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.