Oct. 27-30, the Key Strummers present their third installation of the Midwest UkeFest. It's a festival dedicated to all things ukulele.
The Key Strummers present their third installation at the Midwest UkeFest
The Key Strummers are a ukulele novelty jazz group of kids ages 8 to 14 from the Key Learning Community, an Indianapolis Public School. They play at community events around Indiana and host this popular and very unique Midwest UkeFest, bringing in ukulele talents from around the globe to show off their strumming prowess.
As part of the Midwest UkeFest, two concerts will be presented at the Masonic Temple at 525 N. Illinois St. Friday, Oct. 28, the performance will include the Key Strummers (naturally), Bryan Tolentino and the Side Order Band, Gerald Ross, Joyce Flaugher and Bev Gagliardi, Mark "Spanky" Gutierrez, Kimo Hussey, and Pops, Mysterious John and Just Plain Bob.
Saturday, Oct. 29, the performance includes the Key Strummers, Byron Yasui, The Windy City Islanders, Steve Kobe and Karen Harkins, Joel Eckhaus, Patsy Monteleone, The Fabulous Heftones and James Hill. Both concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased through their Web site, www.keystrummers.org, which also has the full schedule of other UkeFest events, including workshops, a Sunday brunch and preview concerts at the Indiana State Museum followed by a $25 preview party Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.