MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR UKE U-7
Uke U is proud to be affiliated with Rise Up International which was established as a non-profit in Bend in 2005 to host ongoing workshops, art and music classes in local schools, summer camps and collaborative events. Rise Up is operated by an amazing collective of local volunteers, artists, activists and musicians.
We welcome Kanile`a `Ukulele as a Grand Sponsor and look forward to having you as a vendor this year! Mahalo for your continued support of Uke U as well as supporting the mission of Ukes for Youth. Be sure to go see Kristin and Joe when visiting Oahu ~ a tour of their factory is a real treat!
We are honored to have Chevrolet Cadillac of Bend returning as a Major Sponsor for Uke U-7. Through the Lithia 4Kids program they join forces within their communities to make a difference and believe children are the key to the future, so it only makes sense to support programs that focus on youth development.
Chevrolet Cadillac of Bend, located off the Bend Parkway at 345 NE 3rd Street offers a wide selection of new and used cars and trucks to buy or lease.
We are appreciative of the kind donations and continuous support from Deschutes Brewery who have been involved with Uke U since the beginning. While in Bend, visit them at either their Deschutes Brew Pub on Bond Street or the Deschutes Brewery on Simpson.
Riverbend Instruments is returning to Uke U-7 and is evolving into a new name, Joyner Instruments. After nearly two years of building the best electric ukes possible, Adam Mendel has added some family heritage into his brand. William ‘The Joyner’ Poole (born in 1704) was the patriarch of the family and was a fine craftsman who was more skilled than a carpenter. Adam wants to continue to invoke the same sense of pride of craftsmanship and quality and is committed to marrying innovation with tradition always with an ear towards quality. Welcome Joyner Instruments: Honoring the past. Embracing the future.
Thank You Covered Bridge Ukuleles for your continued support and once again donating a ukulele for our raffle! Covered Bridge ukuleles are handcrafted one at a time by twin brothers, Terry and Perry Bullinger. Stop by and see them when in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Uke U welcomes TYDE Music as a sponsor and vendor for the first time. TYDE Music was founded in 2010 by luthiers Tyler Joersz and Devin Price, who prefer to use local, reclaimed, and sustainable woods in their instruments. Visit their show room located in Kings Beach, North Lake Tahoe, California to see their innovation, creativity and a non-traditional approach while building ukuleles, guileles, cajon drums, didgeridoos, stomp boxes and other music accessories.
Our thanks to Ohana Music for their support over the years. Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Ohana believes in the importance of quality, playability, and value. Ohana is focused on making ukuleles from rich tone woods, and markets their products primarily through a network of excellent dealers around the world.
Thank You Pat Megowan Stringed Instruments for your continued support of Uke U! Stop by and meet Pat Megowan in Corvallis where he builds ukuleles and guitars to delight, in hopes that they – in their own small way – will inspire hope, expression, connection, and joy.
Another newcomer to Uke U is Sound Smith of Bend, OR. Shannon Smith, founder of Sound Smith, has turned her passion into a career and now has a variety of guitars, ukuleles, harmonicas and accessories in their product line-up. Thank you for your kind donation of a resonator ukulele to support Ukes for Youth in Central Oregon.
Mahalo Kala Ukulele for your continued support of Uke U and Ukes for Youth and donating Kala Ukuleles to our raffle for Uke U. Be sure to stop in when visiting Petaluma, CA.
Jack Badley of Badley Made Ukes has been a supporter of Uke U for many years. He has donated one of his ukuleles which will be in the silent auction this year. Badley Make Ukes are handcrafted from select hardwoods, and each uke is a one of a kind meant to be played and enjoyed.
Thank you Humm Kombuha for your kind donation of kombucha to Uke U! Humm Kombucha is a local company who now has their product in 50 states as well as Sweden. Through it all, the company has maintained and continues to focus on the core values of Optimism, Healthy Business, Partnership and Quality ~ we are again excited to serve you Humm Kombucha at Uke U! In the meantime check out their website for locations where you can find their product.
Thank you Kelly D’s for providing a room for many years for Bend Ukulele Group ~ we appreciate you and your kind staff. While in Bend, stop by at 1012 SE Cleveland which is across the street from Chan’s Chinese Restaurant on 3rd.