2019 Palm Strings Ukulele Festival, Hilton Palm Springs, Thursday, 31. October 2019

Our 2019 Palm Strings lineup includes new faces and returning favorites to our uke-in-the-desert soiree! Swing-Jazz Extraordinaire Casey MacGill kicks off our lineup. Casey performs music that swings. Nat "King" Cole **** meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. Next, from the north of England, comes the completely unique duo, Dead Man's Uke. Pair a steel resonator Beltona uke once owned and played by Tiny Tim with a double-bass, in the hands of the father and son team of Tim and Jake Smithies, and you get an infectious blend of uproarious pub-saaviness and retro-slickness that will transfix you.
Returning to the Hilton are Grammy Award winners Daniel Ho, the high energy, Antique-Pop duo Victor & Penny, multi-instrumentalist Gerald Ross, third generation musical chanteuse Dani Joy, and more!
The festival will begin Thursday afternoon with a bonus Earlybird workshop, Earlybird jam, and a Halloween night, meet-n-greet reception/concert/costume ball Spooky Uke Bash with wild performances at the bar & grill that will have you grabbing your plastic ukes and jumping into the pool to party along! Food & Drink will be available for purchase from the Hilton. This get together is a special evening for all Earlybird passholders and their guests. 
On Friday and Saturday we will offer full days of workshops for players of all levels and abilities, a day stage with a mix of free entertainment and open-mic for those of you who want to perform, and a vendor marketplace for those of you who like to shop. We'll wrap up with an outstanding concert event, details TBA.
WHERE: The Hilton Palm Springs is just a short stroll from the heart of the boutique district, at 400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. 
WHEN: October 31, November 1 & 2.
Workshop and performance specifics will be added as the festival date draws closer. To receive updates please join our email list.
 Visit playuke.net for more information.
All passes and tickets are refundable less 20% cancellation fee until midnight, October 17 (14 days prior to the event). No refunds within 14 days. Passes ARE transferable. Email from the address used to purchase to give new attendee name.
PALM SPRINGS RESERVATIONS ARE UP! Hotel reservations are now available for our 5th Annual Palm Strings Ukulele Festival, October 31-November 2, 2019. We’ll have a fun, Halloween-by-the-pool opening night jam and party, followed by two full days of workshops and evening performances. Details and registration will be coming soon, but for those needing to plan travel, hotel rooms are available now. You may reserve online HERE or call (800) 445-8667 and use Group Discount Code UKE. Rooms start at $159.

2019 Palm Strings Ukulele Festival

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