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Ukester Chuck Wilson is creating some of the coolest embroidered uke designs around. Uke Thongs and embroidered ukulele themed apparel. Please check out the Mechandise page to see more.
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  In 2017 the Kansas City Ukesters celebrated their 10th year in existence. Click the here who see a photo retrospective from 2007 to 2017.
  Second Annual River Market Ukulele Slam - 2014
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  The Maws Maws and the Paws Paws
A small yet resilient group of Ukesters and Fight Club played in Platte City on April 5th 2014 as Platte County proclaimed the Paw Paw tree to be it's offical tree. They played "Way Down Yonder in the Paw Paw Patch"...of course. Click here to watch video.
  Many, if not all of the ukulele players in the Midwest came out in force on April 20th to the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College to hear the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. The audience was encouraged to bring ukuleles to the show to play along with the Orchestra on a tune called "Relentlessly in C". And it was! A grand time was had by all. Photos courtesy of Kansas City Ukester Gib Shell. See Concert Pix.
 

On the June 8th the Kansas City Ukesters hosted the duo Victor and Penny for a workshop and concert.

The workshop shop was followed by an hour long concert featuring their unique "Anitque Pop". The evening was a success and even those who did not participate in the workshop took something special home with them.

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On May 11 the Kansas City Ukesters gathered in mass for the 4th annual Ukesters Ball. The event was at Ken Kelly Hall at St. Pius X. Besides the wonderful catered BBQ there was the swap-n-shop and great music all evening.

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Old Shawnee Town May 4, 2013

The Kansas City Ukesters performed at the Old Shawnee Town museum opening on May 4 in Shawnee, KS. We were located in a barn without much heat and with the doors wide open. Brrr. But being "The Show Must Go On" group we are, the show did go on and turned out to be a lot of fun.

And of course a quick YouTube courtesy of Doug Potter.
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Brookside St. Patrick's
Day Parade 2013

Ukester "Brooklyn" lead the rest of the Ukesters in their 5th showing in the World Famous Brookside Parade on March 16th.

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The National World War I Memorial hosted the Kansas City Ukesters in February, 2013. The Ukesters performed to a full house playing popular songs from the era.

 

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Joe Frogge and the Ukulele Fight Club took the stage at the Great Day Cafe on February 16th and absoutely brought the house down. For more pictures click here.

The Ukulele Fight Club is one of the numerous Uke clubs in town. For more information about the 'Fight Club' visit the Ukulele Club link on the menu.
 

The 3rd Annual Summer Strum was great fun as usual. We had about 20 folks out on the lake strumming and eating and talking ukes. The day started off a little iffy but turned out to be a beautiful day.

Thanks to Christopher Calendar for getting it all together. The highlight was Chris's kids singing to the accompaniment of Chris and David.

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Top The Kansas City Ukesters were at it again for another Saturday of marching through Brookside in the St. Patrick's Day parade. It was easily the largest audience turn out so far. Many thanks to Cynthia van Roden for opening her house for the before and after party. More pictures!
  Steve Mathews shakes it up.
When Beulah Does The Hula
  The Mighty Chuck Wilson is at it again writing songs.
Fortune Teller
Six Foot Two---Five Foot Two Update
  The Ukesters got together for an afternoon of strumming and eating and even more strumming. The second annual Summer Strum was held at Shawnee Mission Park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Video "5 Foot Two"
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"Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
Where else will you find a group of Kansas City Ukesters but out at the ball game. The group was invited to come out to a T-Bones game and sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" for the 7th inning stretch. T-bones 5-Fargo 1.
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It's official! The Kansas City Ukesters have their own brick supporting the World War I Liberty Memorial. A group of dedicated Ukesters appeared at the dedication on Memorial Day to partake in the festivities and performed an impromptu concert.
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Chuck Wilson performing his hits on Youtube.

Cash Cab

What's That Magic Dragon Doing Now?

Threw Out My Back Trying To See It

Finger Style Warm Up

Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Bluegrass style)

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The the group was invited to perform at the International Ragtime Festival held in Sedalia, Missouri in June 2010. A small but dedicated group made the trip down and had a splendid time.

