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Ukuleles Take Over Fringe Fest

September 27th 2014 was a good time to be in Downtown Rochester with a fun filled day of musical performances which included our very own show! This performance marks our second appearance at Rochester’s Fringe Festival with hopes of many more in the future.

To begin our exciting Fringe Fest week, we had the opportunity to star on Fox Rochester’s morning show where we gave a sneak peak at what was to come at Fringe Fest. We cannot thank Fox enough for thinking of us! It was impressive what we could accomplish at 6 in the morning. Props to everyone involved in making this happen and our club members for their upbeat spirit on and off the camera.

The sun couldn’t have been shining any brighter when it came time to show day. After raiding Bernunzio’s Uptown Music and getting a slice at Stromboli’s (both of which you need to check out!), the club headed to the Little Theater to see one of the shows we most anticipated, The Destler and Johnson Show. We could listen to Destler play for hours (really Destler, please have your own concert) but before we knew it, it was our time to perform. We all gathered on stage ready to sing our hearts out to the best crowd that filled the Little Theater. Our set included:

Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy
Colors by April Smith
Riptide by Vance Joy
Pillow Talks by Wild Child
Little Talks by Monsters and Men (Performed by Brennan and Delanie)
Falling Slowly by (Performed by Sarah and Fafa)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles (Performed by Changbai)
House of Gold by Twenty One Pilots
You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
If you missed our show, fear not! Click the links to view our entire set. Thank you to Kelsie Redburn for filming us!

After the show, some of us headed back to Bernunzio’s to see The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra play a set that had everyone in the room blown away. I’ve never seen such enthusiasm over the ukulele that day. I am proud to have the opportunity to be part of this ever growing community that cherishes the instrument for it’s beautiful sound and mysterious ways of making anyone who hears it happy.

Did you see us perform at Fringe Fest? What did you think? If you have any suggestions on songs you would love for us to play or feedback on the performance, just let us know in the comment section below.

Until next time, keep calm and uke on!

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