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Strathmore Free Summer Outdoor Concert Series: UkeFest 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM

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Pre-Show Strum from 6-7PM
Concert at 7PM

Summertime strumming at its very finest comes back to Strathmore by popular demand. If you don’t know how musical, magical and versatile the ukulele can be this is your chance to rise to a whole new musical level with Grammy-winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer and a uke-tastic roster of artists including Gerald Ross, Victoria Vox and the uke duo Sweater Set, plus The Riders, The Piney Branch Kids Ukulele Ensemble and The Washington Ukulele Orchestra.

Brush up on your Uke or learn the ins-and-outs of the wonderfully fun and easy to play instrument at two one day workshops Intermediate Ukulele Jam and Beginning Ukulele Jam.

Going for a World Record!
We’re trying to break the Guinness World Record in the Largest Ukulele Ensemble category at this performance. The previous record is 851 people all performing the same song on ukulele. Help us smash that record at UkeFest 2011! Come early – register to get your number and join the pre-show strum between 6-7 PM. We’ll go for the record at 7:30 PM. We will have a notary on site to verify the final number of players. We’ll perform two songs, Aloha Oe' and This Land Is Your Land. Please see the videos and chord charts below to learn how to perform both songs.
Download Chord Charts and Lyrics (PDF)
Aloha Oe'
This Land is Your Land

NOTICE: THIS EVENT WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED - These images will be used in Strathmore marketing materials and on the website. If you do NOT wish your image to be taken and used for marketing please notify the photographer(s) on site. You may be asked to move to a different location.

Weather: Don’t get caught in the rain! Follow Strathmore on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information on weather-related delays/cancellations, or call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Parking: Parking for the Free Summer Outdoor Concerts and Workshops is in the Metro garage for $4.75 with Metro SmarTrip card or major credit card; enter off Tuckerman Lane. Parking for patrons with disabilities (with tag) and Strathmore Stars Parking (with Strathmore Summer Parking Pass) is in the Mansion lot on a space available basis; enter at 10701 Rockville Pike until 7PM.

Seating: Bring blankets or low beach chairs. No pets, please.

Dining at the BBQ Shack: Features bbq chicken, all-natural beef hamburgers, veggie burgers, all-beef hot dogs, cole slaw, grilled corn on the cob, watermelon wedges, desserts, soda, water, beer and wine available for purchase. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Truck will also be on site.

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