Performance Schedule

Well-Known Musicians

We are proud to announce our initial line-up for the 2022 Aurora Uke Fest includes: Lil Rev, Wild Blue Ukulele Orchestra, Karen Barr & the Light City Revival, The Ukulele Kings, Todd Lorenc, Hoapilli & Hula O Puanini, Aaron Baer, the Hix Brothers Ukulele Band, Olivia Ports, and Kevin Presbrey.

Admission to the workshops will be included in the Festival Entrance ticket where you will be given a wrist band for entrance into the music areas and the workshops. There will be two Entrance area’s, 21 S. Broadway Rd (RT 25) at Mundy Park, and Water Street Mall at 11 S. Water Street and 44 E. Downer Place next to the City Hall.

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.

Workshop Schedule

Ukulele Workshops – Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave

  • Fingerpicking 101: Lil’ Rev 11:15 – 12:00 This is an intro level course designed to get the student acquainted with familiar patterns, song accompaniment, technique and form.
  • Beatles Songs: Carl Hix 12:15 – 1:00 Learn many Beatles songs; three chords and beyond.
  • Become One with the Strum: Ben Hassenger 1:15 – 2:00 Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs (Confident Beginner)
  • Beginner Uke: Aaron Baer 2:15 – 3:00 Yes! You can play! Learn basic chords C, G, D, F and a song.
  • Movable Chord Shapes: Kevin Presbrey 3:15 – 4:00 For players who know the basic major and minor chord shapes.
  • UKE-TET! Chamber-made music for Uke Ensemble: Meg Papadolias 4:15 – 5:00 Listen to the GOOD VIBRATIONS STRUMMERS from the former John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School share some of their Chamber Music with you. Join in playing with the group. Shared songs will include both musical notation and tablature.

Ukulele Workshop on the Alley Park Stage (access from Water Street)

  • Learn “One Meatball”: Lil’ Rev 2:15 – 3:00 Learn to play this classic tune, along with picking pattern, strum, solo and strum hand technique. All levels

Stage Schedule Water Street Mall

Alley Park 

Hix Bros Ukulele Band      11:00 am to 11:45 am

Wild Blue                            12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Hoapili / Hula ‘O Puanani   1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Lil’ Rev workshop           2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Ukulele Kings                  3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Aaron Baer                      4:15 pm to 5:00 pm   

Jam Session                    5:15 pm to close   

Mundy Park

Kevin Presbrey                  11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Olivia Ports                        12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

Karen Barr                         1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Todd Lorenc                      2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Lil’ Rev                                3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Stage Schedule

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Workshops Schedule

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The 5th Annual
Aurora Uke Fest
Sunday, August 21, 2022
2021 City of Lights Ukulele Festival