Funky Frets Uke Fest - News

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

(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.

Funky Frets Uke Fest

The Funky Frets Uke Frets keeps getting better and better every year.

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. 2019 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.

2021 is a Roaring 20s theme, even with the first year, 2020 a not so roaring year. But hopefully 2021 will finally bring in the Roaring 20s we've all be hoping for.

Checkout the Funky Frets facebook Page for all the great photos.

2020 Virtual Funky Frets Uke Fest - Virtual Strum-Along

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