Hawaiian clothing store, Kapa Collective, is offering a "FREE to Public" beginner ukulele lesson / jam, hosted by Victoria Vox. Don't have a uke?! Don't worry! Kapa Collective will have some for you to try (or buy!).
The 10th Anniversary of the Reno Ukulele Festival will be the biggest and best yet, with a beautiful new home, an expanded calendar, and the above massive lineup of performers and instructors! It’ll be four days of celebrating the music and camaraderie of the ukulele community with a few extras here and there! WHEN: The Festival will begin at 1PM, Wednesday May 2 and will run through our grand finale concert, Saturday night May 5.
Most performances take place at the Center for Well Being, a yoga and massage facility that the Brew rents for its concerts and that seats about 110. The Center is located on Mount Nittany Road in Lemont, about three miles from Penn State’s main campus. It’s about 90 minutes from Harrisburg; three hours from Pittsburgh; and four hours from New York City, Ithaca, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
Victoria Vox is at the vanguard of contemporary ukulele performance. Despite uprooting from Baltimore for the sunnier West Coast, we will always call her our own. Tonight she is joined by Shodekeh, Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin (Lloyd Martin Vox), and Brian Beverly, also known as the tuba player in a kilt.
Victoria’s infectious pop-folk-jazz style has earned her fans who truly appreciate her charming and masterful artistry. In addition to her songwriting and ukulele playing, Vox has received praise for her “invisible” instrument: the Mouth Trumpet. She was invited to blow her own horn on the Jay Leno Show in 2009. In 2015, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a leader in the mouth trumpet “revival” and performed live on air on KMOX’s Charlie Brennan Show. She employs her mouth trumpet during musical breaks at her live shows and also includes it on her studio recordings, along with the real trumpet (which she also plays). For the past few years, Vox has been collaborating with beatboxer Shodekeh for live performance, TV and radio shows.
Victoria’s beautiful voice, charm, and ukulele make her irresistible – especially on Father’s Day!
There’s nothing better than relaxing with a nice glass of wine, talking with friends, and listening to great music. Seating is inside so the music plays rain or shine. Beer is also served for those who haven’t achieved their wine palette… yet! Please come and join us, we’d love to have you!
Wine tasting is $6 during events. You get 5 samples and get to keep the Cold Country glass!
Midwest Uke Camp is an exciting experience co-produced by Mighty Uke Day‘s Ben Hassenger and Stan Werbin of Lansing’s world-renowned Elderly Instruments. Based on the long-running Midwest Banjo Camp, our uke camp combines the excitement of the Mighty Uke Day festival with the immersive workshop and communal activities of banjo camp. Activities include: ukulele and harmonica workshops of all levels, instructor concert, open mic, group strums, and plenty of time for informal get-togethers and jams. Located on the beautiful grounds of Olivet College, Midwest Uke Camp is a encompassing weekend of ukulele study and fun!
The 2018 lineup of teaching artists includes: Craig Chee, Neal Chin, Jim D'Ville, Cathy Fink, Sarah Maisel, Marcy Marxer, Lil' Rev, Gerald Ross, Melissa Sigh, Heidi Swedberg, Victoria Vox, Daniel Ward, Andy Wilson, Sandy Weltman, and Frank Youngman. Find out more and register at: http://www.midwestukecamp.com/instructors/
Uke U-7 will be held Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2nd at Cascades Academy, just outside beautiful Bend, Oregon. We look forward to another full weekend of Concerts, Play-Alongs, Open Mic and 50 Workshops presented by some of the best ukulele musicians on the planet.
Saturday, June 30th – registration starts at 9:30, workshops start at 11:00, with a full day of activities until the concert ends about 8:30 that evening.
Sunday, July 1st – the doors will open at 9:30, workshops start at 10:00, the day ends at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, July 2nd – starts at 9:30 for our Kanikapila and we bid everyone “Aloha Nui Loa” at 11:30.