Uke U-7

Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2, 2018

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



Uke U-7 will be held Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2nd at Cascades Academy, just outside beautiful Bend, Oregon. We look forward to another full weekend of Concerts, Play-Alongs, Open Mic and 50 Workshops presented by some of the best ukulele musicians on the planet.


Saturday, June 30th – registration starts at 9:30, workshops start at 11:00, with a full day of activities until the concert ends about 8:30 that evening.
Sunday, July 1st – the doors will open at 9:30, workshops start at 10:00, the day ends at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, July 2nd – the doors will open at 9:30 for our Kanikapila at 10:00, and we bid everyone “Aloha Nui Loa” at 12:00.

A complete schedule will be posted in early May.

We are pleased to welcome Uke U newcomers GERALD ROSS, VICTORIA VOX, ANDREW and JAY MOLINA, along with Grammy Award winners CATHY FINK AND MARCY MARXER, who will be joining our good friends CRAIG CHEE, SARAH MAISEL, LIL’ REV, NEAL CHIN, CASEY MACGILL, ANDY ANDREWS, and a host of others, including and the ever popular REFRESHMENTS, back for their 7th year.

Click this direct link to purchase your tickets.

  • Adult tickets are priced at $150.00
  • Youth tickets (ages 8-15) are $40.00

NOTE: There are only a couple dozen tickets remaining as of April 19th

These prices for the three-day festival include all applicable fees, taxes, and service charges. Note: Tickets the past two years have sold out in just a couple weeks, and we do not maintain a waiting list. You can transfer or sell your tickets at any time, or a 70% refund is available until June 1st.

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

We are looking forward to another fantastic festival and will be posting periodic updates about Uke U on this website and on our Facebook page.

Until then, keep on strumming!
Bob Rasmussen and Karen O’Donnell, Directors, Uke U-7

Relive the memories of Uke U-6 with some of our videos:

Capturing the Aloha Spirit of Uke U-6

Casey and Lil Rev Rocking

Hula Dancing with Tanya Hackett


Uke U-5 Videos:
Video from Merlin & Paige Showalter

Capturing the Aloha Spirit of Uke U-5

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