The UOGB, of course, is the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Jen has passed along some information about the two concerts we’ll see here in Austin:
“We know many of you are planning to check out one or both of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB) shows, on November 21st and November 22nd, at the McCullough Theater next to the Bass Concert Call, on UT’s campus.
“Below is some info which you may find helpful and/or exciting! Read more here, too: http://texasperformingarts.org/season/ukulele-orchestra-great-britain-austin
1) The shows are technically sold out, but the Texas Performing Arts group recently released some more seats for both shows, so if you still need tickets, grab some now!
2) Parking on campus can be complicated or expensive, especially when there are multiple events on the same night. (Chicago is playing at the Bass). There is a 50% discount for reserved parking ($6 instead of $12 on the night of the show) if you purchase the parking voucher in advance. You can do so here, before 10pm the day before your show:
3) Some members of the Austin Ukulele Society are performing just above the lobby, before the show begins, from roughly 6:15 – 6:50pm. There will be a full bar in the lobby, so come early, get your car parked, and enjoy a beverage while the AUS performs for you.
4) The UOGB will have a play-a-long with audience members, so feel free to bring a ukulele. The song will be Tom Petty’s “American Girl” in the key of A; you can get familiar with it here:
“Looking forward to seeing many of you at our meeting on Thursday the 14th.”