FRIDAY March 20 & SATURDAY March 21, 2020. Luau Dinner & Concert March 22, 2020
Aloha! Keith and Nani Lowery were married in Kaneohe, HI on June 28, 1986. Other than their love for God and each other, their passion throughout their marriage is perpetuating the Aloha spirit. Nani was born and raised in Hawaii, on the Windward side of Oahu. She has played the ukulele for as long as she can remember. Keith plays the UBass, and together they have performed at various venues as "Naniukulelejoy". After attending the Funky Frets Ukulele Festival in early October of 2018 (where Nani was one of the instructors) Keith got the idea of creating a similar ukulele festival for the DMV. By the 1st of November 2018, the Gaithersburg UkeFest website was active, and 5 months later the 2019 Inaugural Gaithersburg UkeFest was held.
Thank you for visiting the website, and especially your interest in attending the 2nd Annual Gaithersburg UkeFest. We believe when you explore the website and see the 2019 guest artists who took part in this festival, and preview the 2020 artists, you will agree this is an event you don't want to miss. You will also find details about a Hula Seminar, Luau dinner and a special Sunday Evening Concert featuring Gary Haleamau and Kawili. We hope to see you March 20-22, 2020!
The festival attendees donated $1,000 in raffle ticket purchases for a chance to win a brand new KoAloha long-neck soprano ukulele.
Margo Goldman, Director of Gaithersburg Help selected the winning ticket and receive the promotional check at the Saturday evening concert. Rick Higgens was the winner of the raffle, and absolutely loved his new ukulele!
Check out this wonderful performance by Kaya and Gracie!
Check out this wonderful performance by Rebecca and Stu!