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 LOVE OUR SPONSORS
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR UKE U-6!
We are honored to have Chevrolet Cadillac of Bend as a Major Sponsor for Uke U-6. 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 proud to have Outdoor Ukulele as a sponsor donating a soprano ukulele and a tenor ukulele for the Uke U-6 raffle. Outdoor Ukulele is located here in Bend and manufactures of composite polycarbonate instruments developed for backpacking, camping, and traveling.
Thank you Humm Kombuha for your kind donation of kombucha to Uke U-6! 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 so excited to serve you Humm Kombucha at Uke U-6! In the meantime check out their website for locations where you can find their product.
Welcome Riverbend Instruments to your first Uke U sponsorship! Adam Mendel of Riverbend Instruments manufactures steel string electric ukuleles in Bend and has donated an electric ukulele for our auction. Riverbend Instruments honors the tradition of the ukulele, while giving a new voice to the ukulele and it’s player.
Thank You Pat Megowan Stringed Instruments for your continued support of Uke U! The raffle this year will include a custom ukulele stand made by Pat. 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.
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.
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.
Mahalo Kanile`a `Ukulele for your continued support of Uke U and Ukes for Youth and donating the Islander Ukuleles for our raffle at Uke U . Be sure to go see Kristin and Joe when visiting Oahu.
Jack Badley of Badley Made Ukes has been a supporter of Uke U for many years. He has donated one of his tenor 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.
Uke U is grateful to Bleu Bite Catering for their generous gift certificate. Bleu Bite is socially conscious, donating $30K annually in food and services to shelters, non-profits, and fundraisers, purchasing free range and locally grown meat and produce, using compostable cups and utensils, composting kitchen waste, and recycling.
In business since 2000, Blue Bite Catering adds a personal approach to event planning. Check out their website for your next event!
Uke U welcomes Willamette Valley Vineyards as a new sponsor this year. They produce high-quality, sustainably grown Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varieties – earning the distinction as “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Willamette Valley Vineyards built its original winery in 1989 and continues to win numerous awards for their wines. Check out their website to see all their locations.
Thanks to Broken Top Bottle Shop for their generous sponsorship every year! Be sure to visit them on Bend’s Westside for a fine selection of beer and a tasty meal.
Our thanks to Ohana Music who will be represented by Music Caravan at Uke U-6. Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Ohana believes in the importance of quality, playability, and value. Since 2006, they have focused on making ukuleles from rich tone woods and market their products primarily through a network of excellent dealers around the world.
Thank you Snow Dukes Ukes for the donation of a beautiful Kamoa tenor ukulele. Snow Duke Ukes is Central Oregon’s Kamoa Ukulele Dealer so stop by and meet Carl Ventis while in Bend and see the full line of Kamoa Ukuleles.
Thank you Dennis Fish for your continued support of Uke U. Dennis creates custom made uke and music stands using solid hardwoods, black walnut, myrtlewood and fancy oak.
Thank you Deschutes Brewery for your kind donation and continuous support! While in Bend, visit them at either their Deschutes Brew Pub on Bond Street or the Deschutes Brewery on Simpson.
Thank you Kelly D’s for providing a room every week 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.