Midwest Uke & Harmonica Camp
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Midwest Uke & Harmonica Camp

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Midwest Uke Camp is an exciting new experience co-produced by Mighty Uke Day‘s Ben Hassenger and Stan Werbin of Lansing’s world-renowned Elderly Instruments. Based on the long-running Midwest Banjo Camp, our uke camp combines the excitement of the Mighty Uke Day festival with the immersive workshop and communal activities of banjo camp. Activities include: workshops of all levels, instructor concert, open mic, group strums, and plenty of time for informal get-togethers and jams. Located on the beautiful grounds of Olivet College, Midwest Uke Camp is an encompassing weekend of ukulele (and harmonica) study and fun!

Really excited to head to Olivet, MI for the first time! Let alone joining an all star group of 'ukulele teachers including, Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel, Lil Rev, Gerald Ross, and Daniel Ward!

For more information and registration go to: 
http://www.midwestukecamp.com/

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Uke U-7
Jun
29
to Jul 1

Uke U-7

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

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

Click this direct link to purchase your tickets.

Adult tickets are priced at $150.00

Youth tickets (ages 8-15) are $40.00

These prices for the three-day festival include all applicable fees, taxes, and service charges. Note: Tickets the past two years have sold out in just a couple weeks, and we do not maintain a waiting list. You can transfer or sell your tickets at any time, or a 70% refund is available until June 1st.

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

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Beyond Trad Music Camp
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Beyond Trad Music Camp

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Beyond Trad is a unique summer music camp - dedicated to deep, creative and inspired music making for people of all ages. An intensive 5-day vocal and instrumental camp where we can be together, connect creatively and socially, move at a slower pace and focus on the joy of excellent community music. 
Our instructors are chosen for their ability to empower students to explore, create and move beyond the traditional roles of their instruments. 
We will start our days with an all-camp vocal warmup and sing, followed by a technical masterclass that is instrument specific. 
Afternoons will have ensemble and group playing/ singing opportunities, and the option of a swim or bike ride on nearby trails. Evening activities include a called dance, performances by our amazing instructors, and a community campfire, as well as a student concert. 
Celebrating our multi-generational camp - vocal warmup, mass choir, and folk orchestra will be open to all ages. 

Visit the Beyond Trad Music Camp website!

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The 5th Annual Ukulele Festival At Sea with Princess Cruises
Aug
24
to Sep 3

The 5th Annual Ukulele Festival At Sea with Princess Cruises

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Next year I will be joining Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, and Milo Fultz for an 'ukulele cruise from San Francisco to Alaska aboard the Grand Princess. It's a 10 day round trip 'ukulele extravaganza!

Here's a description from their website:

A 10-day voyage to Alaska round trip from San Francisco onboard the incredible Grand Princess®. This wonderful cruise combined the exciting music of the ukulele with the adventure of Alaska. Our two special hosts, Sarah and Craig, brought the magic of their ukulele skills on the ship to work directly with you. Our guests had the opportunity to interact with these ukulele experts throughout the cruise, as well as take part in special events, workshops, lessons, jams, and a mini concert.

For more information and booking, visit their website here!

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel Website

Milo Fultz Website

See you on the seas!

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Port Townsend Ukulele Festival
Sep
12
to Sep 16

Port Townsend Ukulele Festival

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Registration for the Port Townsend Ukulele Festival is closed, as the workshop is at capacity. If you’d like to be on waiting list, please send an email to Peter McCracken, peter@centrum.org, with the words “Uke Wait List” in the subject line.

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

Registration will be limited to 135 people, ensuring small classes and an intimate atmosphere (15/1 student faculty ratio). The workshop offerings will feature a wide variety of styles – jazz, blues, swing, Hawaiian, pop, novelty, and jugband ukulele, at the least. Specific classes will include chords, melody, improvisation, playing up the neck, performing tips, and “one-off” workshops during the Serendipity Hour. Final detailed class descriptions will be posted on the class description page. The evenings feature faculty and participant-led jams, as well as two public performances.

More info here!

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Eugene Aloha Friday - Neal Chin and Friends
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Eugene Aloha Friday - Neal Chin and Friends

Excited to return to Eugene to play for Aloha Friday with a bunch of friends! We are starting with some Hawaiian contemporary music with Olekona and hula by Ke Alaula dancers. After, I will continue with some new arrangements and original music on solo 'ukulele. The night will be wrapped up with a jazz set featuring Jerry Gleason on guitar and Matt Staples on alto saxophone.

Also enjoy the music of Paul Prince for the social hour and a screening of Ka Hana Kapa (documentary on kapa making). 

Food by Whirled Pies and Everyday Kine Grindz. Arts and crafts will also be on display.

So come and join us for a night of eclectic 'ukulele music!

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