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ukuleleplay
01-18-2012, 09:55 AM
I'm beginning to start the process of organizing a new ukulele festival in Utah. Background; I teach ukulele classes in American Fork and have strong ties to the American Fork Arts Council.


Proposed dates: July 25-30, 2012
Venues: I've reserved Historic City Hall (http://g.co/maps/8dsvh) which has a hall that seats up to 100 as well as 2 small classrooms for classes and workshops Wed-Sat. Also, American Fork Amphitheater on Monday the 30th for a showcase and concert (as part of American Fork's Monday Night Concerts in the Park series).


Some workshop ideas include a boot camp for new ukers (which I taught last Summer to almost 70 students), an ukulele building class, etc.

I'd like to hear from anyone interested in helping organize, participate, teach (must have experience), perform . . .

I'd also like to hear suggestions from the larger ukulele community. What's worked great at festivals you've attended? Ideas? Videos welcome.

Lastly, we don't have the resources to bring James Hill, which we would have liked to have done, so suggestions for other headliners closer to Utah that we might be able to afford would be appreciated.

Of course, we're also looking for sponsors . . . :-)

Chris Tarman
01-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Oooh.... I'd like to try to attend, but doubt that I'd be able to volunteer or help out other than attending. It's about a 5 or 6 hour drive from my town, so about the same distance as Denver, more or less... maybe slightly further, but not a huge deal. Keep me posted!

Gwynedd
01-18-2012, 02:09 PM
And it will be called "Uke-tah" right? Sadly, I'm way too far away, but I hope it goes well.

Elainede
02-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Another festival? Wonderful!!!!!
Elaine de Man, here, organizer of the Wine Country Ukulele Festival (http://winecountryukefest.com), West Coast Ukulele Retreat (http://www.ukuleleretreat.com), and Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay (http://www.campookoolaylay.com). I'd love to try and come but won't be able to commit for a bit. However, please get in touch with me if you need any other help or have any questions you think I might be able to help you with.

ukuleleplay
02-04-2012, 11:59 AM
Thanks Elaine, I'm going to send you a message. :-)

ukunuke
02-07-2012, 07:11 PM
I really can't offer much in terms of helping others learn the uke ropes, but I can offer tons of support, enthusiasm, coordination and well . . . . all the stuff needed to get people in the door and strumming. I'm a master administrator. Let me know if you need help. We need more western states opportunities for everyone.

ukuleleplay
02-08-2012, 10:14 AM
I really can't offer much in terms of helping others learn the uke ropes, but I can offer tons of support, enthusiasm, coordination and well . . . . all the stuff needed to get people in the door and strumming. I'm a master administrator. Let me know if you need help. We need more western states opportunities for everyone.

Thank you ukunuke. I'm hoping to bring Gerald Ross, Jim D'ville and Aaron Keim to the festival to teach, so I'm focusing right now on raising airfare through sponsorships, etc. Any ideas on that front would be most appreciated.

If there are other specific things you'd like to work on (based on your interests), please let me know.