Yooper Uke Week

January 20, 2016 5:00 pm @ 5:00 PM – January 23, 2016 10:00 pm @ 10:00 PM

What better way to warm up in the middle of an Upper Peninsula winter than playing the ukulele? The first annual Yooper Uke Week, presented by the Hiawatha Music Co-op will feature a concert with Ben Hassenger on Wednesday night at the Ore Dock, a Thursday evening public strum, appearances at local schools and senior centers, Friday night show at Cognition Brewery in Ishpeming, workshops with Jim’s Music, and a Saturday evening show at the Falling Rock Cafe in Munising.

Here’s the schedule:
Wednesday, January 20, 7 – 9:00 pm
Warm Up Wednesday @ Ore Dock Brewing Company
114 W. Spring Street, Marquette
“Michigan’s Ambassador of the Ukulele”, Ben Hassenger, will perform in concert as part of Hiawatha’s Warm-Up Wednesday Concert Series. Bring your uke! ($5 donation at the door.)

Thursday, January 21, 7 – 9:00 pm
Ukulele Strum & Sing @ Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front Street, Marquette
An ukulele group strum and sing is always a fun time! Enjoy the most social of instruments; sing, play, and meet new friends. Bring your uke or borrow one of our own (quantities limited). Co-sponsored by the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Friday, January 22
Classes and concert at Sandy Knoll Elementary. (Not open to the public.)

Friday, January 22, 7 – 9 pm
Ben Hassenger @ Cognition Brewery113 E. Canda Street, Ishpeming
Original songs and covers from Michigan’s Uke Ambassador.

Saturday, January 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Ukulele Workshops @ Hiawatha Music Co-op
129 W. Baraga, Suite B, Marquette
Learn to play the ukulele or brush up on your skills in these fun and informative workshops, co-presented by Jim’s Music. Bring your uke or borrow one of ours. ($15 in advance from Hiawatha or at the door, space is limited.)

Saturday, January 23, 7 – 9 pm
Ben Hassenger @ Falling Rock Cafe
104 E. Munising Street, Munising
Original songs and covers from Michigan’s Uke Ambassador.


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