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2015 Utah Ukulele Festival Posters Are Out!

Aloha One and All!

We are excited to have our posters printed and up in many places already in both Weber and Cache County. They will hopefully be up in SLC and other areas as well. If you know of large traffic areas where you’d like to see one let us know, and we’ll do our best to get one there!

A HUGE Mahalo to Maren Fuller for the art work this year!  You can check out her portfolio here.



Open Mic Competition

Aloha Everyone,

Registration is open for this year’s Utah Ukulele Festival Open Mic Competition. We are having 14 & Under AND 15+ competitions this year with prizes and swag provided by KSM Music and Ukulele Underground. Participation is free, so sign up now by clicking on the “2015 Utah Ukulele Festival Open Mic Night” link above. Come show the world what you’ve got!



Jammin’ with UUF This Saturday

Come join us for some ukulele fun this Saturday, May 30th, at the Logan Library in the Bonneville Room from Noon – 2pm. If you are interested in learning and do not have an ukulele we will be bringing our student ukuleles generously donated by Ohana Ukuleles. This will be the last jam session before the 2015 Utah Ukulele Festival on August 1st at Willow Park.
See you there!

Summer is coming and so is the Utah Ukulele Festival

School is almost out. Summer is almost here. That can only mean one thing…the 2015 Utah Ukulele Festival is right around the corner! Come be a part of the fun by signing up to be in the Open Mic Competition (14 & Under/15+) or by registering to be a vendor/concessions. We will have lots of fun activities going on throughout the day, so be sure to keep an eye out for the Event Schedule that will be posted in July. Hurry on over to our webpage and sign up/register to help us spread a little Aloha to all who come!

Happy Aloha Friday!!!

We would like to give a big Mahalo Nui Loa to a few of our sponsors: Ukulele Underground, KoAloha Ukulele, MiSi, and KSM Music! We’ve received lots of cool swag from these companies, and we truly appreciate each one’s offer to serve up a little bit of Aloha that we are excited to pass along to you at this year’s festival.
Also, for all you budding ukulele enthusiasts, we are excited to announce that this year our Open Mic Competition will have two categories: 14 and Under & 15+. So, start strumming and plucking now, so you can come out and get your uke on!!! We’ll have lots of great prizes to give away!



Hillcrest Ukulele Lessons Session 3 open for registration

Aloha Everyone!

Session #2 of our ukulele lessons came to a close last night, and we had such a great time sharing the spirit of aloha and our love of the ukulele with each student. Registration is open for sessions #3 and #4. We provide ukuleles donated by Ohana for use at each lesson if needed. Just lets us know if you’ll need one when you register.

To register head on over to the UUF website using this link:

We hope to see you there!



Vendor/Concession registration is now open!

Aloha All!

Vendor/Concession registration is now open for the 2015 Utah Ukulele Festival held on August 1st. Booth space is $25 (vendor)/ $35 (concession). It will once again be held at Willow Park in Logan, Utah. Come register, and be a part of the fun! Click on the vendor/concession tab above for more information and to register.

Jammin’ with UUF Schedule

It’s kanikapila time!!! We have reserved the Bonneville Room at the Logan Library for a jam session and free instruction on Sat, Nov 22 and Sat, Dec 13 from Noon-2 p.m.. Come out and have fun jammin’ with UUF, or take a lesson and learn some new songs. *Ukuleles will be provided to those who need one but are limited in quantity*

We hope to see you there!

Mahalo nui loa,


Utah Ukulele Festival 2014 Rain or Shine!

Aloha All!!!

Let us just start by saying that despite all the rain we had, the 2014 Utah Ukulele Festival was a HUGE success!!! We have to send out a HUGE mahalo to our sponsors Ohana Ukuleles, KSM Music, Bridger Folk Music Society, Camp Chef, Luna Guitars, and Big Kahuna Development Studio for supporting our event and helping us to make this year’s event happen. Mahalo to each one of you!!! We could not have made this event happen without you!!!

We would also like to send out a HUGE mahalo to each one of our performers J. E. D., Meikjn Feilding, Emily Susan Pack, Max Willard, UFO Hum Trio, Steven Butler, Selja Sini, and our headliner, Dan “Cool Hand Uke” Scanlan, who came out, braved the rainy weather, and performed amazing sets that thrilled those in attendance. We are so grateful that each of you took the time to come out, despite the cold and rainy weather, to share you amazing talent with us all. We truly appreciate it and YOU!!!

We would also like to send out a HUGE mahalo to each of our instructors, Meikjn Fielding, Max Willard, Barry Henline (who also brought us hot chocolate to share with everyone…MAHALO!!!), and Dan Scanlan, who took the time to come out to share their amazing skills and love of the ukulele with others. We had so many great comments from attendees who really enjoyed getting to participate in the different workshops and lessons provided.

And last BUT NOT LEAST…we truly want to thank each and every person (I wish we knew all of your names, because I really would like to thank you all ) who came out and supported our event by stopping by, taking part in the free lessons/workshops, watched our amazingly talented performers, participated in the Open Mic Competition, and took the time to stop by and say “Aloha” to us at the UUF “Welcome’ booth. Without your support this event would not be possible, and we are truly thankful to have your support that enables us to share our love for the culture of Hawaii and the ukulele along with our love for our community in beautiful Cache Valley. You have blessed us beyond measure, and we are so truly thankful to have your acceptance and support in helping to make the Utah Ukulele Festival possible and a great success. Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! We are truly looking forward to next year’s event, and we hope that we will see you all out there again!!!

Check out the pictures on the photos and media page!

Mahalo nui loa,

Utah Ukulele Festival Coordinators; David, Jeff & Denelle

See you out next year!!!