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.

Funky Frets HAS Moved

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.

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SA Performance Audio Systems Personalized Fishman-Quality Sound In A Portable, Powerful and Easy-To–Set-Up Package.

Easily personalized for your specific audio needs, the Fishman SA Performance Audio System is the ideal solution for solo acoustic performers, small combos, DJs, keyboardists, corporate presenters at trade shows or in conference rooms… any and all who need to be heard in small to medium-sized situations where a portable, practical and sonorous performance amplification solution is required.

Come in check it out in a real performance setting on the Funky Frets Main Stage

We also have the SA220 with $200 off.

PA Systems and Acoustic Amplification

Come in check out any of your PA system needs in a real performance setting on the Funky Frets Main Stage

Fishman

Easily personalized for your specific audio needs, the Fishman SA Performance Audio System is the ideal solution for solo acoustic performers, small combos, DJs, keyboardists, corporate presenters at trade shows or in conference rooms… any and all who need to be heard in small to medium-sized situations where a portable, practical and sonorous performance amplification solution is required.

We carry the full line of Fishman amplifiers, pickups, pedals, and PA systems. Funky Frets has the SA200 on SALE at 20% OFF. We always have at least one each of the Loudbox acoustic amplifiers in stock.

Mackie

Mackie Reach™ is the ultimate all-in-one professional PA system that delivers clear sound to your entire audience and provides flexible built-in stage monitoring to ensure your best performance. Combined with the powerful built-in 6-channel digital mixer with complete wireless streaming and control via the Mackie Connect™ app, Reach empowers you to have the best possible sound in any situation.

Reach utilizes ARC™ array technology to provide an ultra-wide 150 degrees of coverage for crystal clear sound to your entire audience even in large or wide spaces. With the built-in EarShot™ personal monitoring system, you get true stage monitoring with unmatched flexibility via side-facing high-output full range speakers to ensure you can hear yourself clearly during your performance. And with the Mackie Connect app, you get wireless control over levels, EQ, FX, monitoring and more.

We carry the full line of Mackie mixers, speakers, and PA systems. Funky Frets has two Mackie Reach systems on SALE at 20% OFF. We use the Mackis DL1608 for live mixing our events on the main stage.

Grand Opening of the new Funky Frets Location

Here are a few of photos from Eric Max from the September 10, 2017 Funky Frets Grand Opening at our new Funky Frets location: 124 N. Chestnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512 USA.

The Funky Frets Annual Ukulele Picnic

Get sneak peak at the new Funky Frets location opening September 2017

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.

3rd Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!! • October 6-8, 2017

2017 features James HillLil' RevCurt ShellerThe Aloha BoysDebi VelascoJack KohlerFrets 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.

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Funky Frets 2017 Events

previous events

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 Getting Starting with Ukulele beginner class at 1.

Friday – November 18, 2016 - Lil' Rev Workshop and Concert

Lil' Rev will visiting Funky Frets November 18, 2016 for a workshop and concert

  • Workshop 6:30-7:30 • $20
  • Concert 8:00 - 9:00 • $10

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!

  • Workshop & Concert: $25
  • Workshop Only: $20.00
  • Concert Only: $10

Workshop details (ALL LEVELS):

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.

Curt Sheller

Checkout Curt's various web sites for the latest and greatest regarding Curt.

  • CurtSheller.com - Curt's main site for all things Curt, The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio and Curt Sheller Publications
  • HowAboutMoreUke.com - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio's 2015 CD site.
  • LearningUkulele.com - Over 600 lessons for ukulele, All major Ukulele Clubs and Festivals listing, instrument manufactures, builders and luthiers, and anything and everything regarding the ukulele.

• 484-415-9677 • info@funkyfrets.com

www.funkyfretsukefest.com
October 6-8, 2017