The 2nd Annual Marianas Ukulele Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 will be held at the Garapan Fishing Base across from the Kristo Rai Church from 2 to 9 p.m.

Several highly established ukulele performers from Asia, including JazzoomCafe from Japan, and Blues Lee from Korea will be featured. These special off-island ukulele professionals will also be giving special live performances at several local schools and Joeten-Kiyu Public Library on Friday, Oct. 21.

Special thanks to major sponsors Marianas Visitors Authority, Delta Air Lines, KKMP radio, Pacific Development Inc., Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture, IT&E, Serenti Hotel, Fiesta Resort and Spa, and attorney Robert T. Torres for their generous support.

All ukulele players/groups interested in performing at the Festival should please contact Larry Lee at or telephone 285-7127, or Gordon Marciano at 285-1195. Anyone interested in supporting the festival through cash or in-kind contributions should please contact the same.

The Marianas Ukulele Festival is a fun, family event featuring continuous live entertainment, local food and arts and crafts booths, ukulele demonstrations, raffle drawings and surprises. It is free and open to the public. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of David K. Peter and Ana Maria P. Limes, two of the Marianas’ legendary performers that recently passed away.

The Marianas Ukulele Festival Association is a registered, non-profit organization whose mission is: to promote and perpetuate ukulele music and heritage by bringing people of all ages together to share the love of ukulele music; and, to create an avenue for people of all cultures to share the island warmth and Hafa Adai Tirow Spirit through the enjoyment of music and culture. We are confident that the annual Marianas Ukulele Festival will establish the Northern Marianas as a regionally renowned cultural and entertainment destination.

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