senior Center from 6 to 10 pm. We have a song circle, a featured performer, for March, "The Artichoke Sisters" and open mike. The Senior Center is located in Scottsdale AZ a mile west of McDowell road and the east valley 101. Address is 1700 N Granite Reef. Come Join us if you are in the area.

azukulele.com

pat@azukulele.com
Monday, March 23, 2009

Time: 6 pm to 10:00 pm
Intro to Swing Ukulele - a one hour workshop
This group class will introduce you to the world of Swing style ukulele.

We will take a familiar song and rework the "plain vanilla" open string chords to achieve the proper swing/jazz voicings and feel.

The $15 tuition fee includes printed course work and a free CD of your choice from the Gerald Ross CD catalog.

http://www.geraldross.com
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oz's Music
1920 Packard
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 662-8283

Time: 7:30 PM
P.J. Otaku CD release show @ The Soda Bar
P.J. OTAKU 'My Aim Is Uke' CD release show, featuring THE SHAKE UPS, SECRET APOLLO & THE AMAZING ALBERT

http://myspace.com/pjotaku
Thursday, March 26, 2009

3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA

Time: 9 p.m.
Blue Uke
Blue Uke 6:30-7:45pm Thursday April 2 Fee: $20 suggested donation
The workshop will cover fingerpicking melodies and accompaniment on blues repertoire suitable for the ukulele. In this class, you will get an introduction to right hand fingerpicking, what makes a melody "blue," and songs from 1920s giants like Charlie Jordan and Barbecue Bob . Ukulele students should be at an intermediate level -- familiar with basic chords and able to keep time. Audio recorders encouraged.
To reserve a space for the concert or the songwriting or ukulele workshops, please send an email indicating which sessions you plan to attend to: info@acousticblues.com.


http://acousticblues.com/events/events.html
Thursday, April 02, 2009

ÒArchieÕs BarbershopÓ
4701 Queensbury Rd
Riverdale, MD


Time: 6:30-7:45pm
Suncoast Ukulele Festival
Three days of ukulele workshops and house concerts, featuring Joel Eckhaus, John King and Ralph Shaw, followed by a full day of ukulele music at Nokomis beach pavilion. Lots of opportunities for jams/socializing/sightseeing and more.

http://www.suncoastukulele.com
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sunny Southwest Florida

Time: vary by day
FREE Beginners Workshop AND Jam Session!
Greetings Ukulele Club Members,

This gathering will be BOTH a FREE Beginners Workshop AND a Jam Session held at a FABULOUS upscale restaurant, Popolo’s Cafe! But fear not: Kathy negotiated a great package that will allow us to sample a champagne meal at a beer budget:

We had such a great turn out at the FREE Beginners Ukulele Workshop last month, that we are going to CONTINUE with the Key of “G”. Last class we focused on the Key of “C”.

If you are a BEGINNER and did not attend the last workshop – no problem.

Before you leave THIS CLASS you will be strumming!

So come and join us.

WHO: The Workshop will be lead by none other than, Mark "Twang" Levine, who is the creator and founder of Dallas Ukulele Headquarters. Mark is self taught and has been playing for some 10 years. Known for his humor and Ukulele jokes, Mark really puts the "FUN FACTOR" into learning Ukulele.

WHERE: PoPoLos Café - 5959 Royal Lane, Dallas
(in the Preston Royal Shopping Center
at the corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane)
http://www.popolos.co...
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The location is a private room – Popolo’s is charging us NOTHING to use their fine facility ALL TO OURSELVES when the restaurant is actually CLOSED to the public! Please say thank you to the restaurant by purchasing a drink and/or an entrée – Or, of course, multiple drinks!

Select one Entrée when you RSVP to attend. Please RSVP your menu selection no later than Thursday, April 16th, so PoPoLos can have meals on hand.


Chicken Piccata
Sautéed Green Beans
Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes


Lemon Pepper Grilled Tilapia
Sautéed Green Beans
Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

Farfalle Pasta
With Crimini Mushrooms, Asparagus,
Sweet Peas, and Caramelized Onions
Tomato Basil Sauce


Beverages Available – We will have a Wine Only Cash Bar that will begin at 1:00pm
Coffee, Tea, Water, and Soft drinks will also be available for purchase

Cost - $15.59 per person + tax + gratuity = $20.00 per person (beverage not included)


SCHEDULE

1:00pm – 1:30pm - Meet, greet, and have a glass of wine or other beverage of your choice

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Beginners Workshop – Please be on time

2:30pm – 4:00pm – Ukulele Jam Session – EVERYONE – Beginners and Experienced Players

4:00pm – Dinner will be served

COST: There is NO COST for this workshop. However, we ask that you purchase the book, Jumping Jim's Ukulele Tips "N' Tunes. This is the book that we will be using for our class. The book can be purchased via Noel Tardy - who is the Authorized Dealer for Dallas Ukulele Headquarters. The cost of the book is $ 14.95+ tax ($1.23) = $16.18. You can reach Noel via email at [masked] . Orders MUST BE PLACED with Noel Tardy PRIOR to April 4th to ensure delivery of the book in time for the workshop. There will be no workbooks available for purchase AT the workshop.

WHAT TO BRING: Ukulele, having your own tuner would be a plus, but not required. Music Stand if you have one - not required. (Ukulele's and equiptment ordered from Noel Tardy prior to April 4th will be delivered to you AT THE WORKSHOP)

SO, if you've never strummed, or are new to the instrument. Have played the guitar but not so familiar with the Ukulele, this workshop is for you. Let Mark's passion for the Ukulele inspire YOU! But most of all, come and have FUN!


http://ukulele.meetup.com/84/calendar/9963434/
Saturday, April 18, 2009

PoPoLos Cafe
5959 Royal Ln.
Dallas, TX 75230

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Night of 100 Ukes
New York's favorite and only Tiki Bar plays host to yet another installment of Night of 100 Ukes!

Featuring:

Night of 100 Ukes

Thursday April 23, 2009

Featuring:

11:15 Kat Larios
http://www.myspace.com/katlarios

10:30 Hot Time Harv
http://www.myspace.com/hottimeharv

10:00 Jamie Scandal
http://www.jamiescandal.com/

9:00 Agent 99
http://www.myspace.com/agent99nyc

8:30 The Ukemen
http://rushkress.com/ukemen

and special guest Moose Karloff

21+ with ID please

No Cover!!!

SUBWAY: 4/5/6/N/R to Union Square or L to First Ave.

http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
Thursday, April 23, 2009

538 E. 14th St.
between Avenues A & B
New York City

Time: 8 PM - 12 Midnight
Lone Star Uke Fest & Music Camp
Details to come

www.LoneStarUkeFest.com
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - Saturday, May 02, 2009

Dallas, TX - details to come

Time: 4/30 Noon-5, 5/1 & 5/2 8AM - 10PM
Bryan Tolentino & Asa Young at Island Bazaar
The sensational Hawaiian duo of Bryan Tolentino & Asa Young will visit Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA, the first weekend in May. Bryan is one of the finest ukulele players in Hawaii mixing traditional Hawaiian standards with a bit of variety. Asa brings his great vocals and guitar work! Workshop is Friday, 5/1/09, 7-9PM at $15. Concert is Saturday, 5/2/09, 8-10PM at $20. Call for tix at 714 843-9350 and also check out the website. Concert WILL sell out as these two best friends are wonderful together.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, May 01, 2009 - Saturday, May 02, 2009

16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM: Sat. 8-10PM
UKULELE FESTIVAL BELGIUM 2009

Second edition of the International Ukulele Festival of Belgium!

Date: Saturday 9th of May 2009
Location: Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Website: www.ukulelefestival.be

Concert:
* Jan De Smet (B)
* The Hot Potato Syncopators (UK)
* Les Mecs du Nord (B)
* Yan Yalego (FR)
* GUGUG (UK)
* Max & Veronica (IT)
* Parrondo (B)
* The Uke Box (NL)
* Winin' Boys (B)

Plus:
* Exhibition: C.F. Martin
* Workshops
* Raffle
* Ukulele Market

Ukuleyleyjam:
Friday night 8th of May, 't Ey, Belsele, Belgium

www.ukulelefestival.be
Friday, May 08, 2009 - Saturday, May 09, 2009

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Second Belgian Ukulele Festival
The second edition of the Belgian International Ukulele Festival, with performances by Gus and Fin, Winin' Boys, Max and Veronica, Hot Potato Syncopators, Les Mecs du Nord, Jan De Smet and many, many more!
Visit our website!

www.ukulelefestival.be
Friday, May 08, 2009 - Saturday, May 09, 2009

Stadsschouwburg Sint-Niklaas
R. Van Britsomstraat 21
B-9100 Sint-Niklaas
BELGIUM

Time: 14.00h- ...
Ukulele Kanikapila
Featured performer for May is Todd Baio. http://www.toddbaio.com/. There will be a couple of short sets before Todd as well as a jam session and Open Mike to follow the featured performers. The Format is, A song circle from 6 pm to 7 pm. At around 7 we will have 2 or 3 short acts, 15 or 20 minutes, and a featured performance of 30 to 45 minutes. An open mike is scheduled after that till the end of the evening. see http://www.meetup.com/Scottsdale-Strummers/ and azukulele.com for further information

azukulele.com, http://www.meetup.com/Scottsdale-Strummers/
Monday, May 18, 2009

Granete Reef Senior Center1700 N Granite Reef
Scottsdale AZ 85257

Time: 6 pm to 10:00 pm
New York Uke fest
Three days of celebrating uke with a healthy dose of aloha provided by Bill Tapia, Nellie McKay, Mihana, et al. Many vendors and workshops handled admirably by Jim Beloff, Music Man Mike and others. Sunday is an all-day luau at Gershwin Hotel.

nyukefest.com
Friday, May 29, 2009 - Sunday, May 31, 2009

Baruch College 55 Lexington
Gershwin Hotel 7 E. 27th St.
New York City


Time: Noon until...

Ukulele Luau
Scheduled performances by Jason Arimoto, Monique Macasaet, Dustin Domingo, Wade Johnston. Great venue with restaurant, full bar, indoor stage and sound, outdoor jamming in beautiful setting.

http://ukuleleluau.com
Friday, June 05, 2009 - Saturday, June 06, 2009

2381 Country Club Rd
Nashville, IN 47448

Time: Fri: 5pm-11pm Sat: 4pm-11pm
Frank's Ukulele Bash & Revival
Outermost Ukulele presents the 2nd annual memorial ukulele concert. So far on the bill are Hottime Harv and His Rollercoaster of Kicks, Sonic Uke, Jamie Scandal, Reggie Wingnutz, Dana McCoy, and Mary Martin. Free show!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Old Schoolhouse
494 Commcercial Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts
02657

Time: eveningtime for sure.
Steel Guitar Legend Kayton Roberts in concert at the Ukulele Academy!
Legendary lap steel guitar player, and Hawaiian music lover, Kayton Roberts will bring his signature style of music to the Ukulele Academy stage this week. With 5 albums under his belt, his career has been star studded, to say the least: 31 years on world tour with Hank Snow, collaborations with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins, John Fogerty, Allison Krauss, Jerry Byrd, George Jones and Randy Travis. You may have even seen him on Hee Haw!

Though country is in his veins, Hawaiian music has always had his heart. He'll be sharing many of his favorite Hawaiian tunes with us onstage. He will be joined by his son, Louie Roberts and other fellow musicians from Carolina Opry.
$7.00 at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm.

http://alohau.com/news.php?id=8
Sunday, June 07, 2009

203 Racine Dr., Suite 205
Wilmington, NC 28403

Time: 7:00 PM
June Uke Events in Upstate NY
6/8: Monthly uke club and strum around (Electric City Ukes)with Ron and the pack of perky pickers. Free music, good eats, and free!Moon and River Cafe in Schenectady's historic stockade.
6/19 and 6/20: Ron Gordon and band, the Hokum Hawaiians,perform at Bernunzio's on Friday Evening,6/19 as part of the Rochester Jazz Festival. On Sat. 6/20, we will have 2 ukulele workshops; beginner and intermediate, and 1 lap steel slide guitar workshop. Times TBD,so keep an eye on bernunzio.com for details and reservations.
3)6/26-6/28: Old Songs Festival: A great big festival of traditional music with camping, crafts, great food, and lots of ukers!Ron Gordon will be giving a class on Sat., and having a great jam with the Double Decker String Band for all to join.Also, concert with lots of uke with the Hokum Hawaiians.See Oldsongs.org for schedule,tix, etc.

Monday, June 08, 2009 - Sunday, June 28, 2009

1)Moon and River Cafe
Schenectady, NY
2)Bernunzio's Vintage
Instruments
East Ave. Rochester, NY
3)Old Songs Festival
Altamont, NY

Ukulele Kanikapila
Ukulele Kanikapila
Featured performer for May is TBA. There will be a couple of short sets before Featured Performer as well as a jam session and Open Mike to follow the featured performers. The Format is, A song circle from 6 pm to 7 pm. At around 7 we will have 2 or 3 short acts, 15 or 20 minutes, and a featured performance of 30 to 45 minutes. An open mike is scheduled after that till the end of the evening. see http://www.meetup.com/Scottsdale-Strummers/ and azukulele.com for further information

http://azfolk.com/kanikapila.htm
Monday, June 15, 2009

1700 N Granite Reef
Scottsdale AZ 85250

Time: 6 to 10 pm
Del Rey at Island Bazaar with Craig Flory
Del Rey, uke and BLUES specialist will visit Island Bazaar along with her accompanist, Craig Flory for a Friday workshop ($15) and Saturday concert ($20). In-demand Del Rey is a superb musician and lecturer with five CD's to her credit with such titles as "Hot Sauce" and "When the Levee Breaks." The workshop is called "Blue Uke: An Intro to Fingerpicking Ragtime Blues." Join us for yet another great time at Island Bazaar by calling 714 843-9350.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, June 26, 2009 - Saturday, June 27, 2009

Island Bazaar
16583 Gothard St, Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM: Sat. 8-10PM
Seattle Ukefest 8
A two day ukulele festival with Ralph Shaw, Kimo Hussey and James Clem. Daytime workshops with a concert on Saturday night. Also beginning workshops for kids and adults with Sunga Rose.

www.dustystrings.com
Saturday, June 27, 2009 - Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dusty Strings Music
3406 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle WA 98103

Time: Concert 7:30 PM Sat. / Day workshops
Tahoe Area Ukulele Festival
Brittni Paiva and Victoria Vox headline a multi-artist concert Saturday night and a day of workshops and lessons. Some uke makers and other vendors will exhibit their wares. Please email for more info.

http://www.ukefest.info
Saturday, June 27, 2009 - Sunday, June 28, 2009

Minden, Nevada

Time: All day Saturday, Sunday morning
Paris Uke Fest
Avec Kelli Rae Powell, Patti Plinko, Marie Darling, Ukulele Zaza, Elvira Bira, Tim Sweeney, Ukulele Boyz

Saturday, July 04, 2009

La Bellevilloise
19-21, rue Boyer, 75020 Paris

Time: 6:00pm
Ukulele Jam Session
The first jam session of the Utah Ukulele Club

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sprague Branch Library
2131 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Ut

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ukelele Intensive with Greg Hawkes
Full-day intensive workshop with a "Master Class" format.
Attendees should have a piece or two prepared to play for the class. Topics to be covered will include composition, repertoire, arranging, performance, technique, tone, dynamics, expression, chording and more.

The workshop will be a two-way process. Through focused listening we'll work with what you're already doing and make that better. Everyone will get a chance to play and receive personalized feedback on their playing.



http://www.rivertreearts.org
Saturday, July 18, 2009

River Tree Arts
35 Western Ave.
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ukulele Camp at Howard Community College
July 20th-24--Ukulele Camp at Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland
ages 11 to 111(or whatever)
an afternoon (1-4PM) immersion experience for ukers of all levels.
$150 per "camper" for the whole week!
Concert at 3:00PM on July 24 at Montebaro Recital Hall

http://www.howardcc.edu/Visitors/MusicInstitute/summerprograms.html


http://www.howardcc.edu/Visitors/MusicInstitute/summerprograms.html
Monday, July 20, 2009 - Friday, July 24, 2009

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD 21044

Time: 1:00-4-00 PM
Uke Fest 2009
Ukulele virtuoso James Hill; Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer; Renaissance to folk performer Bruce Hutton; and the queen of ukulele pop, Victoria Vox. Bring your own uke to join in the pre-show jam at 6:00 PM at the Gudelsky Outdoor Concert Gazebo. Concert begins at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE. Also, House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, Maryland, will be on hand with a selection of ukes for browsing and purchasing.

www.strathmore.org
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852

Time: 6:00 PM to Whenever
Ukulele Nouveau
It’s Baltimore’s premiere ukulele evening, as we present this charming, good humored instrument in all of its versatile glory, with Jared Denhard’s delicate instrumental arrangements, the infectious pop gems of local hero/national artist Victoria Vox, the congenial solos of Don Peyton, and the vintage mojo of the Fleastompers, the uke driven supergroup featuring James Key.

http://www.creativealliance.org/events/eventItem1800.html
Friday, July 24, 2009

Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21224




Time: 8:00PM
Greenspring Valley UkeFest
Free afternoon (2-5PM) of workshops for beginning to advanced ukulele players!
7:00 Free Gala Concert featuring festival attendees, and special guest performers.
workshops by Jared Denhard, Don Peyton, Ray Forton.
Contact Jared Denhard at
jdenhard@stevenson.edu if you are interested in playing, attending festival workshops.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stevenson University Greenspring Campus
1525 Greenspring Valley Road

Time: 2PM--8:30PM
Bob Brozman Summer UKE Workshops
HI all, I hope it is OK to announce this here:

Bob Brozman Ukulele Workshop - Registration Now Open!

