Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society Presents

Uke Night

in the Front Bar

Wednesday 08 May 2019 (opening 7:00 PM)

at The Gov - Front Bar ( venue info )
59 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA


Founded in October 2007, the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society is an informal gathering of folk of all ages, skill levels and callings, united by a love of the ukulele.

AUAS meets at The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel on most Wednesdays.

First Wednesday – Richard T leads our Introductory Session for beginners and first-time ukers. You’ll get the hang of strumming, learning by ear and some basic chords: enough to feel comfortable and confident to play away on your own, and probably join the AUAS congregation on another Tuesday. Meet in the Front Bar, tuned and ready for a 7.30pm start. Finishes about 9ish.

First and Third Wednesdays are also Drop-In Night – turn up with a uke and song or piece you’d like to play and see who else is there to join in. Nothing formal: no mikes, no leaders, just a chance to meet other ukers, noodle along a little, get in some group practice. 7.30pm-9.30pm or whenever…

Second and Fourth Wednesdays are Workshop Nights. Everyone is welcome, and in the first hour we practice songs in our repertoire, maybe learn something new, maybe have a guest artist. In the second hour, smaller groups learn something new (there’s always a group for beginners) or practice something up, and we then perform for each other. We aim for 7pm for tuning and settling, 7.30pm start, and finish between 9pm and 9.30pm.Though there’s always a core of players who will perform til the pub closes.

Third Wednesdays – Richard T leads a session on Strumming + Picking – excellent for players who’ve mastered strumming and want to extend their skills. Meet in the Front Bar, tuned and ready for a 7.30pm start. Finishes about 9ish. It’s also Drop-In Night.

Fifth Wednesday (when there is one) – that’s when we stay home and scour the web for uke-related items, polish our ukes, and talk to our families.

Limelight – every now and then, we drop the workshop and spend a night performing and singing. These nights (complete with bright costumes and party pies) will be posted when they are confirmed!


AUAS plays gigs from time to time…we’ve never been known to decline an invitation!

Gold coin entry in the front bar.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*