Ukulele Carnival

The 2022 Silver Creek
International Ukulele Carnival

Thursday, August 18 – Sunday, August 21, 2022

Online registration ends on Monday, August 8, 2022. After the deadline you will only be able to register in person at the event.


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We are looking forward to another amazing time with such wonderful friends from all over the world!

Stay tuned to this page, as well as the Two Harbors Ukulele Group Facebook page for updates.

The Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival (SCIUC) was founded in 2011 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.

We offer workshops, open mic, beginner lessons, mini concerts, and practices for our Mass Ukulele Group (M.U.G.), which will be featured in Saturday’s free afternoon concert that is open to the general public.

We are adding an additional day this year – Thursday, August 18, 2022.

As always, our goal is to keep the admission for this event free. The only costs involved may be for food and normal travel and lodging expenses.

Mini-Theme

The “Mini-Theme” for this year: Music of the 1970’s! A few of our M.U.G. songs may follow this theme, and we encourage a 1970’s music piece in your group’s music for open mic time (extra applause will be given!).

Children and Beginners

Children and adult beginners are really welcome! We are again providing informal beginner and children’s lessons. We will have a few ukuleles available for those who do not yet own one.

Lodging

Make your lodging reservations as soon as possible, because the 2022 Silver Creek Ukulele Carnival is fast 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. It’s a great place to start to make your lodging reservations!

Camping may be available at the event.  If you desire to camp, complete that area on the registration form.  You will be contacted.

Registration

Online registration ends on Monday, August 8, 2022. After that date, you can only register in person at the event.

  • Please check in, pick up your pre-ordered dinner tickets, and get yourself entered for the drawings.
  • As always, admission to the Carnival is free.

Food

This year we are excited again to offer more food options and a chance to raise money for worthy causes.

  • United Church is offering a Simple Supper on Thursday.
  • The Na-cho Bizness food truck will be offering their delicious food for lunch on Friday.
  • The Two Harbors High School Athletic Dept. is providing food on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as a way to raise funds for their team.
  • We are again offering our Saturday night catered dinner, so we encourage you to stay after the concert to socialize and share a meal with your family and friends. Tickets must be ordered when you register online.  You may order extra meals for family and friends.
  • The last day to order tickets for the catered dinner is Monday, August 8, 2022. 
    • Meat Entree: Chicken Alfredo ziti, beef/sausage ziti in red sauce
    • Vegan Entree: Vegan gluten-free ziti
    • All Meals: Garlic bread, spring mix salad with topping, cookies, lemonade

Strum Time

We play a lot of songs out of “The Yellow and Blue Books” (The Daily Ukulele books by Liz and Jim Beloff), so please bring them if you have them. Please also bring your music stand to hold your music during the weekend.

M.U.G. Music

This year we will be performing our M.U.G. (Massed Ukulele Group) songs in the Saturday afternoon concert. There’s nothing quite like hearing 200 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 about a month before the event so you can preview, practice, and get familiar with the music. Those who have registered will automatically be emailed the music.

We have scheduled two M.U.G. rehearsals this year (Friday and Saturday) so we can learn and practice as a group.

Schedule of Events

Here is a thumbnail sketch of what we have on the agenda.  Changes may be made, but should be finalized well before the Carnival begins.  Stay tuned to this page for further updates.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 –  Location: Thomas Owens Memorial Park


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Live Facebook Streaming with Pete McCarty
Location: Thomas Owens Memorial Park and the historic Paul Gauche Band Shell – Waterfront Dr. & 3rd Ave. in Two Harbors, MN.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Simple Supper dinner available for $7.00
Location: United Church – 531 3rd Ave. in Two Harbors, MN.
7:00 p.m. Live Concert featuring Pete McCarty, Devin Scott, Ukester Brown, and T.H.U.G.
After the Concert We’re working on arranging a possible strum session outdoors at Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors.  Stay tuned for updated information.

Friday, August 19, 2022 –  Location: Silver Creek Music Pavilion


9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration opens, social time
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch: Na-cho Bizness food truck will be on site
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. M.U.G. (Massed Ukulele Group) song rehearsal
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open Mic time
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner: Spaghetti dinner available – the Two Harbors High School Athletic Dept.
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Strum time
This may turn into a strum time around the camp fire.  Stay tuned for more details.

Saturday, August 20, 2022 –  Location: Silver Creek Music Pavilion


8:00 a.m. Registration opens
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. M.U.G. (Massed Ukulele Group) song rehearsal
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Laurie Kallevig presentation
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Open Mic time
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch: Pulled pork sandwiches available –  the Two Harbors High School Athletic Dept.
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ukester Brown presentation
1:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mini-Concerts
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Ukulele Concert open to the public – Devin Scott, Pete McCarty, Ukester Brown, T.H.U.G., M.U.G. music
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner: catered dinner by Louise’s.  See the registration form for the dinner options and cost.  Must be ordered while registering online; paid for when you check in at the registration to pick up your tickets.
7:30 p.m. Open Mic main event

Sunday, August 21, 2022 –  Location: Silver Creek Music Pavilion


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Gospel Sing-a-Long with David and Judy Remiger
10:00 a.m. Brunch: Pancake brunch available – the Two Harbors High School Athletic Dept.

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