Events @ Funky Frets

Funky Frets Music Store puts on several workshops, classes, clinics and events throughout the year. Check the Calendar of Events for all the latest events.



Jim D'Ville!!! Ear Training Rail Tour 2021

Thursday July 22, 2021

Join Jim for a stop on his Ear Training Rail Tour 2021 at Funky Frets Music Store, Boyertown, PA USA. Jim will present his Hearing Chord Changes workshop followed by a jam session.



Amy Kucharik

Sunday August 29, 2021

Amy will be presenting a workshop or two followed by a concert. Details for follow.

Award-winning songwriter Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, tenor guitar, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with her Boston-based bands, energizing swing dance, folk festival and listening room audiences alike. Drawing from blues, folk and Vaudeville traditions and with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston, Amy transports her audience to a place both timeless and familiar, but nevertheless innovative.



Dead Men Don't Speakeasy!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater with Without A Cue Productions • Saturday September 18, 2021 • 6PM

We're back to putting on out Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters for 2021. These are a lot of fun with a catered dinner and a real hoot. You're guaranteed to have a good time.

Enjoy dinner and a show as a professional theater company; Without a Cue will make you laugh and entertain you all evening. Profits from this event will help support a wonderful organization, Guitars For Vets.

Dead Men Don’t Speakeasy! It’s the roaring twenties, and you have been invited to the hottest spot in town: The Rotten Club! It’s a big night and everyone is up to no good. Early Demise, the club owner, is on edge because Mr. Big is back to check out the joint and make sure Early is making his backer money. Early’s headliner (and sometimes girlfriend, Bette), is scheduled to sing, but Bette is too busy making eyes at the guests to perform. To make matters worse, Early’s wife has decided that tonight's the night to end Early’s “extracurricular activities” with Bette and the bottle. It will take a master detective and help from YOU to solve the mystery!

Ticket includes dinner, dessert and the show. Must be 18 years and older to attend. Water and coffee will be available, feel free to bring your own soda, wine or beer. Please no hard liquor, must be 21 & older to drink. Please drink responsibly.

Here is a video example of whatWithout A Cue Productions offers.

Dinner Theater

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7th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 1-2-3, 2021

Look for details and any announcements on 20 festival Spring. All the same artist that we have for the virtual 2020 uke fest will be returning live and in-person.

The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Includes concerts, workshops, vendors, catered dinner, Hawai'ian Shirt contest, jams, the much loved Strum-along Train Ride on the Historic Colebrookdale Railroad and anything else we can throw into the mix.


Lil' Rev

Lil' Rev, a Funky Frets fan favorite is stopping by in November for a concert and workshop - Date TBA.


Every Month

Third Sunday of Every Month Starting at @1PM

Register in advance for this meeting: click here to register . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Getting Started with Ukulele - FREE ukulele workshop with Curt Sheller and Kelly Thompson.
  • Followed by the Funky Frets MeetUp Jam @ 2:30 - Show up at 2PM and Curt will go over a song or two ahead of time and go over how to embellish it with chord substitutions, strumming variations. intros and endings, etc... We'll be using the Daily Uke Book - "The Blue Book" • Starting May 2021 we will be hosting this event live again.

Past Workshops

4-Part "Jazz" Chords

Exploring contemporary 4-part, a.k.a. "Jazz" chord on ukulele all start with the Big Six, Core Chords. You most likely know the open position chords they're based on. From the Six core chords that are the Big Six and the principles of chord construction along with learning the notes of the ukulele fingerboard, you WILL be able to create ANY chord you come across just from the name.

Alternating Thumb Style Fingerpicking

The Seven Modes

Ukulele Strums

Improv Using Blues and Pentatonic Scales


Technique Left Hand Technique

Music Basics

Contemporary Triads

Past Events

Virtual Campfire with Funky Frets

8PM - June 13, 2020Funky Frets Virual Campfire Sing-along. The Funky Frets crew will hosting a virtual camp fire sing-along live from our back yard, with some tried and true camp classics from our and I'm sure your childhood. So join us next to your back yard camp fire or your living room couch to sing and strum a long with us. Sing in tune is optional as you'll see ;-). Should be a hoot.

Download the June 2020 Campfire Jam Song Book and Smore's Recipe and get ready. This has a few new songs added for the June Campfire Jam.

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

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