Grab a uke and head over to the Vermont Ukulele festival next weekend
PUTNEY- The Vermont Ukulele Harvest returns with ukulele fun, including two concerts, a full day of workshops, jam sessions, and an open mic.
The event is on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, and will be held at Next Stage Arts. Performers include Jim and Liz Beloff, Stu Fuchs, Ben Carr, Amy Conley, Ron Kelley, and Veronica Stevens.
For a full schedule of events, workshop, and registration visit www.vermontukuleleharvest.com.
Finding a ukulele at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market in 1992 inspired the Beloffs to start Flea Market Music Inc., publisher of the popular Jumpin’ Jim’s series of ukulele songbooks. This series is sold worldwide and includes The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living and The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition, two of the biggest and best-selling ukulele songbooks ever published.
Carr is one of the driving forces behind the formation of the Vermont Ukulele Harvest, and can be found performing throughout southern Vermont as a solo act, with his band The Ben Carr Music Project, and as a sideman in both the blues group Sunny Lowdown Band and the cajun-creole group Bayou X.
Fuchs is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, sound healer, and an innovative and compassionate teacher. He is a lifelong minstrel and plays a wide variety of styles of music on acoustic guitar and ukulele including folk, classical, jazz, rock, experimental, sacred and world music.
Conley is a performer and teacher of music living in Milford, NH. For over 30 years she has created and worked in a variety of musical settings with all ages, from infants to seniors. Kelley is a saxophonist who discovered the joys of ukulele about 10 years ago and now includes it in performances with his band, Ron Kelley and the Hot Noodles.
Register online at www.vermontukuleleharvest.com. Find information on Facebook at Vermont Ukulele Harvest.