Whether you find all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season a bit stressful or it’s your favorite time of the year, our 7th annual Austin Ukulele Society Holiday Strum-a-long and Potluck is something you don’t want to miss! Each year, in lieu of our regular monthly meeting at Memorial United Methodist Church, we have a social event with food, drink and, of course, plenty of ukulele strumming and singing.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, giving us a nice amount of time to mingle, nosh, and play music.
The High Road on Dawson, located at 700 Dawson Rd, Austin, TX, 78704. We’ll be in the second floor event space. Free and plentiful off-street parking! There’s plenty of space so bring along friends and family! Children are welcome!
Strum-a-long and Potluck! Feel free to bring a dish to share. Any type of food, snack or dessert is welcome; just remember to take home with you any dishes you bring. Plates and utensils will be provided. There will be a full, cash bar with beer, wine, liquor, soft drinks and water available. Please note that no outside beverages of any kind may be brought in.
We’ll mingle, eat, drink and play the holiday songs we’ve learned over the years. We’ll project the chord charts from our repertoire of Christmas songs from years past; feel free to get familiar with them. Download our 2017 Holiday Songbook, which contains the chords and lyrics for all of the songs below in one handy PDF booklet!
|Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley cover)||Chord Sheet||Presentation|
|Holly Jolly Christmas / Marshmallow World||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Let It Snow / Winter Wonderland ★★ NEW! ★★||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Mele Kalikimaka / Jingle Bells||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Rockin’ Christmas Medley||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Santa Claus is Coming to Town||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
We’ll also have an open mic portion of the party. Feel free to prepare a song, holiday-themed or not. Perform it yourself and/or lead the group in playing/singing along with you! As usual, we’ll have a sign up sheet available.
And in case you want to get in some holiday shopping, we’ll have plenty of Austin Ukulele Society t-shirts on hand for purchase – including our beautiful brand new 2017 “Ukulele Mermaid” design, crafted by the talented Lyda Guz and printed right here in Austin!
Our newest shirt will cost $20; all previous years’ shirts are $15. We accept cash or a check made out to Bob Guz or Jen Richardson.
One final note about the High Road on Dawson: It was built in the 1950s and unfortunately is not ADA compliant, and our event is on the second floor. Any person with accessibility concerns can be carried in or assisted by friends/family, if possible. There are restrooms on the same floor as our event.
If you have any questions at all about the party, please drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Please spread the word among your ukulele peers and remind them that we will NOT have a regular meeting at Memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC) in December. Our next meeting at MUMC will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Remember, our next meeting will NOT be at the church. Instead, we will be celebrating our 7th Annual “Holiday Potluck and Strum-a-Long,” on Thursday, December 14, at the High Road on Dawson, located at 700 Dawson Road, 78704. See you there! 🙂