Windy City Ukulele Festival 2008 Chicago

“The Best Ukulele Experience in the Midwest”

When: August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2008
VIP Reception on July 31st at 9 PM

Where: The Tiki Terrace (

Just outside Chicago in Des Plaines, IL
1591 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
NE Corner of Lee/Manheim & Oakton

This will be the largest ukulele festival in the Midwest. Chicago has had a strong ukulele history from ukulele manufactures to great ukulele performers. We wish to continue the aloha spirit and share with you everything the ukulele has to offer. The `ukulele is the gift that keeps on giving. We will have performers and ukulele instructors from around the world giving world-class ukulele workshops. Come and delight in three fun-filled days of ukulele paradise. We will have a UkeTube stage where any uke player can show their stuff. The main stage will have top performers from the ukulele community. We will have starter workshops for people and kids that have never played a musical instrument of any type.

We have lined up:

Mark “Spanky” Guiterrez, Gerald Ross, Victoria Vox, Windy City Islanders, Kimo Hussey, Ali Lexa,
Tim Sweeney, Seeso, Lil’ Rev,  Abe Lagrimas Jr., Steven P. Slivka and the Boar’s Head Orchestra, Barefoot Hawaiian, Jonathan Carreira, Keenan Kamae, Lopaka, Ukulele Tonya, Curt Sheller, and others.

We will have raffles, ukuleles, sing-a-longs, and ukulele instruction workshops for all levels. We will have the best ukulele vendors, and suppliers. All the ukulele merchandise you’ve dreamed about will be there. Drooling is not allowed.

Keep Strumming, Singing, and Smiling,

Terry Truhart
co-organizer of the
“The Best Ukulele Experience in the Midwest”

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