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.
Funky Frets is now at their new location at: 124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown PA 19512.
For the latest photos of the new location as we worked on it check this page or photos.
Here are a few of photos from Eric Max took from the September 10, 2017 Funky Frets Grand Opening at our new Funky Frets location: 124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512 USA.
Sorry for the delay in getting this out. We have been searching for months for an available pavilion area but they seemed to have all booked up this year. So we will be having our picnic at our FUTURE LOCATION. 124 N. Chestnut St, Boyertown, PA 19512 in the parking lot. A great chance to preview the new space and our renovation projects! There are bathrooms right off the back door of the parking lot.
We will have it picnic style out in the parking lot. ***So for this day please use the street parking. We will have quick shades and tables set up. Please bring a *Chair *Music Stand *Ukulele *Potluck (See Below)
Funky Frets will provide Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Buns, Plates, Cutlery and bottles of water. If you would like anything other than water feel free to bring your own drinks.
***Please bring a main dish, dessert or snacks. Please comment below what you would like to bring and we will keep a running list so people know what is needed.
We have a Summer Fun book started, but since it is only a short time away please bring your Daily Uke just incase we have more time to Jam.
2017 features James Hill • Lil' Rev • Curt Sheller • The Aloha Boys • Debi Velasco • Jack Kohler • Frets Halligan and a few more to 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.
March 18 - Solo Concert and Workshops - Herdon, VA! Curt will be presenting three workshops and a house concert (ukulele).
April 14 - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio Half Moon Cafe at Clay on Main! Curt on ukulele with Eric (bass) and Ed (drums).
April 21-22 - Allegheny Ukulele Soirée - The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective! - 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
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 at the store from 2:30 to 4:30 preceded with a Getting Starting with Ukulele beginner class at 1.
Both workshop and concert for $25.
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 newest CD "Claw and Hammer".
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!
The Blues and Boogie of Leadbelly: Part repertoire, part lore, part blues ukulele studies, this class takes an in depth look at the life and music of Huddie Leadbetter aka: Leadbelly.
Using 12 of his tunes, we'll learn to play boogie on the ukulele, strum boogie patterns, learn a couple of cool, simple blues licks and some incredible music history a la the man who gave us: Midnight Special, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Easy Rider, Good Morning Blues and so much more.
Checkout Curt's various web sites for the latest and greatest regarding Curt.