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dominicfoundthemooon
03-02-2009, 06:13 AM
National Ukulele Festivals and Jams?

So it looks as if I have not heard much back for Kansas City events!! So I now am starting to look around the USA!

When and Where are the big UKULELE JAM and Festivals. I saw on posted on the Bushman Site.. It seems to be a FRI-SAT in Early MAY and it is in Indiana? I know this is the one that Julia Nunes went to last year!

Is this the only big one? are there others? I also heard there is one in JUNE? So if people would post some info on here that would be cool!

d

hoosierhiver
03-02-2009, 06:46 AM
Alot of the gang is coming to the Ukulele World Congress in June.

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

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:03 AM
Southern California Ukulele Festival:

http://www.ukulelefestival.org/clubs.html

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:06 AM
Lone Star Ukulele Festival in Texas:

http://www.texasukefest.com

Ukulele JJ
03-02-2009, 08:07 AM
Didn't someone once put together a website that listed all the uke festivals going on? Anyone know the website number?

Anyway, here are a few I'm aware of (in addition to the ones mentioned above):

New York Uke Fest (http://www.nyukefest.com/)

Portland Uke Fest (http://www.portlandukefest.org/)

I don't know if they're doing another Wine Country Ukulele Festival (http://www.kani-ka-pila.com/index_files/UkuleleFestival.htm), but it'd be cool if they did.

Any others?

:anyone:

JJ

dominicfoundthemooon
03-02-2009, 08:08 AM
Southern California Ukulele Festival:

http://www.ukulelefestival.org/clubs.html

sup ricdoug

i am all over that one! i will be over that way... and by October i might be living in cali! so yeah.. i am just sorry it looks like the dinner and show are already sold out!

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:11 AM
Hawaii:

http://www.roysakuma.net/ukulelefestival/

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:16 AM
sup ricdoug

i am all over that one! i will be over that way... and by October i might be living in cali! so yeah.. i am just sorry it looks like the dinner and show are already sold out!

What part of California are you moving to, Dom?

Friday Night Club Night is open and a lot of fun! Ric

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:17 AM
Northern California:

http://www.pica-org.org/ukulele/index.htm

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:19 AM
Napa Valley, California:

http://www.kani-ka-pila.com/index_files/UkuleleFestival.htm

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:20 AM
Colorado Ukulele Festival:

http://www.swallowhillmusic.org/festivals/UkeFest2008/

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:25 AM
Chicagoland Ukulele Festival:

http://www.gotuke.com/festival.html

dominicfoundthemooon
03-02-2009, 08:26 AM
first off... thanks for all the information.. i can bookmark this page and then plan my trips! lol..

and


What part of California are you moving to, Dom?

Friday Night Club Night is open and a lot of fun! Ric

i am not sure as of yet.. my future wife is a travel nurse.. and we are in kasnas city missouri right now.. and until JUNE 1st.. and then it looks like seattle might be our next place.. after that are are looking at the bay area.. not sure of the city.. but nothing is for sure in the world of a travel nurse.. she was in hawaii for the last 8 months!! had it not been for my teaching contract.. i would have stayed with her when i was there in DEC!!! and we would still be there!! it is COLD in KC! but i will be looking for uke friends no matter where i am..

d

ricdoug
03-02-2009, 08:31 AM
Here's Curt Sheller's list. He has the New York Ukulele Festival listed as cancelled. It's not:

http://www.jazzguitarresources.com/calendar.shtml

mmanalo
03-03-2009, 06:01 AM
Southern California Ukulele Festival:

http://www.ukulelefestival.org/clubs.html

Ricdoug, where abouts will this be taking place. I tried searching for a fest in San Diego but wasn't lucky enough..unless I wasn't looking good!

Bad Company
09-12-2010, 06:38 PM
I wish there were a festival in Missouri or something, could someone tell me if something like that is happening?

jellygirl
03-10-2011, 01:01 PM
There is a uke fest in Missouri on May 13 & 14, 2011. You can get more info on their website www.mightymoukefest.com

SailingUke
03-10-2011, 01:11 PM
West Coast Ukulele Retreat in May near Monterey, CA.
Same organizer as the Napa Festival.
Elaine is using the same web site as well.
http://winecountryukefest.com/