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Uke’n Make Music All Weekend!

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Where will all the BUMS, CHUMS, SCUM, WUPPIES and MUGs be 2-4 October 2015?

Apart from a good acronym, ukulele players love making music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music. SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival on the long weekend in October is the place to be. You don’t have to play a ukulele but you might when you leave! SPRUKE 2015 is a three day event with live music, workshops, open mic, markets and two evening concerts. Bring the family, bring your uke, and have a different family day out!

ENTRY to the festival precinct is FREE with lots of activities and performances that won’t cost you a cent!

Have you downloaded your Festival Program yet? DOWNLOAD (PDF 365KB)

Limited tickets remain for the evening concerts. Headline acts are Aldrine Guerrero (Hawaii) of Ukulele Underground fame, The Nukes (NZ), with Brisbane duo Tyrone and Lesley, Bosko and Honey (Kuranda), Benhur, Kahiwa Sebire, and local bands The Bottom Line and NUMB BUMS. Ukulele performers, from solos and duos to large community bands, will support with free live music at three performance spaces, all weekend through the day.

Friday night SPRUKE Showcase tickets: www.trybooking.com/IRKT

Saturday night Spruketacular tickets: www.trybooking.com/IRLB

Ukuleleists at all levels will be inspired by workshops on technique, performance, singing, song writing, arranging and even recording. Some workshops have already sold out! Please book your seats so you won’t be disappointed when you get here. Make the most of your day, arrive early to catch the free events; Uke’n Play Ukulele with Mike and Thom Jackson on Saturday and The KaraUkey Jamon Sunday. Bring family and friends … ukuleles available for the uninitiated!

Descriptions and tickets for all workshops are at www.spruke.net.au/events.
Ticket sales on line through TryBooking close Friday 2 Oct at midday. All tickets sales will then be through the box office.

The Music Bazaar will have the hugest range of ukuleles and accessories Brisbane has ever seen with all the latest releases from Kala, Lanikai, Koyama, Leho, Kanile’a and Islander ukuleles. Meet master luthier, Joe Souza (owner, ukulele player, vocalist, hula dancer) of Kanile’a ‘Ukuleles from Hawaii. You’ll find everything from Aloha shirts and festival souvenirs to wood fired pizza, coffee and a sausage sizzle to keep the strum hungers at bay.

Our website is smart phone friendly, if you need to check info on the go while you are at the festival.

For our visitors please use TAFE Queensland Brisbane South Bank in Google Maps to get your directions. Checktranslink.com.au for public transport route planning; including timetables, maps, and journey planner, for bus, train and ferry.

From 8-80, novice to virtuoso — Uke ’n make music all weekend at SPRUKE 2015.

DATE: Friday Night 2, 3 and 3 October 2015
VENUE: TAFE Queensland Brisbane South Bank Campus. 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane Queensland 4101.
TICKETS: Evening Concerts and some workshops https://www.spruke.net.au/events/

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