World Ukulele Day III Festival in Dunedin

Mark your calendar and tune your ukuleles for World Ukulele Day 5, Saturday, February 5th, 2022.  11:00AM to 11:00PM

In celebration of World Ukulele Day,  The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society is holding a Free Festival & Concert in Downtown Dunedin

With over 3000 members The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society is the largest and most active ukulele club in the world and provides education, entertainment and community service to Greater Tampa Bay.
EVENT SCHEDULE
11am The WUD Festival kicks off with multiple performances at different sponsor locations. Talented solo, duos, trios and band acts will be playing sets at different venues starting at 11am
These Artists will perform at 1 or more venues (more to come):
Tom Hood & The Tropical Sons
The Mungos
The Barnkickers
Jct 27
The Blurry Truth
The Pineapple Scruffs
Dunedin Ukes
Pasco County Ukes
Paper and Strings
The Happy Ukers
Dr Ed Glaser
Will Henry
Cosmo Sagristano
Venues:

Honu

Happy's Bayou Bites

Natures Food Patch

Casa Tina

Dunedin Brewery

Fenway Hotel

House of Beer

Stirling Wine

Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro

9am-10:30 Special Workshop #1 with Devin Scott
11 - 12:30-  Special Workshop #3 with Lil Rev  
1- 2:30pm  Special Workshop #2 with Devin Scott
3 --4:30pm  Special Workshop #4 with Lil Rev  

 

Lil Rev and Devin Scott Workshops will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Dunedin in the Fellowship Hall behind the Church on Wood Street

3pm Merchant Walk and Strum Ukulele players from  all over Florida and the Southeast have been invited and are encouraged to join in as we march and play crowd favorites through the Downtown area.  We will start and end at Pioneer Park.
4pm Mega Sing and Play Jam led by Dunedin Ukes takes place at Pioneer Park. All ukulele players are encouraged to bring their Ukes and play along. Last year we had over 800 attendees and we expect to break that record!

5pm Main Concert  will be held in Pioneer Park (or in case of rain across street at United Methodist Church) with performances by these well known players:

5:00 Devin Scott 

6:00 Lil Rev Lil Rev is an award-winning, Wisconsin based ukulele master. He's authored over a dozen instructional books thru Hal Leonard publishing and tours North America teaching and performing. Acknowleged as a true master of strum-hand techniques, Lil Rev can be found at ukulele festivals all over the U.S. His rootsy performances draw on pre-war blues, early country, roots rock, folk, and his own singer-songwriter compositions.  Lil Rev also teaches and performs on Mountain Dulcimer, Harmonica, Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin.

7:00 The World Ukulele Day Super Uke Dance Band 
Get ready to dance as our special TBUS ensemble entertains. Guest musicians will be performing.
Food & Drinks will be available at the park from Ras Rody, Best Thai and Cafe Getaway.  The Happiest Rabbit & Mikeys Aloha Shirts will be selling Vintage Hawaiian Shirts and Ukulele Ornaments.

 and  will be selling wide variety of Ukuleles from Soprano to Baritone size

There will also be a raffle for 6 ukuleles donated to Tampa Bay Ukulele Society. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. You can buy tickets anytime after 9am  at the TBUS Event Table in Pioneer Park (we will be there during the Farmers Market) Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be announce at the concert starting at 5PM.

8-11pm The party continues with a Ukulele Party Jam and Open Mic at Honu. Bring your Ukes and Party at Honus new Tiki Bar!

This is a free event but donations are appreciated. Click here if you would like to make an online donation to TBUS

For this event  of net proceeds, 50% will go to Dunedin Cares Food Bank and 50% will go to  TBUS Cares community services projects.

Coming from out of town?

TWO OF OUR SPONSORS ARE PROVIDING SPECIAL RATES FOR WUD ATTENDEES

The Fenway Hotel is offering a special rate of $199-219 for Friday and Saturday night stays. Click here to book online Book your group rate for World Ukulele Day or Call the hotel reservations  at 844-569-9879. Reservations must be made by Jan 10th to receive this rate.

The Holiday Inn is offering a special rate of $169 night for Friday and or Saturday night stays. Call the hotel directly. 727-450-1200 and reference World Ukulele Day. Reservations must be made by Jan 1st