Tiptoe By the Window
You could be forgiven for mistaking the ukulele for a tiny guitar, but it's actually a unique instrument with its own flavor and style. And—as Tiny Tim will tell you—the Hawaiian instrument has the habit of turning anyone who touches it into an instant rock star. Get your taste of fame and fortune by visiting the Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival this Friday to Sunday, Sept. 27 through 29, at the African American Performing Arts Center at Expo New Mexico. This year's theme is “Come Together,” and ukulele lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy the hits of The Beatles performed by ukulele musicians. Friday kicks off at 8:30am and Saturday begins at 8am. Tickets start at $25. (Joshua Lee)
Saturday Sept 28, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Enjoy concerts, breakout sessions, education and camaraderie along with the joy of ukulele music with music lovers from around the country.
This year’s Albuquerque Ukulele Festival just keeps growing. In its sixth year, the festival has steadily been growing and, this year’s festival is anticipated to be the largest and most fun to date. Partly due to its growing reputation of fun and international headliners. This year’s high energy, fun Beatle themed festival will not disappoint- the festivals theme of Come Together echoes throughout the international talent coming together to headline performances and teaching sessions throughout the weekend. Festival organizers also aspire that the theme Come Together will echo in the current climate. Amplifying the theme Come Together the festival will be highlighting the Beatles music in performances from Hawaii’s’ own Beat-Lele, Dennis Muth, Alastar McNeil, Manolo “Nolet” Quiason and Sonny Aquino. Festival organizers are thrilled to also welcome Brook Adams from Oregon, Andy Andrews also from Hawaii, and Jim D ’Ville to perform and teach throughout the festival. The 3-day festival will be held at the African American Preforming Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE at the Expo New Mexico September 27 -29. Starting Friday evening with a concert, and breakout sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Ukulele and music lovers alike come from around the state and from around the country to attend New Mexico’s own ukulele festival. The Albuquerque Ukulele Festival is committed to connecting our local communities but equally committed to connecting the world to the beautiful, dynamic, diverse state of New Mexico. Through concerts, education, and camaraderie -the joy of ukulele music, unites people to Come Together. For more information about the exciting event please call Gary at (505) 681-3687, or email at abqukefun.com.