What we’re about
Welcome to the Hau`oli Strummers ukulele club of San Diego. Hau’oli is Hawaiian for happy and that’s what we are. We are also a great community of uke players who get together to strum, sing, learn, teach, share, and most of all, have fun. We welcome anyone and everyone to join us.
We welcome everyone at all skill levels from the newest uke noobs to total uke stars. If you’ve never strummed or sung a note in your life or even if you are just shy, our club is a great place to be. The strum along format makes it easy to be as anonymous as you like while you’re learning and you’ll never be thrust into the spotlight when that isn’t your desire. If being in the spotlight is something you seek, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that.
We play a wide variety of music including Rock, Country, Standards, 23 Skidoo, Hawaiian and more. Over the years we have compiled a great songbook containing all the songs we play at the meetings. Songbooks are available as a free PDF and hard copies are available for sale or loan at the meetings.
Our main meetings are on Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 and ending about 8:30. We have all kinds of other events too. Check the event announcements on the Home page for more information on all our events. Come check out a meeting it's really fun.
Questions or Comments?
There is more information in the "Pages" section of our Meetup site. You can also contact us by joining the Meetup group, sending a message, posting on the group message board or better yet - come to a meeting, we'll chat and have some fun.
Hope to see you soon! Mahalo!
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Ukulele Tuesday @ Campland in PBCampland Cantina, San Diego, CA
It's Taco Tuesday at the Campland Cantina, serving delicious food and tasty cocktails. This venue is less chilly than the outdoor patio at Denny's. It is an enclosed patio not an indoor restaurant. Dress accordingly. There is also limited parking, carpools are encouraged. We plan to have the projector but bring a book if you have one just in case. When you get to the Campland gate, tell the attendant you are going to the Cantina.
Members choose songs from our online Song Bank see Links below
We will still be on Zoom, too.
Online Song Bank now contains all songbook songs
- Online Ukulele TuesdayLink visible for attendees
This is the online meetup, there is also a simultaneous in-person meetup.
The zoom link will be sent to you in a meetup message shortly before the beginning of the meetup. Be sure to RSVP ibefore 5:30 pm the day of the event.
Come and join us! Everyone is welcome! We support all skill levels and we play a wide variety of musical styles. Make new friends, improve your ukulele skills, and have some fun all at the same time.
This meeting is "Strum Along" format which means everyone plays and sings the same song at the same time. The songs are requests from the club, picked from the songbook and online Song bank.
- 1st and 3rd Thursdays at the PB Library, Other Thursdays at Vacation IslandVacation Isle, San Diego, CA
On Thursday, December 21st at the PB Library we’ll be having a Christmas Pot Luck. Please bring something to share. We’ll be meeting at the usual 3 - 5 pm. Please also bring Christmas music to share.
We'll now and for the foreseeable future be meeting at the Pacific Beach Library on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month. On all other Thursdays please come join us at Vacation Island. The library meetings will be from 3pm to 5pm. The Vacation Island meetings will also be at 3:00pm for the off-season. We'll be doing a sing-a-long much like the other Strummers events. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged.
Directions to the PB Library: at 4275 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109. Bring a music stand & books. (Chairs are provided).
Directions to Vacation Island: Head west into Paradise Point off of Ingraham St. and take the immediate left. Head south and stay left parallel to Ingraham Street to near the next bridge. It winds to the right just before the water. We'll be somewhere in that area. (Look for the crazy ukulele players) Bring a chair, a music stand, the books, a fleece and/or some kind of warm jacket as it can get breezy, your uke and a smile! If it's cold we'll have a fire!
For the songbook please go to:
(This is an in-person event - not online).
- New day! New venue!! Jamolele at Queen BeesQueen Bee's Art and Cultural Center, San Diego, CA
Every Third Monday at Queen Bees!
We host a jam with the opportunity to lead songs, try different instruments but mostly have a great time. Step up to the mic with your voice and/or chosen instrument, and lead us all in one of the songs from our song set. We'll all play along and hold down the beat. Feel free to bring your uke, guitar, banjo, rhythm instrument... a piano and cajon are available to play, too. If you'd like to lead a song we don't have, please have your chart ready as a Google Doc and send Cadence a message at least 7 days before the meetup.
Like all Mid-City Community Music jams, it's about community, and everybody playing along. Feel free to stay in your seat or try something new! There is a $5 recommended donation.
Songs are projected on a screen at the front of the room. Here is a link to our 2nd weekly Song Set: 2 Mon Songs