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.

Wintertime Ukulele Group Classes

February 2020 Ukulele Classes

  • Ages 6-9: 11:00pm-11:45am
  • Ages 10-Adult: 12:00pm-12:45pm

4 weeks of consecutive classes, Saturdays: 2/1, 2/81, 2/15 & 2/22.

$60.00

Pre-register by January 31st and get all four classes for just $60.00 ( regularly $75.00 )

Pre-register by January 31st Online or in the store or call. 484-415-9677 and get all four classes for just $60.00 ( regularly $75.00 )

Ben Carr Workshop, Uke Theory 101 & Concert

Friday, January 29, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST - Workshop and Concert with Ben Carr

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

Workshop: Uke Theory 101 - A workshop designed to introduce you to music theory and how it applies directly to the ‘ukulele. What is C6 tuning? How is a C major chord different from a C6 chord? How is a C major scale made? What about the C Pentatonic Scale?

All of these topics and more will be explored in a light hearted and non-heady way!!

  • Workshop 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Break for light refreshments
  • Concert 8:00pm-9:00pm
  • $25 for both workshop & concert.
  • $10 for just concert.

But Tickets NOW

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater "Murder at Moulin"

Saturday, May 9th, 2020 - Doors Open at 6:00pm, Show Begins at 6:30pm

AGES 18 & OVER ONLY to attend.

21 years and older for BYOB, beer/wine only please. Please drink responsibly.

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

You may also call 484-415-9677 to purchase your tickets

Ever since the Moulin Rouge opened down the street, the Moulin Bleu has seen nothing but a decline in business. The can-can dancers are leaving in droves, they can't get bohemian painters through the door with promises of free drinks, and even the half decent mimes won't work for the Bleu. The owners of the club, Monsieur and Mademoiselle Ennui, are desperate to find a solution to their problem, but the business simply doesn't have the collateral to merit a loan. When they do come up with a plan, it is more than a little disreputable and the repercussions could be deadly.

Menu: Dinner Buffet to be announced soon. An appetizer with salad, dinner rolls and assorted desserts. Ice Tea, Water and Coffee included. BYOB (please only bring beer or wine) for 21 & Over (Or bring your own soda).

But Tickets NOW

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.

  • June 19 - Lil' Rev Concert and Workshop
  • April 14, 2019 - Del Rey Concert and Workshop
  • February 22, 2019 - Ben Carr Concert and Workshop
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 6:00-8:00 - Open Mic
  • Fri-Sun, October 4-5-6 28, 2019 - 5th Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 - Death at the Doo Wop Murder Mystery Dinner Theater by Without a Clue Productions
  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 - Small Business Saturday Ukulele Jam from 3 to 6PM

2019 was a great year at Funky Frets with all the fun events we had. Looking for a great 2020.

6th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 2-3-4, 2020

Look for details and any announcements on 2020 festival Spring. We al ready have a lot planed with some new artists.

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.

Group Classes and On-going

Wintertime Ukulele Group Classes

February 2020 Ukulele Classes ( Ages 6-9: 11:00pm-11:45am ), ( Ages 10-Adult: 12:00pm-12:45pm )

This beginner class will start you on a successful journey playing this fun instrument in no time. Learn basic chords, common strum patterns, proper technique and fun songs.

4 weeks of consecutive classes, Saturdays: 2/1, 2/81, 2/15 & 2/22.

Bring your own ukulele or ask us about our affordable pricing on our great selection in store.

Pre-register by January 31st and get all four classes for just $60.00 (regularly $75.00)

Ben Carr Workshop, Uke Theory 101 & Concert

Friday, January 29, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST - Workshop and Concert with Ben Carr

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

Workshop: Uke Theory 101 - A workshop designed to introduce you to music theory and how it applies directly to the ‘ukulele. What is C6 tuning? How is a C major chord different from a C6 chord? How is a C major scale made? What about the C Pentatonic Scale?

All of these topics and more will be explored in a light hearted and non-heady way!!

  • Workshop 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Break for light refreshments
  • Concert 8:00pm-9:00pm
  • $25 for both workshop & concert.
  • $10 for just concert.

But Tickets NOW

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 Funky Frets Events

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

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

The event was a SELL OUT and was a lot of fun. Look for the next one in November 2019.

The Without a Clue mug winner. She guesses the murder and the motive.


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?

In addition to our annual Funky Frets Uke Fest , Funky Frets has hosted these artists and events.

  • Del Rey
  • James Hill
  • Lil' Rev
  • Victoria Vox
  • Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
  • Gerald Ross
  • Jim and Liz Beloff
  • Herb Otha Jr.
  • The Aloha Boys
  • Ben Carr
  • Uncle Zac
  • Rachel Manke
  • Curt Sheller Jazz Trio
  • Ben Carr
  • Phredd
  • Jared Denhard
  • Frets Halligan
  • Suzanne and Dan
  • Jack Kohler
  • Patricia Keith
  • Jack Kohler
  • Don Peyton
  • The Whiskeyhickon Boys
  • Jack Murray and the Blue Tarp Wranglers
  • Mim

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater "Death At The Doo Woop" at Funky Frets Music Store

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 6:30PM, doors open 6PM

Moretown Records’ biggest star is about to make a comeback, but not everyone is a fan. Bring your bobby socks and bullet proof vest for this deadly sock hop!

Theses event are always a SELL OUT and are a lot of fun. Funky Frets hosts these twice a year.


18 & Over Only

Menu: Dinner Buffet will be marinated flank steak with caramelized onions or vegetarian option, mashed potatoes, green beans and corn. An appetizer with salad, dinner rolls and assorted desserts. Ice Tea, Water and Coffee included. BYOB (please only bring beer or wine) 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.

You may also call 484-415-9677 to purchase your tickets.

6th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 2-3-4, 2020

The 5th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival was a great success and sold out.

The 2020 festival line up is will be announced as soon as acts are confirmed. We do know that Bill Wynn, The Aloha Boys and I'm going to see if my trio is available as it's been a few festivals since I got them out.

Checkout the 2020 Funky Frets Uke Fest site for all the goodies and going ons for October 2,3,4 - 2020.

Group Classes and On-going

Ukulele Group Classes - Every Month

Summer 2019 Coming Soon ( 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.

Past Funky Frets Events

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

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

The event was a SELL OUT and was a lot of fun. Look for the next one in November 2019.

The Without a Clue mug winner. She guesses the murder and the motive.


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?

In addition to our annual Funky Frets Uke Fest , Funky Frets has hosted these artists and events.

  • Del Rey
  • James Hill
  • Lil' Rev
  • Victoria Vox
  • Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
  • Gerald Ross
  • Jim and Liz Beloff
  • Herb Otha Jr.
  • The Aloha Boys
  • Ben Carr
  • Uncle Zac
  • Rachel Manke
  • Curt Sheller Jazz Trio
  • Ben Carr
  • Phredd
  • Jared Denhard
  • Frets Halligan
  • Suzanne and Dan
  • Jack Kohler
  • Patricia Keith
  • Jack Kohler
  • Don Peyton
  • The Whiskeyhickon Boys
  • Jack Murray and the Blue Tarp Wranglers
  • Mim