What we're about

Funky Frets (http://www.funkyfrets.com) is the `ukulele home of Curt and Bernadette Sheller and their daughter Kelly. A true Mom and Pop or as our grandson TJ might say "Mom Mom and Pop-o" music store specializing in All Things Ukulele.

Curt has written and published over 30 books for `ukulele. Curt also maintains his personal, very popular web site LearningUkulule.com (http://www.learningukulele.com) with over 600 `ukulele lessons, 100 songs, links and resources to builders, luthiers, festivals, clubs, manufactures, fellow musicians and a lot more. Curt has performed and presented `ukulele workshops at various `ukulele festivals around the USA.

This meetup group will be for `ukulele get togethers, jams, workshops and concert announcements. As well as any great `ukulele related events we can host at the store.

We're looking forward to building a vibrant `ukulele community in this neck of the woods.

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Funky Frets 7th Annual Uke Fest

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Our 7th Ukulele Festival is around the corner (2022), and we are working on making it a "Roaring Good Time". The 20s may not have start off that great in the world, but we are making up for it in 2022! Everyone loved the Philadelphia theme in 2019, so this year we are doing a Roaring 20s theme. New to the festival, instead of the ever popular Hawaiian Shirt contest, we will be having a 1920s style Hat Contest!

Full Festival Tickets, Companion Tickets, Saturday Only Tickets, Evening Concert ONLY tickets and Train Only Tickets available. (Reminder if you get "Full Festival Tickets the concerts, train and meals are included)

Ticket information available here: https://bit.ly/FFUF_AB

This Uke fest is a perfect opportunity to play and mingle with like-minded Uke enthusiasts. We have a wide selection of workshops that accommodate every level of playing, from first time picking up a ukulele to advanced players and everyone in between. NO UKER LEFT BEHIND!
The weekend consists of concerts, an open mic, multiple jamming opportunities, vendors, the highly anticipated Strum-along on the Historic Train on the Colebrookedale Railroad, and many other fun activities. There's also a few things for non ukulele players too.

In Person-Getting Started with Ukulele – A Recipe for Success

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Getting Started with Ukulele – A Recipe for Success

Where Do I Start? That’s a common question. This workshop covers ukulele tunings, learning the ukulele fingerboard, basic chords and four famous strums. This workshop gets you rolling on having some fun playing the ukulele.

This is a FREE workshop presented by Curt Sheller or Kelly Thompson. (https://www.curtsheller.com) the third Saturday of every month.

In Person-Funky Frets Uke Jam

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Our 3rd Saturday Ukulele Jam is free and open to anyone! Come strum, sing and have fun. Meeting a group of amazing like minded uke-enthusiasts.

Currently playing out of the Yellow Daily Ukulele Book by Jim Beloff.

We will have the popcorn machine popping and other yummy snacks for our break.

If there is a song you would like to play, bring along a few copies.

Hope you join us, all levels are welcome.

Open Mic Night

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Open mic night at the Funky Frets Event Space! All levels of playing are welcomed and encouraged. Come participate or just enjoy from the audience. This is a FREE event open to the community.

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Open Mic Night

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