Milwaukee Uke Fest - October 19, 2013

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I'm super excited to announce The Fifth Annual Milwaukee Ukulele Festival!

http://mufest.com

Organized by Milwaukee's own Lil' Rev and the Milwaukee Ukulele Club.

Saturday October 19th, 9am-10pm
at the Sunset Playhouse, in Elm Grove, WI

http://www.sunsetplayhouse.com

Jamming, Vendors, Raffle, Socializing, Workshops, Concerts and more!

With Lil' Rev, The Canote Brothers, Aaron & Nicole Keim, John Nicholson, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Seeso, The Uke Crazy Kids Club, and more!*

Advance tickets now on sale. Tickets can be purchased for the whole day, or just workshops, or just the evening concert.

Here's the schedule:

2013 Milwaukee Ukulele Festival – Class Schedule

B=Basement S=Studio Theater F=Furlan Hall

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Doors Open, Vending, Coffee, Registration
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Beginning Ukulele W/MattyDee (B)
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fiddle Tunes for Ukulele W/John Nicholson (S)
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Intro to Finger Picking W/Aaron Keim (F)

11 a.m. - Noon Learn to Play Stairway to Heaven W/MattyDee (B)
11 a.m. - Noon Songwriting W/Danielle At The Sandwich (S)
11 a.m. - Noon Strum Fun W/The Canote Brothers (F)

Noon-1pm- Break for Lunch, Vending and Socializing (S)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Pop Rocks 101 W/Seeso (B)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Learn The Harrison Triple Roll W/Lil Rev (S)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Intro to Clawhammer W/Aaron Keim (F)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Vending and Break (S)

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Intermediate Ukulele w/John Nicholson (B)
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Intros, Endings and Turnarounds w/Lil Rev (S)
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 2 Chord Songs W/ Aaron & Nicole Keim (F)

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Vending, Music W/John Prown (4pm-4:30pm) (S)

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Concert in The Round: Blues, Rags and Fiddle Tunes w/ The Canotes, Aaron Keim, John Nicholson and Lil Rev (S)

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Vending (S)

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Evening Concert in Furlan Hall

- See more at: http://milwaukeeukuleleclub.com/uke_fest/#sthash.xeZrNRTg.dpuf

For more information about the festival, check out:

http://mufest.com
http://milwaukeeukuleleclub.com
or our facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/groups/70868967721

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*'And more' includes me teaching the beginner's workshop and then a Stairway on the uke workshop! Wahooooo.
 
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Woo hoo! Should be a fun one!
 

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Thanks for the 411, MattyDee. Question: does one buy tickets in advance for this, or at the door?

Appreciated. Would be nice to meet you and the rest of the players. Danielle Ate The Sandwich...I swear, earlier today I was listening to her "Like A King" CD.

I see some info from last year's thread:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/f...st-Oct-20-2012/page2&highlight=Milwaukee+Fest

Tickets should be able to be purchased in advance though I don't think they're available yet. Also available at the door.

As I have more info, I'll post it here.
 

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The official Milwaukee Uke Fest page has been updated, and now has ticket prices and links to buy tickets in advance. Check the sidebar on the left side of the page...

Official Page
 

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looks nice.
are you doing it now?

Nope. For some reason I thought you were doing it... Is that not true?

(I have volunteered to do all the posting of notices on various websites and facebook pages, though.)
 

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I dig Danielle Ate the Sandwich's music now.

I saw her perform last Wednesday. She is darling! And she has a beautiful voice.

And now that she lives in Minneapolis she sometimes attends our StrumMn meetings.
 

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The paperwork is in the mail, but myself and the Artist Rep from GHS will be out there, and will hopefully - HOPEFULLY - have the new fluoro sets to show off. I'm finalizing the packaging as we speak, and the materials are on order, so I'm keeping fingers crossed. If we don't, I'll have my ukes that are strung up with them so people can at least try them out and see what they think.
 

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That's awesome, Monkey! Looking forward to giving those a strum!

I hope the rest of you can join us!
 

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Wouldn't be the Milwaukee Uke Fest without Mike and Tookta!
 

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That's awesome, Monkey! Looking forward to giving those a strum!

We should have a small handful of sets to give away (I think, we're finalizing that), but I'll have all four of our fluoro sets there on my ukes. So definitely, stop on over and strum or pick at them!
 

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We should have a small handful of sets to give away (I think, we're finalizing that), but I'll have all four of our fluoro sets there on my ukes. So definitely, stop on over and strum or pick at them!

I cobbled them together myself, and we will have a very small amount of strings that we can give away (will have our nylon sets as well). Would've had a couple more, but we ended up sending some out to Eddie Vedder.

Yep, THAT one.
 

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I can't be there for the whole day. Is it possible to just visit the vendor area without buying a workshop ticket?
 

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We're two weeks out!

For those who are coming and have been in the last couple of years, you know that the line can get long when purchasing tickets on the day of -- and concert tickets will sell out. So do yourselves a favor and purchase your tickets early and have them wait at will call. Do it right here.

I can't be there for the whole day. Is it possible to just visit the vendor area without buying a workshop ticket?

Depending on how long and when you stop by it might be possible for one of the staff/volunteers to escort you. I won't be at the front desk, so I can't promise anything, though. You might ask on our facebook page and see what Rev says.