Good food, good music, what more could you want? Outside on the lawn at The Mansion at Strathmore!
For ukelele, guitar, and banjo players bring your instruments or get one at the event and at 6pm join in the audience play-along! Here’s the sheet music you will need:
“Summertime strumming at its harmony-happy-Hawaiian best: that’s this year’s edition of UkeFest at Strathmore. A celebration of the ukulele and the simple joy of making music, UkeFest has become a unique and beloved tradition that brings seasoned musicians and amateurs together and sends melodies soaring into the summer air. This year’s toast to the 50th state celebrates the roots of the ukulele with a real Hawaiian luau, served up by your hosts Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer along with other ukulele greats Keola and Moanalani Beamer, The Hula Honeys and Bruce Hutton.”
This concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
FOOD: Pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, drinks, sides and more available at Restaurant Associates BBQ Shack. Click here to view the menu.
PARKING: Parking for the Free Summer Outdoor Concerts and Workshops is in the Metro garage for $5.00 with Metro SmarTrip card or major credit card; enter off Tuckerman Lane. Parking for patrons with disabilities (with tag) and Strathmore Stars Parking (with Strathmore Summer Parking Pass) is in the Mansion lot on a space available basis; enter at 10701 Rockville Pike until 7PM.
SEATING: Bring blankets or low beach chairs. No pets, please.
PREVIEW VIDEO: Ukefest 2011- 946 players on “This Land”