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WMNF presents the 6th Annual Ukulele Festival: UKE IT OUT!

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$17 – $20

WMNF presents the 6th Annual Ukulele Festival: UKE IT OUT!

Bigger and better than last year—this year’s festival has even more music!

You’ll hear everything from the ukulele, Reggae and Bluegrass sounds to Americana and Rock—the little ukulele knows no limits. There will be all kinds of ukuleles in action—bass ukes, electric ukes, banjo ukes and acoustic ukes. Eight performers two sing alongs and a contest it’s a concert you won’t forget.

There will be food trucks at Cage Brewing, a vintage Hawaiian shirt booth, Luna guitars will be on display, Gulf to Bay Bait and Tackle will be featuring their unique ukuleles and there will be a special ukulele art display by Carolyn Bruszer.

In addition, Cage Brewing has built a stage and installed a lighting system—it’s not just a brewery—it’s a concert hall—slight exaggeration, it’s more of a large covered patio than a hall. (There is a hall that goes to the restroom though)

Plus there will be a Muddy Waters of the Ukulele contest—with a prize package and trophy for the best 2-minute ukulele interpretation of a Muddy Waters song on the ukulele–sign up when you arrive.

We will have ukulele lessons for anyone that shows with a ukulele and wants to learn how to start playing on the ukulele. 3:30-4 at Cage Brewing

Everyone loves The Beatles and there will be a ukulele tribute to The Beatles and Tom Petty. Attendees are encouraged to bring their ukuleles to join in. Professionals, amateurs and audience members alike are invited to participate.

To round out the evening, there will be a chance for up and coming ukulele players to showcase their chops. Participants can sign up for the Show Us Your UKE–Open mic that will be the final event to close the show. Just sign up when you get to the show—first come first served.

Developed in the 1880s, the ukulele is based on several small guitar-like instruments of Portuguese origin.
Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole helped re-popularize the instrument, in particular with his 1993 medley of “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World,” used in films, television programs, and commercials.

Not since 12 year-old Grace VanderWaal won the 2016 America’s Got Talent contest playing the ukulele has the ukulele world been as excited about a ukulele event as they are about WMNF’s tribute to the ukulele. Hyperbole? Not when it comes to ukulele fans! Eight bands/solos are putting on a ukulele concert Friday December 3.

Not only will this give you a chance to pull out the Hawaiian shirt you have stashed in the back of your closest—but you’ll have a chance to see some of the best ukulele players at a great location—Cage Brewing St Pete.

Stay tuned for the October announcement of the bands that will be playing the festival.

WMNF’s 6thAnnual Ukulele Festival: UKE IT OUT – Cage Brewing
Saturday December 4th
Doors 3pm, Music 4-10pm
CAGE BREWING
2001 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
3 pm doors open (folks can set up chairs outside for the jam. Cage Brewing only)

TICKETS FOR CAGE BREWING:
Tickets $17Advance/$20 door
813-238-8001 or online at wmnf.org

Kids 12 and under FREE

Proof of negative Covid test required for entry within the last 72 hours. A proof of full vaccination may be substituted for a negative test result.

Details

Date:
December 4
Time:
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$17 – $20
Event Category:
https://www.wmnf.org/wmnf_events/the-6th-annual-ukulele-festival-uke-it-out-st-pete-show/

Venue

Cage Brewing
2001 1st Ave. S
St. Petersburg, 33712 United States
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