FEST: Spring Into Uke @ Old Songs This Weekend

May 12th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

Once relegated to novelty acts like Tiny Tim, Arthur Godfrey and Hawaiian troubadours, the ukulele seems to be everywhere these days.

And if you’re a uke fan, the place to be on Saturday (May 13) is Old Songs in Vooheesville for the all-day musical celebration, Spring Into Uke.

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Ukulele players Jim & Liz Beloff, Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof, Ben Carr and Ron Gordon will be featured at festivities, which are slated to get underway at 10:30am. Registration is $45 for the all-day event including all workshops and evening concert. Tickets for the evening concert are also available separately for $15.

Here’s the complete schedule of event for the 2017 Spring Into Uke:

10:30am: Registration
11am-5pm: Uke Emporium
11am: Workshops
* “Jazzin’ the Uke” with Jim Beloff
* “Beginner’s Uke” with Ben Carr
12noon: Lunch and jam
1pm: Workshops
* “Old Timey Uke/Banjo Uke” with Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof
* “Fingerpicking Uke” with Ben Carr
2:30pm: Workshops
* “Advanced Beginner’s Uke” with Jim Beloff
* “Jug Band & Blues Chording” with Ron Gordon
3:30pm: Open Mic and Jam Session
5pm: Pot Luck Dinner: Bring a dish and/or drink
6:30pm: Evening Concert and more jamming

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