Calendar

Feb
1
Wed
2023
FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL @ Westin Crown Center Hotel
Feb 1 @ 6:00 PM – Feb 4 @ 10:00 PM

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE is Saturday. Band members will be in workshops and participating in conference Feb. 1-4.

More info on the group HERE

Feb
4
Sat
2023
FROM CHINA TO APPALACHIA SHOWCASE at FOLK ALLIANCE @ Century C Ballroom-Westin
Feb 4 @ 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM

FROM CHINA TO APPALACHIA with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and Chao Tian

Feb
11
Sat
2023
BARITONE UKE DAY w Marcy, Aaron Keim, Ginger Johnson & Grace van’t Hof @ ZOOM
Feb 11 all-day
Feb
18
Sat
2023
3rd Annual ONLINE OLD TIME BANJO CONTEST @ ONLINE
Feb 18 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 20 @ 3:00 PM

Step 1: Visit https://buytickets.at/onlineoldtimebanjocontest/834954 and pay the $20 registration fee.

Step 2: Submit videos between Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time and Monday, February 20, 2023 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

  • Submissions will be accepted starting on Saturday, February 18 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time and will CLOSE on Monday, February 20 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. NO submissions will be accepted outside of this official submission period.
  • Late submissions will not be considered even if the registration fee has already been paid. NO refunds will be issued.
  • Any video submissions received without payment will be deleted.

Watch all the videos on the Mike Seeger Old Time Banjo Festival Facebook Page

Info on finals all released there, too!

Feb
26
Sun
2023
Finals of 3rd Online Old Time Banjo Contest @ Online on Facebook and Youtube
Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Catch the finals of the online old time banjo contest AND the drawings for awesome raffle prizes.

Mar
24
Fri
2023
Duo Show at Secret Garden of the Rectory, Alexandria, VA
Mar 24 @ 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Duo Show at Secret Garden at the Rectory @ The Secret Garden at the Rectory
Mar 24 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Apr
19
Wed
2023
Morning Star Lutheran Church-Matthews, NC @ Morning Star Lutheran Church
Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

All ages concert.

Apr
21
Fri
2023
Songwriting Retreat with Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink, Crys Matthews @ Ashe Co. Arts Council
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (until Jan. 1, 2023): $325 adult, $150 student

REGULAR REGISTRATION: $375 adult, $150 student

Tuition assistance and limited partial scholarships are available contact info@ashecountyarts.org for more information.

Tuition will include instruction and hospitality Friday-Sunday. It does not include accommodations or meals. For information about accommodations and food options please visit www.ashechamber.com

May
5
Fri
2023
BLUE RIDGE UKEFEST @ Burke Arts Council, Morganton, NC
May 5 @ 9:31 PM – May 7 @ 10:31 PM

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Mim, the Dancing Fleas, and more!

Tickets are on Sale Now!
Early-bird (before December 31): $125
After January 1:  $140
Your ticket includes entry to all events: group workshops, jams, and open mics, lunch on Saturday, event t-shirt and welcome bag.
Additional Event T-shirt: $20
Companion Ticket: $10 (includes entry to the concert Saturday night)
(You’ll be charged sales tax and service charge at checkout)

May
19
Fri
2023
Monopole Mediterranean Ukulele Festival- Italy
May 19 @ 10:00 AM – May 21 @ 6:00 PM
Jun
4
Sun
2023
BLUE RIDGE OLD TIME CAMP- MARS HILL, NC @ MARS HILL COLLEGE
Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM – Jun 10 @ 10:00 AM

Cathy teaches intermediate banjo.
Marcy teaches intermediate/advanced mandolin.
Cathy & Marcy both teach ukulele.

Fabulous cast of other instructors. Additional mini classes available.
• Advanced Fiddle: Sophie Wellington
• Intermediate Fiddle: Tricia Spencer
• Advanced Banjo: Brad Kolodner
• Advanced Guitar: Kellie Allen
• Intermediate Guitar: Howard Rains
• Rhythm & Repertoire: David Bragger and Susan Platz
• Rhythm & Repertoire: Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus
• Harmony Singing: Suzannah Park
• Mountain Dulcimer: Karen Mueller

• Early Intermediate Ensemble (all instruments): Rachel Eddy

Aug
11
Fri
2023
UKULELE TEACHER TRAINING DAY- James Hill, Cathy & Marcy @ Strathmore
Aug 11 @ 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Presented in conjunction with the 15th Annual UkeFest, we offer a full day of instruction and sharing in best practices for ukulele teachers of all levels. This Master Class will help beginning teachers as well as experienced teachers interested in expanding their teaching horizons.

Sessions include:

  • Tried and true teaching methods with James Hill
  • Adding backing tracks to your teaching with Marcy Marxer
  • Teaching Skill Sets with Drills with Cathy Fink
  • Round table discussion and Q&A with all instructors and a chance for teacher participants to share their expertise with the group.

As a UkeFest participant, you’ll also receive a 15th Annual UkeFest T-shirt to mark this great milestone!

Program subject to change.

DISCOUNT FOR UKEFEST PARTICIPANTS
Teacher training is $99 for UkeFest registrants! Add both UkeFest and Teacher Training to your cart to see the discount reflected. Note: Discount will be amortized across both events.

Aug
12
Sat
2023
15th Annual Ukefest at Strathmore- N. Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore Music Center
Aug 12 – Aug 16 all-day
15th Annual UKEFEST
REGISTERSat–Wed, August 12–16, 2023

$479 through May 15, 2023

It’s not too early to plan a strummer of a summer learning (or perfecting) your ukulele skills! UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with James Hill, Lil Rev, and more extraordinary instructors for five days dedicated to this small-but-mighty music maker. Registration includes 8 hours of skill-based classes, 5 hours of choose-your-own classes, jam sessions, admission to the student and instructor showcases, and a grand finale Live from the Lawn performance. For those looking for intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track.

INCLUDED IN TUITION
  • 8 hours of skill-based classes
  • 5 hours of Choose Your Own class sessions
  • Jam sessions and ensemble work
  • Admission to the Student and Faculty Showcase Concerts (Sat and Sun)
  • 15th Annual UkeFest T-shirt
  • Cathy Fink
  • Marcy Marxer
  • James Hill
  • Lil Rev
  • Brittni Paiva
  • Anne Janelle