5th Annual World Ukulele Day Festival in Dunedin

Mark your calendar and tune your ukuleles for World Ukulele Day 5, Saturday, February 5th, 2022.  10:00AM to 10:00PM

In celebration of World Ukulele Day,  The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society is holding a Ukulele 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

10am LEARN TO PLAY UKULELE WORKSHOPS

TBUS is bringing two talented and skilled ukulele performers who will teach you how to play and and improve your ukulele skills. Please order your workshop tickets in advance online so we can have handouts ready for everyone

Lil Rev will be teaching 2 different workshops at our World Ukulele Day event.

Tickets are $25 for 1 workshop or $40 for both

10am Train Song Jamboree: Learn 12 classic train songs. Open To All Levels

11:30am Bluegrass Repertoire I: Learn 12 bluegrass songs, boom-chuck strumming, intros and endings and jam ettiquette. Open to all Levels.

Devin Scott will be teaching two workshops at our World Ukulele Day Event.

Solo Like a Pro @ 1pm
Want to play solos during songs with a group? Seem intimidating and scary! Some many notes so little time! In this workshop I hope to take some of that fear away, Show you some tips and tricks on making soloing easier and show you that you can even solo with just one note!! Yes even a beginner can solo like a pro!! Join me and lets havve some fun and learn together!

Spice up your Stumming @2:30
How many songs can you play with the old D D U U D U???? All of them!! Kind of. With just a few minor variations of that pattern you can have your songs going from drab to fab!! In this workshop we will learn things like the “chuck” and “finger fanning” to really so that you can really “spice up your strumming”

Tickets are $25 each or $40 for both

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

11am TBUS takes over downtown Dunedin with Ukulele music 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 @ Dunedin Brewery 1-4pm
The Mungos @ Honu 1-4pm
Jct 27 @ Natures Patch 11-2pm
The Pineapple Scruffs @Fenway Hotel 11-2pm
Chris Tracy @ Pisces Cafe 1-4pm
Bonnie Kahn @ Stirling Wine  1-4pm
Emmett Carlisle @ Happys Bayou Bites 1-4pm
Bare Bones @Woodwright Brewery 1 to 4
Vicki Thomas+ Artists & Open Mic @ Historical Museum 12-3pm
Venues:

Honu

Happy's Bayou Bites

Natures Food Patch

 

Dunedin Brewery

Fenway Hotel

Woodwright Brewing

Stirling Wine

Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro

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.

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 
Armed with a ukulele and a big, unexpected voice, Devin Scott easily entertains audiences of all ages. Performing everythingfrom R. Kelly to Patsy Cline, traveling around the country, teaching and leading jam sessions, singing in restaurants, bars, around campfires, even floating down the San Juan River, Devin Scott has big adventures and spreads big joy with a ukulele.

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.

There will also be a raffle for 4 ukuleles donated to Tampa Bay Ukulele Society. Tickets are $5 each  You can buy tickets online , at the workshops or  at the TBUS Event Table in Pioneer Park after  3pm. Winners will be announced at the concert starting at 5PM.

8-10pm 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.