Four sessions to choose from:
• Saturday, July 25, 2009
• Sunday, July 26, 2009
• Saturday, August 1, 2009
• Sunday, August 2, 2009

2:00-5:30 PM, plus optional 1-hour advanced session 6:00-7:00 PM
Ben Lomond, CA (about 1½ hour south of San Francisco)
Spend an unforgettable afternoon learning with Bob Brozman at our spacious, new facility nestled in the lush Santa Cruz Mountains, south of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. We will explore and improve your ukulele playing in a relaxed, focused environment. Bob has been playing ukulele his entire life, and is known through his instructional DVDs and worldwide workshops to be a patient, effective, and generous teacher. His goal is to strengthen your musical confidence and provide you with a huge new toolbox of really useful ideas.
This will be a very hands-on workshop, with lots of playing. We’ll strike a balance between improving your playing and studying how songs work, using simple tunes from “mainland US” uke styles including old-time songs, blues, and swing.

Open to easy-intermediate, intermediate, and advanced players, with an optional extra session for advanced players. If you can change basic chords while keeping basic time, you will be very comfortable taking this workshop. (Not recommended for absolute beginners).

RIGHT HAND TECHNIQUES COVERED:
• One finger strums
• Two finger strums
• Three finger triplets and strums
• Full five finger strum techniques
• Picking individual strings to enhance melodies
We’ll work on these together with simple music and easy pacing, with the result that you’ll come away with a large variety of ways to change your sound and arrangements.

LEFT HAND TECHNIQUES COVERED:
• Quick chord change methods
• Everything about the keys of C and G in the first 5 frets
• Learning the simple relationships between chord shapes
• Chord inversions up the neck
• Chord melody within chords and by using inversions
This sounds like a lot, but is actually pretty easy to grasp, and will yield huge progress in your playing in a short time. We’ll apply these techniques to a few different types of tunes.

MUSICAL REPERTOIRE WILL INCLUDE:
• Classic Mainland Jazz & Popular Tunes of the 1920s and 1930s
We’ll focus on a few songs which help understand how hundreds of songs work.
• Blues
We’ll focus on blues in just a few keys, with the goal of learning real blues licks and getting comfortable with jamming.
• Swing
Gain an entry into some of the more sophisticated sounding chords and typical musical moves of this classic music.

ADVANCED SESSION will also include:
• Calypso
• Deeper versions of chord-melody swing
• Soloing ideas

PRIVATE SHOWING OF UKULELES
...by Mike DaSilva and by National Reso-Phonic Guitars. A gourmet uke-tasting, so to speak!


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Call Haley S. Robertson at 831-336-0304 or Email to register.

Registration fee is $70 per person for 3½-hour class; $90 for advanced (includes the 3½ hour class, plus an extra hour of more personalised, advanced instruction).

Workshop size is limited to 25 people per class.
Book early to avoid disappointment!

http://www.bobbrozman.com/bbukeworkshop.html


www.bobbrozman.com
Saturday, July 25, 2009 - Sunday, July 26, 2009

Time: 2-7pm ALSO Aug 1/2 weekend!
Swing Ukulele Instruction at the Augusta Heritage Festival's 'Swing Week' - With Gerald Ross
Swing Ukulele Instruction at the Augusta Heritage Festival's 'Swing Week'
Gerald Ross will teach swing and fingerstyle ukulele, beginning/intermediate Hawaiian and Western Swing non-pedal steel guitar during 'Swing Week' July 27-31, 2009 at the Augusta Heritage Festival.

The Augusta festival is held during the summer months at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. The program is best known for it's intensive week-long workshops that attract more than 2,000 participants annually.
Instruction in Irish, Bluegrass, Swing, Cajun/Creole and Blues is offered by some of the world's finest musicians.

Augusta Info:
www.augustaheritage.com/swing.html

Gerald Ross Info:
www.geraldross.com
gbross@umich.edu


http://www.geraldross.com

http://www.augustaheritage.com/swing.html
Monday, July 27, 2009 - Friday, July 31, 2009

Davis & Elkins College - Elkins, West Virginia

Time: 24/7
Quick-Start Ukulele Workshop with Jim Beloff
Beginning Ukulele Workshop For Adults:
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim ukulele songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there! $16.

To reserve call 860-767-0026
Thursday, July 30, 2009

Community Music School
90 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

1st Annual Vermont UkeFest 2009
Workshops and concerts. Jake Wildwood, Mad Tea Party and others. Starting small, so save a seat if you wish. Call 802-453-6411 for reservations.

http://www.myspace.com/vermontukulelesociety
Saturday, August 01, 2009 - Sunday, August 02, 2009

Carol's Hungry Mind Cafe, in Middlebury, Vermont

Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Quick-Start Ukulele Workshop with Jim Beloff
Beginning Ukulele Workshop For Adults & Kids (4th Grade and up):
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim ukulele songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there! $16

To reserve call 860-767-0026
Thursday, August 06, 2009

Community Music School
90 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

Utah Ukulele Jam Session
For all ages & skill levels. Bring a song or two to play with the group (bring copies if possible)or just play songs tha others bring.

http//www.utahukuleles.com
Saturday, August 08, 2009

Anderson-Foothill Library
1135 S 2100 E
Salt Lake City, UT

Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Tiki Oasis Ukulele Fantasy Camp
Tiki King, Ukulele builder, Player, Teacher, Tiki Carver and front man of the band “Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures” will be hosting the Tiki Oasis Ukulele Fantasy Camp, an open ukulele jam session, at The Tiki Oasis Festival on Sunday August 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium of The Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego. There will be no fee to join in, just bring a ukulele. You never know who will stop by! Don’t have a Uke? No problem! Tiki King will have some for sale in his booth in the main Vendor area on saturday and Sunday! Check it out! Tiki King will even give you a quick lesson to get you started!
Tiki Oasis, a four day extravaganza now on it's ninth year, is the largest gathering of Tiki fans on the west coast. Please see the Tiki Oasis website for details.

www.tikioasis.com
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, CA.

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
2009 WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT-LARGEST UKULELE ENSEMBLE
'Play A Part In History'!

Join thousands of Beatles fans at the world's longest running Beatles festival, Aug 14-16 this summer as we attempt to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM for LARGEST UKULELE ENSEMBLE! We will be playing a simple 3-chord Beatles song, "LOVE ME DO", downloadable songsheet and more info at our (Largest Ukulele Ensemble) Facebook page. There is an admission for this Fest.

Join Fest special guests Greg Hawkes, Mark & Brett Hudson, Ronnie Spector, and a slew of other celebs and several thousands of Beatles fans this August!

Contact GiGi Wong-Monaco,
Largest Ukulele Ensemble-World Record Attempt, Organizer
c/o Wonderwall Music Shoppe & Emporium
329 B Harrison St, Oak Park IL 60304. Ph. 708.948.7986.

http://www.facebook.com or http://www.thefest.com
Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Fest For Beatles Fans
c/o Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel
9300 Brywn Mawr Rd.

Time: TBA
Utah Ukulele Jam Session
The Utah Ukulele Association will be holding a jam session. Come and join the fun. Bring song to play or just play along with the group.

www.utahukuleles.com
Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sprague Library
2131 S 1100 E
Salt Lake City


Time: 1:00-3:00
STOP BY THE UKULELE JAM!
(Click on the facebook link on the website for photos and more events)

Hey Music Lovers! Aloha!

What are you up to next Thursday, September 3rd in the evening? Maybe you might like to kick it at the creative collaboration clubhouse? Bring an instrument, a few extra copies of your favorite music, music stand and a stool if you have one. I look forward to meeting the others around town that love to PLAY and be in the music mix. I have a basket full of percussion, a pro electric Yamaha P-80 keyboard, extra uke and guitar... Join me! = ) Let's play!

The creative collaboration clubhouse is also available for TIME SHARE if you want to practice, jam, teach a lesson or do some other kind of business. Rent by the hour, day, whatever. I'm open to possibilities. Drop me an email!

Cheers,
Kimi
= ) creative collaboration

www.kimivandyk.com
Thursday, September 03, 2009

3024 DeLaVina Street - Suite C, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (across from Trader Joe's)

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Electric City Uke Club
Join us for a strum around and uke song swap. Its FREE! Many members bring written songs to share.Good eats at a reasonable price as well.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Moon and River Cafe
Ferry St,in the Stockade
Schenectady, NY

Time: 7-9, or so.
Herb Ohta Jr Concert & Workshop
Herb will be in Dallas for TWO nights. On 9/16 there will be a beginner workshop on strums followed by a concert. On 9/17, there is an intermediate workshop on Hawaiian vamps followed by an advanced workshop on creating solos and chord melodies. Workshops are $35 each or $30 each if you sign-up for two. Concert is $20 in advance or $15 if you sign-up for at least one workshop.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dallas, TX - near I-635 & Midway Rd.

Time: 6 PM each night
Ukulele with Greg Hawkes
Wednesdays [8:00 pm]: Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21
Are you tempted by the sweet sound of the ukulele? Learn to play with Greg Hawkes. Strum your way to fun! The ukulele is becoming more popular than ever and it's fun to play!

If you've recently acquired a ukulele and would like to learn to play, or if you already know a few chords and would like to expand your technique and repetoire, then this is the class for you. We'll start by learning some basic chords and strums, then start playing some songs. Each week we'll learn new songs and chords. The only requirement is a ukulele and a desire to have fun.
(beginners or intermediate beginners)

Greg Hawkes is the famed keyboardist and co-founder of The Cars (1977-1987), who helped define the sounds of the 80’s with his signature keyboard style heard on The Cars’ “Let’s Go” and “Just What I Needed,” as well as his arpeggiated and syncopated synth lines on “Shake it Up” and “Heartbeat City.” Since his days with the Cars, he released "The Beatles Uke," an album of his favorite Beatles tunes on ukulele. greghawkesmusic.com


www.passimcenter.org
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Club Passim
26 Church Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

Time: 8:00-9:15 pm
Herb Ohta, Jr. in San Antonio
Join Herb Ohta, Jr as he spends two ukulele filled days teaching and sharing his love for the uke.

Friday: Private Lessons/Hawaiian Turnarounds/Ukulele Song Arranging

Saturday: Strumming patterns workshop and an intimate acoustic solo concert.

Hope to see y'all there and meet some new ukulele friends! Aloha!

www.UkuleleUniverse.com / www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Friday, September 18, 2009 - Saturday, September 19, 2009

Aloha Roses and Flowers
1242 Austin Hwy. #109
San Antonio, Texas

Time: Vist websites for more info
Herb Ohta Jr. in Houston
Join Herb for a day full of ukulele as he shares his love and Aloha for the Ukulele through two of his best workshops (Ukulele Strumming and Hawaiian Turnarounds) and an incredible intimate acoustic concert.



www.ListeningRoomHouston.com
Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Listening Room at Nia Moves
508 Pecore, Houston Texas

Time: Workshops: 2pm / 4pm & Concert: 8pm
Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Workshop
2 hour uke workshop that will introduce basic and more challenging techniques while playing through a bunch of fun songs. Bring your GCEA-tuned uke and prepare to smile. See uke there!

www.oldtownschool.org
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Old Town School Of Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
773.728-6000

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM

2009 E Ho'omau 'Ukulele Workshop & Retreat
2009 E Ho'omau 'Ukulele Workshop & Retreat

Join us for the 2nd annual E Ho'omau 'Ukulele Workshop & Retreat in the the heart of beautiful Sonoma Valley Wine Country at Westerbeke Ranch for 3 days and 2 nights. 'Ukulele or Hawaiian feather lei workshop fee includes all materials, all gourmet meals, shared accommodations, and all extra activities like Saturday evening concert, kanikapila sessions, wine tasting, and Q&A discussion and ukulele display with several local custom ukulele builders.

'Ukulele Workshop with Kimo Hussey and Tim Dang
Feather Lei Workshop with Herman Tachera.

Also joining us this year will be Liko Puha who will instruct additional Hawaiian culture related sessions including Hula, Hawaiian language and Oli (chant).

Date: September 25-27 2009

More Information:
http://www.hoomauukulele.com/default.aspx?rc=9003

http://www.hoomauukulele.com/default.aspx?rc=9003
Friday, September 25, 2009 - Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sonoma Valley Wine Country,CA
Westerbeke Ranch

Millwaukee Uke Festival
All day Ukulele Festival in Milwaukee, WI featuring many of today's top Ukulele Performers and instructors including Victoria Vox, Boulder Acoustic Society, Gerald Ross, The Heftones, Lil Rev Workshops, Vendors, Jamming, Open Stage, Raffles, Uke Builders, Snacks, MC-Jumpin' Jim!
cost: $20 for evening concert
All day pass: $60.00


www.myspace.com/milwaukeeukulelefestival
Saturday, September 26, 2009

631 N. 19th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Time: 10:30am to 10pm

Utah Ukulele Jam Session
Come to our monthly Jam Session. For all ages and skill levels. Learn all types and styles of ukulele songs. Meet other ukulele players from Utah.
Bring a song to play or just play along with the group.

www.utahukuleles.com
Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Sprague Library
2131 S 1100 E
Salt Lake City,UT

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NY Ukulele Salon, October 1
A Motley Assortment of NYC's Endlessly Amazing Ukulele Entertainers

The venue is small, so try to get there early to get a seat. They'll pass the tip bucket once an hour, instead of after every act.

7:00 Kat Larios, weird indie originals
7:30 Ken Murray, originals and classic covers
8:00 TABU, Polynesian rhythms
8:30 The Ukuladies, originals in olde-style
9:15 Agent 99, Swingin' standards
9:45 The Ukemen, Arizona meets NYC
10:15 Sweet Soubrette with Ellia Bisker, indie originals
11:45 Josh Bisker, pop, rock, jazz, whatever
11:05 Moose Karloff, '50s/60s rock 'n' roll
11:30 New Xotica, exotica

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149984576480
Thursday, October 01, 2009

Otto's Shrunken Head

538 E 14th St
New, NY 10009
(212) 228-2240

Time: 7:00pm till midnight
MIGHTY UKE World Premiere
We hope you can join us for the world premiere of our film Mighty Uke. On the evening of the 2nd the Colony Cafe will host a ukulele benefit for the Killian Foundation (killianfoundation.org)

woodstockfilmfestival.com
Friday, October 02, 2009 - Sunday, October 04, 2009

Woodstock, NY


Time: Fri.2:45pm, Sun.12:30pm
Paris Uke Fest in Brooklyn
The annual Paris Uke Fest has showcased an international array of ukulele superstars—including some of Brooklyn’s most talented players of this 4-stringed little instrument. On October 8, the Paris Uke Fest in Brooklyn will feature performances by local and international ukulele stars (coming from as close as Park Slope and as far as Australia!), Paris Uke Fest alums, French-themed music, and a special appearance by Paris Uke Fest founder Lionel Hubert with his experimental duo U.K.E. Hosted by the incomparable Sweet Soubrette at the charmingest venue in Brooklyn, Red Hook’s Jalopy Theatre. Comme c’est magnifique!

Featuring: Kelli Rae Powell, Les Chauds Lapins, Sweet Soubrette, U.K.E., The Ukuladies, Michael Wagner, Dino Divo, and more...

Thursday, October 8, 8pm
“Paris Uke Fest in Brooklyn”
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St (Red Hook)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 395-3214
$10 cover


http://www.jalopy.biz
Thursday, October 08, 2009

Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Time: 8pm
Dan Scanlan(A.K.A. Cool Hand Uke) in Concert
Ukulele Singer/Songwriter Dan Scanlan "Cool Hand Uke" will perform and entertain at the Legal Grounds Coffee House Friday October 9th 7:30 PM $10 cover charge.(708)343-6000

purecheddar@yahoo.com
Friday, October 09, 2009

Legal Grounds Coffee 1300 Maybrook Square Maywood,Il.60153 Info.(708) 343-6000

Time: 7:30 PM
Tough Times Don't Last; Ukuleles Do
As the modern world crumbles around us, one musical instrument stands tall, as tiny as it is: the ukulele. Its happy-go-lucky sound has been bringing cheer since its heyday in Hawaii, its other heyday in the 1920s, and its third and fourth heydays in the 50s and 60s. Topping the bill is the essential Jumpin' Jim Beloff. Also, Joel "Ukulele Eck" Eckhaus, Danno Sullivan, and Davis Sweet.

http://www.ccae.org/catalog/courses/course_details.php?id=539570
Friday, October 09, 2009

56 Brattle Street Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

Time: 7:30pm

HSS Guitar and Uke Workshop and Concert -- POSTPONED
The Hawaii State Society Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Music Workshop, 9-11 Oct 2009 and Concert 11 Oct 2009 is postponed until sometime Summer 2010. Apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please refer them to Ernie Takafuji, erniet2u@yahoo.com, or Tom Penland, tpenland@cox.net.

http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org/workshop
Friday, October 09, 2009
Slack Key and Ukulele Music Weekend Workshop (Update)
The Hawaii State Society of Washington DC presents a Slack Key and Ukulele Music Weekend Workshop featuring Grammy artists Keoki Kahumoku (slack key), Herb Ohta, Jr. (ukulele), Grammy nominee Keale (music and culture), and Hawaiian language, voice, and hula artist Darci Baker (Hawaiian mele and voice). Here are some details.

Update: Also read further down early student registration and concert attendance...

