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 8:00PM

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.
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 and 2pm.   A full schedule and map will be published and posted on this website January 1st 2020.
12Noon Special Workshop #1 with Lil Rev

The Blues & Boogie of Lead Belly For Ukulele

This workshop is open to beginners and up - some basic experience playing ukulele is recommended. ($20 fee) location TBA.
1:30pm  Special Workshop #2 with Lil Rev  

Irish Song Festival For Uke 

This workshop is open to beginners and up - some basic experience playing ukulele is recommended. ($20 fee) location TBA.
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 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 600 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

8pm The party continues with a Ukulele Party Jam at Honu.
A Special Event T-shirt will be available for sale online and will be posted By October 1s4 for preorder at $15 or at the event for $20 

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 a Dunedin Cares Food Bank.