UkeFest 2012: Uke and Guitar Summit
What if you could learn to play music on the ukulele quickly and easily – while having tons of fun? The Uke and Guitar Summit at Strathmore’s UkeFest puts all the elements together: great teachers, great music, and the greatest instrument ever invented for making musicians out of ordinary people. This year UkeFest embodies the Aloha spirit with a Hawaiian theme, and so does the Summit – learn Hula, slack key guitar, tenor guitar, and of course uke! Don’t miss the music and merriment that make UkeFest such an amazing experience.
To check for last minute openings, please call Georgina Javor at 301-581-5142.
Register Online Below or call the Strathmore Ticket Office at (301) 581-5100
$300 (Stars Price $270)
Patrons will register through Strathmore online or by phone through the Strathmore Ticket Office. Prior to the class, participants will receive an email survey to fill out for assignment to their morning section.
This program is geared toward adults. Interested students under 18 years old should contact Georgina Javor at Strathmore - firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 581-5142 - to discuss registration.
Beginners through experts are welcome, and morning classes will be assigned by skill level.
Beginner - Never held or tuned a uke before – but I have one!
Intermediate - Know how to tune your instrument and play basic chords.
Advanced - Know more intricate arrangements to songs and ready to get more detailed.
9AM-9:45AM: Community Song Circle
10AM-12PM: Breakout classes by skill level and interest
12PM-2PM: Lunch Break (please bring your own or purchase from the Prelude Cafe [cafe closed on weekends])
2PM-3PM: Participants Choice Class
3:15PM-4:15PM: Participants Choice Class
4:15-7PM: Dinner Break (please bring your own)
7PM-9PM Open Mic/Performances each night except Tuesday
Note: On Saturday, the lunch break will be 12-1PM and the classes will end at 3:15PM.
UkeFest 2012 Free Outdoor Concert, Wednesday, August 15, 7PM
Invite your friends and family to the open mic concerts! Click the link to purchase tickets:
August 11 at 7:00PM - with The Beamers
August 12 at 7:00PM - with The Hula Honeys
August 13 at 7:00PM - with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Click here to view a complete Uke and Guitar Summit schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to take Metro’s Red Line, please note the following closures: beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, August 10, and continuing through system closing on Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between the Grosvenor and Friendship Heights. Medical Center and Bethesda Metrorail stations will be closed. Customers should allow 30 minutes of additional travel time.