Annual Utah Ukulele Festival to be held this weekend

LOGAN – It is time once again for the annual Utah Ukulele Festival. The festival, which is in its fourth year, will be held Saturday, August 6th at Willow Park.

The event will feature multi-Grammy Award winner Daniel Ho, a ukulele player who has produced 18 solo albums and has been featured in several movie soundtracks.

“He’s going to be doing a free concert,” event founder Dave Manoa told Jason Williams on KVNU’s For The People. “He’ll also be teaching an all-inclusive class for anybody who is interested.

Manoa said the festival is unique in that it is a music festival where free lessons are taught.

“Our sponsors have donated ukuleles for anybody to come in to any of the lessons,” he said. “You don’t have to have a ukulele.”

Manoa said the festival has grown each year, and expects even more this year.

“We’re expecting people from all over the state,” he said. “We’ve received emails from people who are coming from Idaho, up in the Boise area.”

There will be food vendors, concerts, an open mic competition and other attractions. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 450 W. 700 South in Logan.

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