Blackwater Ukulele Festival

May 9, 2020

The 7th Blackwater Ukulele Festival is  coming!  

All proceeds from this all volunteer festival will go to

                                      Artwork by Trina Lyn



10:30 am    - Mix, mingle and jam

11:30          - Charleston Hot Shots

12:00          - Lunch Group Jam

12:30          - Lil' Uke Band

  1:00          - Charleston Ukulele Society

  1:30          - The V-Tones

  2:00          - Beginning Ukulele Workshop

                   - Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

  2:45          - Open Mic
  4:00 pm     - Festival Ends

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


Pics From Past Festivals

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. 

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.