2019 Funky Frets Uke Fest
The Funky Frets Uke Frets keeps getting better and better every year. And 2019 was no exception.
For the same price or less than most festivals your get a historic train ride strum-along, Sunday jam and picnic, catered lunch and dinner Saturday as well as all the standard fest items. This year was a Philadelphia theme and we kicked off Saturday's concert with none other than Philly's own historic ukulele player, "Ben Franklin" (he did play guitar for real) and some Philly Mummers to get the audience strutting their stuff without out having to wait for New Years Day Mummers Parade down Broad St. in Philadelphia. And, a lot better weather.
Checkout the Funky Frets facebook Page for all the great photos.
It's Fall in the northern hemisphere and that means the Funky Frets Uke Fest is right around the corder. If you are reading this before Oct 4th, 2019.
End of Summer
Hope everyone has had a great Summer. We are looking forward to the 2019 edition of the Funky Frets Uke fest beginning of October.
Kelly will be sending out an email after Labor Dy or so with information on workshops to give us an idea of room selection/allocation.
As we get the handouts from the Artists we'll make them available for download for modern, techno-savvy ukulele players.
2019 Festival T-Shirt is Available For Order
May 20, 2019
Bryan Tolentino Added to the 2019 Funky Frets Uke Fest
We are excited to add Brian to this years uke fest. I (Curt) first meet Brian almost 15 yrs ago at the Mid West Uke Fest in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was there with the Side Order band of Bryan, Chris Kamaka and Isa Young.
All the latest and greatest new regarding Funky Frets, The Funky Frets Uke Fest, and the Funky Frets family and friends.
With the largest selection of ukuleles in one location in the Philadelphia / Tri-state area, Funky Frets has become a premier ukulele destination worth the visit. And did we mention we actually a lot about the ukulele as it is not a passing fade with us.
Funky Frets is a true Mom and Pop music store - actually three generations – Curt, Bern, daughter Kelly, and the grandkids TJ and Ali.
Checkout Curt's various web sites for the latest and greatest regarding Curt.
- CurtSheller.com - Curt's main site for all things Curt, The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio and Curt Sheller Publications
- LearningUkulele.com - Over 600 lessons for ukulele, All major Ukulele Clubs and Festivals listing, instrument manufactures, builders and luthiers, and anything and everything regarding the ukulele.