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.

  • February 22, 2019 - Ben Carr Concert and Workshop
  • April 14, 2019 - Del Rey Concert and Workshop
  • June 2019 - Lil' Rev Concert and Workshop

Back From NAMM 2019

We ( Kelly and Curt ) are back from the 2019 NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants annual winter show in Anaheim, CA. Over the course of five days will have visited hundreds of music manufactures, and vendors, and attended a lot of great workshops and presentations. Walking the equivalent of over 30 miles (Kelly's fitbit). All to bring a lot of new goodies to the Funky Frets Music Store.

Look for new ukuleles from our current lines Kala, Lanikai, Amahi and Ohana. NEW ukulele lines being added like Gold Tone, Leolani, Kanile`a and more!

A a selection Ukulele and Guitar products of Music Nomad Equipment Care products, Bovida Humidity Control, more Lizard Spit products, and a few more goodies.

A cool new tuner that is magnetic, you can clip it on different instruments - one tuner for multiple instruments.

More info coming soon. And, checkout our facebook page .

5th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 4-5-6, 2019

Look for details and any announcements on 2019 in the coming weeks.

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.

Funky Frets 2019 Events

5th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 4-5-6, 2019

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.

The 2019 line up is: Danielle Ate the Sandwich, The Aloha Boys, Curt Sheller, Petey Mack, Devin Scott, Debi Velasco, Patricia Keith, William Ernestburg and Ann Burke. With a few more to some.

Checkout the 2019 Funky Frets Uke Fest site for all the goodies and going ons for October 4,5,6 - 2019.

Funky Frets Store Events

February

Ben Carr

Friday, February 22, 2019 - Workshop and Concert with Ben Carr

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

Workshop: Playing in a Uke Band - Got a bunch of uke players together? Tired of everyone strumming the same pattern? Now what do you do? This workshop will lead you through some steps and suggestions on how to arrange songs and create parts for multiple uke players.


Workshop: Playing in a Uke Band @ 7pm-8pm Concert: 8:30pm-9:30pm

Playing in a Uke Band

Got a bunch of uke players together? Tired of everyone strumming the same pattern? Now what do you do? This workshop will lead you through some steps and suggestions on how to arrange songs and create parts for multiple uke players.

But Tickets NOW

April

Del Rey

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Workshop and Concert with Del Rey

Del Rey is back after in Boyertown with a great concert and workshop.

Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four years old. At thirteen, she was immersed in the world of folk music, via the San Diego Folk Festival. She has tried to get a whole band onto her solo instrument from the beginning. This gives her music an interesting complexity, especially when applied to the ukulele.

Workshop: Ukulele Blues Party Concert: TBA ( will be the afternoon, preceeded by the workshop )

Ukulele Blues Party

Level: know your first position chords and be able to keep time while changing them. Jugband blues ensemble, with parts for strummers, pickers and singers.

We’ll work on rhythm, playing the melody and playing together as a group. By ear, no TAB.

If you attend Del's 2018 Funky Frets Uke Fest workshop she does a different song each time she does the worksop.

Tickets on sale Feb 2019.

May

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater "Murder at Mardi Gras" at Funky Frets Music Store

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:30PM, doors open 6PM


18 & Over Only

Dinner TBA, along the lines of New Orleans style! Ice Tea, Water, Coffee and Dessert included. BYOB for 21 & Over (Or bring your own soda).

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support music programs among Veterans.

*Tables will be 8 people per table. Tickets purchased under one order will be seated together.

Show Description:

Magnolia Dupre has honored her father’s dying wish and made absolutely certain that the annual VooDoo Ball goes on as planned. As the captain of the Krewe of Momus, Everett Dupre took great pride in this masquerade event and wanted to ensure it lived beyond him, and Magnolia is committed to realizing his dream – or at least until she gets her inheritance. But when her estranged brother shows up with his “from the wrong side of the tracks” fiancé tempers flare. Will there be a Murder at Mardi Gras?

June

Lil' Rev

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Workshop and Concert with Lil' Rev

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".

Tickets on sale Feb 2019.

Group Classes and On-going

Ukulele Group Classes - Every Month

First Four Monday of Every MOnth ( Ages 6-9: 6:30pm-7:15pm ), ( Ages 10-Adult: 7:15pm-8:00pm ):

Ukulele Group Classes - 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.

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.

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

www.funkyfretsukefest.com
October 4-6, 2019

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