Funky Frets Uke Fest News - 2021

Our 7th Annual Ukulele will be held LIVE this year.

Our 7th Ukulele Festival is around the corner, and we are working on making it a "Roaring Good Time". The 20s may not have start off that great in the world, but we are making up for it in 2021! Everyone loved the Philadelphiatheme in 2019, so this year we are doing a Roaring 20s theme. New this year, instead of the ever popular Hawaiian Shirt contest, we will be having a 1920s style Hat Contest!

We Will Adhere to Current CDC Guidelines for the Festival.

This Uke fest is a perfect opportunity to play and mingle with like-minded Uke enthusiasts. We have a wide selection of workshops that accommodate every level of playing, from first time picking up a Uke to advanced players and everyone in between. NO UKER LEFT BEHIND!

The weekend consists of concerts, an open mic, multiple jamming opportunities, vendors, the highly anticipated Strum-along on the Historic Train on the Colebrookedale Railroad, and many other fun activities. There;s also a few things for non ukulele players too.


Any questions please email or call the Funky Frets Music Store at 484-415-9677.

2021 Artists

Jim D'Ville Bill Wynne The Aloha Boys (Glen, Isaac & Irv) Curt Sheller Christopher Davis-Shannon Petey Mack Debi Velasco Uncle Zac William Ernestburg

The 2019 Funky Frets Uke Fest had a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania theme with Ben Franklin making an appearance and some Philadelphia Mummers to kick off the Saturday night concert.

Previous FunkyFrets Uke Fest Artists Included:

Danielle Ate the Sandwich Herb Otha Jr. Bryan Tolentino James Hill Lil' Rev Gerald Ross Jim D'Ville Rache lManke Bill Wynne Christopher Davis-Shannon Victoria Vox Don Peyton Ben Carr Colin Coleman Jared Denhard Curt Sheller Petey Mack Devin Scott Debi Velasco William Ernestburg Patricia Keith Ann Burke

Each year we have all attendees, performers, workshop presenters and vendors sign our uke for the year. The autographed ukuleles are displayed in the Funky Frets Music Store concert hall.

2020 Virtual Funky Frets Uke Fest - Virtual Strum-Along

2019 Funky Frets Ukes Fest - Strum-Along Jam

2018 Funky Frets Ukes Fest - Strum-Along Jam

2017 Funky Frets Ukes Fest - Strum-Along Jam

2016 Funky Frets Ukes Fest - Strum-Along Jam

2015 Funky Frets Ukes Fest - Strum-Along Jam

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