Live Aloha
1:30 PM13:30

Live Aloha

View of the Armory Stage 2018.

View of the Armory Stage 2018.

Performing at this year’s Live Aloha Festival at the Kanikapila tent! Come and hang out and stay for this year’s headliner, Amy Hānaiali’i.


For our 12th year, please 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!

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Port Townsend Ukulele Festival
to Sep 15

Port Townsend Ukulele Festival


Really excited to be returning to the Port Townsend Ukulele Festival! A lot of teachers from Hawaii this year including Bryan Tolentino, Daniel Ho, Abe Lagrimas, and myself :)

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, two public performances, and a culminating Saturday night party.

Here’s a general idea of what to expect:

Wednesday:  4 – 5:30pm – registration, settle in, dinner at 6pm, welcome & orientation at 8pm; entertainment and jamming after.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Breakfast; 2 morning workshop sessions; lunch; 2 afternoon workshop sessions; open mic; dinner; and in the evenings, entertainment, open jams, house parties, and two public performances (your workshop registration entitles you to prime seats at these shows).

Final Sunday: Breakfast, check out of rooms by 11am.

For more information:

This event has already been sold out so stay tuned for next year’s registration and more information on the Centrum website. Mahalo for supporting music and music education!

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West Side Ukulele Expo
to Aug 11

West Side Ukulele Expo

I’m excited to be part of the 1st Annual Westside Ukulele Expo! I’ll be teaching and performing on Saturday. Please contact Chontel Klobas or Zac Steimle for more information. - Neal Chin

Together with Strum and Oceana Ukuleles we are excited to announce the upcoming, spectacular 1st annual WESTSIDE UKULELE EXPO!
It will be here at our Oceana gardens and studio.
Two evenings of amazing concerts and entertainment featuring: Brook Adams, Neal Chin, Steve Grimes, Kerry Char, Kapana Pu’uwia and more!

Three days of incredible interactive ukulele lessons from some of the best musicians; Playing the Beatles on the ukulele, music therapy, playing techniques, practice techniques, chord melody, how to play for hula dancers, and more. Lots of fun here!

Builders workshops: Understanding the ukuleles you play, from the master who build them. Your opportunity to share and ask questions to builders. This will be a round table discussion. Including an interactive builders discussions and demonstrations.

Great food, BBQ, and much more.

Tickets are limited to 40 people because we want a intimate and powerful learning experience for your own personal growth as a musician!

Buy your tickets early to guarantee your place in this event! Price includes snacks and non alcoholic drinks all three days, BBQ lunch Saturday!

Follow this link to buy your tickets.

Feel free to contact me (Zac Steimle) if you have any questions.

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