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This is a wild and crazy Uke extravaganza

Oxbow Public Market and Judd's Hill Winery present Uke-A-Palooza

King Kukulele to Perform on Friday, August 12, 2011, Oxbow Public Market in Downtown Napa
Proceeds to Benefit the Napa Valley Youth Symphony

King Kukulele
Judd and Holly Finkelstein of Judd's Hill Winery, along with Oxbow Public Market present "Uke-A-Palooza at Oxbow", a special polynesian evening on Friday, August 12th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the popular public market in downtown, Napa, California. The evening includes a special appearance and performance on the Oxbow River Deck by the incomparable King Kukulele, polynesian themed specials offered by Oxbow merchants, a raffle for a performance quality ukulele provided by the Wine Country 'Ukelele Festival, vintage beach and polynesian clothing for sale, and other exciting surprises during this inaugural polynesian evening event at Oxbow Public Market. Proceeds from "Uke-A-Palooza at Oxbow" will benefit the Napa Valley Youth Symphony and their upcoming trip to eastern Europe in 2012.

Admission to the family-friendly "Uke-A-Palooza at Oxbow" is FREE.

King Kukulele About Judd's Hill Winery
Beginning as garage winemakers, pioneering vintners Art and Bunnie Finkelstein started producing legendary wines in the Napa Valley in the 1970s. Now their son Judd and his wife Holly continue to produce ultra-premium wines with the same heartfelt and intimate style that has been the Judd's Hill signature for more than 30 years. In addition to their own highly acclaimed wine brand, Judd’s Hill is the leader in offering opportunities for wine enthusiasts to experience winemaking. From Bottle-Blending Day Camp where you can create your own wine in quantities as small as three bottles, to MicroCrush™ where you can create your own wine in quantities as small as one barrel, an intimate, authentic, fulfilling experience is available to all.

About King Kukulele
Denny Moynahan, whose stage name is King Kukulele, is a comedian, actor and ukuleleist with inexorable energy who has performed around the world, singing hapa haole and novelty songs. Wearing Hawaiian shirt, straw hat, ersatz grass skirt and lei, he has opened Hollywood premieres and performed at Disneyland, Universal Studios, other venues. He composed a promotional song about tropical fruits and fish for the Orange County Fair, as well as "I Don't Eat Poop," a song written for the California Board of Public Health as part of a campaign to discourage the spread of human waste at public beaches. The latter song was not used.

About Napa Valley Youth Symphony
The Napa Valley Youth Symphony is the only full symphonic orchestra dedicated to training talented young musicians from the Napa Valley and surrounding areas in the masterworks of the great classical composers, both past and present. Committed to providing its musicians with high-quality music education and the discipline of the full ensemble, the NVYS also has a mission to bring music education to all students in the Napa Valley through its outreach and education programs.

About the Wine Country 'Ukelele Festival
Now in it's fourth year, the Wine Country 'Ukulele Festival continues to draw the top 'ukulele talent from around the world to participate in three days of ukulele music, workshops, free lessons, and ukulele shopping experiences right here in the Napa Valley. This year's festival will be held from Sept. 9 - 11 and kicks off Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 pm with a concert at the Napa Valley Opera House with James Hill and Friends and closes with a No-host Post-festival jam at Gott's Roadside in St. Helena on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 6 pm, with much 'ukulele merriment in between.

Oxbow Public Market Credit Barbara L. Steinberg About Oxbow Public Market
Oxbow Public Market is located at 610 & 644 First Street, Napa, and is the local gathering place for great food and wine in the Napa Valley and downtown Napa. The marketplace, which includes a scenic outdoor deck with seating along the Napa River, features a diverse tenant mixture of local food vendors, artisan cafes and an organic produce outlet for local farms.