March 20 & 21, 2020 CANCELED. Luau & Concert on 22nd CANCELED

2020 GaithersBurg UkeFest Package

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The $155 package will include the Friday and Saturday evening concerts, jams, open mics and 7-8 workshops held during the Friday and Saturday 2020 festival activities. Also included in this package is one chance for giveaways, which include ukuleles, tuners, straps and other goodies ukulele manufacturers send our way.  Lil Rev leads a list of exceptionally talented and gifted ukulele instructors and performers, including Kevin Carroll, Kelly Jolly, Phredd, Ray Forton, Jose Luis Tolosa (Cuatro), Maureen Andary, Uncle Zac, Gracie Terzian, Nani Lowery, Pete Coleson, Lori Perine, Gary Haleamau, Liz Brinker, Cinda Smith, Michael August, Debi Velasco, Julie Coleson, William Ernestburg, Kurin Haleamau and Keith Lowery. 

 

 Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event 

 


March 21 - AM Workshops

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Gracie Terzian teaching a workshop at the 2019 Gaithersburg UkeFest

If you cannot attend all the workshops on Saturday, March 21st, consider taking 3 65-minute workshops. The workshops will be begin at 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, and 11:30 AM. Gracie is returning in 2020; one of the many excellent instructors you can take classes from. Tickets are only $65.

 Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event 

MARCH 21 - PM WORKSHOPS

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William Ernestberg teaching his Blue & Yellow Hawaiian songs in the Daily Ukulele Books workshop at the 2019 Gaithersburg UkeFest

 If you cannot attend all the workshops on Saturday, March 21st, consider taking 3 65-minute workshops in the afternoon. The workshops will be begin at 12:45 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:15 PM. William is returning in 2020; one of the many excellent instructors you can take classes from. Tickets are only $65.

 Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event 

March 20 - Friday afternoon Ukulele Workshops

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Michael August teaching harmonica at the 2019 Gaithersburg UkeFest

Michael August will be just one of the excellent instructors teaching workshops on Friday afternoon. The classes will take place at 2:00 PM and 3:15 PM. Tickets for the Friday afternoon workshops is $45.

 Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event 

Friday Evening Concert

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The Sweater Set

Winners of multiple Washington Area Music Awards, The Sweater Set (Sara Curtin & Maureen Andary) have toured throughout Ireland, the UK, & the Northeast & Southern United States, opened for Dar Williams, Aoife O'Donovan, and Michelle Shocked, served as Artists-in-Residence at the Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts, and partnered with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities as Artist Fellows in 2018. 

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Kevin Carroll

 ...I thought I’d heard it all, then Kevin comes along with this ‘resolUKEtion’ album and brings a fresh perspective to the instrument. His love for folk, blues and roots music really comes out. Plus, he’s a really nice guy and a passionate teacher of the instrument.”  

James Hill -  Ukulele virtuoso and educator 

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"Phredd"

"Phredd" – a Ukulele Strumming, Harmonica Wailing, Suitcase Drum Kicking, Quirky Singer-Songwriter of Unmitigated Joy!

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Ray Forton

 According to Ray, “Music should bring great joy, or at least a few laughs and a good time to both players and listeners.”  

Saturday Evening Concert

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Lil Rev

  Lil' Rev is well known on the international ukulele scene as a protector of old songs and playing styles including early blues, Tin-Pan Alley, old time, Yiddish and American folk styles. 

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Gary Haleamau

 Gary Haleamau of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii began his musical career at an early age; first as a solo artist then traveling with Hawaiian music groups throughout the world sharing his amazing talent. 

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Gracie Terzian

 Ted Gioia, jazz critic and author of History of Jazz, calls her “a genuine talent” and ICON Magazine says “she’s a beguiling singer and modern song stylist with an astute sense of swing.”  

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Jose Luis Tolosa

 

He's recognized as one of the most talented Cuatro players in the world. He will be joined by his brother Angel, a world-class Venezuela Harp player.

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Kelle Jolly

Vocalist Kelle Jolly, "The Tennessee Ukulele Lady", is one of East Tennessee's most celebrated jazz musicians. 


Sunday Evening Concert

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Gary Haleamau & Kāwili

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Naniukulelejoy!

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Come to the Pre-Concert Luau!

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Pilipa'a Hula Seminar

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Kumu Sheldeen Haleamau

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Our Ukulele Partners

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Our Local Partners

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