Festival Schedule - Oct 2012

The Blackwater Ukulele Festival

at Cypress Gardens October 13, 2012

For the Benefit of the

Friends of Cypress Gardens

Regular park admission gets you into the festival

* Free Park Admission for Berkeley County residents until noon

Come down and Jam with Alli-Uke


9:00 am - Park Gates Open

10:00 am - Ukulele Workshops

11:00 am - Hula Exhibition

11:30 am - Concert The Charleston Hot Shots

12:30 pm - Concert The V-Tones

1:30 pm - Boat Ride Jams

2:30pm - Hula Workshop

3:00 pm - Ukulele Open Mic

4:30 pm - Raffle

- Access to all park attractions & vendors

The Charleston-Lowcountry Antique Automobile Club Of America will be displaying at the park

Boss Needs a New Home!!

All proceeds from the festival will go to the Friends of Cypress Gardens, a non-profit organization made up an all volunteer staff created to assist the park in it's daily operations, special projects and fund raising.

Boss, the Garden's 13.0 foot, 750 lb, 50 year old american alligator, and his two friends Alli and Kendra are in need of a habitat renovation. The proceeds from the festival will help Boss get that much needed new home.

Donating Vendors

Mims Ukes 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

Shem Creek Music Largest instore Uke Inventory in SC

www.shemguitars.com 423-A W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant, SC

Directions (843) 884-1346

Local Craft and Food Vendors

Click here to see all the Vendors!

Boss and his gals getting a tan

Sponsored By

The Charleston Hot Shots


Cypress Gardens


The V-Tones


Boat Jams!!

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


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.

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.

www.charlestonhotshots.com (843) 761-4859

Hula Workshop. Hula is a uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by a chant or song that perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. "Aloha E Komo Mai" (WELCOME) to hula class and learn a favorite hapa haole hula and help kick off open mic. This dance workshop fills up fast.

Questions? Call (843)-291-8056 or (843) 761-4859