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Tiki King
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From: Lush tropical Santa Cruz, CA.
Posted: 2004-01-02 09:54 am   Permalink

For the latest Uke Fest West info, go here: http://www.ukefestwest.com

Ukulele Expo's UKE FEST WEST
April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th
Santa Cruz, CA.

"Uke Fest West" will be held in Santa Cruz, California, April 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and then the Hayward Ukulele festival is on the 25th. This event is being planned, developed and presented through a collaboration of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz (www.ukuleleclub.com) and The Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum. (www.ukulele.org) and is being planned to make a full weekend out of the Hayward Ukulele Festival. We are still pounding out the details, but it is sure to be awesome! Here is what we got so far...

Thursday night, April 22nd, for you early arrivers is the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz monthly meeting, join us for food, drinks, entertainment!. Start the fun early!

Friday during the day there will be workshops available, More info soon!

Friday night will be concert featuring some of the hottest performers from all over the country at the Historic Cocoanut Grove Ballroom, ( http://www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com ) where elegant oval lines, a tiered stage, wooden dance floor, main floor and balcony seating and a full (no host) Bar reflect the glamour and romance of the 1940s Big Band era. An appetizer buffet and dessert will be provided.

Here is a list of who you will see perform (so far!)
Bill Tapia
Bryan Tolentino
Byron Yasui
Carmaig de Forest
Dan "Cool hand Uke" Scanlan
Daniel Ho (and special guest)
Hiram Bell
Ian Whitcomb
James Hill
Janet Klein
"Jumpin" Jim Beloff
Joel "Ukulele Eck" Eckhaus
John King
Ka Ehu Kai
King Kukulele
Larry D
Lyle Ritz
Manitoba Hal
Michelle "ukulele Lady" Kiba
Milan Nicksic
Oliver Brown
Ralph "King of the Ukulele" Shaw
Tiki King
Ukulele Dick
Tom "The Ukulele Man" Harker
Waste Of Aces
And More...!

Also, For any non Uke obsessed travel companions, The coconut Grove is located on one end of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, ( http://www.beachboardwalk.com ) a beach front amusement park that is home of one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country. Bring the Family for a weekend of fun!

Saturdays event will be at the Cocoanut Grove Sunroom. Vendors, music, workshops, concerts, open mike, etc. The Sun Room's retractable glass ceiling provides sunshine and fresh ocean breezes during the day, Weather permitting, and large windows provide spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. Also running throughout the day will be several screenings of "Rock That Uke"( http://www.rockthatuke.com ) as well as other Uke related short features

Saturday early evening will feature a reception at the Santa Cruz art League,( http://www.scal.org )where the walls will be adorned with some of the finest Ukes to be seen anywhere! This display will run Thursday through Monday

Sunday is the 11th annual Hayward Ukulele Festival, the west coast's longest running Ukulele festival, featuring a full day of performances, vendors and food with a Polynesian flair. Find out about it here: http://www.pica-org.org/events.html

For those of you coming from out of town, we have obtained a discount at the West Coast Santa Cruz Hotel, which is just down the beach from the Cocoanut Grove. The Santa Cruz Hotel, billed as the only beach front hotel on Santa Cruz Counties coastline, is on Cowells Beach, adjacent to the famous "Steamers Lane", one of the most popular surfing spots on the central coast. The hotel provides an outdoor pool and poolside bar, sun deck, hot tub, and children's pool. The hotels restaurant, Mainsail, provides stunning views of Monterey Bay and a varied menu of popular entrees. The hotel also provides complimentary valet parking. Please call (831) 426-4330, and ask for the Ukulele club discount!
There are also many hotels and motels within a five minute drive, as well as several "budget" motels within walking distance to the Cocoanut Grove. Check out the Santa Cruz visitors council for more info: http://www.scccvc.org/index.html

We also have a discount code for flights booked through American Airlines. Call 1-800-221-2255. and tell them you are with the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz for a 10% discount, on top of any other discounts which may apply. Discount code is: 1844AN. Group name is Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. We also have car rental discount through Avis rentals. Say you are with the Ukulele club of Santa Cruz and Save!

To be put on the list for details as they emerge, send an e-mail to Andy Andrews: andy@cruzio.com


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Chongolio
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Posted: 2004-01-11 11:10 am   Permalink

Tiki King- Thanks for posting this info!
This is going to be a lot of fun. I hope some of the T.C. ohana comes to town for this event. I know you guys are putting in a lot of time to make this happen. I am realy looking forward to this.



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Posted: 2004-01-11 3:50 pm   Permalink

If something called "Uke Fest West" was held in Western Canada, it would be attended by about 3 ukulele aficionados and several thousand confused Ukrainians
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Tacky Tiki
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From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2004-01-13 2:01 pm   Permalink

I attended the Hayward fest last year. Good plate lunches, tons of music, lots of Hawaiian stuff to buy (not just ukes!)

Any TCers going? (Gotta get those 'Tiki King' buttons!)



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Tiki King
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Posted: 2004-02-11 10:04 am   Permalink

for the latest info, go to: www.tikiking.com/uke_fest_west
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Bwana Tiki
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Posted: 2004-02-16 8:20 pm   Permalink

ya know...
I been thinking that I sould drive on up ta this thinggy in the porno van, room for me + 6ix or 5ive in big comfort. OC/LA carpool victims? just a thought,I don't mind flying solo but it is a bit of a haul so...


