$36.50 – $349

2019 Reno Ukulele Festival & Acoustic Faire

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Peppermill Resort Spa

2707 S Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89502

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Four Days of Music & Instruction featuring Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Casey MacGill, Gerald Ross, Daniel Ho, Muriel Anderson, John Batdorf, Dani Joy, Dead Man's Uke.

It's the Reno Ukulele Festival & Acoustic Faire with Swing Thing!
That’s a long name! What does it all mean? After our 10th anniversary bash I wondered where to take the festival to begin it's second decade, so I looked at how the ukulele has evolved as an instrument and in its playing styles. What I realized was this: Many ukulele pros also play other instruments and add techniques from those to their uke skills. In addition, the ukulele itself is now a diverse family of acoustic and electric instruments and it is being played in many different styles.

Acoustic Faire: Because of the diversity of the instrument and blending of playing styles, I decided to infuse our lineup with multi-instrumentalists. In addition to the ukulele, Cathy and Marcy and Casey and Gerald and Daniel all play a number of instruments. I also went outside the world of uke and asked two exceptional, non-uke artists to bring topics and techniques from their world that you can incorporate into your love of uke. You'll be able to learn melody & soundtrack writing from a Hollywood soundtrack composer, new right-hand styles from a harp-guitar virtuoso and first woman ever to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and you'll expand your uke's sonic landscapes under the tutelage of a world music trailblazer! The level of talent at this festival is truly off the charts!

Swing Thing: We'll also have a Friday night bash, initially intended as a stand-alone event but now part of the festival. Our Swing Thing will be a combination Swing Dance/Concert for both those who want to get the blood circulating on the dance floor and for those who’d rather just kick back and enjoy a mid-century music blast from the past! Vintage garb highly encouraged! And we’ll also offer swing dance lessons for newbies who want to join in!

* All of the above is included in your Full-Festival Pass!

In addition, we have two new, very limited offers:

Recording Studio: Go home with a professionally recorded song! I have enlisted an experienced sound engineer to set up and operate a live recording studio on site! We'll have five slots available.

VIP Diamond Dozen Club: There will be 12 slots available for our new VIP Club, an annual option for those who want to get the most out of the festival.

Benefits include:
• One Full-Festival Pass for VIP member only.
• Admission to the Artists-Only Cocktail Meet 'N Greet for VIP member only.
• First-access seating to our Swing Thing and Saturday Concert Finale for you and up to 3 guests.
• First option to retain membership next year and in consecutive years to follow.
Please read description and details when purchasing.

Workshop and performance schedule and specifics will be added as the festival date draws closer. To receive updates please join our email list at www.playuke.net.

NOW, THE REALLY IMPORTANT BITS:

All Festival Passes are for Workshops and Day Stage performances and presentations only. Earlybird and VIP Passes include one complimentary concert ticket and one complimentary Swing Thing ticket. Recording Studio is a separately ticketed item not included in any other pass or ticket.

CANCELLATION POLICY
All passes and tickets are refundable less 20% cancellation fee through April 15, 2019. No refunds April 16, 2019 and beyond. Passes ARE transferable. Email from the address used to purchase to give new attendee name.

Other FAQs
Q-Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
A-The entire festival is an all-ages event. Each attendee must have a pass for paid areas, events, and workshops. Children should be able to take part in an adult level class to attend workshops.

Q-Are there free areas of the festival?
A-Yes, the vendor marketplace and stage is free and open to the public.

Q-Should I bring a music stand to workshops?
A-You may, however space can get tight in workshop rooms so we recommend a swivel-top or bendable wire clotheshanger with clips. You can hook it to the seat in front of you and clip music to the bottom, like this:


Q-Will there be handouts for workshops?
A-Some instructors use handouts, but you must download, print, and bring your own copy. No physical handouts will be available at the festival.

Q-What's the cancellation/refund policy?
A-All passes and tickets are refundable less 20% cancellation fee through April 15, 2019. No refunds April 16, 2019 and beyond. Passes ARE transferable. Email playukemail@gmail.com from the address used to purchase to give new attendee name.

Q-How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A-Text message 775-220-0995 or email playukemail@gmail.com

Q-Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A-Yes, bring your printed ticket or mobile equivalent to the registration desk to receive your lanyard/badge. Bring your printed ticket or mobile equivalent to Concert Finale and/or Swing Thing.

Q-Can I update my registration information?
A-Your can sign in to Eventbrite with your email and manage some areas of your registration.

Q-Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
A-Passes ARE transferable. Email playukemail@gmail.com from the address used to purchase to give new attendee name.

Q-Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
A-Names should match. Email playukemail@gmail.com from the address used to purchase to change names.

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