Getting Ready for the 2019 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival!

Setting up at the 2018 festival

On Saturday, September 28, you can find me at the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. This week I’ve been focused on getting things in order for my vendor booth at the festival. My booth will be in the Marketplace, which is completely free and open to the public. Last year my booth was across the way from a group of talented musicians who were jamming the entire day, and it made the whole area feel like a party!

Wearing the new merch: an adorable ukulele necklace and a  Let’s Play  t-shirt.

Wearing the new merch: an adorable ukulele necklace and a Let’s Play t-shirt.

Visit the Marketplace

To find my booth, just look for the purple pop-up tent. :) This year I’ve expanded my offerings to include some fun new products:

  • My Christmas songbook — $10

  • NEW! Laminated chord charts — $5. Stay tuned for a whole separate blog post with a video on these and what makes them unique

  • NEW! Ukulele necklaces — $12, pictured at right

  • NEW! Let’s Play! t-shirts in women’s sizes — $24, pictured at right

I’ll also be running two beginner’s workshops, so my awesome friends (and ukulele players) Katie and Jane will be helping out at the booth. Come say hi!

Get Your Tickets

I love that this festival is truly a family-friendly event. Tickets are $45/person, $20 for students with ID, and kids 12 and under get in free. Buy your tickets today by visiting the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival website.


I’m Melissa Stevenson, an ukulele teacher, and author of Let’s Play! The Ukulele Handbook for Beginners. On the Musical Mama blog, I post practical and inspiring tips for beginning ukulele players, free music-themed downloads, and video tutorials to make learning to play the ukulele as straightforward and fun as possible. Let’s play!