Performers and instruction highlight 2014 Utah Ukulele Festival

<span>The 2014 Utah Ukulele Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27th at Logan’s Willow Park and the organizers Dave and Danelle Manoah say they expect it to be even more popular than last year’s festival which attracted approximately 2,000 people.</span>

<span>Dave and Danelle said this year’s festival includes a special guest, Dan “Cool Hand Uke” Scanlan, and there will be special performances by J.E.D., Meikjn Fielding, Emily Susan Pack, Aubery and Julia, UFO HUM Trio, Steven Butler  and Selja Sini.</span>

<span>On KVNU’s For the People program F</span><span><span>riday,</span></span><span> he said his father is from Hawaii and he grew up in a family that loved music, especially Ukulele music.</span>

<span>”I look at this as something I enjoyed when I was a kid. It was always kind of like this free, makes me feel good and you want to share it with everybody. That was one of the big reasons why we wanted to do this festival. It gets it out and spreads that aloha spirit. It gets people who you wouldn’t really think of to think ‘ooh, I need to go out and learn how to play a new instrument.’ But it’s really contagious.</span>

<span>There will be open mic competition with prizes provided by KSM Music and free classes will be offered from </span><span><span>10 a.m. to 4 p.m. </span></span><span>for both beginners and advanced.</span>

<span>Danelle said with only four strings the Ukulele is pretty easy to play. Everyone is invited to the festival, it’s free of charge ad more information is available at </span><a href=”http://www.utahukefest.com/” target=”_blank”>www.utahukefest.com</a>.

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