Free Summer Outdoor Concert: UkeFest 2012 Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM Outdoor
Summertime strumming at its harmony-happy-Hawaiian best: thatís this yearís edition of UkeFest at Strathmore. A celebration of the ukulele and the simple joy of making music, UkeFest has become a unique and beloved tradition that brings seasoned musicians and amateurs together and sends melodies soaring into the summer air. This yearís toast to the 50th state celebrates the roots of the ukulele with a real Hawaiian luau, served up by your hosts Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer along with other ukulele greats Keola and Moanalani Beamer, The Hula Honeys and Bruce Hutton.
This concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Come Early for the Pre-Show Strum!
Bring your own or pick one up for a song at the show and join the audience play-along beginning at 6PM. Talent desired but certainly not required! Here's all the sheet music you'll need to be prepared:
Weather: Donít get caught in the rain! Check this website or follow Strathmore on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information on weather-related delays/cancellations. Strathmore will endeavor to announce any changes by 4PM the day of the performance, but please follow for any up-to-the-minute changes.
Parking: Parking for the Free Summer Outdoor Concerts and Workshops is in the Metro garage for $5.00 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.