World Ukulele Day III Festival in Dunedin

Mark your calendar and tune your ukes for World Ukulele Day III, Saturday, February 1st, 2020.  11:00AM to 10:00PM

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

With over 2500 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.
Get your World Ukulele Day T-shirt Now.  This is a special presale offer so we can print the right sizes. $20 in S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X sizes. Order by Dec 15th. Pick up your T-shirt at the TBUS Booth at the Farmers Market in Pioneer Square Feb 1st. We will not be selling these at the event so PLEASE PREORDER.
11am The WUD Festival kicks off with multiple performances at different sponsor locations. Talented solo, duo and band acts will be playing sets at 11am, 12:30, 2pm and 3:30pm   A full schedule and map will be published and posted on this website January 1st 2020.
11am-12:30 Special Workshop #1 with Lil Rev
The Blues & Boogie of Lead Belly For Ukulele-
Join Uke master Lil Rev for a fun and informative 90 minutes of blues, boogie, repertoire and history as we study the work of legendary Blues icon Huddie Ledbetter. Using a variety of songs from Leadbelly's exhaustive repertoire, lil rev will teach muting techniques, rock and blues strums, boogie patterns, country strums, and much, much more. Open to all levels, should know basic chords, some basic experience playing ukulele is recommended. ($25 fee for 1 workshop or $40 to attend both) click here to register for workshops (seating is limited so don't wait)
1- 2:30pm  Special Workshop #2 with Lil Rev  
Irish Song Festival For Uke 

A rollicking collection of ballads, drinking songs, dirges, novelty and 1 or 2 instrumental classics, make this fun 90 minute class with renown uke master lil rev a full tilt-o-whirl of irish music fun. Learn how to do the Irish Triple Strum, the basic 6/8 strum, backing fiddle tunes, how to join an irish session jam and much more. This workshop is open to beginners and up - some basic experience playing ukulele is recommended.($25 fee for 1 workshop or $40 to attend both) click here to register for workshops (seating is limited so don't wait)

Lil Rev Workshops will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Dunedin 421 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
3pm Ukulele Parade Ukulele players from clubs all over Florida and the Southeast have been invited and are encouraged to join in as we march and play crowd favorites through the Downton area.  We will start at Edgewater Park 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 players and we expect to break that record!

5pm Main Concert with performances by these well known players:

5:00 Ty Olopai Ty Olopai was born and raised on the tiny island of Saipan.
He left home in 1994 to attend University of Hawaii-Hilo studying music.
He has been a freelance musician all over the state of Florida and other states playing the ukulele. He teaches ukulele regularly at Penny Lane Music Emporium in Fort Lauderdale.
In 2009, he founded “FUN” Florida Ukulele Network, a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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's 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 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 and  The Happiest Rabbit & Mikeys Aloha Shirts will be selling Vintage Hawaiian Shirts and Ukulele Ornaments.

Luna , Replay Guitars and  Gulf to Bay will be selling a wide variety of Ukulese from Soprano to Concert 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 during at the TBUS Event Table in Pioneer Park (we will be there during the Farmers Market) Winners need not be present to win

8-10pm The party continues with a Ukulele Party Jam at Honu. Bring you 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

All net proceeds will help TBUS cares community services projects. For this event 50% will go to Dunedin Cares Food Bank.

Coming from out our town?

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