By Craig Chee

The 2nd annual Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival was a fun-filled celebration of the ukulele, held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, in Torrance, California, September 24.

There were many more events this year including uke workshops, hula workshops, uke bass workshops, and more. Performances filled the main stage all day. I had a chance to teach my popular “Ukulele BootCamp” workshop and perform with Sarah Maisel and Milo Fultz. It was great to catch up with familiar faces and meet new members in the uke community!

(All photos copyright Craig Chee, used by permission.)

Cali Rose led a strum-along

Cali Rose led a strum-along

Look at all the people who came to the workshops!

Look at all the people who came to the workshops!

Abe Lagrimas Jr. with "Little Abe Lagrimas Jr."

Abe Lagrimas Jr. with “Little Abe Lagrimas Jr.”

I think this may be my favorite photo from the festival: Uncle Bobby showing off his Kamaka anniversary shirt from Reyn Spooner.

Uncle Bobby shows off the Kamaka anniversary shirt from Reyn Spooner.

Aidan James

Aidan James

Snack time with Jim D'Ville.

Snack time with Jim D’Ville.

Jay and Andrew Molina

Jay and Andrew Molina

Know what's really popular these days? A bass workshop! Here's Milo Fultz teaching a class at the Ohana booth.

Know what’s really popular these days? A bass workshop! Here’s Milo Fultz teaching a class at the Ohana booth.

Performing with Sarah and Milo Fultz on bass.

Performing with Sarah and Milo Fultz on bass.

I have to take a post-gig selfie!

I have to take a post-gig selfie!

Victoria Vox and Sarah Maisel

Victoria Vox and Sarah Maisel

The festival topped off with James Hill and Anne Janelle's performance on the main stage.

James Hill and Anne Janelle capped off the festival.

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