WMNF creates Tampa’s first ever ukelele festival


WMNF is bringing a new type of festival to Tampa, asking local musicians to Uke It Out on stage Saturday night.

Riding the wave of briefly viral YouTube videos,  New World Brewery in Ybor will host Tampa’s first ukelele fest. There will be something for everyone, ukelele-style reggae to bluegrass. There will also be bass ukeleles, electric ukeleles, banjo ukeleles and acoustic ukeleles, according to the Facebook event page.

There will also be a Jimi Hendrix of the Ukelele contest where any audience member can play their best 2 minute uke solo for a prize and, no doubt, worldwide recognition.

Tickets will be $9 in advance or $12 at the door.