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.
Have a SUPA Summer!
- Sunday, August 10: SUPA Picnic in Ravenna Park
- Join SUPA for a fun-filled day of ukulele music, open mic, barbecue, and fellowship. Hear great ukulele music! Play along with everyone! Sing as loud as you can! We'll be set up by 10:00am with coffee and donuts, start grilling around 11:30, move to the open mic, conduct our ukulele song circle, and then stay as long as you'd like.
- SUPA will provide serving ware (plates, forks, spoons, napkins), and charcoal briquettes. We suggest you bring your own grillables and something to share, ukulele and song books, chair, beverages (non-alcoholic), and anything or anybody else you want! Click here for directions to Ravenna Park.
- Sunday, September 7: Live Aloha Festival at Seattle Center
- SUPA WILL be performing at Live Aloha 2014 after all! We will have a half-hour set near the end of the day, from 6:15-6:45 pm on the Armory Stage (that's inside on the main stage in what used to be called the Center House). We will just do the same set that we did at Folklife, the history of hapa-haole music. (Click here to download the music.)
- This is in addition to the other playing opportunities you'll have at Live Aloha, which include the grand gathering of ukulele players on the Mural lawn from 4:00-4:45 pm, to play the four songs that are being taught to many ukesters in the region. Aunty Manu Lono, who is coordinating this activity, will be attending our picnic on August 10, and we'll put aside an hour of time for her to teach the material (though many of you are already learning it in other groups). (Download the PDF songs here.)
- Plus, there will again be a kanikapila (Hawaiian-style jam session) tent running from Noon-4 pm atop the Fisher Pavilion, so you can sit in and play Hawaiian songs for as much of that as you like - and you will see many familiar faces there.
- Sunday, September 14: No SUPA meeting this month
- SUPA does not meet during September of each year since it usually conflicts with Live Aloha. Although we don't have a conflict this year, we're keeping with the tradition of not meeting in September.
Ukulele Events in the Puget Sound
- 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.)
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.