Ashokan Center Presents The Spirit of Aloha in Olivebridge with Uke Revue

The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY will hold The Spirit of Aloha ukulele concert on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm, to kick off their 11th annual Uke Revue.

Ashokan Center Ukulele Revue Concert

This special concert will feature 6 remarkable ukulele players from all across the country coming together to honor the tradition of playing the instrument. Additionally, the concert previews the weekend-long celebration where musicians come together with enthusiastic learners to teach and play ukulele together.

Musician, Ben Hassenger, known as the “Ukulele Ambassador of Michigan,” will host the festival. Hassenger is a strong advocate for ukulele playing and education. Currently, he uses his passion to spread the teachings of the ukulele in the form of Uke Fest, which he’s been the coordinator of since 2020.

I like to call the ukulele the ‘most folk of folk instruments’ because it brings folks together. Rarely do you see one uke player sitting by themselves; more often it’s a group of two, three, or dozens playing together and singing. It’s a communal music experience and that’s one of the many things that makes it so very special.”

Ben Hassenger

Along with Ben Hassenger, the Uke Revue will include performances from Lil Rev, Kelly Jolly, Victoria “Viggy” Kolasinski, Dani Joy, and Perry Stauffer. All six musicians will be participating in the weekend’s activities as educators.

This lineup consists of ukulele social media influencers, festival organizers, creators of ukulele academies, and sponsored musicians.

Ashokan Center Ukulele Revue Concert

Ticket prices are on a sliding scale, ranging from $10 to $30 for all ages.

More information and tickets for Uke Revue 2024 and Uke Fest can be found here. For more events at The Ashokan Center, fans can visit

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