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Ukulele Marketplace, located in the Torrance Cutural Arts Center Entry Plaza, is free and open to the public from 8:30am - 4pm.


Cool off with yummy authentic Hawaiian shave ice & Dole Whip and have lunch at the onsite food trucks. There'll be open mic opportunities and you can chillax in the Pine Wind Japanese Garden, a tranquil setting to eat lunch, listen to free music and jam with new friends.


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Jim & Liz Beloff

Finding a ukulele at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market in 1992 inspired Liz & Jim Beloff to start Flea Market Music, Inc., publisher of the popular Jumpin’ Jim’s series of ukulele songbooks sold worldwide;  The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living and The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition are two of the biggest and best-selling ukulele songbooks ever published.


As performers, Liz and Jim have become known for their breezy, close harmonies on standards and Jim’s original songs. They regularly perform together throughout the USA playing their family’s Fluke, Flea and Firefly ukuleles. They have also gone on tours of Japan, Australia and Canada and believe in their company’s motto, “Uke Can Change the World.”

Bryan Tolentino

Bryan Tolentino is a self-taught ‘ukulele player who began playing the instrument at the tender age of 10. His early influences were the musical groups The Sons of Hawaii and The Sunday Manoa. Bryan's repertoire is a mixture of Hawaiian, contemporary, and original songs, blending creativity and diversity with the ‘ukulele. Bryan has performed with the late Aunty Genoa Keawe, Karen Keawehawai’i, Jerry Santos and Olomana, Natalie Ai Kamauu, Napua Greig, Kuana Torres Kahele, Aaron Sala, Weldon Kekauoha, Hoku Zuttermeister and many more. He also found himself in growing demand for his contributions to dozens of recordings. He also released his own solo album “Ka ‘Ukulele Lele” in 2005 and released a duet recording with Herb Ohta, Jr. called “ʻUkulele Friends” in 2015.

Herb Ohta, Jr

For ukulele fans who prefer unpretentious technical proficiency over theatrics, Herb Ohta Jr. is the undisputed master ukulele instrumentalist of his generation. Son of the legendary ukulele artist, Ohta-san, Herb Ohta Jr’s natural talent, knowledge, technique, and speed are unsurpassed. He is a master ukulele performer, teacher, composer, recording artist, and producer. Herb creates unique arrangements of new and familiar tunes and makes each song breathtakingly fresh and definitely his own. Herb’s style is reminiscent of his father’s, but distinct and recognizable as his own. There is a graceful “Nahenahe” quality that is very Hawaiian, reflecting the inspirations of ukulele greats like Eddie Kamae and

Ohta-San. Herb is a seven-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominee and a two-time Hawaii Music Award Winner.

Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel

Craig and Sarah have been featured at ‘Ukulele Festivals and events all over the world including Cairns and the Sunshine Coast (Australia), Cheltenham and Huddersfield (United Kingdom), Vancouver (Canada), Tokyo (Japan), Reno (NV), Bend (OR), Morristown (NJ), Ft Lauderdale (FL), Tampa Bay (FL), Seattle (WA), Eugene (OR), Honolulu (HI) and more. Both feel very fortunate to have been featured on the cover of ‘Ukulele Magazine. Their love of teaching has blossomed into a successful Online ‘Ukulele School with Artistworks; the joy for music and teaching always follows them wherever they travel.

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Waikiki Escuela de Ukelele

Joining us again all the way from Peru, Waikiki School will be taking the stage with a performance of Peruvian Music on Ukelele (vals criollo, afroperuvian, andean and jungle music) and a workshop on Peruvian Rhythms on ukelele

Uke Adventure Around The World

Joining us again all the way from Peru, Waikiki School will be taking the stage with a performance of Peruvian Music on Ukelele (vals criollo, afroperuvian, andean and jungle music) and a workshop on Peruvian Rhythms on ukelele

Musical Mama

Joining us again all the way from Peru, Waikiki School will be taking the stage with a performance of Peruvian Music on Ukelele (vals criollo, afroperuvian, andean and jungle music) and a workshop on Peruvian Rhythms on ukelele