Blackwater Ukulele Festival

Saturday, May 14, 2022

@ Cypress Gardens

Benefit for

Magdalene House of Charleston


Berkeley Animal Center

Free for park admission!



9:00 Vendor Set up

10:00 Festival Begins

10:30 Workshops

11:00 Ukulele Performances

  • Lil Uke Band

  • Charleston Hot Shots with Smoky Weiner and Friends

  • Nathan Gabriel Miller

Open Mic and Jams after Performances

3:30 Festival Ends


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, Patty Pascal 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.



Vintage clothing & toys

Original fiber art, handwoven and embroidered


Clothing and accessories

Handcrafted soaps, bath and body products

Local honey, beeswax candles, beeswax and honey bath products

Ukuleles, accessories, possibly baked goods/pop

Sewed goods and jewelry

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

This all Volunteer event is made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

Roxy Bishop

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

Other Info

- Signup for open mic the day of the evet, first come first up.

- All acoustic, no amps or plugging into PA for Open Mic (Bass Players can bring amp)

- Picnic coolers and lawn chairs are welcome

- No Pets , It's Gator season.

- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Questions: Text/call 843-901-6363 or e-mail

Vendor Information