Workshop classes include Basic and Intermediate instructions in Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and/or Ukulele, private one-on-one or one-on-small group sessions, and Hawaiian jam (kanikapila) sessions with the artists. Singing and understanding Hawaiian music is important, so there will also be workshops in voice and the culture behind some of the music where you will gain a deeper appreciation of Hawaiian culture through its music and stories. Open to teens and adults.

Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 9-11

Place: Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Community Center

Cost: $425

Includes 3 days of workshops, jam sessions, 8 meals, and front row concert ticket.

Details on registration and complete schedule is at http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org/workshop/Slack-Uke-Workshop.htm


http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org/workshop/Slack-Uke-Workshop.htm

============== SPONSOR UPDATE ===================

If you are still trying to decide to register for the Hawaii State Society of Washington, DC first Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Weekend Workshop and Concert [October 9-11], you need to read further.

We just received the kind word from KoAloha Ukulele that they are going to donate two KoAloha 'ukulele to our workshop: 1 concert and 1 soprano. Very auspicious since all three musicians who will be teaching at this great weekend all play KoAloha 'ukulele.

The first 50 paid student registrants, including those who have already registered, will be eligible for a free drawing for the KoAloha soprano ukulele. What a deal for you 'ukulele enthusiasts, huh? Pay $425 for student registration and have a 1/50 chance of receiving a free KoAloha soprono 'ukulele. And you'll be in a place to have these great artists autograph it for you, if you like. [Workshop Student Registration Form: http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org/workshop/HSS%20Workshop%20Registration%20Form%20v1.1.pdf]

The other 'ukulele will be offered as a silent auction at the concert that Sunday, October 11, 9-11pm. To be eligible for the silent auction, you must attend the concert. The auction will close at the end of the concert intermission. I will announce the winnder of the silent auction sometime during the 2nd half of the concert. The winner must make payment for the 'ukulele that night. [Concert ONLY purchase form: http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org/workshop/HSS%20Concert%20Ticket%20Request%20Form%20v1.1.pdf]

In addition to the 2 'ukulele, there will be door prizes for which all students will be eligible.

Here's the link to the KoAloha ukulele website for the
concert: http://www.koaloha.com/KoAloha_Products/ConcertStd.html
soprano: http://www.koaloha.com/KoAloha_Products/SopranoStd.html

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at info@wakinekona-foundation.org. For more information about the workshop, please go to http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org/workshop/Slack-Uke-Workshop.htm

Moses Kamai
HSS Board member and Project Chair

http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org/workshop/Slack-Uke-Workshop.htm
Friday, October 09, 2009 - Sunday, October 11, 2009

8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796

Time: 0700-2000
Wine Country 'Ukulele Festival
Join us for three full days of rip-roaring 'ukulele fun in the beautiful Napa Valley of California. Festivities begin Friday night with the Judd's Hill 'Ukulele Hula Party, followed on Saturday by the Wine Country 'Ukulele Festival--with its free concerts, professional workshops, and International Marketplace--on the historic grounds of Beringer Vineyards, in turn followed by a lu'au and concert at Flora Springs Winery. More music, food, and wine on Sunday with "'Ukulele Sunday School" at Miner Family Vineyards. Visit the website and be sure to "subscribe" in order to receive automatic updates.

www.winecountryukefest.com
Friday, October 09, 2009 - Sunday, October 11, 2009
Eugene UKEtoberFest 2009
Concerts, jamming and workshops with Victoria Vox, Canote Bros. Boulder Acoustic Society, Moe Dixon, Craig Chee, Swingin' Marmalukeys. Our famous Insta-Uke class, Hula lessons with a live band and we raffle off a TON of ukuleles.

http://www.uketoberfest.com
Friday, October 16, 2009 - Saturday, October 17, 2009

University of Oregon
mail to: Eugene UKEtoberFest
1045 Monroe St.
Eugene, OR 97402

Time: Fri. noon to late, Sat all day
Boulder Acoustic Society Playing at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena (Near L.A.)
BOULDER ACOUSTIC SOCIETY....Bob Stane Says: Ethereal, orchestral. Catch this show. This is an encore. a four piece band with a new take on American Roots Music. Aaron, Brad, Kailin and Scott are accomplished multi-instrumentalists who captivate audiences with guitar, fiddle, string bass, marimba, ukulele, percussion, banjo and mandolin. Their deep respect for tradition, passion for innovation and intriguing instrumentation creates a remarkable and memorable listening experience. The music is modern and accessible, subtle yet virtuosic and serious yet light hearted. BAS is known all over North America for their genre-blending song writing, amazing improvisation and intimate, personal vocals. "Here, for us, is the future of String Band Music on a silver platter." Darol Anger.

Boulder Acoustic Society.
As their name implies, this young quartet specializes in all things acoustic: fiddles, ukuleles, accordions, upright basses. What you might not glean from their name, however, is that these guys tackle the traditions with the gusto of a group of rabble-rousing punks. It’s grit meets grace, Colorado-style.
B.A.S.’s music is intense and exciting for listeners, with something new and interesting at every turn. The energy that B.A.S. brings to a stage can tip a festival into overdrive or mesmerize a club audience as they dance into the wee hours. All of this comes from four guys who wear vintage clothes, savor small batch bourbon and rock the ukulele.

IF you've never seen B.A.S. this is a rare opportunity in L.A.'s backyard. Crazy talented musicians from Boulder, Co.

Tickets: $18.00
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, Ca. Phone for Reservations: (626) 398-7917

Time: 8:00PM
3rd International Liverpool Ukulele Ceilidh
We are delighted that we are now planning our 3rd International Ukulele Ceilidh in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. It will run from October 22nd-25th, 2009. We welcome beginners and experienced players to join us in workshops, jam sessions and at our three evening concerts at the historic Astor Theatre. Enjoy the hospitality and beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia.

www.ukuleleceilidh.ca
Thursday, October 22, 2009 - Sunday, October 25, 2009

Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

Time: All day
Bilgewater Rats infest Island Bazaar, in HB, CA
The zany, wacky, madcap, talented Bilgewater Rats will infest Island Bazaar for a workshop and concert. This fun, fun, fun trio specializes in uke (resonator and otherwise) and novelty songs. Our "scouting" group was blown away at a concert in L.A. and got them to come to HB. Join us for a uke workshop on Friday, 7-9PM ($15) and concert on Saturday, 8-10PM ($20 pre, or $25 at door). Call for TIX at 714 843-9350. Check out Island Bazaar website (www.ukuleleparadise.com) for lots of good uke info.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, October 23, 2009 - Saturday, October 24, 2009

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM: Sat. 8-10PM
Candelas Ukulele Drawing & Festival
Community Festival & Ukulele Drawing. We're raffling a Custom Candelas Guitars Ukulele valued at over $1000. If you want to play your Ukulele you're welcome to perform... Performances by Mariachi Observatory & Jahny Wallz..

www.primerataza.com
Saturday, October 24, 2009

Primera Taza Coffee House
1850 1/2 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Time: 1:30-4:00 pm
VICTORIA VOX...with special operetta guests LILA BLOOM play Altadena (Near L.A.)
Victoria Vox only comes to California once per year and her fave spot is The Coffee Gallery Backstage. She has an enthusiastic following of admirers and she is cute and funny and does great things with the uke. She is featured at ukelele festivals all over America. Victoria Vox says that sad songs are harder to come by on the ukulele. Actually, there are a couple of heartbreak themes on her newest album, Chameleon, but surrounded by the ukulele and other contemporary sounds, the end result is a bright and enchanting pop record.
Vox graduated from The Berklee College of Music with honors and a degree in songwriting -- releasing a handful of DIY, guitar-driven albums before a friend gave her the 4-stringed instrument. It proved to be the perfect new partner for her rich voice and changed the way she wrote and arranged music.
Her first ukulele driven record, Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea was funded by fan donations and released in 2006. The refreshing disc was well received, and featured on NPR’s “To The Best of Our Knowledge,” while songs were featured on television and in independent movies. Vox has also been awarded runner-up and First Place in the International Acoustic Music Awards and also included in Relix Magazine’s list of artists to watch.
Vox, who lives in Baltimore now, has been averaging 150 dates for the past several years. “I'm finding that non-ukulele listeners are converted daily,” she says. “It's really fun to give people what they weren't expecting.” Not that Vox is the only current artist to slip in a little ukulele -- which seems to be on the cusp of comeback? But, the singer-songwriter is dedicated to the tiny instrument, and maybe, just maybe helping make it cool again. Plus...
LILA BLOOM..."An eerie voicemail left at the wrong number sparked the story for the project now called Lila Bloom, which focuses on a lover looking back on the inception, growth, and demise of a relationship. An operetta of sorts featuring haunting yet sultry vocals by the part of the female lover, and equally stinging guitar licks by the part of the male lover, Lila Bloom has a sound all its own. Lila Bloom is from Denver, Colorado, and has a total of four members which will be performing at the Coffee Gallery Backstage."




"Lila Bloom is a Denver-based act with roots in Jazz, Folk, and Alternative Rock. The band performs the original "Say You'll Stay" operetta; a project sparked in May 2008 when an eerie voicemail left by an old woman ("Eloise") at the wrong number spoke of dreams, love, and death by "little songs". Eloise is scattered throughout the lyrics of the operetta, watching over the two lovers as they look back over the inception, growth, and demise of their relationship.


Lila Bloom performs the sultry vocals of the operetta, while the stinging licks of the guitar intertwine. It creates a harmony that caresses the audience and entices each person want to "stay the night". Ken Crow plays the guitar, Aaron Ainbinder plays bass, and Emily backs up Ms. Bloom's vocals, adding a haunting echo and harmony to the operetta. A sultry passion play of music in just under an hour. A fine two act show.

Tickets: $18.00
Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, Ca. Phone for Reservations: (626) 398-7917

Time: Showtime: 7pm
Ukulaliens! The Beginner's Guide to Ukulele Fun with Steve Einhorn and Kate Power
Sunday, Oct. 25 [2:00 pm]
$30 nonmembers / $25 members
Materials: Ukulaliens Songbook and loaner Kala tenor ukes available for class

Uke-N Do It! Overcome fears and play beautiful music instantly!
Dynamic duo, will teach you how to tune your uke, strum it, pick it, slap it, slide it, sing & play it till it makes you smile right from the start because it is just that easy!
Soul folk, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn have taught countless beginners how to play their first chords and gain confidence with fun and ease! Learn to play the ukulele with Steve & Kate!

Quality Folk presents Ukulaliens: The Beginner’s Guide to Ukulele Fun featuring a simple introduction to music by playing the ukulele using basic chords, playing techniques and the number system. Effective for musicians and non-musicians alike. No experience necessary.

Twenty-five years selling ukuleles & instruments from landmark folk hub, Artichoke Music in Portland, Oregon From merchant mayor in the local folk music store to winning awards for a meaningful song in Texas, Steve & Kate are musicians with a gift for sharing how music is made right from the start.

For more info, call Sarah at 617-491-2382 or email Sarah@passimcenter.org.

www.passimcenter.org
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Club Passim
26 Church Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA

Time: 2:00-3:00pm
NY Ukulele Salon: Halloween Jazz @ The Living Room
The NY Ukulele Salon proudly presents an evening of jazz ukulele and spooky fun on Halloween night (a Saturday, no less) at The Living Room, in Manhattan's Lower East Side. A great way to start a super fun night downtown!


October 31, 2009
7-10pm


The Living Room
154 Ludlow St. (@ Stanton St.)
Manhattan, Lower East Side
(212) 533-7237
Subways: F/V @ 2nd Ave; F/J/M/Z @ Essex St/Delancy
Google Map

No cover. Tip bucket & 1 drink per set.


ACTS:

7:00: Khabu
Khabu Doug Young (aka Khabu Young Dog) hails from Lubbock, TX, but he currently resides with his wife and daughter in the East Village. An extremely talented and distinguished musician, he does things with the ukulele that will amaze you. Mostly of the jazz variety. Details at Khabu.net or myspace.com/khabuyoungdog

8:00: Dr. Uke and Daughters: The Rosokoff Family
This trio sings in close family harmony with songs from several eras. Check out DoctorUke.com for songs and other things ukulele.

9:00: The Moonlighters
Fronted by Bliss Blood, The Moonlighters play a hip confection of jazz and pop, combining 21st century attitude with 1920's songwriting and virtuosity through vocal harmonies and rocking swing rhythms on ukulele, bass, and steel guitar. Details at BlissBlood.com or Myspace.com/moonlightersny.

Emcee: Rick Bruner
Rick is the organizer of the NY Ukulele Salon, a sporadic ukulele party and performance series. He will be performing a few songs duing the interludes between acts, in a humble jazzy style. See Bruner.net.


Please feel free to invite lots of friends, blog, tweet, etc. It's a big room and our first show there, so we should fill the place to assure we're invited back. Plus, it's going to be an amazing show, after which you'll be in party central for Halloween in NYC.

RSVP on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151338824891

http://www.ukulelesalon.com/
Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Living Room
154 Ludlow St. (@ Stanton St.)
Manhattan, Lower East Side
(212) 533-7237
Subways: F/V @ 2nd Ave; F/J/M/Z @ Essex St/Delancy
Google Map: Google Map

Time: 7:00pm till 10:00pm
Lil Rev in Massachusetts
Lil' Rev will be presenting a workshop and concert. Dinner and drinks are available. All are welcome! Please see the website for details and reservations.

http://www.meetup.com/HarvardUke/
Saturday, November 07, 2009

Bull Run Restaurant
Shirley, MA

Australian Ukulele Tour by Liz and Jim Beloff
First Australian Ukulele Tour by Liz and Jim Beloff giving a series of workshops and performances as well as the world release of their first CD together - 'RARE AIR' plus a new songbook - 'ELVIS PRESLEY for Ukulele'.

Northern Rivers NSW (Bangalow Catholic Hall) MASTER CLASS Nov 19th 7:00pm. Melbourne (Edinburgh Castle Hotel - Brunswick) MASTER CLASS Nov 21st 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Saturday, November 14, 2009 - Wednesday, November 25, 2009

johnev@tpg.com.au
0425 332 601.

Time: Canberra (Evatt) Nov 14th 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Sydney (Gladstone Park Bowling Club - Balmain) Nov 16th 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Sydney (Gymea Bowling Club - Gymea) Nov 17th 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Sydney (Gladesville Guitar Factory) MASTER CLASS Nov 18 6:30-8:30pm

Utah Ukulele Association Jam Session
Jam session for ukulele strummers. All skill levels welcome. For this session we are playing mostly Hawaiian songs, so if you have one to share great! Or you can just sit back and strum along to the music.

www.utahukuleles.com
Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sprague Library
2131 Highland Dr,
Salt Lake City, UT

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kahumoku Ohana Hawaiian Music and Cultural Workshop
Immersed in the culture of Hawai’i, Join Keoki Kahumoku and friends for six incredible days of hands-on instruction with Hawaii’s most notable, award wining artists as he shares his love for the islands through Slack Key, Ukulele, Hawaiian language and Song, Music Theory, Acoustic Steel, Bass, local cuisine and traditional crafts and hula.

Instructors include Keoki and George Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr., Dennis Kamakahi, Brittni Paiva, Sonny Lim, Kona Bob Stoffer, Darci Baker.


www.HawaiiMusicLive.com
Friday, November 27, 2009 - Saturday, December 05, 2009

Pahala Plantation House and the the Ohana house at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
The district of Ka'u, Big Island

Time: Six incredible music filled days from dawn to 11pm
Concert At The Kate (Benefit for The Shoreline Soup Kitchen)
LARA HERSKOVITCH (CT STATE TROUBADOUR)
LAUREN AGNELLI (GRAMMY NOMINATED) & DAVE RAVE + ERIC & SANDRA LICHTER + EBIN-ROSE & THE NAME + MOVING TARGET + RAGWEED + JIM & LIZ BELOFF


INFO/TICKETS : 203-458-2525 - brian@acousticmusic.org or 860-526-4777- malematthew@comcast.net
Friday, December 11, 2009

THE KATHERINE HEPBURN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
300 MAIN STREET, OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475

Time: 7PM

Electric City Uke Club
Monthly meeting of our pack of perky pickers to strum and sing along at the Moon and River Cafe in the old stockade section of Schenectady,NY. Free.Lots of free handouts and good eats.Keeping the uke spirit strong in the almost frigid north country.Led by Ron Gordon...bringing lots of ukes to try out, too.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Time: 7-9 PM
Electric City Uke Club
Strum along and learn a new tune or technique at our monthly uke club meeting.Free.Good eats and free handouts. At the Moon and River Cafe in Schenectady, NY.A taste of the tropics in the frigid north!

call Ron 518 372 4172
Monday, January 11, 2010

Time: 7 to 9 or so
Liz & Jim Beloff at Island Bazaar
Flea Market Music founders Liz and Jim Beloff will be stopping by famed ukulele watering hole, Island Bazaar, to perform songs from their new CD, "Rare Air." Come by and say Aloha!

