"Uke Fest West" will be held in Santa Cruz, California, April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.This event is being planned, developed and presented through a collaboration of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz (www.ukuleleclub.com) and The Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum. (www.ukulele.org) And is set to make a full weekend out of the Hayward Ukulele Festival which is on Sunday the 25th. We are still pounding out the details, but it is sure to be awesome! Here is what we got so far...
Thursday night, April 22nd, for you early arrivers is the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz monthly meeting, join us for food, drinks, entertainment!. Start the fun early!
Friday during the day there will be workshops available, More info soon!
Friday night will be Dinner concert featuring some of the hottest performers (check out the perfomers page) from all over the country at the Historic Cocoanut Grove Ballroom, which you can see by clicking the "Venue" button below
A full (no host) bar will be available, and along with an outstanding dinner buffet, desert will be also provided
Also, For any non Uke obsessed travel companions, The cocoanut Grove is located on one end of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, (www.beachboardwalk.com) a beach front amusement park that is home of one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country. Bring the Family for a weekend of fun!
Saturdays event will be at the Cocoanut Grove Sunroom and Bayview room. Vendors, music, workshops, concerts, open mike, etc. The Sun Room's retractable glass ceiling provides sunshine and fresh ocean breezes during the day, Weather permitting, and large windows provide stunning views of the Monterey Bay.
Because of the spectacular response from performers, we have added an additional Hall with a main stage on Saturday! Also running throughout the day will be several screenings of "Rock That Uke". (www.rockthatuke.com) as well as other Uke related short features
Saturday early evening will feature a reception at the Santa Cruz art League,(www.scal.org) where the walls will be adorned with some of the finest Ukes to be seen anywhere!
This display will run Thursday through Monday
Sunday is the 11th annual Hayward Ukulele Festival, the west coast's longest running Ukulele festival, featuring a full day of performances, vendors and food with a Polynesian flair.
Find out about it here: http://www.pica-org.org/events.html
To be put on the list for details as they emerge, send an e-mail to Andy Andrews: firstname.lastname@example.org
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