World-Renowned Ukulele Visits Stillwater

You may have been one of the millions to see him playing his ukulele on YouTube, or you may simply like listening to world-renowned talent. Either way, Jake Shimabukuro is sure to captivate the audience when he performs in the OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.

Shimabukuro first began playing the ukulele in his native Hawaii, where he resides. He has since become one of the most successful and talented ukulele players in history, drawing comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Shimabukuro captures audiences at every performance with original songs as well as unique arrangements of classics, such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Hallelujah.”

“We’ve truly never had a performance like Jake Shimabukuro,” said Brandon Mitts, Arts, Culture and Entertainment manager. “He is so talented on the ukulele, and he plays crowd-favorites, which is a combination that will please everyone in the audience.”

Shimabukuro performs more than 100 times a year, and has played in front of many important audiences, including Queen Elizabeth II. He has collaborated with artists including Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler and Cyndi Lauper, and his music has topped Billboard’s World Music Charts on multiple occasions.

Tickets for the performance are $10 for OSU students and children 12 and under and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at  For more information, contact the OSU Allied Arts office at (405) 744-7509 or

For decades the OSU Allied Arts office has brought top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus. The Allied Arts office seeks to enrich the lives of students through the arts. This is the second of six performances hosted by Allied Arts during the 2017-2018 season. For more information about Allied Arts and Jake Shimabukuro, visit