Great big Hawaiian dudes
have the monopoly on ukuleles no more. These days, the funny lil' stringed instrument has been usurped by a subdivision of the "hipster" community. This branch has thick bangs and long, flowing hair that falls prettily as they play. Their soft feminine voices caress the jingling notes. These hippie hipsters love open mics in dives. And the music? It's always uplifting, and they're always smiling.
It's hard not to feel uncomfortable around all of those good vibes. That's what makes the prospect of the upcoming South Florida Ukulele Festival so appealing. The affair takes place August 18 in Fort Lauderdale and features uke classes at all levels of expertise, a hula workshop, and performances. With all of the famous folks who also love this tiny guitar, we thought we'd inspire you to attend with this list of musicians that really enjoy plucking those short strings.