Ukulele Picnic photos Sept. 27, 2015

About 30 ukulele players showed up to send off summer at Beall Park Recreation Center on Sunday Sept. 27. People had a chance to eat their dinners while we had a little open mic segment. Then we cut the awesome ukulele cake brought by our friend and fellow uker, Jane. There were also special ukulele cookies from Nana’s (AKA Sue’s) homemade cookie-torium.

Thanks to our open mic entertainers, and also to David, Wren, Mark and Chan for help with set-up. Another big thanks to all who donated to the room rental pot! And thanks, all, for coming out and having a good time!

Here are a few photos. If you’d like a higher resolution file of any of them, let me know!

Bozeman Ukulele Picnic Sunday Sept 27 at Beall Park


The Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret will host its third annual end of summer ukulele picnic at Beall Park Center at 415 N. Bozeman on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 5:30-9:30pm.

Bring your ukulele, your own picnic dinner and a song to share, if the mood strikes you. We’ll provide ice cream and lemonade and some songs that all can play along on.

From 5:30-6:30, it’s open mic and dinner time. Walk up to the mic with your uke and take a turn serenading us while we dine.

Starting at 6:30 we’ll do some all-play songs that everyone can join in on. We provide chord charts and song sheets, so bring your ukulele and join the fun.

For more info or to reserve a loaner uke, drop us a comment!

Free ukulele starter classes Sept 26 2015 at Story Mansion in Bozeman


On Saturday, Sept. 26 2015 we’ll be teaching beginner ukulele starter classes for kids and adults at the Story Mansion (811 S. Willson) in collaboration with Bozeman Parks and Recreation’s Pickin in the Park community music program.

There are two workshops:
Session 1 (1:00pm-1:45pm) is a 45-minute starter class for youth ages 7-11*
   *Children in session 1 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Session 2 (2:00pm-4pm) is a 2-hour starter workshop for adults and youth ages 12-up

Both classes are for players who have never touched a ukulele before!
They begin at the very beginning and are not intended for experienced players.
Ukuleles are provided, or you may bring a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele.
(We will be playing in a GCEA tuning and will not cover baritone chord shapes).


To register, contact City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation at 582-2910, stop by Beall Park (8:30-4:30M-F) or Bozeman Swim Center, or access their Fall Recreation Guide online for more info.

If you register online through Bozeman Parks and Recreation, be aware that the ukulele classes are hidden several levels deep in their registration system. Begin here. Then click Online Registration> Register for Activities> RecreationPrograms> Recreation Fall & Winter 15/16> and then scroll to find and click Pickin in the Park, then click Beginning Ukulele workshop. Select Session 1 for children 7-11. Select Session 2 for Adults & Youth 12-up. 

4-Hers rock the uke

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle did a nice article covering our workshops for Montana 4-H Congress.

Aspen Pointe June 18 2015


A handful of Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret ukers put on a little show June 18, 2015 at Aspen Pointe in Bozeman.

We performed a few songs and did a little sing-along portion. Those who had a uke handy came and joined in the fun! Thanks to all who played and sang, ukers and audience members too!

If you want to try the songs we played, here they are:

Aspen Point Play-ALong

(The arrangements in this set came from our friends Dr. Uke and San Jose Ukulele Club.)

Summer Hiatus 2015

Gone-Fishin Hooray! It’s spring! Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret doesn’t plan events for summertime, because everybody is outside messing around in nature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep playing your ukulele.

Check our our “Songs”  page to find songs (on this and other sites) that you might enjoy playing.

And don’t forget, you can always organize your own ukulele event, picnic, party, etc.! If you plan to host a ukulele event in the Bozeman area this summer, feel free to get in touch with us to have it posted on our facebook page or sent out via our email list. Just drop a note by submitting this contact form, or send a message via Facebook.

Valentine Ukulele Open Mic and Play Along Feb 13, 2015


Valentine Ukulele Night at Wild Joes Feb. 13

The Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret hosts its fourth annual Valentine ukulele open mic and play-along from 7 to 9 pm, Friday, Feb. 13 2015 at Wild Joe’s Coffeehouse in Bozeman.