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Thursday, January 14, 2010

16582 Gothard St. Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Time: 7:30–8:30

Gerald Ross at Island Bazaar, HB, CA
Superb musician and uke-ist Gerald Ross is returning to SoCal for a workshop and concert at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach. The concert hit of the So Cal Ukulele Festival is a regular contributor to this site's Bulletin Board, and you can see his artistry at www.geraldross.com. Workshop (1/15, 7-9PM) tickets are $15, and concert (Sat. 8-10PM) tickets are $20....and can be had at 714 843-9350. This concert's at the end of NAMM week in SoCal and will be packed....call early.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, January 15, 2010 - Saturday, January 16, 2010

16582 Gothard St. Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM; Sat. 8-10PM
Denver Ukulele Festival
Friday night's activities are here:

http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/reserve.aspx?fid=53&id=15971

Saturday info is here:

http://www.swallowhill.com/festivals/UkeFest2010/

http://www.swallowhill.com/festivals/UkeFest2010/
Friday, February 05, 2010 - Saturday, February 06, 2010

Swallow Hill Music
71 East Yale Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Time: Friday night and all day Saturday
Uke Happenings in The Frozen North
2/8- Electric City Uke Club. Free strum around and good eats at the Moon and River Cafe in Schenectady, NY with lots of great ukers.Starts 7PM.See the Cafe website or call Ron- 581 372 4172
2/13- Uke classes at the Feb.Dance Flurry Festival in Saratoga,NY A huge dance and traditional music festival with lots of jamming.Classes on Sat. starting at 2.Beginners and intermediate:given by Ron Gordon. Handouts provided. Learn a few new tricks and tunes!Check danceflurry.org for details.

Monday, February 08, 2010
Ukulele Legends in Concert
Performing on stage will be the 102 year old ukulele virtuoso Bill Tapia. He will be joined by 82 year old Eddie Kamae and 75 year old ukulele perennial Herb "Ohta-san" Ohta. Together they posses 200+ years of ukulele experience.
http://www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/media.html


http://www.ukulelefoundation.org/blog/
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Waterfront at Aloha Tower (Honolulu Hawaii)

Time: 6:00 PM End 9:00 PM
Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii 2010
Two days admission free out door event with many local Hawaiian players and fine players from Japan.
As a part of this event, Ukulele Legends in Concert is held at Aloha Tower Market Place on Feb. 10th. Bill Tapia, Eddie Kamae and Herb Ohta.
http://www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/media.html

http://www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/
Friday, February 12, 2010 - Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kakaako Waterfront Park Hill Top Stage
677 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI
(808) 587-2591



Time: 2/12 - Noon to 4:00 PM 2/13 Noon to Sunset
James Hill at Island Bazaar in HB
The incomparable James Hill returns to the friendly confines of Huntington Beach's Island Bazaar. Anyone who has played a uke for a month should have heard of the unbelievable Mr. Hill. Last time at Island Bazaar James completely floored everyone, and this concert will surely sell out! Uke Workshop, Friday, 2/26, 7PM ($15) and Concert Saturday, 2/27, 8PM ($20). Get tix by calling 714 843-9350.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, February 26, 2010 - Saturday, February 27, 2010

16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri.-7to9PM, Sat-8to10PM
Uluwehi Guerrero Concert & Luau Dinner
Artists: Uluwehi Guerrero with Kumu Hula Pekelo Day and Halau Hula Na Pua O Hawai`i Nei
Details: Doors open @ 5:30PM/No host bar; 6:00PM luau dinner; 6:30 Hula followed by Uluwehi Guerrero, Hawaii Music Award winner

http://www.meleohana.net/calendar.htm
Saturday, March 06, 2010

River Bend Resort
23650 Peoria Road
Harrisburg, OR

Time: 5:30 PM
Learn how to teach yourself to play ukulele with Kimo Hussey
A participative workshop
A simplified, non-academic, system of learning to play
Workshops highlighting hearing and listening

http://www.meetup.com/azalohafest/calendar/12601239/
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dolce Espresso Coffee Bar
1025 E Camelback Road
Phoenix AZ

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Kanikapila with Kimo Hussey
Come play music? Led by Kimo Hussey, Executive Director of the Pacific Music Foundation.
Kimo has more than 30 years experience in training and workshops. He is degreed in music, has collaborated on “He Mele Aloha”, and has recorded his own CDs.

http://www.meetup.com/azalohafest/calendar/12601251/
Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dolce Espresso Coffee Bar
1025 E Camelback Road
Phoenix AZ

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Arizona Aloha Festival
2 day event featuring entertainment - food - merchandise
check out the ukulele area!

www.azalohafest.org
Saturday, March 13, 2010 - Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tempe Town Lake
Phoenix, AZ

Time: 10 am to 5 pm both days
Tahoe Area Uke Fest II
In addition to a workshop lineup of superb uke instructors and displays by numerous uke makers and vendors, the fest will feature twin concerts in the Nugget’s Celebrity Showroom featuring two of the premier ukesters in the universe, Jake Shimabukuro and James Hill!

http://PlayUke.net
Friday, March 19, 2010 - Sunday, March 21, 2010

At the beautiful John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort in Sparks, Nevada (10 min from Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport)

Time: Festival begins Friday at 4 PM
CHORD MELODY METHODS WORKSHOP
A workshop series on making your own chord melodies will be taught at Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach beginning March 20. The classes consist of eight hours held on consecutive Saturdays from 3:00 PM to 5:00PM. Included will be chord structures, chord families, inversions, picking the right chord, intros and endings and melody development. A variety of chord melodies will be presented for Intermediate level players.

Cost of the series is $65.00. If you are not sure you are ready, attend the first session for $18.00 to find out. No new attendees after the first session. Attendance is limited

Contact John McDonald 949 498-1112
Island Bazaar, 714 843 9350


encantada@cox.net or Info@ukuleleparadise.com
Saturday, March 20, 2010 - Saturday, April 10, 2010

Island Bazaar
16852 Gothard St
Huntington Beach CA 92647

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Washinton DC Uke Workshops
4/10/10 Beginner Ukulele Workshop: “Strummin’ With Jumpin’ Jim Beloff” 1–3 PM
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there!

4/10/10 Intermediate Ukulele Workshop taught by “Jumpin’ Jim Beloff” 4-6PM
This workshop takes off from where the beginner workshop ends. More challenging arrangements and chord solos are introduced with sophisticated jazz chord changes. Also, finger-picking patterns and performance techniques will be highlighted. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop for those who would like to perform a song (including Jumpin’ Jim himself).



To register, contact: House Of Musical Traditions (301) 270-9090 or www.hmtrad.com
Saturday, April 10, 2010

Seeker's Church
276 Carroll St. NW
Washington, DC 20012

Time: Beginner: 1-3PM; Intermediate: 4-6PM

Ukulele Week at Larsen Music
Ukulele Week at Larsen Music - April 17th to April 24th

Yes, you've read correctly! We are dedicating an entire week to the diminutive little wonder...the Ukulele! We'll take you from the traditional Hawaiian roots to the modern day hipster and everywhere in between. Please join us for an exciting week of workshops, films & music!

Hawaiian Ukulele workshop with Barrie Foster and Hawaiian guest Lois Gordon - Saturday, April 17th @ Larsen Music - 1833 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Cinecenta presents "Mighty Uke " - a documentary about the global revival of the Ukulele in the 21st century by Tony Coleman and Margaret Meahger. - Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 22nd
Cinecenta - Student Union Building -University of Victoria

Ukulele Workshop with, James Hill - Thursday, April 22nd @ Larsen Music - 1833 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Concert with Sgt. Strumalong (Paul Laverick, Marc Jenkins and Travis Short) and friends Rachael Cardiello, Julia Wakal and Aidan Knight! - Saturday, April 24th @ Fairfield United Church - 1303 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC, Canada

http://www.larsenmusic.ca/t-musicclasses.aspx
Saturday, April 17, 2010 - Saturday, April 24, 2010
Del Rey Ukulele Workshop
Blue Uke
Intermediate (be familiar with basic chords and be able to keep time)
Fingerpick melodies and accompaniment on blues repetoire suitable for the ukulele. An introduction to right hand fingerpicking, what makes a melody "blue" and songs from 1920s guitar greats like Charlie Jordan and Barbecue Bob, as well as Lemon Nash of Louisiana and Rabbit Muse of Virginia who were African American ukulele players and showmen with distinctive styles on traditional and standard jazz material. We'll listen to some of their recordings, talk about their lives and learn a song (by ear-no tab) from each in class. Bring your uke, notebook and pencil, recorders ok if unobstrusive.

412 - 422 - 0710
Sunday, April 18, 2010

Acoustic Music Works
2142-2144 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh PA

Time: 10am to 12pm
Del Rey concert and ukulele workshop
The Seattle blues queen combines country blues, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie with a whole bunch of complex guitar grooves and sly humor.

6:00-7:15pm Blue Uke workshop
Intermediate (familiar with basic chords, able to keep time).

8pm concert

www.tricitytrad.com
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Old Songs Community Arts Center
37 South Main Street
Voorheesville, NY

Time: 6pm workshop, 8pm concert
Victoria Vox at Island Bazaar, HB, CA
The delightful entertainer, singer, song-writer, uke-ist Victoria Vox will again grace the stage of Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA. She'll do a workshop on contemporary strums and accompaniment on Friday, 4/23, 7-9PM for $15. Her not-to-be-missed concert is Saturday 4/24, 8-10PM at $20. Order tix soon by calling 714 843-9350.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, April 23, 2010 - Saturday, April 24, 2010

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri.-7to9PM, Sat-8to10PM
Lone Star Uke Fest
Incredible 3 day festival with James Hill, Gerald Ross, Kimo Hussey, Ukulele Bartt, Pops Bayless, Deb Porter, Mark Gutierrez, The Wahooligans and more! Over 20 workshops, concert/banquet, vendors, great drawings and raffles, open mic,jams!

http://www.LoneStarUkeFest.com
Thursday, April 29, 2010 - Saturday, May 01, 2010

Holiday Inn Select (Galleria)
Dallas, TX

Time: all day - see website
Ukulele Workshop
Here's a chance for Western New Yorkers to improve their strumming and picking skills.Bernunzio Vintage Instruments is offering an intermediate workshop by Ron Gordon teaching chord melody,finger picking,strums,etc.,through some classic songs and blues.This is a beautiful musical place, surrounded by innumerable vintage instruments.Seating is limited,and handouts will be provided, so sign up soon.Contact Ron for musical questions.

info@bernunzio.com
Saturday, May 01, 2010

Bernunzio Uptown Music
East Ave.
Rochester, NY

Time: 1:00-3:00
Blues Ukulele Styles with Del Rey
Blues Ukulele Styles ofÊthe Early 20th Century Part 1
ÊIntermediate (be familiar with basic
chords and be able to keep time) Lemon Nash of Louisiana and Rabbit Muse
of Virginia were African American ukulele players and showmen with
distinctive styles on traditional and standard jazz material. The
Pebbles were a 1920s Hokum duo featuring ukulele. We'll listen to some
of their recordings, talk about their lives and explore a song (by
ear-no tab) from each in class. Bring your uke, notebook and pencil.
Recorders ok. $25

http://www.acousticblues.com/events/events.html
Sunday, May 02, 2010

Archie's Barbershop
4701 Queensbury Rd,
Riverdale MD 20737

Time: 12-1:30pm
Uke-Slinger Tippy Canoe in “The Cupcake Diaries, Part 3”
The Show is Free and All Ages

Tippy Canoe and AntonetteG return with “The Cupcake Diaries, Part 3”—The Mid Atlantic Mess Around Tour

The Cupcake Diaries bring you sister-like harmonies and a merry-go-round of guitar, ukulele, washboard and bass that propel their Americana sound

Antonette Goroch and Michele Kappel-Stone (aka AntonetteG and Tippy Canoe) are set to tour the Mid-Atlantic! They will be performing solo sets, then finish each performance as a duo dubbed “The Cupcake Diaries”. They formed the name “The Cupcake Diaries” when on tour together in the Pacific Northwest. The tour’s final destination: A cupcake bakery in Olympia, WA...and the name stuck. They each have a background in power-pop and melodic punk which adds a sharp edge to their sweetness. Catch a show and be a part of the next chapter in their adventure! (See tour dates below).

Former Baltimore native, now based in Oakland, CA, songbird and solo uke-slinger/guitarist, Tippy Canoe made the switch from a 5-piece drum kit with the garage-pop princesses The Kirby Grips (Sympathy For The Record Industry), to a 4-stringed ukulele in 2003. In 2009 she upped the string count and added guitarist to her resume. She’s on a mission to bring sincere uplift in a severely down-slanted era by spreading her hook-laden pop-meets-roots music.

Praise for Tippy Canoe’s record, “Parasols and Pekingese”:
“Quirky country, sensual lounge music, call it what you will: Tippy Canoe & the Paddleman’s ‘Parasols & Pekingese’ is an alternative to popular country acts and a challenger to alternative sensations such as Neko Case.”—Any Give Tuesday (SEN Baltimore)

AntonetteG is a singer, songwriter, mother, writer and world traveler. A vocalist and storyteller since the age of 5, she has delved into various musical styles including opera, musicals, rock, classical, country, folk and blues. Though she has been compared to other contemporary indie folk artists such as Neko Case, Penelope Houston and Mazzy Star, Antonette draws from this broad base of influences for a sound both pleasingly familiar and yet at once all her own.

“AntonetteG’s material reveals a variety of influences. The song “My Horseshoe” has a country flair, while “Pretty Pictures” shows her rock side. “No Joy For The Soldier” suggests a Creedence Clearwater Revival influence. The song describes military personnel struggling to adjust when they return from battle, a timely topic given our nation’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”—John Larson, Tacoma Weekly

For more information please visit:
http://www.TippyCanoe.net
http://www.AntonetteGoroch.com

http://www.tippycanoe.net
Monday, May 03, 2010

1087 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11221

Time: 8:00 pm
Loma Linda Ukulele Strummers 8th Annual Festival
mini concerts by various clubs in the morning. Featured performers this year are Pineapple and Gerri Kapono, born and raised on the Big Island.
Admission $10, including lunch.
Bring money - there will be outstanding venders.

contact Joan Revel for more info. @909-796-8934
Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Azure Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church, Barton Road, Grand Terrace.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3;30 p.m
Night of the Uke
Featuring
Manitoba Hal
Ukulele Mike
Rev Hank

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/25/1210331//gig-poster-8x11%202.jpg
Friday, May 07, 2010

The Company House, 2202 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Time: 8:00pm
Beginner's Ukulele Workshop
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there!



Store #: (860) 395-3500
Saturday, May 08, 2010

Corner Music
265 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475


Time: 1-3pm

New York Uke Fest
Destined to be the Best New York Uke Fest ever!" 3 days of the best ukulele music & concerts! Midnight Jams! Workshops 32 sessions! • Vendors • Sunday Luau!

www.nyukefest.com
Friday, May 14, 2010 - Sunday, May 16, 2010

Baruch College
55 Lexington Ave.
New York City, NY

Time: check website for times

Uke workshop and concert
USA uke and guitar bluesman James Clem will be making a rare UK appearance with a uke blues ragtime and swing workshop from 1-2:30 pm and slide guitar workshop at 3-4:30 pm. In concert at 6 pm.

www.learningstone.org
Saturday, May 15, 2010

Drill Hall
Isle of Portland
Portland, Dorset
England

Time: Uke workshop: 1 pm. Concert : 6 pm
MIGHTY UKE ROADSHOW with James Hill
See the feature documentary MIGHTY UKE followed by a concert with ukulele virtuosos James Hill. And bring your uke for a giant strum-along.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States
(215) 569-9700

Time: 7:30pm
MIGHTY UKE ROADSHOW with James Hill
See the feature documentary MIGHTY UKE followed by a concert with ukulele virtuosos James Hill. And bring your uke for a giant strum-along.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Time: 7 PM
THE MIGHTY UKE Movie- AFI Silver Theatre
MIGHTY UKE travels the world to discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele to express themselves, connect with the past, and with each other. From the Redwoods of California through the gritty streets of Paris, from swinging London through Tokyo’s highrise canyons to Hawaii, ukers tell the story of the people’s instrument: The Mighty Uke.

mightyukemovie.com
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Time: 7:00pm
Jim Beloff and The Small Town Concert Series present UKEtopia (Ukulele Heaven On Earth)
Kick off the Summer with this legendary all-ukulele show. A fun-filled evening hosted by Jumpin' Jim Beloff. Performers include Tripping Lily, Greg Hawkes, Jim & Liz Beloff, Lauren Agnelli, 3 Finger Poi and Dos Eckies featuring Joel Eckhaus. Bring your ukes for the strum and sing-along finale!

For Tickets 877-503-1286/www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Friday, May 21, 2010

The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Time: 8PM

Mighty Uke screening w/Tony Coleman & James Hill
This one-day-only, screening & performance event features Tony Coleman’s exuberant new documentary that examines the history of the ukulele, originally brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, and its contemporary comeback around the world. From California to Paris, from London to Tokyo, Mighty Uke travels the globe to discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele to express themselves, connect with the past or connect with each other.

Following the screening, enjoy a live performance set by ukulele virtuoso James Hill, who has been acclaimed the “Wayne Gretzky of the ukulele” and “unquestionably Canada’s finest ukulele player.” Heard frequently on CBC and NPR, Hill will also join director Tony Coleman for a discussion with the audience. Entire program approximately 2 hours.


http://store.oculefilms.com/order-screening-tickets/ (310)399-7937
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Madison Art Cinemas
761 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Time: 11am-1pm
MIGHTY UKE ROADSHOW with James Hill
See the feature documentary MIGHTY UKE and a concert with ukulele virtuoso James Hill


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One Longfellow Square
www.onelongfellowsquare.com
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101, United States
(207) 761-1757

Time: 8PM
Victoria Vox CD Release: Exact Change
Limited Edition copies will be available at Victoria's website: www.victoriavox.com
or for digital only: www.victoriavox.bandcamp.com

or even get the limited edition CD here!!! www.fleamarketmusic.com


http://www.victoriavox.com
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Nā Hōkū O Hawai`i Music Festival
4 day music festival culminating with the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

includes `ukulele workshops, kiho`ālu workshops, and many more.

www.nahokufestival.com
Thursday, May 27, 2010 - Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hawaii Convention Center

Time: 8a-8pm
Ukulele World Congress
The Ukulele World Congress is a free event held in the hills of Brown County, sponsored by Mainland Ukes. Expected attendence 200+. Lots of uke players from all over the world. Open mics, bonfire at night. Free camping on site.

http://ukuleleworldcongress.wordpress.com/
Friday, June 04, 2010 - Saturday, June 05, 2010

4600 Plum Creek Rd Nashville Indiana 47448

Time: starts about 5pm Fruday
Hawaiian Festival
The Northridge Ho`olaule`a returns with the spirit of Aloha. Bring the whole family and your low back lawn chairs for outstanding Polynesian dance, music, and more than 50 one-of-a-kind Polynesian food booths and boutiques.

