Giveaway: Jake Shimabukuro, Oct. 18 at Walton Arts Center

It’s not every day that a ukulele maniac comes to Fayetteville. In fact, I cant remember it ever happening before.

Well get ready, buddies. Because it’s about to happen.

Ukulele-playing virtuoso and YouTube sensation Jake Shimabukuro is coming to Walton Arts Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the show.

Shimabukuro got crazy famous in 2005, when the video of himself playing George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.

Since then, Shimabukuro has made a name for himself touring the country and performing his unique arrangements of songs like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

You kind of have to see it to believe it. Check out the video above, or get tickets to see the show at the WAC next week. You could also just win yourself a pair right here on the Flyer.

Good luck.

How to enter

In honor of national taco day, leave a comment telling us what local restaurant is the Jake Shimabukuro of tacos in Fayetteville, and you’re entered. (In other words, what local place has the best tacos in town).

What you’ll win

One (1) winner chosen at random will win two (2) tickets to see Jake Shimabukuro show Oct. 18 at Walton Arts Center.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • Contest is open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center employees, and their immediate family members.
  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • Once notified via email, the winner will have 24 hours to respond to claim the prize.
  • You’ll need to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

Thanks to the Walton Arts Center for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance or to purchase tickets, visit

Jake Shimabukuro performing “Kawika”