Going to the Windy City Ukefest?

Thanks, Terry, for setting up this blog. 

It would be interesting to know where folks are coming from to attend the Ukefest.  I’m just down the road in St. Louis.  I’ve been playing just about a year so I’m looking forward to the workshops and the opportunity to see and hear others.

Brad Griffith


Ukulele Events Calendar — Google link and Ukulele Events Feed

Here is the link to the google calendar that give you a graphical calendar look.


You can also disable the snap shot view on the Ukulele Events Feed on the right hand column to get a summary without having to switch web pages.

–Terry Truhart


Have you hugged an Ukeaholic today?

Test post,

“We each have two lives, the one were given, and the one we make. “

Windy City Uke Fest 2008 Chicago August 1st, 2nd and 3rd


When: August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2008

VIP Reception on July 31st at 9 PM

Where: The Tiki Terrace


Just outside Chicago in Des Plaines, IL

1591 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

NE Corner of Lee/Manheim & Oakton

This will be the largest ukulele festivals in the Midwest. Chicago has had a strong ukulele history from ukulele manufactures to great ukulele performers. We wish to continue the aloha spirit and share with you everything the ukulele has to offer. The `ukulele is the gift that keeps on giving. We will have performers and ukulele instructors from around the world giving world-class ukulele workshops. Come and delight in the three fun-filled days of ukulele paradise. We will have an UkeTube stage where any uke player can show their stuff. The main stage will have top performers from the ukulele community. We will have starter workshops for people and kids that have never played a musical instrument of any type.

 We have lined up:

Mark “Spanky” Guiterrez, Gerald Ross, Victoria Vox, Windy City Islanders, Kimo Hussey, Ali Lexa,
Tim Sweeney, Seeso, Lil’ Rev,  Abe Lagrimas Jr., Populele, Steven P. Slivka and the Boar’s Head Orchestra, Barefoot Hawaiian, Jonathan Carreira, Keenan Kamae, Lopaka, Ukulele Tonya, and others.

We will have raffles, ukuleles, sing-a-longs, and ukulele instruction workshops for all levels. We will have the best ukulele vendors, and suppliers. All the ukulele merchandise you’ve dreamed about will be there. Drooling is not allowed.

Disclaimer: All events, workshops, performers, and performances are subject to change without notice.

For more info, or if you would like to be a sponsor, please contact us a windycityukefest@gmail.com