Festival Info

AV Uke Fest – October 5th – 2019

We are excited to bring you the fifth annual Antelope Valley Ukulele Festival! This year’s uke fest will be the best yet!

Festival Basics

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Doors & check-in: 10am
Opening ceremonies: 10:40am
Workshops: 11am
Headliners’ concert: 4:30pm

Larry Chimbole Cultural Center
38350 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, CA 93550

$28 ALL ACCESS Concert + Workshops
$13 Concert Only Arrive at TIME

Workshop Schedule

We know workshops are one of the biggest reason we go to festivals. We’re doing our best curate workshops that will appeal to the diverse group of festival attendees. We will lock-down our workshops schedule two weeks prior to AV Uke Fest so you can plan your day. Until then, workshop descriptions may change or shuffle times and locations.

11 – 11:45am
Craig Chee – Ukulele Boot Camp
The Naked Waiters – Singing the Strings

12 – 12:45pm
Sarah Maisel – Hand Strengthening
Daniel Ward – Melodic Meditations
Heidi Swedberg – Ukulele From Scratch

1 – 1:45 pm
Craig Chee – Introduction to Soloing
Heidi Swedberg – Children’s Ukulele
The Naked Waiters – Chunky Is Funky

2 – 2:45pm
Sarah Maisel – Transposing Songs
Daniel Ward – Flamenco Rhythms For The Ukulele

3 – 3:45pm
Craig Chee – Shaping Your Sound
The Naked Waiters – Harmonies and Songwriting
Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward – Fun & Games

Learn more about each workshop on our WORKSHOPS page!

New Venue, Same Aloha

We’ve made improvements for the fifth annual AV Uke Fest thanks to feedback from our friends.

Festival information, including ticket sales, schedule and location will be posted here soon. In the meantime, here are some highlights from this year’s festival!

New Venue – We’re moving AV Uke Fest to the beautiful Larry Chimbole Center in Palmdale. This move brings the performance stage and workshop classrooms all under a single roof, in a venue surrounded by trees and grass. This means more time for strummin’ and hummin’ in our workshops and shows in a soothing atmosphere.

New Artists – We’re celebrating our fifth festival with some of the biggest names in the ukulele world, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel! If that’s not enough, long-time friends of the festival Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward and The Naked Waiters will be joining us again this year! We also have the AV’s newest uke sensation Mike and Mike Island Music!

One Day Festival – Is there such a thing as too much ukulele? Maybe not, but we know you’re busy. We’ve brought our festival back to a one day schedule, leaving you the rest of your weekend to show off all the neat things you learned at AV Uke Fest (or chores).

Schedule and lineup subject to change and artist availability. Workshops are limited to room capacity and are provided on a first come first serve basis.