March 1 – 4, 2018
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.
You’ll have ample opportunity to learn and practice with both Kevin and Catfish Jack over the course of the weekend and hone your chops on both instruments. Then, if you want, you can also take advantage of the opportunity to pull it all together for a little community concert in downtown Kernville, Saturday night. Or you can get yourself all wrapped up in the blues from the vantage of a seat in the audience and enjoy a show you won’t soon forget.
And there is absolutely no better place for this all to take place than Piazza’s quaint and lovely Pine Cone Inn, in the heart of Kernville (about an hour’s drive east of Bakersfield), where we will all eat, sleep, learn, and play, from Thursday night through Sunday morning. And in case you get antsy, the soon-to-be-famous Starlite Lounge and Kern River Brewing Company are just a short walk away.
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.
Early Bird Registration is now open!
Be sure to mail your Registration Form and $100 deposit to us by December 15, in order to secure your spot at the Pine Cone. The balance is due January 8.
Please register soon!
Space is limited!