Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$11 – $35
UkeBash! is a one-day festival dedicated to the mighty uke with a vintage jazz theme.
The resurgence of ukulele popularity is a recent phenomenon than has won the attention of rock, folk and jazz stars world-wide, as well as kitchen-players all over American and northern Europe. UkeBash! is a creation of Seattle’s beloved folk music center, Dusty Strings, to provide a complete uke experience for all – whether uke-curious or converted.
The morning opens with ukes-to-lend in a Ukalaliens workshop for Absolute Beginners, and moved into multi-level workshops on uke styles, strums and techniques by some of the most sought-after teachers in the country.
A full day of jazz-themed workshops will be followed by an evening concert of vintage jazz, jugband and swing music, featuring National uke personalities, Lil’ Rev, the Casey MacGill Trio, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, alongside Seattle uke hero, Sunga Rose. Kate & Steve will host the concert as emcees with songs and anecdotes, in tribute to this special chapter in the American Songbook.
The workshops will be held from 10am – 5pm in the Dusty Strings Music School, and the evening concert will be held on the main stage in the Dusty Strings shop at 7:30pm. All ages are welcome. Tickets are on sale now and seat are limited, so reservations are suggested.
Information and advance tickets are available now by calling Dusty Strings at 206-634-1662 or (toll free) 866-634-1662, or by coming tin to the store, open daily, at 3406 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle.