A unique Mini Uke Fest, Ukulele Retreat, and Uke Train for Players, Wild West Fans, and Train Buffs!
We’ll start the weekend aboard this vintage steam train… We shall have a 1914 passenger car all to ourselves and we’ll serenade the wild mustangs as we strum on up the hill.
The Old West Uke Fest will be a small, limited attendance event due to available train and accommodations space, but it will be mighty and completely unique when it comes to uke fun! Here’s a preview…
Saturday 10/19 10AM: We will leave our cars (don’t worry, we’re coming back for them!) at Carson City’s Eastgate Station and board our own 1914 passenger car on the historic V&T Railway! We’ll experience a scenic, 90 minute trip, strumming tunes of the times as we pass through tunnels, wild mustangs, and untouched old west scenery. (Want to stay in the area Friday night? The Gold Dust West is very close.)
11:30AM: We’ll be shuttled from the Virginia City station up to the main street for lunch, exploring, or strumming about the town. You will handle your lunch on your own, however we will arrange for at least one group friendly eatery for those that want to stick together.
2:30PM: We’ll re-board the train for the trip back to our cars, strumming and serenading the tumbling tumbleweeds on the way back down the hill. We’ll then drive our cars the 15 minutes back up to VC and park at our destination, The Silverland Inn.
4:30PM: We’ll check into our rooms then meet for your choice of afternoon workshops, overlooking Silverland’s one hundred mile view.
6PM: Dinner time! Then an evening of ukulele bliss for all! Performances, strumalongs, and some open mic for the brave!
Sunday Morning: Continental Breakfast followed by another workshop or two. Then we’ll all have a farewell sing-a-long and group photo with that dramatic backdrop!
Brook Adams will lead our spirited strumalong on board the V&T and teach newer players tips, tricks, and techniques to enhance their pickin’ and grinnin’!
Michael Powers will teach a two part workshop for more adventurous players merging traditional and jazz chords into an understandable amalgamation of musical wonder!
But the emphasis of this weekend will be you! We’ll have an evening of interactive ukulele fun for all, with jams, impromptu performances, open mic, and top secret ukulele activities that might only be legal in Ol’ Nevady!
Make reservations here!
Prices include room, train fare, dinner, cont. breakfast, workshops, tax.
Earlybird special through July 15: $195 per person for 2-4 in room. Single: $269.
July 16 and after: $225 per person for 2-4 in room. Single: $299.
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Cancellation policy: Due to the requirement that we purchase both rooms and train fares in advance as a block, our cancellation policy is limited as follows:
You may cancel without penalty through July 15, 2013.
Cancellation from July 15 – August 31 will incur a 25% cancellation fee.
Cancellation September 1 – September 18 will incur a 75% cancellation fee.
No cancellation refunds after September 18.
To order by phone or for any questions, call Douglas at 775.220.0995.
Day passes will be available once we get a final count on full participants.
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