Can you believe the holiday season is already upon us? Whether you find all of the hustle and bustle a bit stressful or it’s your favorite time of the year, our 8th annual Austin Ukulele Society Holiday Potluck and Strum-a-long 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 13, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:00pm, giving us a nice amount of time to mingle, nosh, sip, 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 (click photo to see the entrance). 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, including bottled water.
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 2018 Holiday Songbook, which contains the chords and lyrics for all of the songs below in one handy PDF booklet designed to minimize page turns when printed two-sided)! Our friends from TUG (the Tuesday Ukulele Group) will bring their loaner Makala ukuleles, so if you find yourself without a uke that day, fret not. 🙂
|Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) ★★ NEW! ★★||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Blue Christmas||Chord Sheet||Presentation|
|Holly Jolly Christmas / Marshmallow World||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Let It Snow / Winter Wonderland||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! A sign-up sheet will be available.
And in case you want to get in some holiday shopping, we’ll have plenty of Austin Ukulele Society t-shirts available for purchase – including our fabulous new “Ukulele Cowboy” design for 2018, crafted by the talented Lyda Guz and screen-printed right here in Austin! Available in 100% cotton navy blue in mens/unisex, womens, and kids styles.
This new shirt and 2017’s “Mermaid” design 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 10, 2019.
Remember, our next meeting will NOT be at the church. Instead, we will be celebrating our 8th Annual Holiday Potluck and Strum-a-Long, on Thursday, December 13, at the High Road on Dawson, located at 700 Dawson Road, 78704. See you there! 🙂