The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the little 4-stringed wonder that has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people’s lives for over 100 years. Whether you are an experienced ukulele player, an occasional strummer or simply a curious spectator, there will be lots of opportunities to jump in and be a part of the festivities. The LAIUF is the only festival of its kind where you can enjoy all-star performances all-day by today's hottest ukulele talent plus access to as many workshops as you want to take, all for one flat fee!
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Past festival artists :
James Hill ● Troy Fernandez ● Lil Rev ● Craig Chee ● Victoria Vox ● Sarah Maisel ● Derick Sebastian
Honoka & Azita ● Heidi Swedberg ● Kalei Gamiao ● Danielle Ate The Sandwich ● Fulare_Pad ● Cali Rose ● Jody Kamisato ● John Atkins "The Ukulele Teacher from YouTube" ● Ukulenny ● Ukulele Bartt Warburton ● Abraham Lagrimas, Jr ● Andrew Molina ● Fred Sokolow ● Cynthia Lin ● Lorien Sanders ● Kalyn Aolani ● Fred Thompson ● Jeff Linsky ● Jennifer Leitham ● Westside Ukulele Ensemble ● Jim D'Ville ● Mitch Chang
The Venue: Torrance Cultural Arts Center
A unique multi-purpose complex with meeting rooms, visual and performing arts studios, two spacious outdoor plazas, and the authentic Pine Wind Japanese garden, the Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located in the heart of the Los Angeles South Bay, just minutes from LAX. Plenty of free parking, too!
Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival Producer: Mitch Chang, Kala Koa Entertainment
My vision for the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival was to make it as easy as possible for families and ukulele fans of all ages & interest and ability levels to discover/rediscover the ukulele where they will be supported and encouraged; I wanted the festival to be a true community-based event.
Born & raised in Hawaii, a graduate of the University of Hawaii music department, the ukulele was my very first instrument. I have been producing concert and festival events in Southern California since 2006 - events that showcase world-class musicians and artists, many of whom you know, many you may not (but should!) www.kalakoa.com. I teach ukulele at South Bay Adult School, Torrance Adult School and Opus Music.
Since 2006, Kala Koa Entertainment has presented world-class live events in Los Angeles featuring many of the world’s most acclaimed and influential artists including Bill Tapia, Vicente Amigo, Tommy Emmanuel, Lulo Reinhardt, Cyril Pahinui, Jake Shimabukuro, Robben Ford, Dick Dale, Eric Johnson, Peppino D'Agostino, Martin Taylor & many more.
Thank you to the 2017 festival sponsors and supporters: