2017 Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival
August 18-20, 2017
Silver Creek, MN
The Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival was founded seven years ago as a way to bring together ukulele players for fun and education. Hosting this annual Carnival is really a labor of love from a whole lot of volunteers, most of whom are ukulele players. This is a weekend designed to give you plenty of opportunity to spend time playing your ukulele with others.
This year's Carnival is scheduled for August 18, 19 and 20, 2017 at the Silver Creek Town Hall, Two Harbors, Minnesota. At our 2016 Carnival, we had around 140 registered participants, from at least 9 states and two provinces.
As always, our goal is to keep the admission for this event free. The only costs involved may be for SCIUC T-Shirts and Caps, food, and normal travel and lodging expenses.
Children and Beginners
We are also exploring ways to bring more children and adult beginners into the scene. We have always provided informal beginner and children’s lessons, and that will continue. But this year, we hope to emphasize this outreach even more than we have in the past.
Make your lodging reservations as soon as possible, because the 7th annual Silver Creek Ukulele Carnival is approaching. Those of you who have attended in the past know how difficult it can be to secure lodging for this weekend. Need help? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
Here's a link to the Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce lodging page. A great place to start to make your lodging reservations!
Here is a Downloadable Map with directions to the Silver Creek Ukulele Carnival.
SCIUC T-Shirts and Caps
If you would like a 2017 SCIUC T-shirt or cap, order when you register. You will pick up and pay for your T-shirt upon arrival at the SCIUC. The last day to order a T-shirt and cap is July 25, 2017. After that date, they will no longer be available to order. A few extras may be available at the event.
Schedule of Events
This year's Carnival will have a similar format to previous years. Here is a thumbnail sketch of what we have on the agenda.
Friday Night Meal
This year we are excited to offer more food options and a chance to raise money for a worthy cause. The Two Harbors High School Athletic Dept. is providing food for Friday night as a way to raise funds for new team jerseys.
Friday Night Social/Jam/Dance
Saturday, August 19, 2017
This year we will be performing six M.U.G. (Massed Ukulele Group) songs in the Saturday afternoon concert. There's nothing quite like hearing 150 or so people playing their ukuleles and singing together on the same song! We will be uploading the M.U.G. music to our website (in the column at the upper right column of this page) so you can preview, practice, and be familiar with the music. We have also scheduled a M.U.G. rehearsal Saturday morning so we can learn and practice as a group.
An Opportunity for Your Ukulele Group to Perform
As in the past, we hope that your group will perform for us all and show us what you are up to! We will have a lot of moving parts to juggle this year, but our goal is to dedicate 20 minutes of performance time to our visiting uke groups. We may be shortening our Saturday afternoon concert time, so we would set aside other time slots during the Carnival for you.
So, in order to guarantee your time on stage, we would like to know if your group will be performing as soon as possible. Please let us know by July 1st (“Contact Us”) so we can coordinate our schedules.
This year we are excited to offer more food options and a chance to raise money for a worthy cause. The Two Harbors High School Athletic Dept. is providing food for Saturday lunch as a way to raise funds for new team jerseys.
Saturday Afternoon Concert
Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Sunday Morning Ukulele Breakfast
Sunday Morning Ukulele Church Service
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the latest updates.
M.U.G. Music 2017
Stay tuned for this year's M.U.G. (Massed Ukulele Group) songs that we will perform as a group in the Saturday Afternoon Concert.
They will be uploaded here sometime in the near future so you can print them to preview, practice, and take with you to this year's Carnival.
Gooseberry Church Service Music 2017
This year's music for the church service at Gooseberry Falls State Park will be uploaded here sometime in the near future. They will be uploaded here sometime in the near future so you can print them to preview, practice, and take with you to this year's Carnival.
This year's church service is scheduled for Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:00 am.
Map with Directions
More 2016 SCIUC Photos