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  The Ukesters once more braved the elements and marched in the Brookside St. Patrick's Day parade. Cold again but at least it wasn't snowing. More pictures.
  The Kansas City Ukester's celebrated they're 3rd year anniversary on January 30th, 2010. Italian cuisine was had by all and the ever popular "Swap & Shop" was bigger than ever. Performances by individual and small group Ukesters was the highlight of the evening. More Pictures.
(Thanks Larry for getting it all together and thanks Ken for the use of the Hall)
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Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Ukester Brad decided what better way to enjoy ukuleles and the summer at the same time then to organize the first annual Kansas City Ukester's Summer Jam.

About 20 enthusiasts met out at Shawnee Park and by the lovely lake, we enjoyed good music, good friends and a beautiful day albeit a bit on the windy side. Didn't stop us though!

Kati Bradley photo-documented the entire event and we are very grateful. She is a wonderful photographer. To see Kati's photos of Summer Jam 09, Click Here.

  Urban Farms & Gardens Tour 2009

Ukesters performing in the great outdoors for the Kansas City Urban Farms and Garden Tour. No hoes, just ukuleles.
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  Guerilla Ukeing? You heard right.
The Ukesters went from park to cafe to bistro on Memorial Day, leaping (or creaking) from our cars and playing for unsuspecting patrons—"Five Foot Two" and then rushed away leaving our prey bewitched, bewildered, and confused. Great fun.
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The Ukester's celebrated their 2nd year anniversary with a Gala event held at St. Pius Church. The evening included a catered BBQ, a "swap and shop" table, an open mic, a jam and wonderful social conversation.
For several Ukesters, this was their first chance to perform solo and everyone without exception did a stellar job. Kudos to all who performed and kudos to everyone who attended.
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The Kansas City Ukesters performed at Harper's restaurant to raise money for the George Harrison Memorial Garden. Louise Harrison, George's sister, was present and besides hugging everyone joined in on a couple of songs. We made her an honorary member of the KC Ukesters right then and there.
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YouTube "I've Just Seen A Face"
YouTube "I Feel Fine"

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Our very own Ken Kelly on YouTube.

Tip Toe Through The Tuplips
I want to be loved by you
Blue Hawaii
The Cod Fish Ball
Blue Christmas
Ain't She Sweet
Under The Moon

 

The Kansas City Ukesters were invited to perform at the Roasterie Coffee House in April, and perform we did! We ran through most of our "greatest hits" which included our Irish tunes, World War l tunes, and the usual variety of fun strummers that we love to play. A good time was had by all.

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  Ukester Mike Walker on YouTube "Dreamin' His Blues Away"
 

The Kansas City Ukesters marched in the "World Famous" Brookside St. Patrick's Day Parade. It was cold but it was fun! Kudos to those who were able to march.

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Harper's restaurant in the famous 18th and Vine district had the Ukesters back for an encore performance and a dinner time set.

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The Kansas City Ukesters were out in force on November 10th to help honor the veterans at the Liberty Memorial. The show was filled with World War Era songs and music and even some "vintage" kazoos were on hand. The audience sang along and the reception was overwhelming. We have already been asked back again next year.

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The Ukesters invade The Roasterie in Brookside for an outdoor venue on a beautiful August night.

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(Pictures by Ed)

 

The Ukesters performed at the Raytown Education Foundation dinner to thank all the members for their volunteer work. Among the evenings selections were "Happy Birthday" and "Blue Hawaii" for Nancy McCurdy's sister, Linda Gerding .

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Pictures by Linda Gerding

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The Kansas City Ukesters performed once again at the Liberty Memorial for the Sister Cities International Conference. In attendence were hundreds of people from all over the world including Mayor Funkhouser and a number of "Doughboys". We were even joined by a gentleman from Ireland who lent his voice on Gypsy Rover. A grand time was had by all.

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The KC Ukesters played at the "Family Farm Fest" at the Deanna Rose Farmstead. The event was a benefit for all children.

it's hard to compete with goats, rabbits, llamas and even pigs, but the Ukesters held their own and most importantly had a great time playing at a great farm.

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