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Ukulele Fest in the District

Saturday, April 15, 2023 • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT

$0.00 - $20.00

Event Details

TBUS Ukulele Festival in The District

A fun-filled and educational day for families, couples, and singles of all ages featuring free beginner Ukulele lessons, advanced classes for experienced Ukulele players, continuous music by world class ukulele/ acoustic groups along the streets, face painting; food, drink and merchandise vendors, great restaurants and an exciting early evening concert. Bring your ukulele and strum along!


Commemorative T-Shirt to the first 200 concert ticket holders - available for pick up at the concert!


Schedule of Events:


Evening Concert - Save $10 per ticket if purchased by April 2

Saturday, April 15 - 7:00pm

Peace Memorial Church

Tickets: $10 if purchased by April 3

After April 3 tickets are $20

Concert Benefits The Clearwater Free Clinic and The Homeless Empowerment Program

Ukulele Legend Jim Beloff with popular Tarpon Spring’s father -daughter duo Steve and Amanda Boisen. Cameo appearances by Clearwater’s Judy Bechar and Joanie Sigal. The high energy The Apple Butter Express and their Cigar Box Band will provide a fitting climax to the concert and the festival.


Songwriting for Songwriters

Friday, April 14 - 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Clearwater Building - Reception Center - 500 Cleveland Street, Clearwater

$25 Donation (save $5 if booked by April 2)

Nationally known songwriter, publisher, and performer, Jim Beloff, will lead a fast paced and enjoyable session considering structure, rhyme, title placement, and all the other essentials that make a great song, great. The technique behind several classic songs will be examined and there will be time for performance and critique of original songs from attendees. Lecture notes included, light refreshments served and talk back with Jim Beloff. 


Free Beginners Lessons

Saturday, April 15 - 12:30pm & 2:30pm

Clearwater Building - Reception Center - 500 Cleveland Street, Clearwater

We’ll loan you a Ukulele and teach you three basic cords, and strumming techniques. You’ll be able to play a popular song within an enjoyable fifty- minute lesson. Receive a complimentary three cord songbook with lesson notes. Affordable Kala starter Ukuleles will be available for sale so you can start attending Tampa Bay Ukulele Society (TBUS) events throughout Tampa Bay. Free Classes fill quickly so advance registration is recommended.


Advanced Beginner Workshop - Intermediate Workshop by Jim Beloff

Saturday, April 15 - 12:30pm - 2:45pm

Peace Memorial Church - Roebling Hall 

$25 Donation (save $5 if booked by April 2)

First 25 to enroll receive a complimentary ticket to the evening concert

Dramatically improve your playing skills in two enjoyable 50 -minute sessions taught by a true master instructor and performer – Jim Beloff. Just know a few basic cords and the up/down strum and you’ll learn more cords, a variety of strums, transpositions, performance tips, and techniques as you move through a dozen well known songs. You can easily move from advanced beginner to true Intermediate! Class notes included. Complimentary 15 -minute refreshment break between sessions. 


Easiest Bar Cord Song in the World

Saturday, April 15 - 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Peace Memorial Church - Chapel

$15 Donation (save $5 if booked by April 2)

The talented and amusing performer Kirk Jones will teach you to play the entire song Moondance by Van Morrison using one finger. This will form the foundation to start playing Barr Cords and playing up the neck of the Ukulele. Confident beginners take easily to this technique. Notes included





Venue Information

The District in Downtown Clearwater
Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755

Organizer Information