FIRST WELLINGTON UKULELE FESTIVAL 2021
EXPRESSIONS WHIRINAKI ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE UPPER HUTT
These days there are so many people enjoying playing their ukes, singly or together that Mainly Acoustic Music Club has organised the first Wellington Ukulele Festival. The Festival will enable people to learn new tunes or upskill with tips from experts and beginners can learn new things about playing their ukes.
Justin Reed (from Shenanigans, the popular band) and Shane McAlister will lead the day of workshops , mass strums with a finale show of The Shenanigans Band at the end of the day. It will be a fun day, full of music and activity.
Catering and refreshments will be available on site and nearby. The new Dough Bakery is on site at Expressions. There are other cafés, restaurants, etc. nearby. You are also welcome to bring food and refreshments with you.
Programme for Sunday, 14th. February
10am - 11am
Arrival, registrations, refreshments (real coffee available to buy!)
11am - Midday
Introduction, all participants together for Sunday strum, performance by various groups and tutoring of new tunes.
Venue: The Professionals Recreation Hall
Midday – 1pm
Various break-out sessions
- for ukulele beginners
- for more advanced ukulele players
- Come All Ye/Open Mic/Grab a Spot concert for guitar players /singers. Folk club environment -a chance to be on stage in the 210 seated Expressions Whirinaki Theatre.
2.15 - 3.15pm
Total audience together as 11 - Midday session
The Professionals Recreation Hall
3.15pm - 4.30pm
Breakout sessions as midday-1pm
4.30pm - 6.00pm
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Finale show with The Shenanigans B and as top of the bill.
Festival Patrons -you will be getting a special Festival Songbook on the day so please bring your music stand if you have one -looking forward to a great day on Sunday!
Booking fees apply