Festival Schedule - Oct 2011

at Cypress Gardens October 15, 2011

For the Benefit of Doc Williams SPCA

Regular park admission

* Free Park Admission for Berkeley County residents until noon

Ukulele and Hula workshops, open mic, Uke vendors and a free two act concert.

$5 donation to the SPCA for each workshop you attend

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

Come down and Jam with Alley-Uke


10:00 am Jams and Vendor Visiting

11:00 am Beginner Workshop

12:00 Lunch Break

Boat Ride Jams

1:00 Boat Ride Jams

History of the Ukulele in Song and dance - main stage

2:00 Hula Workshop

3:00 Open Mic

4:00 Charleston Hot Shots

4:30 V-Tones

5:00 Festival ends


Mims Ukulele www.mimsukes.com (704) 238-3555

East of Maui, LLC Hawaiian Store from Charleston Hawaiian sarongs, leis, hula dashboard dolls, ukulele gifts & novelties. www.eomhawaiianstore.com

Lyn Calahorrano Unique guitar and thong Ukulele straps, Hawaiian, sea turtles, sharks, surfboards, dogs, horses, hippie flowers/paisley, military, etc. joseandlyncalahorrano@hotmail.com (843) 442-0126

Local Craft Vendors, Hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages

Bring a folding chair or blanket - picnic lunches are welcome - alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the park, or pets leased or unleashed (see pic at top left for reason).

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

Our ukulele workshop 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.

http://ukulelenoodle.blogspot.com/ (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