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Funky Frest Uke Fest Schedule

( 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.

We Will Adhere to Current CDC Guidelines for the Festival.

Friday • October 1, 2021

Trinity Church, 250 Sweinhardt Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512 click here for map
Latitude: 40.322342 Longitude: -75.625069

Registration and Concert

  • 5:00 - Registration, hang out, jam and visit a few selected vendors that will be setup Friday night.
  • 6:00pm - Concert Doors open

After Concert Jam @ Funky Frets Music Store


Saturday • October 2, 2021

Trinity Church, 250 Sweinhardt Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512 click here for map
Latitude: 40.322342 Longitude: -75.625069

All Day Festival, Vendors, Concerts, Workshops, Lunch, Dinner with Open Mic hosted by Funky Frets

Doors Open: 8:30am

Doors open for registration and pickup your festival badges and goodies.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Vendors open and Workshops by Festival Performers .

Morning Workshop Sessions

TBA

Lunch

TBA

The Roaring 20s Hat contest will begin at noon while people are eating. Lunch is included in your festival ticket.

Afternoon Workshop Sessions

TBA - As we receive the workshop descriptions from the artists and presenters they will be posted.

This is also a moving target and we will adhere to the CDC guidelines that are current at the time of the festival.

Evening Dinner

Catered Evening Dinner and Open Mic. Sign-up sheet for Open Mic will be available at morning registration.

6:00pm to 9:30pm

Evening Concert interspersed with raffle drawings and giveaways.

After Concert Jam @ Funky Frets Music Store

If you haven't had enough ukulele it continues at the Funky Frets Music Store concert stage.


Sunday • October 3, 2021

Strum-along Train Ride on the Historic Colebrookdale Railroad

Colebrookdale Railroad, E 3rd St., Boyertown, PA 19512 click here for map
Latitude: 40.322342 Longitude: -75.75.625069

The Funky Frets Uke Fest Strum-along on the Colebrookdale Historical Train is one of the highlights of the festival. Please arrive at 9:45 — train departs at 10:00 — you MUST bring tickets.

Strum-along train ride will be followed by a picnic and a jam after the train for full ticket holders @ Funky Frets .

  • 9:45am - Promptly arrive at Railroad station. Pack light, Train promptly DEPARTS @ 10am
  • 12:00pm - Train returns and meet in front of train for the traditional Funky Frets Uke Fest group photo.
  • 12:30pm - Immediately following lunch and Jam at Funky Frets Music Store.

A special formatted and bound train songbook will be used for the actual Strum-along Train Ride and available on the train. You can download the train book to go over the songs in advance or bring your own copy.

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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