Funky Frets Calendar of Events

A lot of exciting new events are coming to Funky Frets. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events, Facebook and/or our Meetup.com for the latest details.

Funky Frets 2018 Events

4th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 5-6-7, 2018

Look for details and any announcements on 2018 in the coming weeks. The 2018 Funky Frets Uke Fest will be first weekend of October - 5-6-7, 2018

Herb Ohta Jr., Del Rey, Curt Sheller, The Aloha Boys, Debi Velasco, UncleZac, Suzanne and Dan, Jared Denhard, Nani Lowery, Phredd, Patricia Keith, William Ernestburg and Anne.

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.

Friday, November 9th, 2018- Workshop and Concert with Victoria Vox

Victoria Vox finally is coming to Funky Frets. We've been wanting to get Victoria to stop by and perform present a workshop for ever since we opened the store. She is a an amazing performing and presents great workshops. We run into her all the time at various festivals we attend and she never fails to amaze us.

With a passion for songwriting, Victoria Vox began writing songs when she was ten. She furthered her music education at the Berklee College of Music, as a vocal principle with an emphasis in Songwriting. A few years after graduating, Vox took up the ukulele. Her music style shifted to chanson tinged with jazz, which, over the years, has settled in nicely with her pop songwriting flair. With 10 albums under her belt (as an unsigned artist), Victoria continues to grow and hone her craft. She's very personable on stage, though a bit shy at times, she's goofy and engaging, and likes to make people laugh. But as soon as she opens her mouth to sing, the emotion and inspiration pour out of her melodic and cleverly written songs, and it becomes undeniable that she is genuine and full of heart.

To keep touring expenses reasonable, Vox has often found herself performing solo. This has helped her developed her rhythmic ukulele playing style (to give herself her own back-beat drum) and she has also perfected her popular "Mouth Trumpet", under the influence of trumpet icon, Chet Baker. The Mouth-Trumpet has enabled her to take vocal improvisational solos without scatting or using words. Depending on the setting, she pairs the rhythmic uke and mouth trumpet with her electronic-looping skills (to create ostinato bass lines and harmonies) while creating a full sound, atypical to the stereotype of "ukulele music".

Her 10th album, Colorful Heart, is consistently eclectic, as her previous albums, however, a new sound is achieved in her songwriting. Anything is possible with a ukulele, and Victoria Vox is proof.

  • Friday November 9th, 2018
  • Concert and Workshop $25
  • Workshop Only $20
  • Concert Only $10
  • Workshop Begins at 6 followed the concert

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater "Murder Vegas Style" at Funky Frets Music Store

  • Saturday, November 10th, 2018
  • Doors Open at 6:00pm
  • Show Begins at 6:30pm

18 & Over Only

Dinner TBA, along the lines of Vegas BBQ style! Ice Tea, Water, Coffee and Dessert included. BYOB for 21 & Over (Or bring your own soda).

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support music programs among Veterans.

*Tables will be 8 people per table. Tickets purchased under one order will be seated together.

Show Description:

Murder, Vegas Style!

The Parrot Casino and Hotel is under new management, and there are some big changes coming. First things first…make the headliners fight it out in front of a live audience to determine who will get the ultimate spot of sole casino draw! You will get to vote as who stays and who goes – maybe even permanently. You may even get a chance to audition for Elvis’ band! Can our Elvis impersonator, Rat Pack style crooner, and sequin clad magician’s assistant/cocktail waitress make it through the evening with their careers (and lives) intact? Or will it be a Murder, Vegas Style? Enjoy a night of music, mayhem and murder but remember: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

On-Going

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 Funky Frets Meetup

Third Sunday every month at the store from 2:30 to 4:30 preceded with a FREE Getting Starting with Ukulele beginner class at 1.

Past 2018 Events

August 28 - Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Workshop and Concert

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. made his first visit to Funky Frets for a highly educational workshop and entertaining evening of music for any music lover. His concert will.

July 10 - Workshop and Concert with Lil' Rev

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 latest CD and Lil' Rev "hits".

January 18 - Workshop with Ben Carr

Southern Vermont based musician focused on performance and education of drum set, percussion, and ‘ukulele.

Ukulele Group Classes

Four Saturdays ( Ages 6-9: 11:00am-11:45pm ), ( Ages 10-Adult: 12:00pm-12:45pm ):

  • March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
  • May 5th, 7th, 21st & 28th
  • July 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
  • Sept 1st, 8th, 14th & 22nd

Ukulele Group Classes - Ages: 6 to 9; This is for beginners just getting started with Ukulele. We will go over basic chords, technique & different styles of strumming. No musical background necessary. Pre-register right here or in store.

Funky Frets 2017 Events

Sunday November 18th *( 5PM to 8PM )* - Funky Frets Acoustic Open Mic (http://funkyfrets.com) - Come perform on new stage at Funky Frets. _Sign-up at event_.

October 6-8 - 3rd Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest (http://funkyfretsukefest.com) - 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 (http://funkyfrets.com) - 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 (http://www.clayonmain.org/half-moon-cafe/) Curt on ukulele with Eric (bass) and Ed (drums).

April 16 - Funky Frets Meetup and Workshop with Ben Carr (http://www.meetup.com/funkyfrets).

April 21-22 - Allegheny Ukulele Soirée - The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective (http://soiree.alleghenyukes.com) - 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 (http://www.clayonmain.org/half-moon-cafe/) Curt will be presenting three workshops and a house concert (ukulele).

Funky Frets Music Store
124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512 USA
484-415-9677

www.funkyfretsukefest.com
October 5-7, 2017

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