Saturday’s Polynesian entertainment culminates at 6pm with special guests, “Guitar Romantica” and their unique guitar stylings … surprise special guest artists at 7 and 8pm, and then a spectacular fireworks extravaganza presented by the Neighborhood Councils of Northridge East, Northridge West, Winnetka and Reseda at 8:45pm


http://matadorsmoneymatters.com/northridge-community-festival-june-4-6/
Saturday, June 05, 2010 - Sunday, June 06, 2010

NORTHRIDGE PARK
10058 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, 91324

Time: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
CT Beginner's Ukulele Workshop "Strummin' With Jumpin' Jim"
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there!

860-669-2342/ www.hchlibrary.org
Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413

Time: 2-4PM

June Uke Events Upstate NY
6/14- Electric City Uke Club at the Moon and River Cafe.7-9 with lots of pickers, good food,free music, and a real jam.No uker will be turned down!Led and founded by Ron Gordon
6/25-6/27:Old Songs 30th Festival of acoustic music, dance,crafts in Altamont, NY.Concerts, dances and 100+ workshops, including uke
group instruction,uke jams, etc., led by Ron Gordon, Madcat Ruth (blues),etc.See schedule at Oldsongs.org Camping, also.

Ron Gordon - mavasam@aol.com
Monday, June 14, 2010

Moon and River Cafe
Ferry St. Schenectady,NY
and
Altamont Fair Grounds
Altamont, NY

Ukulele Mass Appeal - Make Music NY
Make Music NY and the NY Ukulele Salon strum in the summer solstice with a four-hour concert and play-along with some of the best performers on the NY uke scene.

Make Music NY is part of a worldwide music celebration, with 1,000+ concerts around the city.

The uke players have a great location: Union Square, as part of the Green Market (northeast corner of the park).

The event is a Monday, so it starts at 4pm and continues till dark.

Lots of chances to strum along, so bring your ukes!

Click the link for performers and other details.

http://www.ukulelesalon.com/2010/06/strum-in-summer-solstice-june-21-with.html
Monday, June 21, 2010

Union Square (northeast corner), NYC

Time: 4pm to 8:30pm
Rhode Island Beginner's Ukulele Workshop
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there!

wakefieldmusic.com/401-783-5390/
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wakefield Music
58 Main Street
Wakefield, RI
401-783-5390

Time: 7-9pm

Dusty Strings 9th Annual Ukefest
Friday: warm-up workshop with Jim D'Ville, The Mighty Uke showing 7:00 p.m. with James Hill Hosting.
Saturday: Workshops all day, Concert, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: More workshops, Seattle Ukulele Players Association Jam at 3:00 p.m.

Friday, June 25, 2010 - Sunday, June 27, 2010

3406 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA

Frank's Ukulele Bash & Revival, 2010 Edition
Khabu Young Dog will also appear.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Frank's Ukulele Bash & Revival, 2010 Edition
This year's Frank's Ukulele Bash & Revival has confirmed performers Victoria Vox, Sonic Uke, Patsy Monteleone, and Mary J. Martin. More information will follow as it gets clear.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vixen, 336 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Time: Starts at 7:30 pm
StrumMn sponsored Ukulele Seminar and Concert
Lil Rev is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music- historian who teaches and tours nationally, around the continental U.S. http://www.lilrev.com
On Sunday, June 27th, he will be at the Apple Valley Community Center (14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley) putting on an ukulele seminar focusing on right hand techniques and simple ukulele solos. The workshop will run from 1:30 to 3:00, with a refreshment break and concert to follow. It is scheduled to be over by 5:00 PM.
The event is sponsored by local ukulele club StrumMn. There is a $20.00 charge for this event. For more information go to: http://strummn.nexo.com or contact strummnevent@gmail.com. R.S.V.P. is helpful at strummnevent@gmail.com.

http://strummn.nexo.com
Sunday, June 27, 2010

14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124

Time: 1:30 PM to 5PM
Ukulele classes at Fiddle & Dance Camp at Ashokan
"Chord Melody a la Smeck" Beginning and intermediate classes featuring American Popular songs of the 20's-50's in Roy Smeck's chord melody style, as well as a Ukulele Ensemble class taught by Joel Eckhaus.

http://www.ashokan.org/ashokan/campwsw.shtml
Sunday, June 27, 2010 - Saturday, July 03, 2010

Fiddle & Dance, PO Box 49, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: 845-246-2121

Lap Steel classes at Fiddle & Dance Camp at Ashokan
Beginning/Intermediate Lap Steel in C6 tuning with Gerald Ross - an entire week of instruction and jamming. C6 is 'the' sound you hear in Western Swing and Post WWII Hawaiian music. It also works great for early Country and 30's, 40's Swing/Jazz tunes.

Ashokan is an all-inclusive "sleep away music camp" - friendly, supportive and fun!

Email me for more info.

http://www.ashokan.org/ashokan/campwsw.shtml
Sunday, June 27, 2010 - Saturday, July 03, 2010

477 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461

Time: 24/7
Meat 'n Taters Ukulele Building Class
I’ve cleared the calendar to schedule a five day ukulele building class this summer! This was the class that launched the Folk School.

Join the ever growing list of folks that learned to build ukes with us.

Participants in the ukulele construction class will each build a mahogany soprano ukulele with a Spanish heel.

Geoff’s construction method utilizes jigs and fixtures to ensure that student’s are able to build a high quality instrument.

This ukulele’s design is not a copy of a period uke, but is based upon the best of several great 1920s instruments including Martin, Gretsch and Indiana’s own, Frank Bremerman.

More importantly students will leave the class with the skills required to design and build ukuleles on their own. Many Blue Stone alumni have built several ukuleles on their own.

Materials include everything needed to build and play the uke including, mahogany for backs, sides and neck, ebony for fingerboard and bridge, natural bone for nut and bridge saddle, Grover Champion tuners and Aquila Nylgut strings.

Some students may have an opportunity to finish their instruments with Tru-oil, a quality, easy to apply oil finish. Other finishing option will be discussed.

This class is loads of fun. There will be opportunities to play evenings. Come to Indiana and immerse yourself in ukulele goodness!

http://bluestonefolkschool.wordpress.com/
Monday, July 05, 2010 - Monday, July 12, 2010

Blue Stone Folk School
1095 Conner Street
Noblesville, IN

Time: 8:30 - 4:30
Ukulele at Augusta Swing Week
Swing Week is part of the Augusta Heritage summer camp series. Ukulele is taught this year by Gerald Ross and Ralph Shaw (see Gerald's post on the bulletin board. Other instruments include lap steel, guitar, drums, bass, mandolin, horns, voice, and fiddle (taught this year by the famed Buddy Spicher). We are at the same time as Bluegrass Week too. To contact Wendi Bourne, the swing week coordinator directly email swing@augustaheritage.com

http://www.augustaheritage.com
Sunday, August 01, 2010 - Friday, August 06, 2010

Augusta Heritage
Davis and Elkins College
Elkins, WV

Time: all day and all night!
Aaron Lee Live in Chicago
Ukulele Player and Songwriter Aaron Lee is touring to support the release of his new album titled "The Ukulele Project", which includes 14 original tracks that all creatively and intentionally feature the word ‘ukulele’ somewhere in the lyrics. He will be performing a solo concert on August 3 at the The Red Line Tap in Chicago in support of bluegrass band "The Mudflapps."

Lee stumbled across a ukulele in his parents’ basement and was quickly drawn to it for it’s unique sound and portability. As it happens to be the perfect size to strap on a backpack or a bicycle, the ukulele was always there when creativity struck, and Aaron began writing a

http://theukuleleproject.blogspot.com
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Red Line Tap
7000 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL

Time: 8:30 pm
Brittni Paiva Concert & Workshop at the North Carolina Ukulele Academy
Aloha, ukulele lovers!

We're pleased to have Hawaii's foremost female ukulele player in concert on our stage-- Brittni Paiva.

THE CONCERT:
Brittni will showcase the special style that has earned her the respect and adoration of fans internationally. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy the prodigious gift of this bright, 21-year-old ukulele master at our Academy.

THE WORKSHOP:
Brittni will be teaching a workshop focusing on the beauty of chords and her special style. The result is memorizing less, and understanding more—see the uke from Brittni's expert perspective. 1-hour workshop starts at 5:30, $30 per person. Workshop attendees can attend the concert FREE! (call us to reserve your spot at the workshop).

Join us!
Brittni Paiva in Concert
Onstage at The North Carolina Ukulele Academy
203 Racine Drive, Suite 205, Wilmington, NC
Wednesday, August 4th @ 7:30 PM
$12.00 admission. (for concert only)
DOORS OPEN at 7:10PM, limited seating available.


AND
Ukulele with Brittni
also at the Academy, 1-hour
Wednesday, August 4th @ 5:30PM to 6:30 PM
$30 per person (for workshop & concert)
Concert FREE for Workshop attendees

To reserve your spot at the Workshop or to purchase concert tickets, reply to this email or call us at 910-538-3419


http://alohau.com/news.php?id=21
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

203 Racine Dr., Suite 205
Wilmington, NC 28403

Time: 7:30 to 9:00pm (& workshop: 5:30-6:30)
CT Intermediate Ukulele Workshop
Taught by “Jumpin’ Jim Beloff," this workshop takes off from where the beginner workshop ends. More challenging arrangements and chord solos are introduced with sophisticated jazz chord changes. Also, finger-picking patterns and performance techniques will be highlighted. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop for those who would like to perform a song (including Jumpin’ Jim himself).

www.community-music-school.org/(860)767-0026
Thursday, August 05, 2010

Community Music School
90 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut

Time: 6:30-8:30

MIGHTY UKE screening in Hollywood
After a Tiki Luau and concert at Graumann's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, MIGHTY UKE will screen at 8pm followed by a strum-along.
Don't forget to bring your uke!

mightyukemovie.com
Saturday, August 07, 2010

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood,CA

Time: 8pm
Lil Rev Workshop & Concert
The Workshop: Novelty Songs for Ukulele
The Concert: Ukulele, mandolin, guitar, harmonica and
banjo in many styles from blues, jazz and tin pan alley,
to originals and American folk classics!
*For advance reservations and info contact John at
jmcauliff@emich.edu

http://www.ssdsociety.org/forum_images/events/LilRev_2010.pdf
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Good Hope Lutheran Church
28680 Cherry Hill Road, Garden City, Michigan
between Inkster and Middlebelt

Time: 6pm-7:30pm workshop, 8pm -9pm Concert
Aaron Lee Trio live in Portland, ME
Ukulele Player and Songwriter Aaron Lee is touring to support the release of his new album titled "The Ukulele Project", which includes 14 original tracks that all creatively and intentionally feature the word ‘ukulele’ somewhere in the lyrics. He will be performing at Blue on August 13 with Paul Mattor on upright bass and Jeff Marion on piano. The concert starts at 9:30.


http://theukuleleproject.blogspot.com
Friday, August 13, 2010

Blue
650 Congress Street
Portland, ME

Time: 9:30 pm
Swing Ukuele & Lap Steel Guitar with Gerald Ross - Puget Sound Guitar Workshop 2010
An entire week of Swing Uke and/or Lap Steel guitar instruction with Gerald Ross in the beautiful, lush and scenic Pacific Northwest.

All classes are intermediate level (or advanced beginner). Music 24/7, jam sessions, dances. This is in an all-inclusive, supportive environment. Not only will your ukulele skills improve but you will become a better overall musician!

Email me for more info.

http://www.langston.com/PSGW/
Saturday, August 14, 2010 - Friday, August 20, 2010

Bremerton, Washington (near Seattle)

Time: 24/7
Vashon Uke Fest
Workshops morning and afternoon for all levels of ukulele and slack key guitar. Evening concert with Herb Ohta Jr and other great uke and guitar players. Call for more info 206-335-6674

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Camp Burton
Vashon, WA

Time: 10am to 9pm
Vashon Uke Fest Update!!
We now have Herb Ohta Jr. and Michael Powers the jazz guitarist that just released Urban Ukulele. All info can be seen at the Facebook page referenced above. Go to the Events page for more details. Workshops, Open Mic and Vendors. Beautiful rustic setting on beautiful Vashon Island. Camp style housing is available on the site of the event.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/?act=63657097#!/pages/Vashon-Uke-Fest/132544773441445
Sunday, August 15, 2010

Camp Burton, Vashon WA. between Seattle and Tacoma

Time: 10am-9pm
Tiki Oasis Uke Jam
Come on down to the Crown Plaza and play Ukulele (or just listen) in the lush gardens and tropical waterfalls of the atrium! afterwards, (or before) you can shop in the Tiki Oasis market place where more than 50 vendors (including me, Tiki King) will be showing and selling Tiki, Hawaiian, and Retro items! The rest of the week-end sold out, but Sunday is open to the public! See you there!

FREE!
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Crowne Plaza Hotel Atrium
( Formerly the Hanalei Hotel)
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Time: 1:30pm Sunday
First South Florida Ukulele Festival
All day Ukulele Fest with workshops, vendors,performances, special guests, videos followed by an evening concert.

www.floridaukulelenetwork.org
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bahia-Mar Resort
801 Sea Breeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Time: 10AM to 10PM
MIGHTY UKE Roadshow, Ithaca
Screenings Friday and Tuesday at 7:30 PM

http://mightyukemovie.com/
Friday, September 03, 2010 - Tuesday, September 07, 2010

104 Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, 14850

Time: 7:30 PM
3rd Annual E'Hoomau 'Ukulele and Slack Key Workshop/Retreat - Kimo Hussey and Keoki Kahumoku
3rd Annual E'Hoomau 'Ukulele and Slack Key Workshop/Retreat
Kimo Hussey and Keoki Kahumoku
September 3rd-5th 2010
Sonoma N. California



2010 will feature the 'Ukulele instruction of Kimo Hussey and Tim Dang, New this year we will be offering Slack Key with Keoki Kahumoku. Lei Hulu (feather lei) will be instructed by Herman Kekoa Mossman Tachera and Liko Puha will be sharing his aloha with Hawaiian culture related sessions such as Hula, Hawaiian language and Oli (chant).

The 3 day and 2 night workshop/retreat will be held at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma Valley Wine Country September 3rd - 5th 2010.

For more details: http://www.hoomauukulele.com/default.aspx?rc=7054

http://www.hoomauukulele.com
Friday, September 03, 2010 - Sunday, September 05, 2010

Westerbeke Ranch
2300 Grove Street Sonoma, Sonoma, California

Wine Country 'Ukulele Festival
Two full days of 'ukulele fun in the beautiful Napa Valley with James Hill, Victoria Vox, Kimo Hussey, Gerald Ross, Steven Espaniola, Faith Ako, the Hula Honeys, Ralph Shaw, Brook Adams, Ukulele Bartt and many more.....

http://www.winecountryukefest.com
Friday, September 10, 2010 - Sunday, September 12, 2010
NY Ukulele Salon
Here's the lineup:

8:30: The Ukemen
9:00: Patsy Monteleone
9:30: Whistling Wolves
10:00: Khabu Doug Young

http://bit.ly/btdk0b
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Googie's Lounge
Upstairs from The Living Room
154 Ludlow St, NY, NY

Time: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
Play Ukulele By Ear (All Levels Welcome)

Get the most out of your ukulele experience by learning to Play Ukulele By Ear. This entertaining and informative workshop will give you the tools you need to tap into your innate musical abilities. Playing by ear is easy, it's fun and it will propel your understanding of how music works to a new level. This workshop will make you a better listener and student! All skill levels welcome, however, knowledge of basic chord shapes (C F G7) is helpful. All levels welcome. $20pp

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Monday, September 13, 2010

Two Street Music
124 2nd St
Eureka, CA 95501

Time: 6:30-8:00pm
L.A.U.G.H meeting
Come join us for the first anniversary of L.A.U.G.H. (Lansing Area Uke Group). Meeting at world famous Elderly Instruments in Lansing, Michigan. All levels welcome. 99 official members strong, and growing. Be the 100th! All free, and fun.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

1100 N. Washington Ave
Lansing, Mi

Time: 10:30 a.m. To noon
MIGHTY UKE Roadshow, Toronto
This screening is a benefit for the Therapeutic Clown Program at Sick Kids' Hospital.
Meet the clowns!
See the film!
Strum along with virtuoso, James Hill

http://mightyukemovie.com/
Saturday, September 18, 2010

608 College St. West Toronto, M6G 1A1
Phone:(416)466-4400

Time: 3:30 PM
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
Get off that piece of paper and learn to play ukulele by ear with Jim D'Ville. Come early for food and social time. $20pp Sponsored by the Harvard Ukulele Union.

