Whether they’re channeling the sounds of the islands or branding a new style of rock that is equal parts zany and charming, these ukulele ladies offer unstoppable summer fun. The concert features The Sweater Set, Victoria Vox, The Hula Honeys, The Riders and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer.
Bring your own uke or buy one on the spot courtesy of House of Musical Traditions and join us at 6PM for an audience strum-along!
Uke Fest 2010 also includes 3 workshops on Thursday, August 26:
Intro to Hula Dancing with The Hula Honeys. 6-7:30PM $10 Back Yard Theater stage.
Intermediate / Advanced Uke Workshop with The Hula Honeys. 8-9:15PM $20 Room 402
Beginning Uke Workshop with The Sweater Set. 8-9:15PM $20. Room 405
NEW THIS YEAR!! The concert begin at 7PM, but the entertainment begins at 5:30PM with a Mini Street Festival. Check out mime Mark Jaster and and clowng expert Sabrina Mandell as they combine outrageous acrobatics and hyper-advanced communication skills with honest, gentle humor and playful interaction, obliterating many a skeptic’s antipathy toward mime. Experience the crafty clowning of Ambush Theater’s performance artists and you dare don’t miss your chance to interact with comedian-juggler Michael Rosman and chalk artists from Exit Studio.
PARKING: Parking for The Free Summer Outdoor Concerts and workshops is in the metro garage for $4.75 with Metro SmarTrip card. Parking for patrons with disabilities (with tag) and Strathmore Stars Parking (with Strathmore Summer Parking Pass) is in the Mansion lot on a space available basis, enter at 10701 Rockville Pike until 7PM.
SEATING: Please bring blankets or low beach chairs. No pets, please.
DINING: Back by popular demand! BBQ ribs, pulled pork, veggie burgers, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts, soda, water, beer and wine are available for purchase at the BBQ Shack. Join us a little early and enjoy dinner on the lawn before the show.
Private, catered picnics are available for groups. Call (301) 581-5225.
Date: August 25, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Strathmore Outdoor, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852