Funky Frets News

All the latest and greatest new regarding Funky Frets 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 know 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 with daughter Kelly and the grandkids TJ and Ali.

The Funky Frets Main Stage

We have a great space for hosting Open Mics, Concerts, Workshops and we even rent is out for your private parties and events. Checkout the Funky Frets Events page for the latest schedule.

4th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 5-6-7, 2018

Look for details and any announcements on 2018 in the coming weeks. The 2018 Funky Frets Uke Fest will be first weekend of October - 5-6-7, 2018

Del ReyCurt ShellerThe Aloha BoysUncle ZacSuzanne & DanDebi VelascoPhreddNani Lowery more coming and the be announced...

The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Includes concerts, workshops, vendors, catered dinner, Hawai'ian Shirt contest, jams, the much loved Strum-along Train Ride on the Historic Colebrookdale Railroad and anything else we can throw into the mix.

2017 featured James HillLil' RevCurt ShellerThe Aloha BoysUncl ZacDebi VelascoJack KohlerFrets Halligan and a few more to be announced.

Funky Frets 2018 Events

Ukulele Group Classes

Four Saturdays ( Ages 6-9: 11:00am-11:45pm ), ( Ages 10-Adult: 12:00pm-12:45pm ):

  • March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
  • May 5th, 7th, 21st & 28th
  • July 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
  • Sept 1st, 8th, 14th & 22nd

Ukulele Group Classes - Ages: 6 to 9; This is for beginners just getting started with Ukulele. We will go over basic chords, technique & different styles of strumming. No musical background necessary. Pre-register right here or in store.

Tuesday July 10, 2018 - Lil' Rev Workshop and Concert

Lil' Rev will visiting Funky Frets for an evening workshop and concert

Lil' Rev returns to Funky Frets and he always delivers a highly educational workshop and entertaining evening of music for any music lover. His concert will be featuring tunes from his latest CD and Lil' Rev "hits".

You can ( pay via Eventbrite ) or prior to the event by cash or check at Funky Frets. Tickets will be available at the door based on available room. This event has the potential to sell out!

  • Workshop & Concert: $25
  • Workshop Only: $20 ( Island Charms - Reggae, Calypso and New Orleans Style for Uke. Learn Strums and Tunes and More. open to ALL levels
  • Concert Only: $10

Workshop details (ALL LEVELS):

Island Charms - Reggae, Calypso and New Orleans Style for Uke. Learn Strums and Tunes and More. open to ALL levels

4th Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest

October 5,6,7 - 4th Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest - with Del Rey, Curt Sheller, Debi Velesco, The Aloha Boys, Uncle Zac, William Ernestburg and more to be announced soon...

On-Going

In addition to attending the World Famous Barto Jam every Wednesday night, we participate in several ukulele jams and meetup groups every month.

Third Sunday Every Month Funky Frets Meetup

Third Sunday every month at the store from 2:30 to 4:30 preceded with a FREE Getting Starting with Ukulele beginner class at 1.

Past 2018 Events

January 18 - Workshop with Ben Carr

Southern Vermont based musician focused on performance and education of drum set, percussion, and ‘ukulele.

Funky Frets 2017 Events

Sunday November 18th *( 5PM to 8PM )* - Funky Frets Acoustic Open Mic (http://funkyfrets.com) - Come perform on new stage at Funky Frets. _Sign-up at event_.

October 6-8 - 3rd Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest (http://funkyfretsukefest.com) - with James Hill, Lil' Rev, Curt Sheller, Debi Velesco, The Aloha Boys, Uncle Zac, Frets Halligan

Sunday September 10th *( 11am to 5PM )* - Funky Frets Grand Opening (http://funkyfrets.com) - Music includes Curt Sheller & Friends, Jack Murry and the Blue Tarp Ramblers, The Whiskeyhicken Boys. And, Four Leaf Face Painting will be there from 11 to 5.

April 14 - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio Half Moon Cafe at Clay on Main (http://www.clayonmain.org/half-moon-cafe/) Curt on ukulele with Eric (bass) and Ed (drums).

April 16 - Funky Frets Meetup and Workshop with Ben Carr (http://www.meetup.com/funkyfrets).

April 21-22 - Allegheny Ukulele Soirée - The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective (http://soiree.alleghenyukes.com) - Curt will be presenting three (3) workshops Saturday 22nd. *Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard, *Ukulele Doodling: Introduction to Scales and Soloing on Ukulele, *Building Left Hand Technique*

March 18 - Solo Concert and Workshops - Herdon, VA (http://www.clayonmain.org/half-moon-cafe/) Curt will be presenting three workshops and a house concert (ukulele).

Funky Frets Music Store
124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512 USA
484-415-9677

www.funkyfretsukefest.com
October 5-7, 2017

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