Blackwater Ukulele Festival

Saturday, May 14, 2022

@ Cypress Gardens

Benefit for

Magdalene House of Charleston


Berkeley Animal Center

Thank You to Everyone!

There are so many people to thank for making the 7th Blackwater Festival a success, performers, sound men, volunteers, vendors, open mic performers and attendees. A big thank you to Roxy Bishop (our announcer) and the Berkeley Earth Team Volunteers, Lynn Evans, Robin Hanson, Monica Kenemuth, Meg Kivett, Pierre Leblanc, Trina Lyn, Heather McDowell, Nathan Miller, Amanda Oliver, Dolly Paul, Cheryl Ravoira, Jim Ravoira, Beth Stevensen, Smoky Weiner, Olli Wendelin, Mary Wendelin, James and Jasper our sound techs, the staff at Cypress Gardens (Thank you Cowboy for the boat jam), Open mic performers, The Blue Poodles, Tracey, Susan, "G", Timothy Scott, Don and Austin and Jacqueline.

We were able to raise $425 four two organizations. THANK YOU to everyone who attended. If you have a cool Picture you can add them to our album!


Magdalene House

of Charleston

Due to your generosity we were able raise $240.50 for the Magdalene House of Charleston. Angie accepting your donations from Cheryl.

Berkeley Animal


Thank you to everyone that donated to the Berkeley Animal Center. We raised $184.50 for them. This is Amanda accepting the donations from Cheryl

Here is a link to our PDF Jam Book. It currently has 334 songs, it is designed to be viewed it with Adobe.

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 will be playing with Smoky Weiner, Marvelous Meg Kivett, and Lynn "Bass Bucket" Evans.

They have been hosting Festivals since 2010 including the Little David Music festival (3), Blackwater Ukulele Festival (6), Uketoberfest, Ukeoween (3) , and Cukeout. Youtube Channel

Nathan Gabriel 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. Selected by the Charleston City Paper as one of five nominees for the Best Musician in Charleston! This is one performance you don't want to miss.

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks Album Preview

Lil' Uke Band

Monica Hernandez-Kenemuth, Beth Stevensen, and Pierre Leblanc make up the Lil' Uke Band. Covering a wide range of songs they are a real treat to have at the Festival.