Event: Ukulele Jam Camp

Join the ukulele community Sat/Sun October 13-14, 2018 for a weekend of workshops and music on the shores of beautiful Isle Lake!


It’s Ukulele Jam Camp time!

  • WHEN      Sat/Sun October 13-14, 2018
  • WHERE    Camp He Ho Ha
    Hwy 16, about 1 hr west of Edmonton, AB
  • REGISTRATION   $149.00

It’s the 3rd Annual Ukulele Jam Camp, presented by our good friends at the Northern Bluegrass Circle. Workshops led by multi-instrumentalist Barry Luft!

Your fee covers three one hour workshops, Saturday night accommodations, meals, snacks, and a mini festival. Jam until the wee hours. Or sleep. We won’t judge you. Did we mention that the food is excellent? It is.

Register and see schedules and more information at the Ukulele Jam Camp site.

It is excellent fun and a great way to meet other players (and ogle their ukuleles). You’ll meet Acoustic Music Workshop people too. Ogle their banjos!

Don’t be sad and regretful in the doldrums of winter when you overhear everyone lovingly reminiscing about their woodland musical adventures. JOIN THEM!

CANCELLED: City Market – September 15

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Sorry, everybody. Edmonton City Market Downtown Gig


The sweetest busker gig in town. The Market is extremely popular, and parking is, too. Allow sufficient time to find parking nearby or to walk from your spot. You can also get there on the LRT. We play from 12 – 3.

 

  • WHEN       Saturday, September 15, 2018, 12 – 3 PM
  • WHERE    Outdoor market, 102 Ave and 104 Street, Edmonton
  • DETAILS   Players, please meet at the information booth at 11:45

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, music stand, and books
  • Hat, water, sunscreen / scarf, insulated mug, snowboots (kidding, but do check the weather)
  • Anything else you need to be comfortable playing outside
  • Seating is not provided, so don’t forget your chair.

Check out the City Market site here.

BOGANI CAFE CIRCLE Sunday, September 16

We’ll be meeting at our regular time, 2:00 – 4:30 at Bogani Cafe.
We’re continuing our musical journey through the blue Beloff Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition. Our mandate is to attempt every song in the book.

During these sessions, we will all be challenged musically. We’ll play each song once to familiarize ourselves with the rhythm, melody and roadmap. Then we’ll go over it a second (or third) time to reinforce what we’ve just learned. Before we go on to the next song, I’ll ask you to share any tips or insights that you may have for me. Improvement, not perfection is our goal. And fun. Music is to be enjoyed. Let’s all learn to smile!

2:00-2:30 Arrival. Place café order at till. Greet and get to know each other. Tune your ukuleles. Settle in.

2:30-3:30 Song List*

TBA

3:30-4:00 Open Mic

This is an opportunity for you to stretch yourself in front of a friendly audience. Prepare a song to perform as a solo, or lead the group in a song of your own choosing. It can be a song we’ve already done, or something new. If you are leading a song that is not in the Blue book, bring along 20 charts.

4:00-4:30 Informal Strum Along with Friends

*The ones we don’t get to this month, we’ll start with next time. Some are quite demanding.

See you at Bogani Cafe!

2323 111 Street

GIG: Valley Zoo “ZOO BREW” Friday, August 24

Edmonton Valley Zoo: ZOO BREW Gig


Presented by The Ark Project, ZOO BREW is a fabulous adult evening out for drinking beverages, enjoying music, and visiting your favourite zoo creatures. This fundraiser helps support the initiatives and improvements being made at the Valley Zoo.

ALL PLAYERS WELCOME, and all ages welcome to play, but please note you must be eighteen or older if you plan to buy tickets to the event and enter the venue.

The event runs 6-11.

We play from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

 

  • WHEN      Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • WHERE    Edmonton Valley Zoo, Edmonton
  • DETAILS  Players, please meet at the main entrance at 5:45

 

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, music stand, and books
  • Hat, water, sunscreen
  • Anything else you need to be comfortable playing outside

Seating is provided, and we will be playing under a canopy.

Players admitted to the zoo entrance area for the performance period at no cost. If you want to stay for the rest of the event, you will need to purchase event tickets (see link at top of this post).