Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 6:00 PM PST
Making Music with our Friends
Santa Cruz Food Lounge
1001 Center St. #1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Price: $FREE
Wear your cowboy hat and dancin boots and bring your instrument for an all country music evening. Girls and Company will lead the group in a country sing a long (music provided) and Country Feelings will have us dancing our hearts out with great country selections. Let´s celebrate 2018 in Country style. Please call me, Linda Baker if you need more info. 831-818-5347
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 7:30 PM PST
Cruz Control (Vince Tuzzi, Stan Parola & SweetPea)
Michael's On Main
2591 S. Main Street
Soquel, CA
Price: $10 in advance/ $10 at door
Cruz Control consisting of Vince Tuzzi (guitar/vocals and ukulele), Stan Parola (guitar/vocals/ukulele/harmonica) and Gary (SweetPea) Cunningham on standup/electric bass/ukulele and vocals. Cruz Control has evolved into one of the most sought after bands in Santa Cruz County. A big part of the band's popularity stems from the fact that they play a diverse genre of music from John Prine to Neil Young, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley,Van Morrison, The Beatles, and The Eagles. Apart from the fact that each band member is an accomplished musician, they also have a unique vocal blend which lends itself to different kinds of music. Ms Patti Maxine (Queen of Steel) will be sittin' in with them while playing her lap steel guitar. She too, is a ukulele player.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018 3:00 PM PST
Kernville 'Ukulele Blues & Harp Fest
Piazza's Pine Cone Inn
Kernville, CA
Price: $398 (Early Bird)
Coming all the way from Austin, Texas, ´ukulele maestro Kevin Carroll will be bringing some ´Uke-licious Blues instruction and ensemble opportunities, with loads of learning experiences for all levels of ´ukulele play during two full days of instruction and music making, and three evenings of unfettered ´ukulele merriment at the inaugural Ukulele Blues and Harp Fest in beautiful downtown Kernville.

At the very same time, Sebastopol´s own Catfish Jack Chauvin, a harmonica player (and instructor) of "the highest order" will be enhancing our blues experience with a little "harp" instruction for those hoping to expand their instrumental repertoire without breaking the bank…or the overhead compartment on the plane the next time you travel to music camp.

The $398 early bird registration fee includes all ´ukulele and harmonica instruction offered during the fest and breakfast and lunch at "the Cone" each day. Once you have registered for the festival, you will arrange and pay for your lodging directly with "the Cone" (rooms are $130 – 145/night). Evening activities–which may or may not include no-host happy hour and/or dinner–are still being planned.
Thursday, March 8th, 2018 4:00 PM PST
Smoldering Uke
Hidden Valley Conference Center
Carmel Valley, CA
Price: $varied
Come join us for Smoldering Uke in the beautiful Carmel Valley. The event will run March 8-11 and the accommodations range from "dorm style " at the Hidden Valley Conference center to nice motel accommodations next door. All meals are included and we offer workshops Friday and Sat. and fun night programs and other events. A URL link will appear soon with more information on how to register. Hope to see you all there!