Eugene UKEtoberfest 2018! Come Swing With Us!
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Eugene UKEtoberfest 2018! Come Swing With Us!

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Come swing with headliners Casey MacGill, Gerald Ross, Neal Chin and Victor and Penny at the World’s Greatest Little Ukulele Festival. A Friday evening “Meet and Greet” concert will introduce the instructors and give participants time to reconnect while sipping wine and listening to some great music.

Five swingin’ workshops will fill Saturday and Sunday morning, including a Swing Dance lesson by our local Track Town Swing club, preparing everyone for the Casey MacGill All Star Swing Band Dance on Saturday evening. Classes offered for all levels and non-uke playing companions are welcome. A Vendor Fair will be open to the public all day Saturday and the World Famous UKEtoberfest Raffle.

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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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11th Annual Live Aloha Festival
Sep
9
4:45 PM16:45

11th Annual Live Aloha Festival

Aloha! Enjoy Hawaiian food, music, hula, keiki korner, workshops, ukulele and a lot of aloha! This free family-oriented cultural event is a great opportunity for everyone to experience the culture of Hawaii that is available to them right here in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. We provide excellent opportunities for children and adults to celebrate the richness of living with aloha. The Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival serves to promote, perpetuate and share the Hawaiian culture in the Pacific Northwest by enriching and strengthening the mainland Hawaiian community and celebrating the arts and culture of Hawaii. Enter our raffle and you could win one of our Hawaiian Getaways! Bring your ohana and friends to Seattle Center for this FREE event! Mahalo and see you then! CHEEE HOOO!

I will be at the Armory Stage doing some solo 'ukulele!

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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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9th Annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

9th Annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival

Join us for two fun filled days of live performances, hula, Hawaiian style food, shave ice, eating contests and much more! Featuring a special guest from Hawaii, the “Godfather of Hawaiian Reggae” BRUDDAH WALTAH performing on Saturday, August 18. Hosted by emcee Stephen "Braddah" Gomes.

I will be joining Micki Suzuki playing some Hawaiian & Japanese music right before Braddah Waltah takes the stage!
 

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