Beginners Ukulele Oasis in 2015
George Mroz leads Novice Songs in the Beginners Ukulele Oasis at SPRUKE 2015.

SPRUKE 2017 Stages & Workshop Rooms

SPRUKE 2017 will be held over the weekend of Friday 29 September— Sunday 1 October at TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s South Bank campus.

Download the At-A-Glance Program.
Concerts are ticketed, other performances are free.
See Events page for all workshops and concert tickets.

Beginners Ukulele Oasis

The perfect place for beginners to escape the crowds. Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp and Novice Songs activities are specifically designed for absolute beginners. If you’re just starting your ukulele journey look for the popup tent outside the SPRUKE Command Centre in the C Block Indigenous Wing.

Cordoba Cafe Stage

The Corboba Stage provides a cosy setting for solo, duo, trio and quartet performances. This stage features morning and afternoon performances to entertain the coffee shop customers. Relax with a cuppa and a bite to eat at Expresso Plus on Ernest Street while you enjoy the show. The Cordoba Cafe Open Mic will be held here on Saturday night.

Kala Concert Stage

Friday evening’s Spruketacular and Sunday afternoon’s Morris Brothers Festival Finale will be held on the main stage in the C Block auditorium. On Saturday morning each 15 performance will be  followed by a 30 minutes jam. On Sunday each performance will feature two jam songs. Be sure to be there at 9:00 am for the free Ukestration workshop, and at 4:45 pm for the international artist led jam teaser.

Lanikai Bazaar Stage

Adjacent to the music markets in the E Block exhibition space, the Lanikai Bazaar stage adds pizazz to the festival markets. It’s a little more laid back, where a mix of community bands and other artists will perform 30-minute sets.

Makai Open Mic

The Hippy Tent hosts hours of open mic area facilitated by an experienced MC. In line with our “uke’n make music” theme, the Makai Open Mic provides the perfect opportunity for budding artists to showcase their talent.

The Scratch

The Scratch Open Mic will be held offsite, at the home of one of the BUMS Sunday jams – The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton. If you’re avoiding the crowds on Saturday evening, head to The Scratch for a night of quality entertainment.

Workshop Rooms

All three workshop rooms (Aiersi Room, Kanile’a Room and Maton Room) are on Level 4 of C Block. The rooms are accessible by lift and stairs.


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