Performance Schedule

Well-Known Musicians

We are proud to announce our initial line-up for the 2023 Aurora Uke Fest includes: Lil Rev, The Ukulele Kings, Todd Lorenc, Hoapilli & Hula O Puanini, Aaron Baer, the Hix Brothers Ukulele Band, The Fabulous Heftones, and Two Ukes & a Bass.

There will be one Point of Sales tent at the stage entrance on Water Street Mall, and one Point of Sales at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave. You will be given a wrist band at either Point of Sales which will allow you entrance into the music area and the workshop areas.

The vendors area will be open to the public and will NOT require a wrist band for that area.

The workshops will be outside at Millennium Plaza with seating under the gazebo and seating around the gazebo. First come, first served for seating.

Handouts for the workshops will be available at the Plaza entrance. There will be a map of the Festival available at main point of sales areas.

Main Stage: Water St Mall , Next to the City Hall.


10:30 Doors open

11:00- 12:00 Open Mic

12:00- 1:00 Uncle Jon Kostal  “Strum Session”

1:00 – 1:45 Todd Lorenc

2:00 -2:30 Two Ukes and a Bass

2:45 – 3:30 Hoapili and Hula O’Puanani

3:45 – 4:30 Hix Brothers 

4:45 – 5:30 Aaron Baer

5:45 – 6:30 Fabulous Heftones 

6:45 – 7:30 Lil’ Rev

7:45 – 8:30 Ukulele Kings

8:30 Jam

9:00 close

*times and events subject to change


Workshop Schedule

Ukulele Workshops – Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave


11-11:45 Aaron Baer – Beginner Ukulele  – Anyone can be a ukulele player. This course is an introduction to the instrument for basic beginners. Be ready to learn how to hold, strum and play a few chords. You will be playing a song in no time!

12-12:45 The Fabulous Heftones – Tin Pan Alley – Popular American songs of 1910-1930

1-1:45 Lil’ Rev – Chicago Blues 1950’s Repertoire & Style – Learn a cool selection of blues tunes, riffs, licks, turnarounds, songs, history and more. For strummers and melody players alike.

2-2:45 Carl Hix – The Beatles Part Two – A continuation of last year’s Beatles Workshop.

3-3:45 The Ukulele Kings – Stop, Look and Listen: Playing Well With Others – We’ll take a known song and put it together as a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels (Beginner to Intermediate).

*times and events subject to change

Stage Schedule

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Workshops Schedule

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The 6th Annual
Aurora Uke Fest
Saturday, August 19, 2023
2021 City of Lights Ukulele Festival