October 6-8 - 3rd Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest! - with James Hill, Lil' Rev, Curt Sheller, Debi Velesco, The Aloha Boys, Uncle Zac, Frets Halligan
Sunday September 10th ( 11am to 5PM ) - Funky Frets Grand Opening! - Music includes Curt Sheller & Friends, Jack Murry and the Blue Tarp Ramblers, The Whiskeyhicken Boys. And, Four Leaf Face Painting will be there from 11 to 5.
April 14 - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio Half Moon Cafe at Clay on Main! Curt on ukulele with Eric (bass) and Ed (drums).
April 21-22 - Allegheny Ukulele Soirée - The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective! - Curt will be presenting three (3) workshops Saturday 22nd. *Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard, *Ukulele Doodling: Introduction to Scales and Soloing on Ukulele, Building Left Hand Technique
March 18 - Solo Concert and Workshops - Herdon, VA! Curt will be presenting three workshops and a house concert (ukulele).
In addition to attending the World Famous Barto Jam every Wednesday night, we participate in several ukulele jams and meetup groups every month.
Third Sunday every month at the store from 2:30 to 4:30 preceded with a Getting Starting with Ukulele beginner class at 1.
Both workshop and concert for $25.
Lil' Rev returns to Funky Frets and he always delivers a highly educational workshop and entertaining evening of music for any music lover. His concert will be featuring tunes from his newest CD "Claw and Hammer".
You can ( pay via Eventbrite ) or prior to the event by cash or check at Funky Frets. Tickets will be available at the door based on available room. This event has the potential to sell out!
The Blues and Boogie of Leadbelly: Part repertoire, part lore, part blues ukulele studies, this class takes an in depth look at the life and music of Huddie Leadbetter aka: Leadbelly.
Using 12 of his tunes, we'll learn to play boogie on the ukulele, strum boogie patterns, learn a couple of cool, simple blues licks and some incredible music history a la the man who gave us: Midnight Special, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Easy Rider, Good Morning Blues and so much more.