Ukulele Festival

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Due to Circumstances the 2020 festival has been postponed
and may be rescheduled.

The 7th annual Blackwater Ukulele Festival!  

Proceeds from this all volunteer festival will go to:

                                    Artwork by Trina Lyn



10:30am  - Mix, mingle and jam

11:30        - Charleston Hot Shots

12:00        - Lil' Uke Band

12:30        - Charleston Ukulele Society

 1:00         - The V-Tones 

 1:30         - Nathan Gabriel Miller

 2:00         - Beginning Ukulele Workshop

                  - Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

 2:45         - Open Mic
 4:00pm   - Festival Ends
Nathan Miller 
Nathan is a wonderfully talented, multifaceted musician.  He is an embodiment of what the latest wave of ukulele popularity is all about. 

From strumming, picking, tapping to harmonics, Nathan makes his ukulele speak in ways you dreamed you could.  Selected by the Charleston City Paper as one of five nominees for the Best Musician in Charleston!  This is one performance you don't want to miss.  

Lil' Uke Band Monica Hernandez-Kenemuth and Pierre Leblanc make up the Lil' Uke Band. Covering a wide range of songs they are a real treat to have at the Festival.

Charleston Ukulele Society  The Society will be on hand to perform.  The club has been meeting since early 2000 and hosts two Jams a month.  Come on out and meet the crew. 

  • Interested in helping or have a question?  
  • e-mail or text/call 843-901-6363


The Charleston Hot Shots 
Will be the event Hosts.  Jim and Cheryl Ravoira have been performing since 2007 in a skiffle jazz style while playing blues, ragtime, standards and folk music.  Hear, guitars, ukuleles, bass buckets, kazoos, lap steels, dulcimers and harmonicas played with a unique jazz swing. 

They have been hosting the Blackwater Festival since 2011. The Little David Music festival since the 2017, Uketoberfest, Ukeoween, and Cukeout. 

Donald "Noodle" Whitley Founder of the The V-Tones of Charleston and The Amazing mittens. Noodle is multi-talented musician and is highly regarded as a Ukulele players.   He has played with some of the uke legends.  Noodle will also teach the intermediate workshop and can help guide you to the next level.  He will also be performing at the concert.

Steve Lawson will teach beginning ukulele. This workshop is for the absolute novice ukulele player.  He will teach you how to tune, hold and strum your instrument.  Plus you will learn a fun song. 

Pics From Past Festivals