Blackwater Ukulele and Dulcimer Festival


Sunday, September 13, 2015

This year the festival has been moved to Sunday

All festival events and workshops are included in the regular $10 admission fee to the gardens. 

Countdown to the Festival




Program

  9:30 am     - Mix, mingle and jam

11:30 am     - Workshops

                         Beginning Ukulele

                         Intermediate Ukulele

                         Dulcimer

  1:00 pm     - Concert

                         Dave "Ukulele Dave" Brown

                         Nathan Miller

                         Charleston Hot Shots

                         Sarah Summer

                         The V-Tones with Big Jim

  3:30 pm       - Open Mic

  5.00 pm       - Festival Ends

Open Mic Rules.  Be kind to animals and small children, respect the elderly and you must have at least one ukulele or dulcimer in your act






Benefit for the Music Speaks Project Supporting Autism Awareness and Early Access to Care


Nathan (r) meets Jake Shimabukuro (l) 

Join Nathan Miller in his endeavor to raise awareness for Autism and the need for early access to care through the power of music...read more


Make sure you get on the festival e-mail list



New this year! Mountain Dulcimer workshop and dulcimers at Open mic!!!  The instruments just seem to complement each other,so bring your mountain dulcimer to the open mic!!! 



Sponsored By

The Charleston Hot Shots www.charlestonhotshots.com

Cypress Gardens www.cypressgardens.info




Need A Uke? 

 The fine folks from Shem Creek Music will be there with a great selection to choose from.  


This Year's Food Vendor is Fauzia's Kitchen!!!  
Check out her tasty menu.




       



Workshops

Beginning Ukulele
This workshop taught by Jim Ravoira is for the absolute novice ukulele player.  He will teach you how to tune, hold and strum your instrument.  Plus you will learn two fun songs. 

Intermediate Ukulele
Taught by Donald "Noodle" Whitley will help bring you to the next level of ukulele playing. Always a big crowd favorite.

Dulcimer
New to the festival is the mountain dulcimer, Ron and Ginny Rowland will introduce you to the dulcimer and have a few you can borrow for the class.  Its first come first serve.