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Aldrine Guerrero
01-01-2008, 03:39 PM
I'd love to attend one on the mainland. Actually, any reason to leave this small rock to a huge rock would be nice. I wanna attend a festival or convention. Preferably in CA or somewhere close because it's more convenient for me. I have people that I can stay with thats why.

Can anyone give me any info on anything like that? I'd appreciate it.

We could also have an awesome meet and jam session as well while we're on it :D

peterng_20
01-01-2008, 03:48 PM
Aww man, I wish I live in Hawaii. I would've been a big uke fanatic and knew. Lol, it's quite random for me to reply here, but I am going to Hawaii some day and look for you and the K-town heroes, jake (if possible) and my other uke buddies. I live in Canada by the way and I'm gonna try to popularize ukulele in my town, so wish me the best of luck. Anyways, but one on the mainland, I don't know of, but wherever it is, I wish i could be there.

CenizaT&K-01
01-01-2008, 03:48 PM
i know the NAMM show is in a couple of weeks here in Anaheim, CA. But i dont know if you can make it out in time.

Aldrine Guerrero
01-01-2008, 03:49 PM
i know the NAMM show is in a couple of weeks here in Anaheim, CA. But i dont know if you can make it out in time.

That's more for business wise. I'm talking about just pure ukulele goodness hahahaha

CenizaT&K-01
01-01-2008, 03:51 PM
That's more for business wise. I'm talking about just pure ukulele goodness hahahaha

oh sorry then...i dont know of any...sorry im no help

peterng_20
01-01-2008, 03:55 PM
Wow this forum is very active. You guys just posted a few seconds after I've posted. Hey Aldrine do you have MSN or somethign?

Aldrine Guerrero
01-01-2008, 03:58 PM
Wow this forum is very active. You guys just posted a few seconds after I've posted. Hey Aldrine do you have MSN or somethign?

Yeah I do, but you can also click on my little AIM icon thingie next to my posts :D

I must warn you though, I don't chat much so don't feel offended if I don't answer or if I take a while to reply hahaha.

CenizaT&K-01
01-01-2008, 04:00 PM
Yeah I do, but you can also click on my little AIM icon thingie next to my posts :D

I must warn you though, I don't chat much so don't feel offended if I don't answer or if I take a while to reply hahaha.

yeah i tried IMing him a few weeks back and he didnt answer haha...oh wells maybe next time i am on AIM

Aldrine Guerrero
01-01-2008, 04:02 PM
yeah i tried IMing him a few weeks back and he didnt answer haha...oh wells maybe next time i am on AIM

Sorry 'bout that dude. Yeah I hardly do the chat thing. Hahaha you can even ask Ryan guys, it takes a while to get a hold of me.

What was your sn when you messaged?

Fred Miu
01-01-2008, 04:05 PM
i know there are plenty, but i forget when.

the yearly ukulele festival is in August, thats how i met Jake.

ill look up more for you Aldrine, because i know lots of older people that are part of clubs that know way more than me.

CenizaT&K-01
01-01-2008, 04:05 PM
Sorry 'bout that dude. Yeah I hardly do the chat thing. Hahaha you can even ask Ryan guys, it takes a while to get a hold of me.

What was your sn when you messaged?

LTballer01

it refers to L = Little T = Tokyo (my baseball organization i play for) and baller well when i was younger they would always say baller haha so i wanted to be cool. haha oh wells...

FunkyPeaNutZ
01-01-2008, 04:06 PM
Well, the only one I know of, recently past in October. Cerritos, in the Long Beach area, has an annual ukulele festival. There are performances, and workshops also. I'm pretty sure it's fun. Unfortunately because of prior engagements I was never able to attend. I believe Brian Tolentino had some workshops set up. Uke sales too I believe. Oh well, I'll have to wait till next year.

CenizaT&K-01
01-01-2008, 04:06 PM
Well, the only one I know of, recently past in October. Cerritos, in the Long Beach area, has an annual ukulele festival. There are performances, and workshops also. I'm pretty sure it's fun. Unfortunately because of prior engagements I was never able to attend. I believe Brian Tolentino had some workshops set up. Uke sales too I believe. Oh well, I'll have to wait till next year.

i always planned to go to this, but i kept having prior engagements during the weekend it was on =(

Fred Miu
01-01-2008, 04:09 PM
Well, the only one I know of, recently past in October. Cerritos, in the Long Beach area, has an annual ukulele festival. There are performances, and workshops also. I'm pretty sure it's fun. Unfortunately because of prior engagements I was never able to attend. I believe Brian Tolentino had some workshops set up. Uke sales too I believe. Oh well, I'll have to wait till next year.

ive wanted to go to long beach for a festival

FunkyPeaNutZ
01-01-2008, 04:22 PM
Well next october during the festival, let's all hook up who can make it, and have like an ukulele underground pre/after party. That would be very naaaahhsss.

Fred Miu
01-01-2008, 04:25 PM
so down for that and likewise with the one in the Bay Area every August.

