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 one of the largest ukulele clubs in the country 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 with Stu Fuchs ..Reggae & Calypso for Ukulele: The music of the Caribbean is a GREAT way to solidify and refine the basics of Ukulele strumming! We’ll explore the deep and heart centered vibrations of Reggae, Calypso Ska & Rocksteady. You’ll learn lots of fun and uplifting songs, new syncopated strum patterns, melodic riffs, and “level up” on your sense ofgroove and coordination. Be prepared to have a blast getting into the groove!
Open to ALL LEVELS of player, beginner to advanced.($20 fee) location TBA.
1:30pm Special Workshop with Stu Fuchs "All You Need is Love...and a Ukulele” - A Beatles Immersion The music of the Beatles and the ukulele are like peanut butter and jelly; they simply belong together. Renowned ukulele teacher and performer Stuart Fuchs will lead a spirited and deep immersion into the music of the Fab Four. By studying the music of the Beatles you'll gain an understanding of many genres of music including blues, rockabilly, RnB, Soul and their own original style of songwriting. You'll play Beatles' tunes from the band's early and late period with easy-to-play ukulele band arrangements to accommodate all levels of playing ability. Stu also teaches some of the most famous riffs and melodies, and shares fascinating facts and stories about the band's legendary history.
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 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
6:00 The World Ukulele Band
7:00 Stu Fuchs
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.
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.