Summer Strum is a not-for-profit, self funded event organised and run by a team of fantastic volunteers! The cost of staging the festival is met by sponsorship, grants, fundraising by and the regions' ukulele community and the support of various businesses - see Friends of the Festival.
It is because of this support that the 'Strum' is able to remain a free to enter event.
Pop these fundraisers and promo events in your diaries and come and support your local community festival:
A SIP OF SUMMER STRUM Thursday 18th April 2019 7pm Smithdown Social Club, Liverpool L18 1DR - a Summer Strum promo and charity fundraiser in Liverpool on Maundy Thursday (so you'll get a lie in the next day!) featuring 3 TOP LOCAL TALENT acts (Splintered Ukes, Two of Us and The D'ukes of Hazzard) to provide you with a sip of what is to come in the Summer. Ticketed event with raffle to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK and to support the Smithdown Road Social Club.
EUROVISION OPEN MIC Wednesday 15th May 2019 8pm Whitt's End Cocktail bar, Market Street, Hoylake - as it says on the tin, its Open Mic with a Eurovision theme - but only if you want to! Anything goes as always so come along and support your favourite outdoor ukulele festival and raise funds for Mind on Music to boot via a mandatory raffle! Cakes also available!
£2 to play for the Summer Strum coffers. BRING A PRIZE AND WAIVE YOUR FEE!
WEST KIRBY LIVE SUMMER STRUM TAKEOVER Saturday 1st June 2019 3-8pm Lattetude, 8a Dee Lane, CH48 0QA West Kirby - a musical collaboration with West Kirby Live featuring some of the best solo and duo acts from the Summer Strum. Free entry. Collection in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
SUMMER STRUM-A-LONG Saturday 8th June 2019 2pm-4:30pm Melrose Hall, Hoylake - pre-festival community warmup sing/strum-a-long with D'ukes of Hazzard and the Summer Strum Hoylake Busk Book! Download here. £3 Admission towards the festival. Teas, coffees, cakes and snacks for sale in aid of charity. Includes set by the D'ukes of Hazzard.
Fundraising & Promo
Hoylake RFC - Carham Road - Hoylake - Wirral - Merseyside - CH47 4FF
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DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER STRUM BUSK BOOK. BRING IT ALONG ON THE 6th JUNE AND TO THE FESTIVAL ITSELF AND ENJOY SOME COMMUNITY PLAYING WITH A GREAT CROWD