Seattle Ukulele Players Association (SUPA) is a Washington nonprofit corporation founded in 2003 to promote fellowship, entertainment, performance and education among ukulele enthusiasts in the Puget Sound region.
SUPA Summer Fun
- Sunday, August 14: Ukuleles in the Park
- Join us for our annual picnic at Woodland Park (Shelter #4). Ukuleles, barbecue, open mic, and much more fun for an all-day event.
- Where: Woodland Park picnic shelter #4. We've been here in the past; it's right off 99. Click on the link for the Seattle Parks map.
- When: 10:00am to evening. Several of us get there by about 9:30-10:00 with some coffee and donuts. Barbecuing starts about 11:30-ish (SUPA supplies the charcoal). Open mic begins about noon, and the ukulele song circles starts thereafter.
- Open mic: Everybody is welcome to participate in the open mic. Be sure to sign up when you arrive. We'd love to hear what you're working on or rehearsing!
- Picnic: SUPA provides the charcoal, utensils, plates, cups, and plasticware. Bring your own entree and/or side dish. Sharing is fantastic!
- Friday, August 19: Seattle Asian-American Film Festival
- SUPA has been invited to perform once again at an outdoor film event, part of the Seattle Asian-American Film Festival (we've done this before, a few years back). We'll do about a 20-minute set of Hawaiian & hapa-haole material from our books, all selections we've done many times. (See the Live Aloha 2016 set list, below).
- Details: Friday, August 19, 2016; about 7:45 pm; Hing Hay Park (Seattle's Chinatown/International District) prior to the outdoor screening of "Lilo & Stitch". Hawaiian-style dress; bring your own music stands. Please be at the park no later than 7:30pm (remember that parking is awful in that area; consider using light rail).
- Sunday, September 11: Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
- Our monthly ukulele song circle takes a month off in September so that we can join and enjoy the Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival at the Seattle Center, instead.
- SUPA has a performance slot again this year - we will be performing a half-hour set beginning at 1:00pm on the Armory Stage (that's the main stage inside what used to be called the Center House).
- You can download the SUPA Live Aloha 2016 set list as a PDF. (We'll also use the six Hawaiian songs in this set list for the Hing Hay Park event on 8/19 as well.)
- The Live Aloha ukulele jam with Aunty Manu will be Sunday afternoon, with more information to follow. You can download the music for this event: Live Aloha Ukulele Music 2016 as well as MP3 recordings of the songs from Aunty Manu's practice sessions. See the Yahoo Groups and our calendar for rehearsals with Aunty Manu.
Plan Ahead! Mark your calendars!
- Sunday, October 9: Workshop & Ukulele Song Circle
- Join us for our monthly song circle plus special guests, The Castaways, for a workshop. More details to follow.
- Sunday, November 13: Workshop & Ukulele Song Circle
- Join us for our monthly song circle, plus a special workshop by Arden Fujiwara.
- Saturday, December 10: Green Lake Pathway of Lights 2016
- Join SUPA for another cold year at the Green Lake Pathway of Lights for some ukulele holiday magic! The event is from 5-8pm, rain or shine. More details to follow.
Ukulele Events in the Puget Sound
- Below is a calendar of upcoming events in the Puget Sound region: SUPA song circles, events, and sponsored workshops, ukulele-related events and happenings, and workshops and classes. Click on an event for more details or information.
- Please note: All non-SUPA events are reported to us by those groups, and we rely on them to provide us updates. However, always verify with that group if the event is current or has been canceled.
Song Circle Locations
SUPA meets the 2nd Sunday of most months at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. We meet in the Lower Building (6615 Dayton Ave N - map). This is the old brick school on Dayton Avenue and not the wooden blue building on Phinney Ave. Parking is available in the lower lot (east) off 67th Street. Accessible entrance is on the east side of the building on Dayton Avenue.