What we're about
The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society (TBUS) was founded in 2009. With over 3000 members we are the largest and most active ukulele club in the world.
We hold events throughout the year including open mic nights, jams, workshops, concerts and 4 annual festivals including The Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway (http://www.tampabayukulele.com/?fbclid=IwAR2AgLF9di_CRwsAdp9XeTTQ9mCmt4a7DN2Yxvs9v7AHQjcTumfQexCa4fM) .
Our mission is to provide entertainment, education and community service opportunities for our members. Through our TBUS Cares (http://www.tbuscares.org/?fbclid=IwAR0W5x9fOAQ2aVdeVCSu4C6_9t9FCvNQRFiPVrCx-MV5uH4p-VApPVAzQEA) program we have made donations to over a dozen charities, donated ukuleles to Libraries and Schools, and donated the time of our members to teach beginner ukulele workshop programs at libraries in Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas Counties.
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Upcoming events (4+)
The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society (TBUS) Library Program will be hosting a Free Beginner Ukulele Workshop at 6:00 pm. Learn all about ukuleles...the different sizes, how to hold, tune, strum, play chords, and some songs. TBUS will give you all the information for your continued education: TBUS events, and online resources. If you have a ukulele please bring it. If you don't, no problem TBUS will have a limited number of ukuleles available at the workshop. (subject to availability). The library also has ukuleles you can take out with your library card. It's fun and it's FREE!!!
Here's a helpful handout of chords and songs you'll learn throughout the three-workshop series
To print a copy of the workshop plan handout http://www.tampabayukulele.com/uploads/1/0/8/4/108415519/pinellas_workshop_handout2018.pdf
- Coleen C.
- Catherine F A.
- 4 attendees
Safety Harbor Public Library
Desiree, our Outreach Services Librarian and resident uker, requested a jamALONG featuring our favorite folk tunes and Flower Power. So bring out that not-so-hidden hippie in you, wear that tie-dye and "people get ready" for tunes from 1969!
It was our time! The Safety Harbor JamAlong Gang led by Emily, Mike, Cheryl, Karen and Desiree and Tony will have YouTube playalongs (we hope we locate some folky classics) and music sheets with chords.
We're going back to the 60s! With a costume contest, Woodstock trivia contest, refreshments and story telling (your memories of Woodstock)!
Please email [masked] if you want the songlist and music sheets ahead of time. We're still putting the music together. So far on the list: Get Together, Going Up the Country, White Rabbit, Somebody to Love, If I Were a Carpenter, Johnny B. Goode, Ring of Fire, Long Black Veil, Susie Q, Evil Ways, At the Hop, With a Little Help from My Friends...
NOTE; We'll be setting up at an earlier time, 5:45pm. START TIME is 6pm!
Yeah! Peace. Love. And Ukulele! Let's share the love.
- Cheryl K.
- Emily S.
- Karen E.
- 23 attendees
The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society (TBUS) Library Program will be hosting a Free Beginner Ukulele Workshop PART 3 at 6:30 pm. This workshop builds on Workshop 1 & 2 which we hope you took. We'll learn more chords, strum patterns and play new songs!
If you have not yet purchased your ukulele, we can provide you with a loaner, or the library can loan you one.
Learn all about ukuleles...the different sizes, how to hold, tune, strum, play chords, and some songs. TBUS will give you all the information for your continued education: TBUS events, and online resources. If you have a ukulele please bring it. If you don't, no problem TBUS will have a limited number of ukuleles available at the workshop. (subject to availability). The library also has ukuleles you can take out with your library card. It's fun and it's FREE!!!
- Tom Hood TBUS P.
- Peter G.
- Gar B.
- 6 attendees
It's TBUS Ukulele Open Mic Night at The Whistle Stop and the Mungos are hosting!!!!!
Ukulele Open Mic Night at the Whistle Stop Grill takes place on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Invite your friends to join us!
Family-friendly, great food, arrive early for good seating! Come and enjoy the performances, sign up and show off your talent & new songs!
A few notes: If this is your first time at an open mic:
Players of all levels are welcome to perform in this supportive environment. If possible, please bring a ukulele with a built-in pickup. So people can hear it!
This is a ukulele event, the primary instrument must be ukulele, but mixed instruments with ukulele groups welcome.
Please support our hosts by ordering something off of their full menu!
Use masks according to your own health requirements. This is a covered outdoor event.
- Norine M.
- Vincent M.
- Tony D.
- 8 attendees
Past events (2,102)
- Diana V.
- 18 attendees