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    UKULELE WORLD CONGRESS 2012 * 4th Annual! *

    JUNE 1st-2nd 2012
    NEEDMORE (Brown County!) INDIANA

    About 10 miles from Nashville Indiana off HWY45 at @ 4600 Plum Creek Rd.

    Free! Compliments of Mainland Ukes

    http://www.youtube.com/user/UkuleleWorldCongress

    Most people start arriving late Friday afternoon, although several people came Thursday last year.
    You're welcome to come a day or two early, but you might end up helping with the mowing and set-up.
    Some people didn't leave till Monday or later!
    There will be a potluck again Friday evening at 7pm. Mainland will have free water and drinks available until they run out.
    There is an open mic each evening as well as a lot of other jammings all day and playing around the bonfire all night.

    Nothing official planned for Sunday, but it's YOUR party so you guys can do what you want! Last year, Sunday had some nice low-key jamming and folks hanging around trying to find any excuse to prolong the experience.
    The site for the UWC is a couple of big, well maintained fields with no permanent structures except for the stage. Both the fields are at least partially bordered by woods and a creek. As Bassuke has said, camping under shade is a good idea. There are alot of good on-site camping areas that weren't really explored last year, in the back of "parking field" there are some sweet drive up and camp spots that have shade for alot of the day.
    There is basically an unlimited amount of parking and camping space. Portable toilets will be on site.
    HOTELS:
    Nashville is only about 10 minutes away from the UWC site and has a good variety of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. Here's some options.

    http://www.browncountylodging.com/lodging/list.html

    http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-nashville-indiana-IN419

    http://saltcreekinn.com/

    http://www.browncountyinn.com/

    http://www.lakelemonguesthouses.com/

    CAMPING:
    Primative camping is free at the UWC site! (No showers sorry)
    The local YMCA in Nashville sells $5 day passes, but I think it's free the first Saturday of the month.

    PROVISIONS:
    Nashville is not far and the Needmore store, good for some basics is only about a mile away.

    Nashville has an IGA for food and other supplies.
    There is also a CVS (cheap booze) and a liquor store in Nashville.

    If you are flying ,Indianapolis International airport is about an hour or so away.

    Google map to the site:
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...66,0.2635&z=13

    See you there! Mike
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hoosierhiver

    UWC: no shirt, no shoes, no problem..

    Ukes questions should be emailed to mike@mainlandukes.com

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    Mike, very generous of you to host. New uker from IL, couple questions please:

    (1) I am a hammock camper (Warbonnet Blackbird hammock). Is there a place for hammocking, i.e. two trees 12-15 feet apart in a spot for camping?

    (2) I have heard that the huge Harley club is sometimes in Nashville that weekend. Is that true in 2012? If so, do they hog all the B&Bs, drink all the booze out of the IGA, and would a Fez-wearing, ukulele player with a bellyful of Pabst Blue Ribbons, who's all juiced up from playing "Tiny Bubbles" on your stage, get his belly slit by the Hells Angels if he staggered into Nashville? LOL

    Thanks for posting and hosting. Steve
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    I'm making plans now!
    Mike in Dallas, GA


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Mike, very generous of you to host. New uker from IL, couple questions please:

    (1) I am a hammock camper (Warbonnet Blackbird hammock). Is there a place for hammocking, i.e. two trees 12-15 feet apart in a spot for camping?

    (2) I have heard that the huge Harley club is sometimes in Nashville that weekend. Is that true in 2012, and if so, do they hog all the B&Bs, drink all the booze out of the IGA, and would a Fez-wearing, ukulele player with a bellyful of Pabst Blue Ribbons, who's all juiced up from playing "Tiny Bubbles" on your stage, get his belly slit by the Hells Angels if he staggered into Nashville that weekend? LOL

    Thanks for posting and hosting. Steve
    The fields are bordered by woods, so a hammock spot can be found.

    Nashville has become a pretty popular biker destination and there are always a few bikes at UWC. Rumor is there might even be a new biker shop across from the Mainland shop by then.
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    Michael, my brother.

    I will be there with bells on! Wild horses couldn't keep me away!
    My lovely bride is even planning on joining us!

    Next year will be even more amazing!

    I MIGHT even go swimming in the creek!

    Gah... my whole body filled up with love, just thinking about it!

    And Steve? Don't worry about anything... hang with us lot and you'll be happy! UWC is the best place and time in the universe!

    The only rules are:

    1) No negativity on the fields. Leave that elsewhere.
    and the most important one...
    2) the MC has to/gets to hug everyone that plays on stage at the open mic!

    I was privileged enough to be invited to MC both evenings this year and instituted this rule, with Mike's blessing!, and it made everything so much better.

    Be prepared to bawl like a baby at the end of it... but also be prepared to be filled with love and joy for weeks, if not months, afterwards.
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    Make a joyful noise...

    UWC... it's how the world is s'posed to work.

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    Already got my reservation in Mike. Thanks for hosting again. Need something to get us through the winter.
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    E for full time MC

    Basically the first weekend of June is always UWC for me. No matter what.

    Actually thought I wasn't making this one because my friends were getting married that weekend but they broke up. lol

    If you haven't been to a ukulele festival GO TO THIS ONE

    If you have been to one GO TO THIS ONE

    There is no other uke festival in the world like this.
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    *like*
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    E! doesn't realize it but with the new hugging rule he is going to have a lot more competition for the spot! They may have to have an MC sign up sheet right next to the performer one!
    Quote Originally Posted by CoLmes View Post
    E for full time MC

    Basically the first weekend of June is always UWC for me. No matter what.

    Actually thought I wasn't making this one because my friends were getting married that weekend but they broke up. lol

    If you haven't been to a ukulele festival GO TO THIS ONE

    If you have been to one GO TO THIS ONE

    There is no other uke festival in the world like this.
    Mainland Mango Concert and Red Cedar Soprano, Kala KA-ASKS Soprano, KoAloha Concert, Boat Paddle Tenor, Moore Bettah Tenor, Boat Paddle Mseries Baritone

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