About The Placer Ukulele Festival ’22
Come one, come all to the 10th annual Placer Ukulele Festival in Roseville, CA (formerly the Auburn Gold Pan Festival). Ukulele instruction for beginning and intermediate players. Fun for all! Join us at the The Strum Shop & Roseville Eagles Club and let’s fill classic Vernon Street with Ohana and big-time music vibes.
This year’s teaching lineup: Leader of the group strums will be the legendary Leonard Kaufer (UkeJams). Find your harmonic Hawaiian groove with Keoki Gordon’s magnificent meles and island strums. Get your strum on with bluegrass ukulele maestro Dr. Dennis Fisher. Renowned multi-instrumentalist and uke teacher Steve Kritzer helps you with strum patterns and “how to add frosting” to your uke playing. Master teacher John Sandoval (CaliUkulele) brings it home with his unique chord/melody classes.
Check out the Friday Night Concert at The Strum Shop featuring ukulele virtuoso Dominic Pieranunzio along with guitarist Buford Robey and bassist Shirley Robey for an evening of uketastic music. Dom & Friends perform a variety of styles including pop, jazz, Hawaiian, classic rock and more. Stick around Saturday night after the festival for an after party uke jam, open mic, and more ukulele fun!
Join us on Sunday in the town square for a morning of extra fun! We are going to beat the heat from 9AM until Noon. All instruments – or just your own self are welcome! Bring a chair or sit on the grass. Grab a bite on historic Vernon Street before or after the jam and make sure to bring something to stay hydrated!
Raffles and door prizes will add to the gaiety and excitement. Proceeds from the festival will support Ukes for Schools, a Roseville-based non-profit organization that provides instruments and instruction to local school music programs.
Proceeds from the festival will support Ukes for Schools
Ukes for Schools is a Roseville-based non-profit organization that provides instruments and instruction to local school music programs. Their primary focus is on supplying instruments to schools with active music programs – dedicated classes, clubs or after school programs.
“We believe that teaching, supporting and playing music in schools leads to a better community and fosters an environment which will produce healthy members of society” – Ukes for Schools