• The Reno Ukulele Festival has been postponed due to health concerns over the coronavirus.

    New Dates are September 23-26, 2020

    Tickets are not yet on sale. Please contact us through playuke@playuke.net.

  • What You Need To Know-Festival Options

    Where/When:

    • The festival has been postponed to Thurs. Sept. 24 - Sat. Sept. 26. It will take place at the Nugget Resort in Sparks,

    • There will be an Early Bird bonus day on Wednesday, Sept. 23 exclusively for Full Festival pass holders.

    • Festival Passes will go on sale soon.

    • Group rate hotel rooms are available at the Nugget. The new group code will be posted here soon.

    Since we just made this change, give me a couple of weeks to get things together.

     

    Thank you!

     

    CONTACT INFO: email playuke@playuke.net.


    I sincerely appreciate you, thanks! ~ Douglas

     

  • Preview: Four Days & Nights of FUN!

    Each day will have a variety of musical options, but also one fun theme

    Wednesday, Sept 23Early Bird Bonus Day

    Beatles Day - My favorite Early Bird Bonus Day ever!

    After your choice of afternoon workshops, we'll gather for a special evening with a very special guest–Laurence Juber, Paul McCartney's lead guitarist from Wings and session guitarist for George and Ringo at Abbey Road Studios! "LJ" will weave fascinating tales from the history of the music of the UK–from uke stars George Formby and Tessie O'Shea to Beatlemania. Then, he will provide the rhythm for our REAL Beatles Jam! It'll be as close as you'll get to jamming with a Beatle!

  • Thursday, Sept 24British Invasion Day

    More Fab Four and their friends!

    The Vendor Marketplace opens and our first full day of workshops begins, including two special classes; Strum Like Johnny and All About Paul's Bass. Both John & Paul had unique styles that set the Beatles apart from their peers. We'll also have a special headliner performance on the Day Stage, and finish the evening with a spectacular, one-time-only British Invasion Variety Show created especially for our festival.

  • Friday, Sept 25Back To The Islands Day

    Feel the White Sandy Beaches between your toes.

    The Vendor Marketplace opens and our second full day of workshops begins, including a special class from Mākaha Sons founder, "Uncle Jerome" Koko, teaching the laid back strumming styles of his native Ni'ihau. We'll have another special headliner performance on the Day Stage, and reconvene that evening in the Celebrity Showroom for "Back to the Islands," a celebration of traditional Hawaiian Music.

  • Saturday, Sept 26Americana by Day - Floyd/Dead Man's Uke Finale by Night

    The Country Origins of the Carter Family, Bluegrass for the Ukulele, and Jazz!

    The final day of our Vendor Marketplace and workshops will be supplemented with our Super Raffle, during which we will give away thou$ands in cool ukuleles! Aaron Keim and Dennis Fisher will teach twangy, old style Americana and Bluegrass. The Day Stage will be hopping. And finally, we return to a different region of the UK for our Grand Finale. Experience the massive arrangements and elaborate stage effects of a live Pink Floyd concert will burst forth in a dazzling finale of lasers and rock grandeur with The Floyd. We'll finish off Reno Fest XII with a complete performance of the longest charting album in music history, Dark Side of the Moon! Or is it Dark Side of the Uke?

  • Hotel Reservations

    NUGGET RESORT CASINO

    Group Discount Room Reservations are up now!
    $89 weeknights, $129 Fri-Sat no additional resort fee!*

    (The online system will mention resort fee, however it will not be charged. There are messages on the Nugget site to this effect.)

     

    Make Reservations Now!
    Click here or call 800-648-1177 and use
    group code GUKE20

     

    Website: http://www.nuggetcasinoresort.com/

    ADDRESS & MAP

    Nugget Resort 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada 89431