 
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2004-02-17 09:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-02-16 20:20, Bwana Tiki wrote:
ya know...
I been thinking that I sould drive on up ta this thinggy in the porno van, room for me + 6ix or 5ive in big comfort. OC/LA carpool victims? just a thought,I don't mind flying solo but it is a bit of a haul so...



C,mon up y'all, this event is going to be a blast!

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Tiki King
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Posted: 2004-02-17 2:43 pm   Permalink

The "Official" Uke Fest West website is now up at: www.ukefestwest.com
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tikitony
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Posted: 2004-02-20 6:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the info Tiki King! I'm trying to get a vendor spot to sell my tikis, and adrift shirts. www.adriftclothing.com & www.tikitony.com
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2004-03-09 3:09 pm   Permalink

Tiki King! You have a fan on alt.music.hawaiian:

Quote:
Judy (homehunterjb@netscape.net) wrote:
Auntie Maria wrote:
> Heads up, uke musicians/fans!
>
> The first Uke-Fest West is coming to Santa Cruz CA,
> April 22-24 (immediately preceding the annual Northern
> California `Ukulele Festival in Hayward, April 25).
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> For details:
> http://www.ukefestwest.com/

Auntie! Some amazing links on that page. Who's that Tiki King?? Amazing
web site, including these instructions for building a $12 ukulele!

http://www.geocities.com/tpe123/folkurban/uke/uke.html

Seems totally appropriate for my level of talent!



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Chongolio
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Posted: 2004-03-21 09:52 am   Permalink

Hey TikiTony, I see you have been added to the list of vendors. I am lookin forward to meeting you and checkin out your goods.

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tikitony
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Posted: 2004-03-21 11:07 am   Permalink

Hey CHongolio,
sOunds like it will be fun! Hope to meet you toO! see you there.


 
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pablus
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Posted: 2004-03-21 2:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha, TikiTony, Chongolio and TikiKing - The Amber Love Goddess and myself will be there on Friday afternoon and Saturday.

I'm the fat guy wearing an aloha shirt with the uke.

I'm sure I'll be the only one.

I definitely want to see that film about the ukes. It looks extremely cool. Maybe we can hook up at one of the showings of it. Or just after.

Tony - bring something I can buy to wear around my neck.



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Tiki King
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Posted: 2004-04-07 09:46 am   Permalink

It's only a little more than two weeks until UkeFest West!
Here are the latest UkeFest West updates....

A very special person in the world of Ukuleles has been added to the UkeFest West performers - Fred Fallin - and he will be giving a workshop as well - see workshops for more info

Daniel Ho will not be able to make it to UkeFest West so his workshop is canceled (as is Faith Rivera's)

Jim Beloff's workshop will be a Beginning Uke Workshop, not songwriting

The hotels are getting filled up so if you have not gotten your room yet call the Coast Santa Cruz Hotel at (831) 426-4330 and if they are full-up they will give you contact info for several other very nearby hotels (1-2 blocks). There are several price range hotels available from $80 to $109 per night

Single day tickets are available - go to the tickets page on the website for info

The performer schedules will be posted on the website later this week but here is a quick rundown -

Friday - Kahakai, Ukulele Dick, Michelle Kiba, Tiki King, Oliver Brown, Jim Beloff, Bill Tapia, Lyle Ritz, Byron Yasui, Hiram Bell, Bryan Tolentino, Ka Ehu Kai, The Great Morgani, Ian Whitcomb, Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, King Kukulele, Ralph Shaw, James Hill, John King, Mark Kapner, Tom Harker, Yes Yes Boys, Carmaig de Forest, Manitoba Hal, Bag End Boys, Songs from a Random House, Larry D, Rick Russo and Waste of Aces

Saturday - Strum Bums, Michelle Kiba and the Aloha Style Band, Bryan Tolentino & Asa Young, Steven Strauss, Oliver Brown, Steven Espinola, Soybean Sawyer, Dan Scanlan & Jukolin, Tiki King & the Idol Pleasures, Blue Shoes, Songs from a Random House, Rogie Cadiente, Milan Nicksic, Larry D, Hiram Bell, Carmaig de Forest, Rick Russo, Ukulele Dick and Fred Fallin

The Saturday performance schedule has been extended to 7:30 PM

All of the Saturday workshops are included in your ticket price - as are most of the Friday workshops. A couple of the Friday workshops will cost a little extra - workshops will be first come basis but the rooms are not small so we hope to fit everyone in the workshops of their choice

There is over 2 hours of open-mike time available on Saturday - Practice your licks, for this will be your chance to show them off!

The Ukes for Kids raffle will have some incredible Ukuleles to give away to lucky winners so buy lots of tickets when you arrive - and over 50 kids will get their first ukulele lesson and leave with a free ukulele right there at UkeFest West on Saturday

Get your tickets now if you haven't already - Tickets

The Thursday (4/22) Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz meeting & UkeFest West kickoff party will be at the Ideal Bar & Grill - right next to the Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

Please forward this to your music loving friends and anyone else you think would like to know about Uke Fest West

Call me with questions - or problems - or just to let me know you're coming! Andy Andrews Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz (408) 828-2131

...and now go to ukefestwest.com for the latest info - see ya' there and keep uke'n !!


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Tiki King
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Posted: 2004-04-12 11:38 am   Permalink

For anyone interested, there are some cheap tickets to Uke Fest West on Ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16224&item=3717185892&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
get 'em while their hot!
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