Ukulele players are invited to come out and play along on familiar love songs and heart-ache tunes. Song sheets with ukulele chords are provided, so anyone who brings a ukulele can strum along. Here’s a sneak-preview PDF of the 2015 Valentine Ukulele Play-Along Chord Sheets: Valentine 2015, in case you want to try them out ahead of time! 

Open mic performers can serenade their sweetheart or wallow in heartbreak, as the case may be. Prizes for Saddest Song, Sweetest Song and Most Swellegant Valentine Attire will be decided by audience ballot. Every performer is guaranteed a warm reception and enthusiastic applause. The public is invited to cheer the performers, vote for favorite songs, or bring a ukulele and join the fun.

Open mic players: You can sign up for a performance slot in advance online, but you must confirm your slot in person at Wild Joe’s by 7pm on Feb. 13th, or your slot may be given to someone else. (A sign-up sheet for remaining available slots will be posted at the door starting at 6pm.) Please perform only one (1) song so more people have the opportunity to play. If we have extra time at the end of the night, we’ll ask for encore volunteers.

All ukulele players, regardless of experience level, are welcome to perform or play along. If you would like to perform but need some ideas for a song to play, here’s a link to some of our favorite ukulele song sites:
For info, or to grab a spot on the open mic list, submit the contact form below.

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Ukulele New Year Party – SUNDAY JAN 4, 2015 at Colombo’s

Happy New Year! GET OUT YOUR UKE!
5pm SUNDAY JAN 4 at Colombo’s
Meet in Colombo’s back room for pizza and a Ukulele New Year open mic/play-along. I’ll provide a couple of pizzas and some beverages to get us started.Think up a song!
YOU bring a uke and a song to perform or share* (or just come play along on songs we provide!).
We’ll have a small PA set up for at least one uke and mic — nothin’ real fancy.Easy going, low tech, new year fun!
Anything goes as long as it’s F-U-N! Rumor has it we may have some Grateful Dead songs on the list, maybe some disco-era surprises, at least one current pop hit, and anything else that you feel like adding to the mix! Here are the play-along chord sheets if you want a sneak-peek: New Year Songs

* If you have a chord sheet that you want to share for us all to play along on, it’s helpful if you bring 15 or so paper copies. (But I’ll also bring the whiteboard, so we can post chords on the fly.)

(There will be no first-time beginner lesson this time, but beginners are welcome to join us. Usually there are a variety of songs, some of them easy-ish.)

See you 5pm SUNDAY, JAN 4 at Colombos
Colombo’s is at 1003 W. College, Bozeman — Map
If you need to reserve a loaner uke, please contact us via the form on the ABOUT page to reserve one.
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Holiday Ukulele Singalong Dec. 7 2014

Holiday-851x315The next First Sunday Ukulele session is Sunday Dec. 7, 2014.
This will be a two-part session. We’ll start at the Bozeman Public Library small meeting room with our monthly free beginner crash course (1:00-1:30pm) and a Holiday Song Practice Session (1:30-2:30pm). Afterward, we will travel to Highgate Senior Living for a Holiday Singalong with the residents there (Meet at 2:45, start at 3pm).

If you don’t need any practice, feel free to show up at Highgate with your ukulele (and a music stand if you have one) at 2:45 pm. Song sheets are provided and also downloadable here, for your practicing convenience: Holiday Songs

1pm-1:30pm: BEGINNER CLASS
30-minute crash course at Bozeman Library (This is always the same beginning introduction for people who have NEVER played before. It does not build from previous months, so no need to attend if you’ve played before.)

A chance to tune up and run through our holiday songs at the Library before we head to Highgate.

2:30-2:45 pm – Travel to Highgate Senior Living 2219 W Oak St (MAP) and meet in the front entry near the piano. (Wear something cheery and bring music stand if you have one.)

Uke players of all experience levels are invited to bring a ukulele and join the fun. Song sheets with chord charts are provided.

Subsequent First Sunday Ukulele times and locations will be announced as we go, so check back. (They may not ALL be at the library, depending on room availability, so join the First Sunday Session FACEBOOK EVENT or check our CALENDAR for updates.)

For more information, to get on the email list, to reserve a loaner ukulele, ($5 donation optional) or drop a comment, please submit the form below.


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