Rochester, NY 

   October 23-24, 2020

Flower City Ukulele Festival

                                            Strumming for Good, Virtually!

The third annual event for all ukulele enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced - this year going online so you can attend from wherever you are!  The festival begins on Friday evening with an opening concert and a post concert hangout/jam. Saturday continues with daytime workshops, an open mic and  evening concert featuring Stuart Fuchs and Awkward Marina.  Have fun strumming, learning and connecting with our area's vibrant ukulele community!  Donations benefit Rochester area homeless families through RAIHN. 

Guest artists & instructors

Enjoy performances and take workshops by talented musicians.

       Stuart Fuchs

       Awkward Marina

Rochester Ukulele Orchestra

Tom Toyama

   Sungmin Shin

born collective
 
   Festival Sponsors

Randy Pollok

Register now and please make a donation (as you are able) for a full festival pass.  You will have access to all workshops, workshop materials, open mic, and the Zoom play-along/hangout room.  The Friday and Saturday evening concerts are free and open to the community so invite all your non-ukulele playing friends and family to come along.  Donations benefit the services of RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network), a non-profit organization that works to provide prevention, shelter, and stabilization services to families currently or at-risk of experiencing homelessness.

This button will take you to the CNB FLACE site.  Just click the dropdown (under DIRECT YOUR FUNDS) to find Flower City Ukulele to make your PayPal donation. 

You may receive a email from Canandaigua National Bank asking you to confirm your donation.

See Donations page to make donations by check.

Join the fun and strum for a good cause

​The festival proceeds benefit RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network), a non-profit organization that works to provide prevention, shelter, and stabilization services to families currently or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. Since 2004, RAIHN has served over 500 families, including over 900 children, in its Shelter Program, providing meals, counseling, support and assistance in securing safe, affordable housing.

RAIHN’s Aftercare & Stabilization Program ensures that 85% of the families do not fall back into homelessness. Started in 2018, RAIHN’s Prevention & Rehousing Program served 47 families in 2019 and 68 families thus far in 2020. The RAIHN network includes 41 member congregations utilizing over 1,800 trained volunteers. RAIHN is an affiliate of the national organization Family Promise. To learn more go to www.raihn.org.

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