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ixtapa Cantina
177 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
info: 503-200-9584

Time: 8pm
Milwaukee Ukulele Festival 2010
All Day Ukulele Festival featuring over 15 vendors, raffle, jamming, snacks, all day workshops, evening concert and post-fest bar party.

This years acts include: Ralph Shaw, Joel Eckhuas, Mark Spanky Gutierrez, The Ditchlilies, Lil Rev, The Milwaukee Ukulele Club and Victoria Vox; Cury Sheller (Instructor) and Todd Korup (instructor).

http://mufest.com/
Saturday, September 25, 2010

631 N. 19th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Time: 9am to 10pm
MIGHTY UKE Roadshow, San Francisco
This screening includes a live performance by Uni and her Ukelele and Ukulele Dick, AND and attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ukulele ensemble.
Come and be part of history!

http://mightyukemovie.com/
Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Castro Theater
429 Castro St.
San Francisco
Phone:621-6120

Time: 3:00 PM
MIGHTY UKE Roadshow, Austin Texas
This screening includes a performance by Uni and her Ukelele, AND a ukulele give-away!


http://mightyukemovie.com/
Monday, September 27, 2010

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2700 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 476-1320

Time: 7:00 PM
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
Get off that piece of paper and learn to play ukulele by ear with Jim D'Ville. $20pp Sponsored by the Glastonbury Ukulele Club. Contact: 503-200-9584

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mountain Laurel, 1177 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033


Time: 7pm
MIGHTY UKE Roadshow, Dallas Texas
This screening includes a performance by Uni and her Ukelele, AND a ukulele give-away!

http://mightyukemovie.com/
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Palace Arts Center, Grapevine, TX
300 South Main Street
817-410-3100

Time: 7:30 PM
Play Uke By Ear Gathering
Informal gathering os southern CT ukulele players with small group and private lessons available. Contact Jim D'Ville for more information.

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TBA New Haven, CT

Time: Various
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
Get off that piece of paper and learn to play ukulele by ear with Jim D'Ville. $20pp Contact: 503-200-9584 Sponsored by the Catskills Ukulele Group

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Friday, October 01, 2010

Woodstock Music 6 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY 12498 845-679-3224



Time: 6:30pm
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
3pm: Play Ukulele Ear Vol. 1 Hearing the basic chord progressions by ear and learning how to learn songs. 4:30pm: Vol. 2 Hearing other chord progressions and understanding the Circle of 5ths. $20pp each workshop or both for $35. Contact: 503-200-9584

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Saturday, October 02, 2010

Bernunzio Uptown Music
122 East Ave Rochester, NY 14604


Time: 3 & 4:30pm
Cerritos Ukulele Festival
9th Anual Southern California Ukulele Festival.
Highlights include:
• Continuous Stage Entertainment
• Hula and Ukulele workshops available.
• Vendors: Jewelry, Festival T-Shirts, Clothes, Music, Instruments, CDs
• Food will be available for purchase
• Purchase opportunity drawing tickets for many wonderful prizes

Info from Michael Aratani & Uncle Charlie
Saturday, October 02, 2010

Cerritos Park East
13234 E. 166th Street
Cerritos, CA

Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
MASS. Beginner & Intermediate Uke Workshops
Beginner's Ukulele Workshop
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele!

Intermediate Ukulele Workshop
This workshop takes off from where the beginner workshop ends. More challenging arrangements and chord solos are introduced with sophisticated jazz chord changes. Also, finger-picking patterns and performance techniques will be highlighted. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop for those who would like to perform a song (including Jumpin’ Jim himself).


downtownsounds.com 413-586-0998 or 800-564-8863
Saturday, October 02, 2010

Northampton Community Music Ctr, 139 South St.(Rt. 10)
Northampton, MA

Time: 1–3 PM (beg.) 4–6PM (int.)

Columbia Maryland Uke Fest
Jay Fred Cohen will be hosting the Second Annual Columbia Maryland Uke Fest

When: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: Jam begins at 5:00 PM. Performances begin around 7:00 PM
Where: 4960 Woodward Gardens, Columbia, Maryland 21044

For additional info contact Jay Fred Cohen at
jayfred1 @ verizon.net (without the spaces)

Scheduled Performers-
Jerad Denhard see- [link]http://www.myspace.com/jareddenhardmusic[/link]
Gordon Valesco see- [link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEBJI7OFDQ[/link]
Patsy Monteleone(The Ukulele Crooner) see- [link]http://www.patsymon.com/about.php[/link] and;
"Hot Time" Harv (Ukulele Crooning Geriatrics' Gigolo) see-[link]http://www.myspace.com/hottimeharv[/link]

jayfred1@verizon.net
Saturday, October 02, 2010

4960 Woodward Gardens, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Time: Jam-5:00 PM Performances-7:00 PM
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
Get off that piece of paper and learn to play ukulele by ear with Jim D'Ville. $20pp Contact: 503-200-9583

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The String Shoppe 524 Ontario St. Buffalo, NY 14207-1638

Time: 7:30pm
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
Get off that piece of paper and learn to play the ukulele by ear. First Maine workshop. 317 Main Street Community Music School, Yarmouth ME

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Friday, October 08, 2010

317 Main Street Community Music School, Yarmouth ME


Time: 7pm
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
11am: Play Ukulele By Ear Vol. 1 hearing basic chord changes and learning songs by ear. 2pm: Vol. 2 Other chord progressions and the Circle of 5th by ear. 20pp each workshop or $35 for both. Contact: 503-200-9584

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Sunday, October 10, 2010

1452 Coastal Road, West Brooksville, Maine, 04617

Time: 11am & 2pm
Liz & Jim Beloff In Concert: Branford CT
Join Liz and Jim Beloff and bassist Bobo Lavorgna for a fun night of songs from their latest CD, "Rare Air" and a brief introduction to the joys of uke! Bring your uke for the strumalong at the end of the show!
This is a free concert!

For further info contact Chris Cohen at 203-453-0287 or christinecohen@comcast.net
Friday, October 15, 2010

Pilgrim Hall of 1st Congregational Chruch
1009 Main St, Branford, CT

Time: 7:30PM

UKEtoberfest
The Eugene UKEtoberfest is an annual 2-day ukulele event that brings world-class uke performers and teachers together such as :James Hill, Del Rey, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Gerald Ross, Jim D'Ville to offer "I-have-never-touched-a-uke before" beginner level workshops to advanced uke clinics, contests, jam time, vendors, a raffle, open mics, with one free Saturday Matinee concert and 2 evening concert events.

Friday evening join us for featured performers, Saturday for Big Band Swing Dancing all starting at 7:30.

The event takes place October 15 and 16 from 8am to 10pm, at the Eugene Faith Center at 1410 West 13th Ave, Eugene Oregon.


http://uketoberfest.com , http://www.facebook.com/uketoberfest
Friday, October 15, 2010 - Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time: 8am-10pm
Edukated Fleas at the Uke Hut in NYC!
Come enjoy some ukulele swing at this fun venue!
"NYC's coolest new lounge, around the corner from the Empire State Building, featuring many of NYC's best uke talent. Good food and cheap drinks in a chill surf-shack themed bar."
No cover charge!

About the Fleas: “We’re 78 rpm in an MP3 world!” With a repertoire that includes swing tunes, standards and cowboy tunes from the 20s through 50s, the Fleas – Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews – are itching to play their ukuleles for you.


www.edukatedfleas.com
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Downstairs at Maui Taco
330 5th Avenue (btw 32 & 33)
New York City

Time: 7:30 to 9:30
Aaron Lee's Ukulele by Bicycle Tour
Ukulele songwriter Aaron Lee rides his bicycle between concerts and promotes community building with the Ukulele by Bicycle Tour. The second leg of the tour starts in Washington, DC and continues south through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Each concert benefits an organization that is doing work in their local community. More information and tour dates at http://ukulelebybicycle.blogspot.com

http://ukulelebybicycle.blogspot.com
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - Sunday, November 21, 2010
Liz & Jim Beloff In Concert: Madison CT
Join Liz and Jim Beloff and bassist Bobo Lavorgna for a fun night of songs from their latest CD, "Rare Air" and other recordings in a very unique and atmospheric setting. See uke there! Suggested donation: $20.

Contact: discoverbluestar@comcast.net for reservations or call 203-668-1468
Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Buddha Barn
325 Race Hill Road Madison, CT

Time: 7PM

The Daily Ukulele Book Signing/Sing & Strum Along
Come celebrate the release of "The Daily Ukulele," Flea Market Music's latest songbook with 365 great songs. All the songs feature easy arrangements and are perfect for group singing and strumming. Bring your ukulele and strum (and sing) along. This is going to be fun!

Call to reserve a seat 203-245-3959
Friday, October 22, 2010

R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443


Time: 7PM

Jake Shimabukuro in Concert: Clinton, CT
Jake returns to this CT shoreline town where last year he played to a sold out audience. Tickets are free but you need to order by sending a stamped self addressed envelope to the George Flynn Classical Concerts, P O Box 473
Clinton, CT 06413. You can also call 860-669-1208.

www.georgeflynnclassicalconcerts.com
Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Morgan High School
27 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT

Time: 3PM
Lil' Rev Concert & Workshop at North Carolina Ukulele Academy
Known as a “protector of old songs, poetry and stories,” Rev has been called a “Wisconsin treasure,” (-Ann Schmid-UWM Folk Center). His many awards and frequent travels have garnered him a loyal and growing fan base amongst lovers of all things, Ukulele, Folk, Old Time, Harmonica, Jewish Music & Culture, American Labor History and Respect for our Elders!

Lil Rev calls his style of performance…edu-tain-ment!

It is a combination of songs, history, stories, poems, quotes, and jokes all wrapped up in a cloak of exuberance and gratitude for those moments when we can all come together and rise up singing…and celebrate life!

Workshop:
Hot Licks for Ukulele-Learn fills, riffs, intros, turnarounds, boogie licks and more!
For information call 910-538-3419




www.alohau.com
Friday, October 29, 2010

203 Racine Dr., Suite 205
Wilmington, NC 28403

Time: Workshop 5:30-6:30pm, Concert 7:30pm
The Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway
The weather will be starting to get cold up north, so join us on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast for ukulele workshops, concerts, jam sessions, giveaways and other great events. Featuring Fred Fallin, Victoria Vox, Gerald Ross & more! Presented by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society for the benefit of the the American Asperger's Association.

http://www.tampabayukulele.com
Friday, November 05, 2010 - Sunday, November 07, 2010
Connecticut Americana Music Fest
Many fine CT-based performers will grace the stage at this lovely venue in charming Chester, CT. Jim & Liz Beloff will do a set on Saturday 11/20 somewhere around 8Pm to 8:30.

860-526-4777/ www.tinyurl.com/stsc-ct
Friday, November 19, 2010 - Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chester Meeting House
4 Liberty Street
Chester, CT

Time: Shows start at 7PM

The Ukuladies CD Release Party!
Hello all!
The Ukuladies are celebrating their brand new (and first ever) CD "The Ukuladies Greatest Hits Volume II" this Saturday at Jalopy in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
The evening will start at 9pm with the extraordinary beatboxer Adam
Matta and bellydancer extraordinaire, Sarah Locke of Alchemy Dance to get things heated up!

We'll be playing our favorites, some new songs, and some old songs
that no one really likes but us.

Bacon, lotto tickets, cookies, cheap champagne and other treats will also per usual be plentiful.

Here are the details:

The Ukuladies!
Saturday, December 4th at 9pm
$10
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231
718.395.3214
http://www.jalopy.biz

Here's what audiences and critics...yeah that's right....critics...are
saying (and we only had to pay them in bacon):

"There was so much going on onstage both musically and visually at all times, that you’d have to see the show at least twice just to catch half the action. The performance was zany, smart, musically spot-on
and action-packed – full of sass and spunk...Simply amazing. It’s
difficult to imagine a more complete and fun-filled evening of
entertainment." (Times Union)

And some other audience reactions:

"Bravo to The Ukuladies!! We had such fun at your show -- we would
have stayed for a THIRD set had you prepared one!! Great harmonies,
funny lines, creative arrangements -- it was just so much FUN! Thank
you!!"

You guys were freakin’ hilarious!"

"We’re still talking about you today. What a great, great time. We
can’t wait to see it again!"

"That was some of the most fun I’ve had at a concert in a while. You
dudettes are awesome!"

“That was the best 15 bucks I’ve ever spent on entertainment!”

http://www.theukluadies.com
Saturday, December 04, 2010

Jalopy Theatre 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Time: 9PM - 12:00
Uke-A-Palooza 2
It's here the 2nd Uke-A-Palooza !
8 + Uke acts closing with a midnight set in the famous speakeasy the very room Babe Ruth drank in during prohibition .
$5.00 cover and $1.00 beer !

http://www.facebook.com/AmazingDick?v=app_2344061033#!/event.php?eid=165970993415085&index=1
Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Hotel Vernon
1 Millbury St
Worcester Ma 01603

Time: 8pm - 1 am
Joel Ekhaus Concert and Workshop
Joel will be giving a lecture to ukulele building students followed by a concert on saturday night. on sunday he will give a ukulele playing workshop

http://vermontinstruments.com/concerts-and-workshops/78-joel-ekhaus.html
Friday, December 10, 2010 - Saturday, December 11, 2010

www.vermontinstruments.com

Post Mills VT

Middlefield UKE Group
New Ukulele Club/Workshop for the enjoyment and learning of the "Joy of Ukulele" playing. We meet monthly to practice and play various songs on the Ukulele. We provide music and assistance to help you enjoy playing this wonderful, small, 4-stringed instrument. Bring your UKE and a SMILE!

www.middlefieldparkandrecreation.com
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Middlefield Community Ctr.
405 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455

Time: 9am - 11am
NY Ukulele Salon: Holiday Strings, Dec 18 @ The Living Room
Ukulele People,

Please spread the word. Another great lineup of NYC's endlessly surprising and talented font of uke performers. At The Living Room's upstairs venue, Googie's Lounge.

Next Saturday, Dec. 18, 8:30pm to 10:30pm.

154 Ludlow Street, between Stanton and Rivington. Google Map: http://bit.ly/euTPIE

No cover. 1 drink per hour minimum, plus tip bucket.

8:30: The Edukated Fleas. Great ukulele swing from Wendy Matthews and Greg Doyle. http://www.edukatedfleas.com/

9:00: Jon Braman. Singer songwriter, "Father of ukulele hip-hop." Sounds like a terrible idea, but he's awesome! http://www.jonbraman.com/

9:30: T.A.B.U. Stands for some

http://www.ukulelesalon.com/2010/12/ny-ukulele-salon-dec-18-at-living-room.html
Saturday, December 18, 2010

154 Ludlow St.
Manhattan's Lower East Side
Between Standon and Rivington
Google Map: http://bit.ly/euTPIE

Time: 8:30pm to 10:30pm
"Give A Little" The 2010 Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries Fundraising Concert
“GIVE A LITTLE": RAISING A RECORD $50K AT BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE SHORELINE SOUP KITCHEN & PANTRIES”

Last December’s win-win situation for the Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries started with a song and a dream: a team of musicians dreamed of their benefit concert at the Kate raising money for at least 25,000 meals. In reality, with the help of matching funds, a total of 54,304 meals resulted from those proceeds.

This year, the stakes (and ambitions) are higher: the goal is 100,000 meals. But even more is possible: this year, if the concert can raise $25K, that amount will be matched, resulting in 200,000 meals. Of course, this requires an unprecedented and magnanimous spirit of cooperation. The Shoreline Acoustic Underground and The Small Town Concert Series are teaming up again to put on its third annual benefit concert for the Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries (SSK&P).

EVERY CENT GOES TO THE SOUP KITCHEN!

On Saturday, December 18th, at 8:00 PM, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook (“the Kate”) hosts this worthy SSK&P benefit. Tickets are $20 - $40 and refreshments are provided (by generous community donors). As before, proceeds will 100% benefit the worthy nonprofit. The concert is made possible by the continuing generosity of Wyeth Architects, LLC, and AcousticMusic.org (who are underwriting production costs).

The eclectic musical lineup will include many genres: bluegrass, folk rock, classic pop, Americana, soft rock, and jazz. Reprising last year’s appearances will be the Moving Target band, Lauren Agnelli (Grammy -Nominated with a former band), State Troubadour Lara Herscovitch, CT folkies Ebin-Rose, Jack Caldwell, singer/songwriters Eric & Sandra Lichter, The King and Queen of Shoreline Ukulele, Jim and Liz Beloff, and more. The musicians are donating all their performances to the cause.

Including the proceeds from the 2009 benefit show ($14,000), since 2005 the Shoreline Acoustic Underground has raised nearly $36,000 for the SSK – in part by selling two CDs of music (Soup’s On! And Food For Thought: Benefits for the Shoreline Soup Kitchen) in addition to selling tickets for several holiday-time benefit concerts.

“For the second SSK Benefit CD, the Clinton Rotary assumed all production costs, which was sweet,” Brian Wolfe, is a musician, songwriter and spokesperson for the SAU, a small group of acoustic musicians who believe in giving back to the community in the way that they can: through their music.

PERFORMERS AND THE PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER

Since 2007, Small Town Concert Series, based in Chester, has produced 30+ shows, many benefiting local causes. Matthew Male, concert producer, promoter, drumbox player and co-founder of STCS, believes in the power of music and entertainment: “STCS is happy to be working together with more likeminded musicians for a very worthy common cause; nobody should go hungry in this land of plenty.”

As SSK&P Executive Director Patty Dowling says, “The Shoreline Acoustic Underground & The Small-town Concert Series will once again join together to raise funds for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries holding a concert at The Kate in Old Saybrook on December 18th. This local group represents musicians, producers, and promoters all coming together to help those who are their neighbors.

