Festival FAQs

When should I decide which workshops I want to take?

Workshops sell out quickly so purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

How are the tickets sold?

Workshop and concert tickets are sold separately. You can purchase them online or concert tickets only, from Arbutus Music Store, 6324, Metral Drive, Nanaimo. This year, for the first time, you can purchase them at our new event; the Sunday March 22nd “Sing & Strum” event at the Neighbourhood Church, Nanaimo

I am visiting from out of town and would like to book a hotel?

Please click on the link below to take you to Tourism Nanaimo.
Accommodations Nanaimo

I want to make a vacation out of coming to the Festival, what else is there to do in Nanaimo?

Click on the links below for information about what’s happening in Nanaimo.
Tourism Nanaimo, Harbour Living, What’s On Digest.

Which ukulele tuning will be covered in the workshops?

All workshops and the sing and strum will be in C6 Tuning.

Note: Baritone chords will not be covered.

What do I need to bring to a workshop?

Your enthusiasm, a ukulele, a music stand, pen and paper.

Can I attend just one workshop?

Yes, you can attend the workshop that you choose. Registration is available online before the festival. Book soon as spaces are limited.

I am a complete beginner will it be too hard for me?

There is a workshop specifically for the beginner ukulele player. We will even provide you with a uke if you don’t have one. You will take away a ukulele experience and a desire to learn more and play your heart out. Contact us if you need to borrow a ukulele.

Can I come to just one one day of the Festival?

Yes, of course you can.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, certainly. Concert tickets are available to buy online. You and your friends can also come to the Jammin’ Jamboree on Saturday afternoon  at the Neighbourhood Church in Nanaimo. It’s a family friendly free event but donations are gratefully accepted. Even if you don’t play a ukulele, come and share in the music of the Revolving Doors and sing your heart out at the sing and strum.

Is there parking available at the festival site or nearby?

Parking is available right at the festival site. There is also 2 hour parking next door at the Nanaimo North Town Mall.

What is the cost of the workshops and concert?

Absolute Beginner workshops are $25 each or register for both workshops for $45. Maximum number of participants is 20.

Confident Beginner/Intermediate Plus workshops are $30 each. Maximum number of participants is 20 per workshop.

Can I have a refund if I can’t make it after all?

You can have a full refund 7 days before the festival begins, after that registration for workshops is non-refundable. If you can’t make it pass along your tickets to a friend.

What can I buy at the festival to remember my experience.

Merchandisers will have tables set up at the festival. There will be ukuleles, straps, music books, stands and other accessories and great people to talk with at the merchandise tables.


Are credit cards accepted?

Yes, credit cards will be accepted at the festival for concert tickets and merchandise.