CONCERT – Friday September 13th at 7pm

General seating, all tickets $25            Doors open 6.30pm

Evening Performances by:


Ali Romanow is a multi-instrumentalist and music educator based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

She is a Level 1 Certified JHUI Teacher. Competent on a variety of instruments Ali also brings her captivating vocals, original writing and arranging to whatever project she is currently focused on. Ali spends her time in Courtenay BC, where she directs two FolkHarmonic Orchestras, FolkHarmonic Voices & teaches private music lessons



Experience their Handsome Harmonies and Melt-in-the-Heart Melodies

The Naked Waiters are an acoustic, ukulele-based group that started in Cedar City, UT, and is now based in Laie, Hawaii. They specialize in fun, melt-your-heart music that’s good for the soul. They are comprised of Kim Bjerga, Clark Holmes, and Andrew Nufer. The guys enjoying playing their music and perform anywhere they can and are quickly becoming a favourite on the International Ukulele Festival circuit. They have written several songs and are now trying to raise funds for a quality recording. Their songs range from cliché love, and are about quirky things like cats, balconies, and Pokémon.


Open Mic and Sing & Strum  – Saturday September 14th 2019  4.30pm

Doors open 4.00pm 

General seating by Donation

When the workshops have finished, we’ll take a short break to set-up the stage for the Open Mic and Sing and Strum

Show off your chops at the open mic or “3 minute mic”.  Sing and strum along with the band, and join us for a fun afternoon. Bring your friends.  No ukulele experience needed for a great time.  Lots of great door prizes too.

Revolving Doors

The Revolving Doors comprised of Bill Naylor, Ade Barnum, Dean Williams, John Lundine  and Liz DeBarros will give a short performance and then lead the “Sing and Strum”. The band is based in Errington and has been playing together since 2014 and regularly perform at the Errington Farmers market in the summer, and at various private parties and dances in their locale. They’ll be leaving the electric guitars and drum kit at home for the Festival.


Click on the arrow below to purchase concert or workshop tickets. Tickets will go on sale on online March 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets also available at Arbutus Music Store, 6324 Metral Drive, Nanaimo from April 1st 2019


If you order tickets online, your PayPal invoice is confirmation of your Registration. No tickets will be mailed out, you can pick up your tickets at the Registration desk at the Festival on Friday evening for the concert and Saturday morning/afternoon for Workshop folders