“We, at the soup kitchens, are so grateful for the hard work and commitment of this group, and all those who are supporting the event. Because of the generosity of Wyeth Architects, who is sponsoring the event, all monies raised will go to providing meals for those in need. This year’s goal is 100,000 meals or $25,000!”

We all – the musicians, the organizers, the SSK&P – extend gratitude to all those who attend the event, making it a repeated success. As it is, once again, the holiday season of giving and light, we are all thankful that we have what we need. If we can all just “Give a Little . . .” let’s help those in need!

So, eat, drink, and be giving while you enjoy fine original songs and memorable performances on Saturday, December 18th, 8 PM at the Kate. Please come – and bring a friend.

www. katharinehepburntheater.org, or call 860.510.0453 or 877.503.1286.
Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Old Saybrook, CT

Time: 8PM

La Habra High School Ukulele Ensemble presents it's 1st Annual Ukulele Christmas Play and Sing Along hosted by Magnolia Country Store
Come out and join the La Habra High School Ukulele Ensemble's
1st annual Ukulele Christmas Play and sing along! Ukulele players of all skill levels are invited to participate! Please email us so that we are sure to have plenty of song booklets.
Ukulele Christmas is free, but donations for the Ukelele Club are greatly appreciated.
Spectators are welcome!Bring your groupies along! Song list will be posted on Magnolia Country Store's website at the beginning of December. All music will have chords.

SUGGESTIONS: Bring a music stand, a stool if you need it.
WEAR BRIGHT Christmasy colors!
REGISTRATION: Please sign in and give us your email address, so we can send you a reminder for next year!

www.magnoliacountrystore.com
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

310 E. Whittier Bl.
La Habra,CA 90631

Time: 7p.m.
Ukulele Nights at Hulaville
Kanikapila at Hulaville every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy ono grindz while strumming! We have songbooks and a great crowd of folks who enjoy playing & singing. Beginners through professionals show up - everyone is welcome.


www.hulavillecafe.com/949 369 1905
Sunday, January 02, 2011

2720 Camino Capistrano
San Clemente, California

Time: 5:00 p.m.
9th Isle Serenaders Concert at Hulaville
Hulaville Island Café continues it's new Mini Concert Series with "The 9th Isle Serenaders" on Friday, January 7th, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hulaville is an ideal venue for the intimate, close up and personal experience that this concert series is designed to bring to the audience. "The 9th isle Serenaders", Owen Wong, Flash Jensen, Joe basebase and Lance Pavo, talented musicians originally from Hawaii who will be serenading San Clemente with a blend of traditional and popular songs from Hawaii. Come early for Dinner. Cover charge $5.00 per person in advance. Call Hulaville at 949 369 1905 for more information.

www.hulavillecafe.com
Sunday, January 02, 2011

2720 Camino Capistrano
San Clemente, California

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9th Isle Serenaders Concert at Hulaville
Hulaville Island Café continues it's new Mini Concert Series with "The 9th Isle Serenaders" on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hulaville is an ideal venue for the intimate, close up and personal experience that this concert series is designed to bring to the audience. "The 9th isle Serenaders", Owen Wong, Flash Jensen and Lance Pavo, talented musicians originally from Hawaii who will be serenading San Clemente with a blend of traditional and popular songs from Hawaii. Serving Dinner from 5:00 p.m. Cover charge $5.00 per person in advance. Call Hulaville at 949 369 1905 for more information.

www.hulavillecafe.com
Saturday, January 08, 2011

2720 Camino Capistrano
San Clemente, California

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Jumpin' Jim's Beginner's Uke Workshop-Madison, CT
Jim Beloff introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele!


Also, Liz and Jim will be starting the afternoon off with a short performance of songs from their latest CD. See uke there!


(203)245-7365; www.scrantonlibrary.org

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Scranton Memorial Library
801 Boston Post Road
Madison CT 06443


Time: 1:30-3:30

Brian Tolentino & Asa Young in HB, CA
Famed Hawaiian ukulele artist Bryan Tolentino and his great friend and accompanist Asa Young return to Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach, CA for a Friday uke workshop ($15) and Saturday concert ($20). If you are in the area this will be the HOT TICKET....for tix call IB at 714 843-9350.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, January 14, 2011 - Saturday, January 15, 2011

16582 Gothard St., Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM; Sat. 8-10PM
Mighty Uke Roadshow-NAMM
Join us for a very special edition of the MIGHTY UKE ROADSHOW. As well as the award-winning feature documentary, see a live performance with ukulele virtuoso James Hill and special guests Jim & Liz Beloff. Win a Kala Ukulele. And don't forget to bring your uke!

www.ultrastarmovies.com/special_events.asp
Saturday, January 15, 2011

UltraStar Cinemas
321 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim CA

Time: 8PM

San Diego Ukulele Workshop with Jumpin' Jim
Jim Beloff introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs (easy to more challenging) learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun.



619-280-9035/www.sdoldtimemusic.com
Monday, January 17, 2011

Old Time Music
2852 University Ave.
San Diego, CA

Time: 6-7:30PM

Carlsbad, CA Uke Workshop With Jim Beloff
Intermediate Ukulele Workshop taught by “Jumpin’ Jim Beloff”
The emphasis here is on more challenging arrangements and chord solos with sophisticated jazz chord changes. Also, finger-picking patterns and performance techniques will be highlighted. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop for those who would like to perform a song.


760-729-1335
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Giacoletti Music
505 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA

Time: 6:30-8:30PM

"O'ahu" Concert at Hulaville
ulaville Island Café continues it's new Mini Concert Series with "O'ahu" on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hulaville is an ideal venue for the intimate, close up and personal experience that this concert series is designed to bring to the audience.
The band "O'ahu" consists of Uncle Roddy Ali’i Kaulana Gregory, lead singer and accomplished musician performing since 1963, Robert Ihilani Agno, wrote #1 hit “Maui”, Kawika Dacoscos, an internationally touring and accomplished musician, and Stan West, a legendary versatile steel player in blues, country western, rock and Hawaiian. All the concerts are $5.00 in advance.

www.hulavillecafe.com/949 369 1905
Saturday, January 22, 2011

2720 Camino Capistrano
San Clemente, California

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Middlefield UKE Group
New Uke Club meets @ Middlefield Community Center, Middlefield, CT 06455 from 9am - 11am,we provide music, bring your Uke, a music stand and a smile! All skill levels welcome. For further info: 860-349-5656 or lucyr1953@yahoo.com

www.middlefieldparkandrecreation.com
Saturday, January 22, 2011

Middlefield Ukulele Club
405 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455

Time: 9am - 11am
Santa Monica Beginner's Uke Workshop w/Jumpin' Jim
Jim Beloff introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele!

310-828-4497/www.mccabes.com
Sunday, January 23, 2011

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

Time: 12:30-2PM

Santa Monica Intermediate Uke Workshop w/Jumpin' Jim
Intermediate Ukulele Workshop taught by “Jumpin’ Jim Beloff”
The emphasis here is on more challenging arrangements and chord solos with sophisticated jazz chord changes. Also, finger-picking patterns and performance techniques will be highlighted. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop for those who would like to perform a song.

310-828-4497/www.mccabes.com
Sunday, January 23, 2011

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

Time: 3-4:30PM

James Hill in Concert
With the exploding excitement for the resurrected popularity of the instrument, "ukulele lifer" James Hill is at the forefront of the revolution. His fret-burning, uptempo stylings show why Canadian Folk Music calls James "truly amazing... a serious virtuoso upon the instrument."

In November of 2009, his CD collaboration with Anne Davison, True Love Don't Weep, climbed to #2 on Canadian Folk Radio charts. There's even a much-anticipated James Hill Signature Model Ukulele — the product of a close collaboration between James Hill and Derek Shimizu of the GString Ukulele Company.

James Hills' music is heard frequently on CBC and NPR National radio and he has made TV appearances on The Tony Danza Show, MTV, Urban Rush and Studio 4 with Fanny Keifer, and has shared billing with Jerry Douglas, Robert Cray, Lyle Lovett and more.

"Never have four strings attached to a hollow wooden shell been coaxed to do so much." —The Vancouver Sun

www.imtfolk.org
Monday, January 24, 2011

IMT at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church,
10701 Old Georgetown Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Time: 7:30 pm
UKULELE GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL
UKULELE GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL

PINEAPPLE JAM UKULELE CLUB ----PROUDLY PRESENTS
LIL REV ON GROUNDHOG DAY WEDNESDAY FEB 2ND 2011
FIND MORE LIL REV AT fountainofuke.com OR lilrev.com OR LIL REV ON YOU TUBE

LIL REV A MUSICIAN, SINGER AND MUSIC HISTORIAN THAT TRAVELS THE COUNTRY WILL BE TEACHING GIMMICKS, STRUMS, AND STROKES AT THE

SCHERER COMMUNITY CENTER
12202 FIRST STREET [CORNER OF FIRST ST. AND B AVE.]
YUCAIPA CA 92399

STARTING AT 10:30 AM UNTIL 12 :30 PM
LUNCH BREAK 12:30 UNTIL 1:15
BIG CHEESE PIZZA [BUFFET-YOU BUY] 12013 5TH ST
[IN PLAZA AT THE CORNER OF YUCAIPA BLVD AND 5TH ST.] YUCAIPA, CA 92399

1:15 PM BACK

No ticket sales at the event
Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Scherer Community Center
12202 First St.
YUcaipa, Ca. 92399

Time: 10:30am to 12: 30 pm THEN 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Kimo West Concert at Hulaville
Hulaville Island Café continues it's new Mini Concert Series with "Kimo West, Saturday, February 5th 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hulaville is an ideal venue for the intimate, close up and personal experience that this concert series is designed to bring to the audience.

Kimo is a Master of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, (ki ho'alu) one of the great acoustic guitar traditions of the world, dating back to the 1840's when guitars were first brought to Hawaii. $5.00 per person in advance. Come early for dinner.

www.hulavillecafe.com/949 369 1905
Saturday, February 05, 2011

2720 Camino Capistrano
San Clemente, California

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Aloha Music Camp
Study ukulele in the land of its birth! Or build your own ukulele with Dennis Lake!

Keola Beamer • Slack Key Guitar
Moanalani Beamer • Hula & Lei Making
Kaliko Beamer-Trapp • Hawaiian Language & `Ukulele
Jeff Peterson • Slack Key Guitar • Charles Ka‘upu • Oli (Chant) & Kane (Men's) Hula • Alan Akaka • Steel • James Hill • ‘Ukulele Mark Kailana Nelson • Slack Key Guitar & `Ukulele • Dennis Lake • `Ukulele Construction
Na Kupuna o Hawai`i
and more to come!

Instruction in Hula, ‘Ukulele, Slack Key Guitar, Steel Guitar, Hawaiian Language, Chanting and Traditional Crafts.



http://www.alohamusiccamp.com
Sunday, February 06, 2011 - Saturday, February 12, 2011

Keauhou Beach Resort, Island of Hawai‘i

HCAMPWinter Jam Camp
Winter Jam Camp is a weekend camp focusing on playing in a group with other instruments. Pops Bayless will be working with the Ukulele group this year.

http://hcamp.org
Friday, February 11, 2011 - Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kerrville, Texas

Time: All Day
Uncle Henry Kamae Concert at Hulaville
Ukulele virtuoso Uncle Henry Kamae in concert at Hulaville.
$5.00 per person in advance
Ala Carte Dinner. Come early to eat, concert starts promptly at 8:00pm.
call 949 369 1905 for more info

www.facebook.com/hulavillecafe
Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hulaville Island Cafe
2720 Camino Capistrano
San Clemente

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ukuleles & Yoyos
An afternoon of fine uke players and acclaimed yoyo-ists! Representing the uke-side will be Greg Hawkes, Tripping Lily, Joel Eckhaus and Liz & Jim Beloff.

413-584-9032/www.academyofmusictheatre.com
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Academy Of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA

Time: 2pm

Middlefield UKE Group (CT)
New Uke Club meets @ Middlefield Community Center, Middlefield, CT 06455 from 9am - 11am,we provide music, bring your Uke, a music stand and a smile! All skill levels welcome. For further info: 860-349-5656 or lucyr1953@yahoo.com


www.middlefieldparkandrecreation.com
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Middlefield Community
Center
405 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455

Time: 9am - 11am
Uke at the February Flurry
Strumming in the frozen north with Ron Gordon at a huge dance and acoustic music festival.Uke workshops, with instruction, handouts and also an open jam...see the schedule on line.Always a lot of ukers from all over the map!

Danceflurry.org
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saratoga City Center
Saratoga, NY

Time: All weekend, all day Saturday
Uncle Henry Kamae in Concert at Hulaville
Ukulele virtuoso Uncle Henry Kamae in concert at Hulaville.
$5.00 per person in advance. Dinncer ala carte.
Come early to eat, concert starts promptly at 8:00pm.
call 949 369 1905 for more info

www.facebook.com/hulavillecafe
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hulaville Island Cafe
2720 Camino Capistrano
San Clemente

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Reno Tahoe Uke Fest III
Celebrity Showroom Concerts:

Friday night - Daniel Ho & Kris Fuchigami
Saturday night - Victoria Vox & The Boulder Acoustic Society, Ralph Shaw, and Matt Dahlberg

Lots of great classes, instructors, jams, vendors, ukulele builders, and much, much more!

www.PlayUke.net
Friday, March 18, 2011 - Sunday, March 20, 2011

John Ascuaga's Nugget Resort in Sparks, NV

Time: Noon on 3/18 to Noon on 3/20
Blackwater Ukulele Festival
The Charleston Hot Shots, V-Tones and Cypress Gardens are sponsoring a benefit ukulele festival for the Doc Williams SPCA. The price of admission gets you two free ukulele workshops, open mic session, access to ukulele vendors, and a free concert by the Charleston Hot Shots, V-Tones and special guest Kent Knorr. Buy a uke, learn how to play, and perform on the stage all in one day!!

The location provides non-uke players with additional entertainment in the form of miles of walking trails, an aquarium, nature center, butterfly house, gift shop, food vendor, craft vendors, gardens, boat rides, alligators (wild and caged) and talking birds (parrots). Bring the entire family!!

The festival will take place on March 19 at Cypress Gardens outside of Charleston, SC.
Regular park admission + $5.00 donation to the SPCA for participating in the festival.


http://blackwaterukulelefestival.charlestonhotshots.com/
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cypress Gardens
Moncks Corner, SC
www.cypressgardens.info

Time: 10am until 5pm
Middlefield Ukulele Club (CT)
New Uke Club meets monthly on Saturdays @ Middlefield Community Center, Middlefield, CT from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. We provide music, you bring your Uke, a music stand and a smile! All skill levels are welcome.
www.middlefieldparkandrecreation.com / Cindy 860-349-5656


http://middlefieldparkandrecreation.com
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Middlefield Community Ctr.
405 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sid Hausman & Washtub Jerry at Island Bazaar
Kings of "Western Swing Ukulele," Sid Hausman & Washtub Jerry are comin' to Island Bazaar in HB for a uke workshop, Fri, 4/1, 7PM ($15) and a CONCERT, Sat., 4/2, 8PM ($20). Playing tenor and baritone ukes and full-sized washtub these two great musicians follow in the bootprints of Roy Rogers, Bob Wills, Gene Autry and the Song of the Pioneers. If yer' in the area join us for these great two nights. Tix at 714 843-9350.

www.ukuleleparadise.com
Friday, April 01, 2011 - Saturday, April 02, 2011

Island Bazaar
16582 Gothard Street, Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Time: Fri. 7-9PM; Sat. 8-10PM
Lone Star Uke Fest & Music Camp 2011
Guaranteed to be another incredible festival. Save the dates. Details will be added to the website as we have them.

http://www.LoneStarUkeFest.com
Thursday, April 07, 2011 - Saturday, April 09, 2011

Dallas, Texas

Time: see website
Worcester, MA Ukulele Workshop with Jumpin' Jim
"Strummin’ With Jumpin’ Jim”
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the pleasures of playing the ukulele. We will cover all the basics including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords and then play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and performance techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele! See uke there! $25


508-753-3702/www.unionmusic.com
Saturday, April 09, 2011

Union Music
142 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA

Time: 2-4PM

Del Rey Concert
This is a venue change for Del Rey's New Haven show-the Lyric Hall show has BEEN MOVED to The Outer Space (metaphorically very nice, no?)

http://hobemianrecords.com/tour.html
Monday, April 11, 2011

The Outer Space
295 Treadwell
Hamden CT

Time: 7pm
Liz & Jim Beloff In Concert: Cape Cod, MA.
Great Ukulele, Great Voices: Jim and Liz Beloff, in Concert
April 15, 8pm. $12, $10 for members. Ukulele students from West Bend Music will open for Jim and Liz Beloff, of Flea Market Music. Jim is the arranger/compiler of the Jumpin' Jim's ukulele songbook series as well as author of The Ukulele—A Visual History and creator of two instructional DVDs for Homespun Tapes, The Joy of Uke #1 and #2. He is also an active songwriter who has collaborated and recorded with ukulele legends Herb Ohta (Ohta-San) and Lyle Ritz. Liz Beloff is a talented singer who, before teaming up with Jim, sang with a capella groups in college and New York City. In 1999, Jim and Liz, along with Phyllis and Dale Webb, introduced a unique, colorful, and affordable ukulele called the Fluke and, later, a smaller-sized model, the Flea, that have won admirers all over the world. Jim and Liz regularly perform together at ukulele festivals in the U.S.A. and have also gone on uke tours of Japan and Australia. Their latest CD is "Rare Air" which features a number of Jim's original songs. They truly believe in their company’s motto, “Uke Can Change the World.” Join us for a great evening of ukulele music on Cape Cod!

