Festival uke can’t afford to miss

October 7, 2013 by  

Ukefest VA, which is taking place in Glen Allen for two days this November, celebrates the ukulele in all its glory and offers educational workshops for those who play the instrument.

The festival is set to feature concerts from bands such as the Josh Kekoa Trio, the Aloha Boys, and Bumper Jacksons, as well as open-mic and jam sessions and workshops. There will be workshops for all players from beginners to advanced, with topics such as ‘Early Jazz/Ragtime for Uke’, ‘Samson Trinh’s UKE ‘n’ ROLL Rock Shop’ and ‘Arranging Music for the Uke’.

In addition to the music, vendors will be on hand to offer ukulele-related merchandise, as well as arts and crafts. It may actually be a good place to find a holiday gift for someone who is a fan of the ukulele. Sponsorships are also available for local businesses, with prices ranging from $100 to $1,000.

Ukefest will likely attract visitors from all over the Richmond area who will come to take part in this unique festival. Local print companies will probably helping the organizers to prepare by providing marketing materials, such as flyers and posters for distribution around the area.

Ukefest VA is being held in the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from November 1 to 2. Unlimited access to the festival plus three workshops is $80, concerts are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, and workshops are $15 each. To learn more about the festival, call 804-306-1430.