View Full Version : Blackwater Ukulele Festival Just Around the Corner - Sat Oct 13.

09-25-2012, 01:09 AM
Mark you Calendar!!!! The Blackwater Ukulele Festival is just around the corner, Saturday, October 13 from 10am until 5pm at Cypress Gardens. This is the third festival co-hosted with Cypress Gardens, the V-Tones and The Charleston Hot Shots.

We kick the festival off with a set of workshops appropriate for the beginner through intermediate players. They are taught by local ukulele legend Donald "Noodle McDoodle" Whitley, one of the best ukulele players on the east coast.

The free concert begins with a Hula exhibition, followed by the Charleston Hot Shots, a "Skiffle" band and The V-Tones, a unique ukulele swing band.

Our Hula workshop culminates with the attendees kicking off Ukulele Open Mic by dancing the Hula. All workshops are $10 each, plus you get a free raffle ticket if you attend a workshop, and if you attend two workshops you get three raffle tickets.

Another unique feature is the Boat Jams, where ukulele players man the Bateau boats, 10-12 to a boat, and are rowed around the swamp singing and jamming together. Even the non-ukulele playing visitors to the park get a real kick out of it.

There will be a ukulele open mic where the local ukulele crowd gets to perform, some for the first time. We have had folks from 8 to 80 get up and play. Check out the video's and pics of the past festivals on our web site. This is extremely popular.

Lastly we will have a raffle. Individual raffle tickets are $5 each. We will be raffling off ukes, craft items and the such.

For the non-uke playing members of your family there will be an antique car display and 20, local craft, island, food and ukulele vendors in addition to the regular park attractions.

The festival is free for the price of park admission and Berkeley county residents get free park admission until noon!

Our Web site is: festival.charlestonhotshots.com (http://festival.charlestonhotshots.com)

Questions? E-mail ukuleleblues@charlestonhotshots.com

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