CenizaT&K-01
01-01-2008, 04:26 PM
so down for that and likewise with the one in the Bay Area every August.

come on guys i cant plan all these trips back to the mainland haha...come out to hawai'i!!!

NukeDOC
01-01-2008, 05:57 PM
every september here in san diego we have the annual pacific islander festival. for the life of me, ive wanted to go for so long, but things always come up... alas, ive never been to one.

as for straight uke fest... i dunno. i remember reading about something that they had here at shelter island, but i think the last one they did was in 05.

ibcruzn said something about a ukulele players club also in escondido. im going to do some research on that too and see if they have any plans on doing anything big to bring together all the uke players in san diego for on big jam session.

peterng_20
01-01-2008, 06:06 PM
Wow California is pretty big on the ukulele. Jake visited Toronto in Canada a year or two ago. Too bad I didn't know abotu this because I started uke or heard about him 6-7 months ago :( Aldrine you gotta come to Canada man and start a jam here. But I don't mind going over to Hawaii because that would be even better :)

studentaccount1
01-01-2008, 10:37 PM
Having lived in the mainland the last 3 years, and having went to a couple ukulele festivals in the Bay Area while I was there. I'd be stoked to see a guy like Aldrine play at those festivals. Musically, I can relate with his playing a lot more than most of the other musicians that I have seen that play at those things. I think real Hawaiian music (as in the music kids are actually into here) is kind of not represented.

My experience at those festivals in NorCal (..maybe SoCal is cooler when it comes to ukes?..), it seems like there was more interest in 20's jazz songs or "traditional" Hawaiian music... the stereotypical music for the ukulele. Those are cool I guess, those styles of music but don't really resonate with me.

Anyways it'd be cool for Aldrine and other talented Hawaiian uke players to expose more mainland people to what is really up with the kids in Hawaii and hopefully open a few minds. (The uke didn't begin and end with Tiny Tim/Somewhere Over the Rainbow/While my Guitar Gently Weeps/etc.)

.....

(Aldrine: sorry for talking about you like you are not around, bro)

.....

so err.. yeah.

rayan
01-02-2008, 07:10 AM
Maybe we can send Aldrine on a tour on the mainland.... hmm.

Fred Miu
01-02-2008, 08:58 AM
Come to the bay area and go to S.F. and me and my dad can give you a tour. my dad is a walking map of S.F.

studentaccount1
01-02-2008, 09:07 AM
Maybe we can send Aldrine on a tour on the mainland.... hmm.

Aren't you his guitar player? We should send you too.

JumpingPulgas
01-02-2008, 12:21 PM
Yeah Aldrine, come on down here in So Cal. That would be awesome. The only uke festival I know of is in Cerritos. I went to the last one held in October. It would be awesome to see you perform there or do workshops.

Misguided Musician
01-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Yeah Aldrine, come on down here in So Cal. That would be awesome. The only uke festival I know of is in Cerritos. I went to the last one held in October. It would be awesome to see you perform there or do workshops.

I would definitely go.

kiwiukeguy
06-15-2012, 01:09 PM
A fabulous group of very keen Ukers have got together with me to host a Ukulele Convention in Orewa, Hibiscus coast new Zealand , North Auckland on October the 27th. We have hired the Orewa Arts and Events Centre for the day and are offering workshops in harmony/ part singing- simple ukulele and more advanced ukulele with Mr Ukulele NZ, Kevin Fogarty, open mike session and of course a evening concert. At this stage we are waiting to hear from The Nukes if they are available to perform.They are a high profile funky trio from West Auckland who have had numerous appearances on radio and tv.There are a range of accommodation up in Orewa from the cabins at Orewa Holiday Park on Orewa beach to Motels across the road from the beach. Check out facebook.com/shorecooleles or our website for details .

Register your interest and get more details at: Hibiscus Ukulele Convention (http://www.facebook.com/events/322479124500584/)

mds725
06-15-2012, 03:09 PM
There's the Wine Country Ukulele Festival (http://winecountryukefest.com/)in St. Helena (Napa County) CA on September 7-9, the weekend after Labor Day. There's also the San Francisco Bay Area Aloha Festival (http://www.pica-org.org/AlohaFest/index.html)in San Mateo County, on the SF peninsula, on August 4-5.

HydePryde
06-16-2012, 01:58 AM
Well, this isn't in Cali, but it IS on the mainland...http://www.tampabayukulele.com/
Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway - Nov 2-4, 2012

ricdoug
06-16-2012, 05:20 AM
http://www.sandiegoukefestival.moonfruit.com/

hoosierhiver
06-16-2012, 05:34 AM
You've gotta make UWC#5 next year, no excuses.

lkdumas
06-16-2012, 10:18 AM
Check out the Gold Pan Ukulele Festival in Auburn CA on Saturday, August 18th. If you don't have anyone closer, you can stay at my place in Roseville. You could also work in a Concert/Workshop at The Strum Shop (Ukuleles And More) in Roseville.

salukulady
06-16-2012, 12:25 PM
You've gotta make UWC#5 next year, no excuses.

I'm gonna drag him there by his Heather, Mike.