Belfast Ukulele Festival News
The 5th annual Belfast Ukulele Festival will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Once again it will be at beautiful Steamboat Landing in Belfast - right on the harbor. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Belfast Uke Fest is hosted by the Belfast Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with Our Town Belfast and the Midcoast Ukes.
We are excited to have Gerald Ross (https://geraldross.com) as our headliner this year, and in addition to his performance at the festival, he will offer two different workshops. Jeffrey Weinberger (visit his YouTube site) and Frets Halligan will also offer workshops again this year.
Admission and workshop fess remain the same as previous, at $5.00 for admission and $15.00 per workshop. These fees help defray the costs for the headliner and venue.
Our Performance and Workshop Schedules offer a full day of learning, listening, and enjoyment.
Volunteers: The Uke Fest needs volunteers! Three hours of your time earns free admission, a T-shirt, AND will be a big help.
Chairs: Please bring your own, comfortable chairs. The Uke Fest will provide some standard, uncomfortable folding chairs.
Music Stands: Midcoast Ukes will provide heavy duty music stands for on-stage performers. No requirement to bring your own.
Consignment Table: Midcoast Ukes will provide a table where you can sell used material related to ukes and music in general. People and groups selling material are expected to share the task of "personing" the table and distributing income properly.
This year we're partnering with Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping, a beautiful ocean-side campground conveniently located just up Route 1 from Belfast. They will offer reduced rates to ukuleleists for camping and lodging. Check out their website at http://maineoceancamping.com/ for a variety of campers, cabins, bunkhouses, and camping sites that they offer.
Friday evening we'll hold a social gathering and informal group strum in one of their facilities. There will also be opportunity for additional informal gatherings on Saturday evening at the Searsport Shores Ocean Camping location.