Schedule
-   9:00 Park Opens/Vendor setup
- 10:30 Mix and Mingle and Jam
- 11:00 Beginner Ukulele Workshop
- 11:00 Advanced Ukulele Workshop
- 12:00 Lowcountry Ukulele Club
- 12:30 Charleston Hot Shots and Friends
-   1:00 Mark Howell
-   1:30 Keith Miller
-   2:00 Nathan Gabriel Miller
-   2:30 Group Jams
-   3:00 Open mic
-   4:00 Festival Ends
-   5:00 Park closes


The Charleston Hot Shots 
 Will be the event Hosts.  
Jim and Cheryl Ravoira
 have been performing since 2007 in a skiffle jazz style while playing blues, ragtime, standards and folk music.

They have been hosting The Little David Music festival since the 2017, former Blackwater Ukulele 2011-2015, Uketoberfest, Ukoween, and Cukeout. .

Hear, guitars, ukuleles, bass buckets, kazoos, lap steels, dulcimers and harmonicas played with a unique jazz swing. 


         The Charleston Hot Shots and Friends 
  (L-R Jim, Cheryl, Steve Lawson and Olli Wendelin) 

Joining the Hot Shots for the concert will be Steve  Lawson and Ollie Wendelin.  Steve has been playing a variety of stringed instruments for over 20 years. He plays guitar, banjo, bass, and ukulele.  He has made some of his instruments from scratch or kits.  Steve taught himself how to play using a discarded instrument he found in an alleyway in Savannah. He enjoys all types music from blues to bluegrass.  Olli Wendelin has been living in South Carolina since 1st grade (1961).  He started his musical career on trombone at 13 and guitar at 15.  He has  played locally with high school  bands, the Charlestonians jazz band, Charleston Community Band, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and Joe Clark Big Band.

Ukulele Workshops

Beginning Ukulele This workshop taught by Steve Lawson is for the absolute novice ukulele player.  He will teach you how to tune, hold and strum your instrument.  Plus you will learn a fun song. 


Intermediate Ukulele Taught by Donald "Noodle" Whitley will help bring you to the next level of ukulele playing. by teaching a Chord Melody..


Donald "Noodle" Whitley Founder of the The V-Tones of Charleston and The Amazing mittens. Noodle is multi-talented musician and is highly regarded as a Ukulele players.   He has played with some of the uke legends.  Noodle can help guide you to the next level. Noodle will also lead the group Jam


Other Info
- Signup for open mic the day of the evet, first come first up.
- All acoustic, no amps or plugging into PA
- Picnic coolers and lawn chairs are welcome
- Pets must be leashed and under the control of owner.  
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. 


OLD SANTEE CANAL PARK
900 Stony Landing Drive
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Questions: Text/call 843-901-6363 or e-mail jimravoira@gmail.com

Little David Music Festival
April 28, 2019
10:30am until 4:00pm
Old Santee Canal Park

Location - the Learning Center

Free for the regular price of admission to the park

Don't forget your sunscreen, insect repellent and lawn chair!


Benefit for the Music Speaks Project
Supporting Autism Awareness and Early Access to Care


Nathan (r) meets Jake Shimabukuro (l) 

Join Nathan Miller in his endeavor to raise awareness for Autism and the need for early access to care through the power of music...read more


We will have a limited selection of Craft, art, plant and music vendors


Crafts will be on sale by the  

Magdalene House of Charleston 

magdalenehouseofcharleston.org 

Lunch will be sold by the Magdalene House



Southern String Supply


Southern String Supply will be on hand with a beautiful selection of ukuleles including KoAloha (Hawaii), Opio, Kala, Amahi, Eddy Finn, Kumu, and Leolani. You can visit them in Mt. Pleasant, SC!   Let them know if you want them to bring something special to try. 

Bottle Tree Gardening will be on hand with a selection of plants.



 

Nathan Miller

Nathan is a wonderfully talented, multifaceted musician.  He is an embodiment of what the latest wave of ukulele popularity is all about. 

From strumming, picking, tapping to harmonics, Nathan makes his ukulele speak in ways you dreamed you could. 

This is one performance you don't want to miss.



Mark Howell
 
Singer & songwriter extraordinaire, Mark Howell will be playing his original music.  A native of the area, Mark will be bringing his smooth insightful style to the festival.  Always a crowd-pleaser, Mark 's lyrics tell a story that make you feel the story as if it was yours. 



Keith Miller is an American Fingerstyle Guitarist born in Greenville, SC. His style crosses several genres from pop, to classical, sacred to easy listening. Among the highlights of his career to date are opening for virtuoso guitarist, Doyle Dykes, and recording with legendary guitarist and Christian contemporary pioneer, Phil Keaggy. His recording projects to date include solo and group albums. 

Keith is currently a regular performer on the Charleston and Summerville, SC, music scene. In addition to his solo shows, he also frequently books combined shows for the Music Speaks Project with his son, Nathan. Keith currently resides with his family near Charleston, SC



Lowcountry Ukulele Club The Lowcountry Ukulele Club will be on hand to kickoff our concert.  The club has been meeting since early 2000 and hosts two Jams a month.  Come on out and meet the crew. 


This all Volunteer event is made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:
Roxy Bishop
Robin Hanson
Mark Howell
Steve Lawson
Trina Lyn
Nathan Miller
Keith Miller
Jim and Cheryl Ravoira
Brad Sale
Beth Stevenson
Olli Wendelin
Donald Whitley