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The Virtual festival of 2020 will take place Saturday, October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020.

NOTE: If you already have purchased your festival ticket it is good for 2021 Funky Frets Uke Fest without the price increase that is happening or 2021. You can also request a refund.

The 2020 Funky Frets "Virtual" Uke Fest will be managed using Curt's LearningUkulele.com site. LearningUkulele.com has been doing virtual lessons and content for many, many years and the site is techwise already setup to manage a virtual fest.


Our 6th Annual Ukulele will be held virtual this year.

We are having a fun Friday night welcome session with an oppurtunity to shop with our vendors. On Saturday we have a full day of workshops with two options at each time slot, artist Q&A round table disscussions, a ukulele jam, open mic and artist performances. This festival will be taking place on Zoom.

All donations will be split amoung our artists to help support them during a time of gigs being postponed and canceled. This virtual festival will showcase what these amazing artist have to offer in 2021. We don't want this years lineup to miss out on the special touches that Funky Frets Uke Fest has to offer in person, so we are excited to announce all of these artists are being invited back to join us in 2021 to strum and ride the rails with us next year.

A $25 donation get you access to the live Zoom sessions.

A $50 donations get you access to the live Zoom, a festival shirt, two weeks of the festival recording to rewatch and catch any sessions you missed. Also, a two week free Gold trial membership to www.learningukulele.com.

Any questions please email funkyfrets@gmail.com

AFTER TICKET PURCHASE: After you purchase your ticket(s). We will see it and set you up with a LearningUkulele.com member account with access to the festival Zoom links and schedule. The membership will go active whenwe notice your ticket purchase. The week before the festival you'll receive the password to access the actual Zoom sessions. You'll then have access till after the festival, depending on the donation you selected.

Friday Schedule

Friday Night

Friday Night: We will have a fun session with Funky Frets and some vendor opportunities.

All times are USA East Coast (-4 UTC). Click on the icons to go to that Zoom Room

Vendor Room One

6pm-7pm

Sparrow Ukulele

The Sparrow Instrument Company is a small family owned business located in Richmond, Virginia. Our goal is to provide high quality (reasonably priced), USA built electric ukuleles . We want our instruments to be enjoyed by everybody.

7pm-8pm

Radical Artistic Treasures by Roy Cox

Rat ukes are constructed to make the best use of old, distinctive, sometimes broken, ukuleles. Wooden cigar boxes are employed to become uke bodies as they are generally well constructed of fine solid woods.

Vendor Room Two

6pm-7pm

The Hug Strap, Melissa Nannen

Handmade, adjustable ukulele strap. The Hug StrapĀ® is a ukulele strap that works without strap buttons on your waisted ukulele. The cinch strap is long enough to fit a soprano through baritone, and it comes in a kids size, a petite size, and an adult size.

7pm-8pm

Debihula, Hawaiian Style

Hawaiian style handicrafts, Leis by Debi - Beautiful Leis made from Ribbons and Mini Tassel Dolls, Books written by Debi Velasco and Julie Coleson.

Saturday Schhedule

Here is what the schedule will look like.

All times are USA East Coast (-4 UTC). Click on the icons to go to that Zoom Room

Room One

10am-10:30am

Welcome Session

10:30am-10:30am

Workshop ONE

11:30am-12:30pm

Artist Q&A (4 Artist Panel)

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch/Open Mic - *Last Name A-M

1:30pm-2:30pm

Performance - *Last Name A-M

2:30pm-3:30pm

Jim D'Ville "Jim's Play Ukulele By Ear" - All Levels

3:30pm-4:30pm

Jam Sesson

4:30pm-5:30pm

Evening Wind Down with Artist Performances - *Last Name A-M

5:30pm-6:30pm

Workshop FIVE

6:30pm-7:30pm

The Power of Triads - Curt Sheller

6:30pm-7:30pm

Festival Wrap-up • Perform Hula with Debi - *Last Name A-M

Room TWO

10am-10:30am

Welcome Session

10:30am-10:30am

Workshop TWO

11:30am-12:30pm

Artist Q&A (4 Artist Panel)

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch/Open Mic - *Last Name N-Z

1:30pm-2:30pm

Performance - *Last Name A-M

2:30pm-3:30pm

Workshop FOUR

3:30pm-4:30pm

Jam Sesson

4:30pm-5:30pm

Evening Wind Down with Artist Performances - *Last Name N-Z

5:30pm-6:30pm

Workshop SIX

6:30pm-7:30pm

Hula with Debi

6:30pm-7:30pm

Festival Wrap-up • Perform Hula with Debi - *Last Name N-Z

*Last Name A-N, M-Z?

Pick the room based on YOUR last name. The Open-Mic are two seperate sessions to allow for more open-mic participants.

Performances

Performances: - These are the same performances in each room. Again for a more managable ZOOM experience.


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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