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Riptide Ukuleles Endorses a New Artist
Boulder Creek Guitars is pleased to announce the newest addition to our skilled list of endorsed artists.
Keith Lightfoot is a singer-songwriter and musician based out of New Zealand. He is a multi-talented performer, known for his ukulele solos. Lightfoot has recently performed at various ukulele festivals and has recorded for the SPCA Album, the proceeds of which go toward the care and shelter of animals.
During a ukefest (ukulele festival) event, Lightfoot encountered one of our Riptide ukuleles. “The Riptide ukulele is a very different design and creates a unique musical experience,” says Lightfoot.
In addition to being a performer, Lightfoot teaches ukulele lessons through his YouTube channel, offering instructional videos of original songs and classics alike.
“I am delighted to partner with Boulder Creek Guitars and look forward to encouraging more people to play the ukulele,” says Lightfoot. We are delighted as well! For more information on Keith Lightfoot, visit his personal website.
Waimea Ukulele Festival
Riptide Ukuleles is a proud sponsor of the 12th Annual Waimea Ukulele Festival taking place from November-December in Waimea, Hawai’i. Some of the exciting events include free concerts, hula lessons, and master classes.
We are thrilled to have donated a few of our ukuleles for use in the Ukulele Perspectives exhibit, to be featured in a gallery at the Kahilu Theatre from November 14 through the 23. Then, from November 24 through December 4, they will move to local restaurants: Merriman’s Waimea, and Tommy Bahama Mauna Lani, with select ukuleles at each location. This exhibit is comprised of fifteen artists, sixteen pieces, nineteen mediums–thus creating unlimited perspectives. Every artist was provided with a ukulele to redesign any way they wanted.
Bidding for each of these ukuleles starts online on November 14, continuing until the auction on December 5 at the Kahilu Theatre Masquerade Ball. To view and bid on the ukuleles, visit the auction site here. All proceeds will benefit the Kahilu Theatre Foundation.
The Kahilu Theatre is a multidisciplinary arts center, built in 1980. For more information on Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, visit http://kahilutheatre.org.
To learn more about Riptide Ukuleles and to view the various models we currently carry, visit our Ukuleles page.