Festival Schedule

At Cypress Gardens March 19, 2011

For the Benefit of Doc Williams SPCA

Regular park admission +5$ donation to Doc Williams for Festival Participants

* Free Park Admission for Berkeley County residents until noon

Two Ukulele workshops, open mic, Uke vendors and a three act concert

"Buy an uke, learn how to play it, and perform on stage in the same day"


10:30 am Ukulele Workshop - Beginners– Taught by Donald “Noodle” Whitley

11:30 am Ukulele Workshop - Intermediate and Advanced – Taught by Noodle

11:30 am Hula Workshop - Beginners

12:30 pm Open Mic, strut your chops

2:00 pm The Charleston Hot Shots

3:00 pm Kent Knorr

4:00pm The Fabulous V-Tones

- Ukulele Vendors - ukuleles, ukulele accessories, Hawaian galore

- Mims Ukuleles http://www.mimsukes.com/ http://stores.ebay.com/Mims-Ukes (704) 238-3555

- North Carolina Ukulele Academy www.AlohaU.com (910) 538-3419

- East of Maui, LLC Hawaiian Store from Charleston, will be set up offering for sale Hawaiian sarongs, leis, hula dashboard dolls, ukulele gifts & novelties.

www.eomhawaiianstore.com for links to their Amazon & Ebay stores. Owner Denise Primel will also be helping teach the hula workshop.

- Lyn Calahorrano from Mount Pleasant, SC, will be offering unique guitar/ukulele straps, in a variety of designs including Hawaiian, sea turtles, sharks,

surfboards, dogs, horses, fighter jets, hippie/flowers/paisley, branches of the military, hula babies, etc. Lyn uses a hot pink Hawaiian pattern guitar strap on her

own ukulele, and a multi-colored-paisley strap on her guitar. In addition, Lyn is offering simple thong-type ukulele straps in numerous designs!

You can contact Lyn by email : joseandlyncalahorrano@hotmail.com or by phone: (843) 442-0126. There is something for everyone - man, woman and child!

Reminder - The vendors (Uke and Craft), for the most part, will not have credit card machines, so bring cash, travelers checks, etc

- Local Craft Vendors

- Sandwiches, hot dogs, beverages will be on sale by the Friends of Cypress Gardens

- Bring a folding chair or blanket - picnic lunches are welcome - achoholic bevervages are not permitted at the park or pets leased or unleashed.

The Festival Is Sponsored by:

The Charleston Hot Shots


Cypress Gardens


The V-Tones


Questions? Contact Jim at (843)761-4859 ukuleleblues@charlestonhotshots.com

We have three very special guests donating their time to the festival, Kent Knorr, Don "Noodle" Whitley and Kathy Bach.

We will have a special performance by Kent Knorr . Kent has been performing and teaching music for over 20 years. He's an instrument collector and builder and has been a founder and or member of 7 different bands, played in studio on several albums and has been all over the east coast playing music. In 2007 he founded the North Carolina Ukulele Academy. There, he teaches ukulele to all ages and helps them discover the joy of making music, in addition to running the Academy store, a ukulele shop stocked with over 100 ukuleles.

www.AlohaU.com www.youtube.com/user/UkuleleAcademy www.facebook.com/kent.knorr www.myspace.com/northcarolinaukuleleacademy

(910) 538-3419

Our ukulele workshops will be taught by Don "Noodle" Whitley. Noodle has been an ukulelian for about ten years now. He has taught workshops at the Augusta Heritage Swing Week, Hungry Monks Music, and at the North Carolina Ukulele Academy. His local band, the V-Tones, has been playing Swing dances recently, but have also presented accompainment for silent movies, and have a wide (and wild) repetorie, They've opened for the Wiyos, the Two Man Gentlemen Band, the Mad Tea Party, and Sol Driven Train, among others. Noodle has studied with uke-masters Joel Eckhaus, Lyle Ritz, Gerald Ross and Ralph Shaw. He got the nickname while teaching circus arts at Camp Winnarainbow, many, many years ago. Get "tuned up" with a workshop from Ukulele Noodle! Noodle will also close out the festival with his band, the V-Tones.


(843) 853-5374

Our Concert will be kicked off by The Charleston Hot Shots. The Charleston Hot Shots, bill themselves as Moncks Corner's one and only Ukulele band. The Charleston Hot Shots were formed in 2007 by Jim and Cheryl Ravoira after playing with various bands since 2004. Soon after they were joined by Lynn Mickelson with her bass bucket. The band began performs “Hillbilly Jazz” with a unique mixture of Ukulele, Guitars, Bucket bases Kazoos, Harmonicas and Percussion instruments.


(843) 761-4859