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Thread: City of Lights Ukulele Festival - August 26 - Aurora, IL

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    Default City of Lights Ukulele Festival - August 26 - Aurora, IL

    We are going to have a Ukulele Festival in Aurora, IL on August 26.
    Headliners include Gerald Ross, Lil' Rev, The Fabulous Heftones, Lanialoha Lee, The Beatleleles and the Hix Bros Ukulele Band.
    This event will take place on the freshly renovated Water Street Mall in wonderful Downtown Aurora, IL.

    Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027763467380596/

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    We now have an active web site. This is the only Uke Fest in Illinois this year (that I know of). Please come and join us as we celebrate the ukulele.

    website: https://www.cityoflightsukulelefestival.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityOfLightsUkuleleFestival/

    Remember "Uke early and uke often" - Richard M. Ukulele
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    I just learned that Cary, the new owner of Mya Moe will be one of the vendors at the City of Lights Ukulele Festival.

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    The Beatleleles have been added to the fest. https://www.facebook.com/thebeatleleles/


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    There will be two main stages, an open mic stage and also 2-3 workshop stages at the Aurora festival.
    In addition to ukulele activities, the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, SciTech Museum, Aurora Regional Fire Museum, and GAR Memorial Hall and Museum will be open for free to the public from noon to 6pm.

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    In a few minutes I'll be going to the penultimate planning meeting for the City of Lights Ukulele Festival. Aurora is about 40 miles West of Chicago. Plenty of free parking is available. We're hoping to draw visitors from Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

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    Best of luck with the festival...hope you have a great turn out and it all goes well!
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    Compass Rose Style B Tenor-(All Claro Walnut)
    Boat Paddle ML style Tenor-(Red Spruce/Cocobolo)

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    Hi Cornfield, will you be posting workshop and concert schedules this week? If they're on the website, I haven't been able to find them. It would be easier to drum up interest among my friends if I could tell them what workshops are being offered, and which performers are playing when. "Some workshops but I don't know who's leading or what they're about" and "playing sometime between 11 and 6" has not been very persuasive ;-) Thanks and here's hoping the festival's a great success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmespaceship View Post
    Hi Cornfield, will you be posting workshop and concert schedules this week? If they're on the website, I haven't been able to find them. It would be easier to drum up interest among my friends if I could tell them what workshops are being offered, and which performers are playing when. "Some workshops but I don't know who's leading or what they're about" and "playing sometime between 11 and 6" has not been very persuasive ;-) Thanks and here's hoping the festival's a great success.
    The schedule won't be released on line. Each of the main performers will do a set on the Main stage, the B stage and one workshop so each will be performing in one way or another throughout the day. There are also two open mic sessions Noon-2 and 3-5.
    If the event is successful, we will try to make it a two day annual event. I hope that you and your friends are able to make it.

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    The people finished the schedule and have posted it on the Festival Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/CityOfLightsUkuleleFestival/

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