Ukes for Youth

“Dedicated to fostering the Spirit of Aloha through ukulele music, friendship, and education for people of all ages”

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Heads Up! Possible dates for Uke U 2020

Aloha to all our Uke U Friends and Family,

We are writing to say that there is a good possibility that Ukes for Youth will present Uke U 2020 the weekend of June 27-29. We will have a new venue, close to the many great restaurants, brewpubs, and parks in downtown Bend. We have tentative commitments from several of our outstanding ‘Ohana of musicians and will have two full days of the workshops, open mics and concerts that have made Uke U so popular.
A more complete announcement will be posted in late October/early November, including a final decision on whether we will hold the festival, tentative prices, preliminary lineup, etc.

We are posting this mainly to alert folks who want to make reservations at Tumalo State Park Campground for that weekend. Tumalo State Park is about 5 miles from downtown Bend and our new venue. Reservations at Tumalo can be made exactly 9 months prior to the desired dates, which would be midnight, September 27, (or earlier if you want to spend more time in Bend) . Reservations can be cancelled for a fee of $8.00, if necessary. Uke U will not be reserving any campsites for this weekend, so you must reserve your own site. Typically, campsites at Tumalo sell out early, so best be ready if you want a site.

Again, this is a tentative announcement so that you can plan ahead. An update will be coming by mid-November. If the decision is made to hold Uke U 2020, tickets will not be sold until after the first of the year.

NOTE: Because we are out of the country for the next few weeks, we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after the next announcement.

Mahalo Nui Loa for your understanding, and for your support for Uke U.
Bob Rasmussen and Karen O’Donnell,
Ukes for Youth/Uke U 2020

Bend Ukulele Group: Meets weekly every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Pappy’s Pizza in Bend. Ukulele music will put a smile on your face, guaranteed! You can find the weekly playlist on the BUGs Facebook page.