Past Meetup

Uka-PALOOZA! Florida at the State Fair

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Florida State Fair

4800 US-301 · Tampa, FL

How to find us

The Charles M. Davis Special Events Center, in the Fairgrounds. We're located near I-4 and SH 301, Tampa, FL.

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Don't mis the the first-ever, one-day ukulele festival at the Florida State Fair presented and sponsored jointly by the Fair and Tampa Bay Ukulele Society at the Charles M. Davis Special Events Center (Uka-PALOOZA! Central).

Uka-PALOOZA! It's All About the Ukulele and Having Fun!

There will be music performances, ukuleles for sale, fun family activities, learn how to play workshops, singalong jams, chances to win a ukulele and other items and so much more. The day ends with an evening concert performance by the internationaly acclaimed artist James Hill (separate $20 admission fee for concert). Its only $9 to go to the fair and Uka-PALOOZA! or $29 for for the Combo ticket including James Hill Concert. These are advance ticket purchase prices.!

Here is the schedule (subject to change)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Family Activities: uke petting zoo, SHAMc Art Experience, Hawaiian Culture, contests, SPAM-Off, uke displays and vendors
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Annual Flower Show: American Hibiscus Society, Sunset Chapter
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
TBUS and Luna co-sponsored Beginner Workshop. Seating: 10:15am. 50 Ukes. Required: Children 8-yrs old w/ adult
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
TBUS and Luna Second Beginner Workshop. Seating: 11:55am. 50 Ukes. Required: Children 8-yrs old w/ adult
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
CMA 2017 Emerging Artist Jessica Rose, special performance followed by Meet-and-Greet at LUNA TENT
2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
The Hawaiian Show: Sounds of Aloha and Noelani Tagarelli, The Royal Polynesian Revue
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
SHARING THE UKE LOVE! A TBUS Jammers Jam: Jam with a crowd and 10 leaders of TBUS jams and open mics! Use your own uke.
4:00 PM -6:00 PM
Performers Showcase sponsored by Replay Guitar Exchange featuring 3 popular uke bands.
Tom Hood & the Tropical Sons
Big Tiki and the Mai Tais
Junction 27
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Songwriters Circle and Jam with Performers and Guest James Hill

The price of admission for the Florida State Fair on Feb. 9 includes admission to Uka-PALOOZA! $9 Advance ticket purchase for fair:!

8:00 -10:00 The Night Concert with James Hill and opening act, The Barnkickers with doors opening and seating at 8pm. The $20 concert only ticket and the $29 COMBO ticket for fair admission and the concert:

Check out James Hill: