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