508-394-7100/http://www.cultural-center.org
Friday, April 15, 2011

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

Time: 8PM

UKULELE BOUDOIR ! Le festival
A day and two nights discovering the ukulele in Paris. The event will revolve around an educational afternoon with introductory workshops for children and adults, a master-class, a photo exhibition, an open-mic, and two evening concerts that bring together groups of the French scene and international personalities.
Guest starring this year, and for the first time in France, the Canadian virtuoso James Hill.

http://festival.ukuleleboudoir.com/
Friday, April 15, 2011 - Saturday, April 16, 2011

Les Trois Baudets : 64 boulevard de Clichy 75018 Paris-France

Intermediate Uke Workshop With Jim Beloff in Cape Cod
Intermediate Ukulele Workshop taught by “Jumpin’ Jim Beloff” (2 hours)
Here’s a chance to take your skills to a new level. A dozen or so more challenging arrangements will be introduced with emphasis on how to smoothly move from one chord to the next. Also, finger-picking patterns and performance techniques will be highlighted. Bring your GCEA tuned ukulele and be prepared to have a lot of fun!
$25.

508-394-7100/http://www.cultural-center.org
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.


Time: 1-3PM

Uke Community Sing-a-Long
NEIGHBORHOOD UKULELE COMMUNITY SING-A-LONG
Sunday, April 17th, 11am to 2pm
Free Event
Eastside of Madison, WI
Contact 608-246-8205
Familiar folk & popular songs.
Easy chords.
Family/kid-friendly.
Bring your own ukulele and music stand.
All songsheets provided.

608-246-8205
Sunday, April 17, 2011

2419 Willard Ave.
Madison, WI

Time: 11am to 2pm
4/20 New London Conn. Uke Fest
Join The Weird Beards
[link]http://www.theweirdbeards.com/[/link]
Laurie Kammer
[link]http://www.reverbnation.com/funkyfeather[/link]
and
"Hot Time" Harv's Rollercoaster of Kicks
[link]http://www.hottimeharv.com/[/link]
for a night of ukin' and croonin' for this Special 420 Uke Event

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM
Oasis Pub
16 Bank Street
New London CT 06320-6053
(860) 447-3929
[link]http://oasisnewlondon.blogspot.com/[/link]

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=212066198806372
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oasis Pub
16 Bank Street
New London CT 06320-6053
(860) 447-3929
http://oasisnewlondon.blogspot.com/

Time: Show starts at 9:30 PM
Middlefield Ukulele Club (CT)
New Uke Club meets monthly on Saturdays @ Middlefield Community Center, Middlefield, CT 06455 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. We provide music, you bring your Uke, a music stand and a smile! All skill levels are welcome.
www.middlefieldparkandrecreation.com / Cindy 860-349-5656


www.middlefieldparkandrecreation.com
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Middlefield Community Ctr.
405 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455


Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Uni and Her Ukelele
Super big fun with
Uni and her Ukelele and special guest Patty Maxine
At
Ukuleles of Felton
6235 Highway 9
suite B
Felton, CA. 95018

See you here!
Tiki King

Ukuleles of Felton
6235 Highway 9
Suite B
Felton, CA. 95018
Email: ukuleles@tikiking.com
Phone: (831) 704-7027

www.ukulelesoffelton.com
Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ukuleles Of Felton
6235 Highway 9
Suite B
Felton, CA. 95018

Time: 1:00 to 3:00
New York Uke Fest
Great high-energy annual festival in the Big Apple! This year in a new venue. Loads of vendors, workshops and performers. Concerts and jam sessions at night. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

www.nyukefest.com
Thursday, May 05, 2011 - Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019


Time: 3 day fest

Mighty Mo UkeFest
The Festival will be held along the mighty Missouri river in historic downtown New Haven, MO May 13-14, 2011. It will be hosted by the Riverfront Cultural Society, a venue for the arts. The MMUF will be a 2-day weekend with workshops, jam sessions, open mic, vendors market, performing artists, food and more, so register early because space is limited and you won't want to miss out!


http://www.mightymoukefest.com/
Friday, May 13, 2011 - Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Haven, Missouri

Mighty Uke Day in Lansing MI
Mighty Uke is coming to Lansing MI! Showings hosted by director Tony Coleman, concert, jam sessions, group strums, free lessons, giveaways, and more!

https://www.facebook.com/mightyukeday
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Various locations in Old Town Lansing MI including Elderly Instruments, Sir Pizza, Chrome Cat

Time: 10:30 am to Midnight
West Coast Ukulele Retreat
Please join us for 4 and a half days (and 4 nights) of ukulele fun at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds on the Monterey Peninsula in California. Featured instructors include James Hill, Gerald Ross, Jim D'Ville, Andy Andrews, Dave Egan, and more. Pre-registration is required and will close April 18. Please visit the website for more information.

http://winecountryukefest.com
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - Sunday, May 22, 2011
“HERE COME THE WEDDED SINGERS (Married to the Music)”
Just in time for the wedding season, this concert will celebrate wedded singers and their music -- and the experience of being married to the music. Please join us at The Chester Meeting House as we present talented acts with married couples performing their music & a few fun surprises (famous married musician songs – “Jackson,” and “I Got You, Babe,” anyone?), together on stage: Ben & Nancy Parent, Jim & Liz Beloff (Best Known International Ukulele Performers and Popularizers), Trip and Sue Wyeth of Moving Target, Brian & Rose Wolfe of Ebin-Rose, Phil Rosenthal (Grammy nominated with the Seldom Scene) & Beth Sommers, and Lauren Agnelli (Grammy nominated with the Washington Squares) & Matthew Male, founders of Small Town Concert Series. STCS website: www.tinyurl.com/stcs-ct
Produced by The Small Town Concert Series.




Call for info 860.526.4777 malematthew@comcast.net
Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Chester Meeting House,
4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT 06412


Time: 7PM

Menucha Ukulele Band Camp (Portland Oregon)
Ukulele Band Camp. Be in a band with James Hill, Del Rey, Brook Adams or the Canote Brothers. Residential camp - several types of music - all the bands perform for the camp at the end of the week. Other workshops and activities. Brought to you by the organizer for the Portland Ukulele Festival. A separate concert featuring the teachers will be held in downtown Portland on the evening of May 27, 2011. See the web site for more information.

http://www.menucha.org/programs/uke-band-camp
Monday, May 23, 2011 - Friday, May 27, 2011

22 miles east of Portland Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge

Time: 2 p.m. May 23 to check out noon on May 27..
Showboat Night with Steven Sproat
Combine good quality traditional English dining with stunning entertainment by Steven Sproat supported by Karl on percussion at a reasonable price in the centre of the city of Gloucester.

www.itwl.biz
Friday, June 03, 2011

The Oliver Cromwell Paddle Wheeler
Alexandra Quays
Gloucester Docks

Time: 8.15pm
Blue Uke with Del Rey
We are hosting a "Blue Uke" ukulele workshop with the great Del Rey. As the name implies, the workshop will be blues based. She's a wonderful entertainer & an excellent educator with an ukulele instructional DVD on Homespun Tapes. $30.00 tuition gets you into the class & gets you a $30.00 gift card for anything at Guitar Tex. 210 822-1595

www.guitartex.com
Saturday, June 04, 2011

Guitar Tex
4330 McCullough Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212

Time: 4pm
HCAMP
A five day acoustic music camp focusing on instrument skills and techniques. All skill levels. Pop Bayless will be teaching Ukulele classes and Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Voice, Bass, Dobro, Banjo, Mountian and Hammer Dulcimer classes will also be offered by our world class faculty. Details and registration info are on the web site or call Bob Miller at 830-459-2120.

http://hcamp.org
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hill Country Acosutic Music Camp
Kerrville,Texas

Time: All Day and possibly all night
The Hukilau
Bring your uke and join in on this 4-day Tiki Festival in America's Vacationland. Meet up with 1,200 other HUKILAU Villagers as they gather together in Ft. Lauderdale, FL June 9th - 12th to celebrate Tiki lifestyle and the classic age of the Tiki bar. Come say Hau'oli La as THE HUKILAU turns 10, the legendary Mai-Kai turns 55, and the city of Ft. Lauderdale turns 100! For info and to purchase tickets, visit www.thehukilau.com

Polynesia in America's Vacationland
Thursday, June 09, 2011 - Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Time: All Day and Night
youkulele camp
this event was born as an "open doors to mercatino dell'ukulele" (the italian online shop), and also first birthday of youkulele, the italian forum. we will have concerts in the evening, workshops, open mic, lunch, and of course a visit to aquila strings company. there will be a raffle with free tickets that you can win just participating to the activities and an hawaiian breakfast offered by Leolani ukuleles.

http://www.mercatinodellukulele.it/it/youkulele-camp-10.html
Friday, June 10, 2011 - Sunday, June 12, 2011

villa caldogno, Caldogno, Vicenza, Italy

Time: from friday evening to sunday aftrnoon non stop
HEY! UKE!
HEY! UKE!
A benefit concert to raise funds for a literacy program in Waltham, MA. Featuring Joel "Ukulele Eck" Eckhaus, The Hixville Swing Trio, Rich Ad Leufstedt, Craig Robertson, Danno Sullivan, and others.

$10 admission at the door - all proceeds to Waltham Family School

Friday, June 17, 2011

6 Eddy St Waltham, MA
(First Lutheran Church - Founder's Hall)

Time: 7:30 PM
Ukulele Festival of Great Britain
3 days of pure uke fun & frolics
Workshops/stalls and performances.
GREAT Acts including: Ukulele Bart,
James Hill, Steve Sproat & The Reentrants to name but a few...

http://www.ukulelefestival.co.uk
Friday, June 17, 2011 - Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cheltenham
England

Time: 11.00-10.00
Rhode Island Ukulele Workshop with Jumpin' Jim
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) reviews the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. See uke there! $20. Call to register.

401-783-5390/www.wakefieldmusic.com
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wakefield Music
58 Main Street
Wakefield, RI
401-783-5390


Time: 6:30-8:30PM

4th Annual Frank's Ukulele Bash and Revival
In Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, we have an annual uke bash. Confirmed performers are Bliss Blood, The Ukulele Man, Sonic Uke ("wacky" writes The New Yorker), and your MC Mary J. Martin ("aka the Uke Diva" : The New Yorker). It'll be a free show.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

more info to come

Time: 7:30
Ukes at Ashokan Western & Swing Week
Spend a week in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York State with acclaimed Ukulele instructors Gerald Ross and Ruthy Unger.

Gerald will teach Swing Uke and beginning Lap Steel Guitar. Ruthy will teach beginning Uke and vocals.

Jams, Dances, Singing, Great Food!

Lindy and West Coast swing, C&W dances, squares & contras, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, harmony singing, piano, vocal workshops, swing & country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps and more...



http://www.ashokan.org/ashokan/campwsw.shtml
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - Saturday, July 02, 2011

Ashokan Center
477 Beaverkill Road
Olivebridge, NY 12461


Time: 24/7
Aloha Music Camp
Study ukulele in the land of its birth! Or build your own ukulele with Dennis Lake!

Keola Beamer • Slack Key Guitar
Moanalani Beamer • Hula & Lei Making
Kaliko Beamer-Trapp • Hawaiian Language & `Ukulele

Mark Kailana Nelson • Slack Key Guitar & `Ukulele • Dennis Lake • `Ukulele Construction
Na Kupuna o Hawai`i
and more to come!

Instruction in Hula, ‘Ukulele, Slack Key Guitar, Steel Guitar, Hawaiian Language, Chanting and Traditional Crafts.


http://www.alohamusiccamp.com
Monday, June 27, 2011 - Sunday, July 03, 2011

Keauhou Beach Resort, Island of Hawaii

The 2nd Annual Lake Anne Ukulele Festival
The free music festival will feature performances by several internationally known and local ukulele musicians, music demonstrations, open to the public jam session, beer/wine garden, festival vendors, and other family friendly activities. The event will kick off during the ever popular Saturday Farmers & Arts/Craft Market.

Headlining the festival on Saturday will be acoustic blues queen Del Ray. The festival will also include special guests and Grammy award winning artists Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and other performers such as Hoa Mele Wakinekona (Hawaiian), Bruce Hutton (old-time, folk), Marcy’s Potted Plants, The Aloha Boys (Hawaiian), and local duo The Sweater Set.

Performance Schedule:

11:00AM Hoa Mele Wakinekona

11:30AM The Sweater Set

12:15PM Bruce Hutton

1:00PM Marcy’s Potted Plants

1:30PM Aloha Boys

2:15PM Fink & Marxer

3:30PM Del Rey

4:30PM Open Jam Session (public participation welcomed)



Admission is free. Festival takes place Rain or Shine.





www.lakeanneplaza.com
Saturday, July 09, 2011

Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190 (at North Shore Dr. & Village Rd.)

Time: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Ventura Ukulele Day
A full day of ukulele fun.
Jam/play along, lunch, workshop and concert. Jim D'Ville will present his world famous "Play by Ear" workshop.
Website & Registration Form
www.javaukejam.com


Fund Raiser for Bell Arts Foundation
Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bell Arts Center
432 N. Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30PM
Uke Program At The Douglas Library in Hebron, CT.
Join Liz and Jim Beloff for an evening of ukulele. Jim will cover the colorful history of the instrument and some how-to-play basics, followed by songs performed by Liz and Jim. Bring your ukulele! See uke there!

www.douglaslibrary.org/860-228-9312
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Douglas Library
22 Main Street
Hebron, CT 06248


Time: 6:30–8PM

Beginner & Intermediate Uke W-shops in Newtown, CT
Join Jumpin' Jim at this beautiful farm in Newtown, CT for two uke workshops in one Sunday afternoon. Here are the details:

Beginner Ukulele Workshop: “Strummin’ With Jumpin’ Jim”
Jim Beloff (Jumpin’ Jim songbooks; The Joy Of Uke DVDs) introduces you to the basics of playing the ukulele including holding, tuning, strumming and making the chords. We will play through a dozen well-known songs learning new chords, strums, tips and techniques along the way. Bring a GCEA soprano-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. At the end of the workshop you will have made a new life-long friend—your ukulele!

Intermediate Ukulele Workshop taught by “Jumpin’ Jim Beloff”
This workshop takes off from where the beginner workshop ends. More challenging arrangements and chord solos are introduced with sophisticated jazz chord changes. Also, finger-picking patterns and performance techniques will be highlighted. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop for those who would like to perform a song.

Each workshop $25 or both for $45. See uke there!


sticksandstonesfarm.com/203-270-8820
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sticks And Stones Farm
201 Huntingtown Road, Newtown, CT 06470

Time: 12:30-2:30; 3:30-5:30

Doug Skinner & Craig Chesler at JALOPY
Ukuleles and other assorted instruments.

Craig Chesler at 9pm
Doug Skinner at 10pm

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-395-3214

Time: 9:00pm
Ukulele Melee
A fast fix for ukulele lovers and the people who love them.
FREE: music, jam, and workshops at the beautiful DeCordova Museum.
FREE: lessons for ukulele beginners, even borrow a spiffy Lanikai uke, compliments of Daddy's Junky Music.
FREE: special show for the young ones! Kids love the uke--it's tiny and high-pitched just like they are, so bring the family!
FREE: workshops for all levels; A Quick How-To to Learn Something New! Topics to be announced. FREE: Strum-Along. New England's biggest ukulele club is here to back you up! Turn on, Tune up, Join in,
FREE: Entry to the world famous DeCordova Sculpture Museum. Heck, even if you hate ukuleles, you should check out the museum.
FREE: Concert featuring the midwife of the ukulele renaissance, Jumpin' Jim himself. Jim brings talent, experience, and an amazing array of instructional books, CDs, and his famous Fluke ukes (not free, for sale!).
FREE: Sample some strummy Lanikai ukes fresh from Daddy's Junky Music, and purchase the one you love the best (optional).
FREE: meet and socialize with fun-loving ukesters; bring a picnic; hang out and strum; sneak something in in a thermos; ask someone how make a G-flat-seven-five; learn the little known "naughty" verse from Tiptoe Through the Tulips, and more!



http://www.ukuleleunion.com/
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Decordova Sculpture Park & Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA

Time: 5PM

Play Ukulele By Ear Workshops
11am: In it you'll learn how to tune your ukulele by ear (and tune your ears), recognize basic chord progressions and learn the basis of how all songs are composed. This is a fun and interactive class that will change the way you approach learning new songs. All Levels.

12:30pm: In Part 2 of the Play Ukulele By Ear workshop you'll explore diatonic and
dominant seven progressions and the Circle of 5ths. The workshop will propel your understanding of how music works (and your enjoyment of it) to a
whole new level. Knowledge of basic chords needed. Advanced Beginners

http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gryphon Stringed Instruments
211 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto, Ca 94306, 650-493-2131

Time: 11am & 12:30pm
Play Ukulele By Ear Workshop
In this workshop you'll learn how to tune your ukulele by ear (and tune your ears), recognize basic chord progressions and learn the basis of how all songs are composed. This is a fun and interactive class that will change the way you approach learning new songs. All Levels.



http://playukulelebyear.blogspot.com
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Music Village
2971 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124

Time: 5:30pm
Ukes at Augusta Swing Week
Gerald Ross--Int/adv uke and lap steel, Kathy Reitz (beg). Swing Week is massive fun and Augusta has a certain magic that str