New Jersey Uke Fest 2017

August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Please note: listed event time may not be accurate. Check with event website or event contact to confirm time.
Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey
The Folk Project (New Jersey)Event website

Friday – Sunday August 25, 26, 27

This year the Line Up has some of the most amazing artists…

Kimo Hussey is one of Hawaii’s preeminent ukulele players and instructors. Combining his love of the ukulele with his knowledge, experience, and confidence, Kimo’s ability to impart knowledge relevant to technique, practice, and having fun is unmatched. We are honored to have him headline this year’s festival.

Danielle Ate the Sandwich has been touring since 2009, cultivating an online following from her homemade videos on YouTube and her unique style of online marketing brings her music to the audience she affectionately refers to as “Fanwiches”. Her songs can be thoughtful, heavy, and serious, but Daniellerarely takes herself too seriously. She’s known for her quirky lyrical twists and for delivering witty and honest stage banter in her live shows.

Rachel Manke has been calledone of the brightest stars in theukulele universe, and loves sharing her astounding technique and beautiful singing with audiences young and old. She has appeared on stages that range from the Ashokan Uke Fest and Funky Frets Uke Fest, to Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Rachel has a teaching style that is fun, relaxed, and accessible. She employs basic teaching methods with learning objectives and multi-sensory approaches. Most importantly, humor, and emphasis on the overall joy of making music is central.

The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio are inspired by their affection for jazz improvisation. The Trio rework timeless classics on How About More Uke?, replacing the standard guitar backing with a ukulele, played with skill and creativity by Sheller himself. Alongside drummer Ed Rick and Eric Schreiber on electric bass, Sheller reveals that the ukulele can be utilized as a serious and vibrant instrument.

The Lords of Liechtenstein is a New York City-based contemporary folk duo composed of twobrothers, Noah and Dan Rauchwerk.The Lords often draw comparisons to The Everly Brothers for their harmonic sensibilities and to The Smothers Brothers for their mischievous onstage interactions. They write purposeful lyrics to tell musical stories that fluctuate betweenheart-wrenchingly sad and outlandishly ridiculous topics. The Lordshave been featured on NPR’s syndicated Mountain Stage program.

The performers along with additional instructors; Christine DeLeon, Mark Dutton and Makalina will teach overa dozen workshops.

Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey
60C North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ
and on the Morristown Green

Early Bird Full Tickets go on sale on June 1
Full Fest $90
Concert $20each

Advance Tickets go on sale June 22:
Full Fest $100
Saturday all Day (workshops & concert) $85
Saturday Workshops Only $70
Concert Only Tickets $20 each

Door Tickets August 24:
Full Fest $110
Saturday All Day (workshops & concert) $95
Saturday Workshops Only $80
Concert Only Ticket $20 each

12and under FREE but must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian.
Call 973-370-4UKE (4853)