Funky Frets Uke Fest Comments

We, Bernadette, Curt, and Kelly along with TJ and Ali - have been to quite a few festivals as a vendor and Curt as a workshop presenter and performer. And we are actually surprised it went so well for the 2015, 2016 and the 2017 festival as promoters, organizers and hosts. Quite tiring but more than worth all the effort. Already planning for the 2019 edition.

Previous Festival Comments

I just got home and could not let a minute go by without thanking everyone for making this such a great time. From concerts, to workshops, to jams, to camaraderie, the train ride and the unending efforts of Kelly and Curt and Bernadette to make sure we were happy and having fun, this is the best. I am so grateful for their friendship and support, as well as that of new friends and old in this uke community. Hat's off to you and congrats on another terrific fest. Is it too soon to buy my ticket for next year?

Best yet! what a terrific time - loved this year's faculty too! - Anne Stevenson Smith

Looking through the comments and seeing the people makes it so personal. I feel like these ukers are personal friends and look forward to the next time we can be together sharing whatever we can share together. Our organizers Curt, Bernadette and Kelly made it special for each one of us and having the children around made it a family happening. Look forward to the next time we can have brain overload.

I attend many festivals, however, this is the cream of the crop, the ukers, entertainers, workshops, the food.....I could go on, it is like being at a family reunion that you want to go to. Still on a high and can't stop talking about the enjoyment. Special kudos to Curt and family for all their hard work. Thank you, thank you, thank you. - Kathleen Helenius

Holy Moly. The Funky Frets Uke Fest was always a great time, but 2017 just blew the lid off uke fests! World-class entertainment. An incredibly fun time. Plus the train ride strum! While always novel and cool, today's ride rocked! (A+ for the added sound system.) Folks who didn't have the good fortune to experience this uke fest will have no idea what they missed (thinking they missed "just a uke fest.") Thank Yous to the performers who stole our breaths and hearts. And to the Sheller family & volunteers for pulling off such a feat. I'm on a marvelous uke high. And can't wait till next year!. - Linda

It was amazing weekend! Thank you for all of your hard work, Shellers and crew. You are the best!. - Andy S.

We had a great time! Nice seeing familiar faces and meeting new folks too! Thanks to Curt, Kelly, and Bernie for making this uke festival such a spectacular time!. - Lisa F Leard

Previous Festival Comments

Been to quite a few Ukulele festivals in my time and they all have their own flavor and fun. Usually there are a few things to vent about, especially when is a First time ukefest..... I find myself in a position I have rarely been in. I have nothing, nothing, to vent about!! No, my facebook has not been hacked! This is me! Julie will verify! Thank you Curt Sheller, Bernadette Sheller, Kelly Thompson, Funky Frets and the Twin Turrets B & B in Boyertown Pa for leaving me ventless. Love to all of you! - Debi V.

I hope everyone else enjoyed the 1st Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest as much as I did. Thanks to Curt Sheller, Bernadette, Kelly, and all the staff that I don't know by name, that worked so hard to make this such an incredible event. It was truly a pleasure to be taught by all the amazing performers/instructors and very inspiring to see what they can do with four strings. I met and played with some awesome folks as well as getting to see good friends there. I feel sorry for anyone who couldn't make it, but hopefully next year. – sciarroc

"Great Uke Fest" – One of the better ones that I have been too.  Also enjoyed your goody bag (nice touch). – Bruce

Awesome!!!!!can't wait for next year - Joe

Absolutely incredibly fantastic and fabulous. Not enough superlatives to describe this event! Thanks!!!! – Betsy Manning

Definitely a fun experience - the talent was amazing and inspiring! –- Sandy B

Hi Curt - Thanks a million for organizing the whole Uke Fest. What an absolute blast! I learned soooo much and met lots of new friends. Unbelievable shows, too!!! – Debby

The Stellar Shellers!!! Thank you once again for a wonderful, fabulous,'D' lovely, scintillating, incredible ukulele fest! I'm tired, but feel great!!! Thank you for all you do! XOXOXOXs!!!!. - Betsy Manning

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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