Greetings from Keith and Nani Lowery. Thank you for visiting the website, and especially your interest in attending the 2nd Annual Gaithersburg UkeFest, or you wanting to check out pictures and videos from our first festival. If this is your first time visiting the website you might be wondering, "How did this all come about"? It's an interesting story, one that we can now share. Keith was inspired by the 2019 Funky Frets UkeFest, in Boyerstown, PA. Since Nani was one of the instructors, the both of us were treated with a two-night stay at the B & B in town with the other instructors and performers. What a treat!!! We got to eat breakfast and converse with the likes of Herb Ohta, Jr., Uncle Zac, Del Ray and the Aloha Boys. The workshops, concerts and the train ride (from Boyertown to Pottstown) were all terrific. On the trip back home to Maryland, Keith exclaimed, "We could organize a ukulele festival" right in our hometown of Gaithersburg, Maryland. At this point Nani thought her husband had hit his head. But here we are wondering how we were able to pull off such a wonderful UkeFest. When I arrived at Covenant UMC for the Friday evening workshops and concert, I was greeted by one of the attendees. "You know what they say Keith...Build it and they will come"!
We believe when you explore this website and see the 2019 guest artists who took part in this festival, and preview the 2020 artists, and all they will have to offer, you will agree with us that this is an event you don't ever want to miss. Look for more details to come regarding a Children's Ukulele Festival, and a Hula Seminar. We hope to see you March 20-22, 2020!
Check out this wonderful performance by Kaya and Gracie!
Check out this wonderful performance by Rebecca and Stu!