Uke U

“Dedicated to fostering the Spirit of Aloha
through ukulele music, friendship, and education”


Uke U is sponsored by Ukulele University, in cooperation with Rise Up International and the enthusiastic assistance of the Bend Ukulele Group. For seven years our Volunteer Crew of BUGs has worked tirelessly to make Uke U the friendliest, best organized festival possible. Profits from Uke U support the Ukes for Youth program, providing ukuleles, instructional resources and support to over 3,000 young people in Central Oregon annually.

After seven years, we have decided it is time to take a break for a year or so, but life, and ukulele music, will go on. Ukulele University and the Ukes for Youth program will continue to grow and develop. The Bend Ukulele Group will still meet regularly, 50-100 of our closest friends, strumming and singing to our favorite songs. New groups will form. And ukulele music will still put a smile on your face, guaranteed!

Thank you all, it’s been a blast!
Bob Rasmussen, Karen O’Donnell, and all the Uke U Family


Attendees, Musicians, BUGs and Volunteers
You ALL made Uke U-7 a success!


Relive the memories of Uke U-7 with some of our videos:

Capturing the Aloha Spirit of Uke U-7

Uke U-7 finale: “Will the Circle be Unbroken”

Carl Ventis: “Your Love Is Amazing”

Neal Chin and Milo Fultz


Uke U-6 Videos:
Capturing the Aloha Spirit of Uke U-6

Casey and Lil Rev Rocking

Hula Dancing with Tanya Hackett


Uke U-5 Videos:
Capturing the Aloha Spirit of Uke U-5

Video from Merlin & Paige Showalter

Anya at Open Mic

Open Mic with Bryan, Mary and Cinda

Ben and Ronnie

Ben and Ronnie Again

Cinda and the Perky-Laters

Craig and Milo

Jim, Ben, Ronnie, and Pipa

Ukes for Youth with Mark Ransom

Uke U-4 Video:
Capturing the Aloha Spirit of Uke U-4