2022 - Funky Frets 7th Annual Ukulele Festival

2022 - Funky Frets 7th Annual Ukulele Festival

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$10 – $170

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Location

Trinity Church Boyertown

250 Sweinhart Road

Boyertown, PA 19512

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Our 7th Ukulele Festival will be in person this year and we are excited to see all our wonderful ukulele pals!

About this event

*Change to our normal Sunday schedule, please see below!

Our 7th Ukulele Festival is around the corner, and we are working on making it a "Roaring Good Time". The 20s may not have started off that great in the world, but we are making up for it in 2022! Everyone loved having a theme in 2019, so this year we are doing a Roaring 20s theme. New this year, instead of the ever-popular Hawaiian Shirt contest, we will be having a 1920s-style Hat Contest/Headband!

This Uke fest is a perfect opportunity to play and mingle with like-minded Uke enthusiasts. We have a wide selection of workshops that accommodate every level of playing, from first time picking up a Uke, to advanced players and everyone in between. NO UKER LEFT BEHIND!

The weekend consists of concerts, an open mic, multiple jamming opportunities, vendors, the highly anticipated Jam on the Historic Train on the Colebrookedale Railroad, and many other fun activities. Things for non-ukulele players too such as a hula workshop and lei-making class. Our performers/workshop teachers are Jim D'Ville, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Bill Wynne, Pete McCarty, Curt Sheller, The Aloha Boys (Glen, Isaac & Irv), Gwendolyn Fitz, Debi Velasco, and William Ernestburg.

Ticket Options

Full Festival Ticket ( $170.00): Door prize drawing and swag bag. Friday catered dinner and evening concert and Late-Night Ukulele Jam at Funky Frets Music Store. Saturday's workshops, open mic, catered lunch, catered dinner, The Roaring 20s Hat Contest, vendors, evening concert, and Late-Night Ukulele Jam at Funky Frets Music Store. Sunday join us at a local fire hall for a mid-morning jam and lunch, then head over to the Colebrookedale Railroad for our popular privately chartered train ride and train-themed jam. Sticking around Sunday, come back and hang out at Funky Frets.

Companion Ticket ($90.00) with the purchase of full festival ticket holders: Friday night dinner and concert. Saturday lunch, dinner, and concert. Sunday lunch and Train ride. Companion tickets are also welcome to the Late-Night Jams and access to the vendor area and lounge areas.

Saturday Only: This year, we will offer the remaining tickets on Saturday only at the end of August. Full festival tickets may sell out before this is available as an option.

Workshops:

Once the workshop schedule goes through a final tweaking we will email you a "Workshop Registration Form". It is very important to fill this out so we can place the workshops in the correct rooms.

There will be six workshop sessions at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm with 3 or 4 workshop choices per slot. Workshop levels are beginner to advanced and everything in between.

Here is the tenative workshop schedule:

9am:

F.U.N.-damentals for Playing Ukulele with Petey Mack

Chord Melody for Dummies with Bill Wynne

Harmonica with Michael August

10am:

Learning to Relearn to Play the Ukulele? with Glen Hirabayashi

The Emotional Value of Chords with Jim D'Ville

St James Infirmary with Curt Sheller

Learn the Hula with Debi Velasco

11am:

Vocalele Workshop with Gwendolyn Fitz

Learn the Hawaiian Songs of The Daily Ukulele, Yellow Book with William Ernestbug

Clawhammer with Christopher Davis-Shannon

12-1pm Lunch

1pm:

Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering with Curt Sheller

Intro to Swing with Christopher Davis-Shannon

Jam with Petey Mack

2pm:

How to Say Ukulele and More! with Glen Hirabayashi

The Crickets & The Beatles with Jim D'Ville

Harmonica 2 with Michael August

3pm:

Elements of Chord Melody – A Starter Kit with Bill Wynne

Learn the Hawaiian Songs of The Daily Ukulele, Leap Year Edition, Blue Book with William Ernestbug

Using Chords to Create Musical Stories with Gwendolyn Fitz

4:00-6:00pm: Dinner and Open Mic

Friday evening Concert: Kicking off the festival will be a Showcase feature by the Funky Frets Ukulele Group, Curt Sheller, Gwendolyn Fitz, A Sing-A-Long Jam with Petey Mack and Bill Wynne.

Saturday Evening Concert: Curt Sheller & Friends, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Jim D'Ville, and The Aloha Boys.

Friday and Saturday Locations: Trinity Church of Boyertown, Late Night Jam at Funky Frets Music Store

Sunday: Join us at the Keystone Fire Hall at 10:30 am for a jam and then lunch, followed by our ever-popular Jam on the Colebrookedale Railroad departing at 3:00 pm.

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Lodging:

A room block has been set up at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Pottstown on Route 100, near the Walmart. This was formerly the Comfort Inn. Once your ticket is purchased we will send out a room block link and a few other discounts in the next town.

Meals Included:

*This is the menu right now, if food availability changes come fall we may have to change these options but we will always have meat and vegetarian option.

Friday Dinner: Quinoa Burrito Bowl (Gluten free and vegan) Rice Burrito Bowl and more!

Saturday Lunch: Hoagie tray, vegetarian wraps (vegetarian meal), pasta salad, potato chips and drink.

Saturday Dinner: Marinated flank steak, chicken piccata, vegetable lasagna (vegetarian meal), veggie Medley, Rice Pilaf, dinner rolls, salad, dessert and drink.

Sunday Lunch: Salad Bar, Tomato Farro Salad (vegetarian meal), Croissant Sandwhiches (tuna salad, egg salad or chicken salad), dessert and drink.

FAQs

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are transferable, and you may sell or pass them on to a friend.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

FunkyFrets@gmail.com is the quickest way to reach us.

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