Village Ukulele People began as an off-shoot of the Sedona Ukulele Posse classes which were taught once a month, for 2 years, by Tommy Anderson at Sedona Arts Center. Cathy Gazda, Aurelia Simon and Vicki Payne wanted to practice ukulele with others on a weekly basis, and began to look for a relaxed and fun atmosphere in the Village of Oak Creek.
Diana Hughmanick, owner of Oak Creek Espresso, graciously offered space for Village Ukulele People to meet! Known for hosting Open Mic night every first Friday for local musicians, poets and stand-up comics of all ages, and for her generous support of community organizations and the arts, Diana's Oak Creek Espresso provides the perfect environment for our weekly gatherings (with outstanding coffee, fresh pastries, breakfast and lunch). In August 2016, Village Ukulele People was born!
Village Ukulele People meets every Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 pm at Oak Creek Espresso in the Village of Oak Creek, 6500 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86351. *
We are a diverse and inclusive group with a wide range of experience levels, from beginners to seasoned players, and everyone is welcome! We invite you to bring your ukuleles and get your strum on!
An interest in playing ukulele is all that's needed. We usually have an extra uke on hand that can be borrowed during our gathering, if you don't have one. Even if you've never played, many chords are easy to learn and play within a few minutes.
Those who come just to listen, sing along or even dance to our music while enjoying a hand-crafted drink or delectable edible from Oak Creek Espresso are always welcome! And while you're there, buy some artisan hand-roasted organic coffee beans from Greg or Solana at Ren Tao Roasting...and outstanding homemade dairy and vegan ice creams, sorbet, and gelato created by master ice-cream maker, Nate, from Spud's Ice Cream.
Our objective is to have fun! Please join us...it's FREE...and all are welcome!
* Strummers who are able to carry their gear, please park along Cortez Drive (in front of PJ's Pub), or in a nearby
parking lot...so patrons of the coffee shop have parking available. Thank you!
OTHER UKULELE GROUPS IN THE AREA:
Jerome Ukulele Orchestra :: Meets first and third Thursdays, 6-8 pm at The Bordello, 412 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331 - (FREE)
Sedona Ukulele Posse :: After a great 2 year run, the Sedona Ukulele Posse has disbanded, as of December 6, 2017.