Seattle Ukulele Players Association
Seattle Ukulele Players

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.

Summer Fun with SUPA!

Sunday, July 14: SUPA Sunday with Sunga Rose Workshop

Join us in July for another exciting SUPA Sunday. Sunga Rose will join us for a workshop teaching all skill levels a fascinating addition to your ukulele playing and style.

Sunga Rose is an experienced teacher and performer. For nine years, she has been the bandleader, vocalist and ukulele-strummer for the 1920s trio Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators. She and her partner, Michael Alexander, form the vocal and ukulele duo, the Honeyville Rascals, which features vintage Hawaiian jazz and their own jazz/blues/folk originals. In June of 2015, Sunga formed Ukestra Seattle, a fourteen-member ukulele orchestra that plays everything from Beethoven to the Beatles.

Bring your books, and suggest a song. Doors open at 1:00; Workshop 1:15-2:15pm. Ukulele Song Circle from 2:30-4:30. Sunga Rose Workshop only $15. Ukulele song circle, only $4 (after 2:15pm)

Sunday, August 11: Ukuleles in the Park

Join us for our annual picnic at Ravenna Park (Shelter #1). Ukuleles, barbecue, open mic, and much more fun for an all-day event.

Where: Ravenna Park picnic shelter #1located at 2000 NE 58th St in Seattle. (PDF 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! Remember, this is an "unplugged" event as no application is allowed in the parks

Picnic: SUPA provides the charcoal, utensils, plates, cups, and plasticware. Bring your own entree and/or side dish. Sharing is fantastic! There may or may not be a burn ban, so check the Current Status

Sunday, September 8: No SUPA Ukulele Song Circle

Traditionally, we've been on hiatus in September to participate and perform at Live Aloha Festival at the Seattle Center on the second Sunday. Stay tuned for details. And if you need your ukulele fix, check out the community calendar, below.

Sunday, September 8: Live Aloha Festival

SUPA might back again this year to perform at the Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival at the Seattle Center. Stay tuned for updates.

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.

Community Calendar

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.