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Funky Frets Uke Fest News - 2021

All the news regarding the FUnky Frets Uke Fest.

(25 AUG 2021 UPDATE) • the Funky Frets Uke Fest of 2021 slated to take place October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2021 has been CANCELLED due to the ongoing safety concerns of the pandemic.

NOTE: If you have a 2020 or 2021 (live, not the 2020 virtual ticket) festival ticket, it is good for 2022 Funky Frets Uke Fest without the price increase that is happening or 2022. You can also request a refund.

The Funky Frets Crew (Bern, Curt, Kelly, TJ, and Ali) are eagerly awaiting Fall 2022, October 7-8-9, 2022. When we'll hopefully be able to return live and in-person for our Funky Frets Music Store's 10th Anniversary and the Funky Frets 7th Annual Uke Fest. We can finally after trying for the last two years get together again for some ukulele fun. We are sorry to have to cancel again - BUT look forward to getting to see all our ukulele friends face-to-face and actually see their faces.

Our 7th Ukulele Festival is around the corner (2022), 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 Philadelphia theme 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!

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 funkyfrets@gmail.com or call the Funky Frets Music Store at 484-415-9677.

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.

Past Funky Frets Uke Fest Artists Have Included

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. We'll have the 2020 ukulele available at the next live in-person festival to sign.

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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