Mighty Uke Fest Returns To Lansing’s Old Town This Weekend
Ukuleles are abound this weekend as Mighty Uke Day returns to Lansing. Don't let the name fool you, though... Mighty Uke Day is a three-day long festival that runs May 13th, 14th, and 15th in Old Town. Might Uke Day, MUD, is all about celebrating the "diminutive yet dynamic ukulele" along with it's ties to Michigan culture and history. MUD also happens to be Michigan's largest ukulele festival, so you can expect all kinds of fun activities along the way!
If you've got a uke to jam on, bring it! There are open mic performances along with strum-alongs, workshops, and jam sessions that you can take part in. Maybe the ukulele isn't your thang, no worries, not all the workshops have to do with ukuleles. There's a workshop about hand percussion instruments; shakers, tambourines, bongos, and the like. Or, there's a workshop I have my eye on... an introduction to the harmonica! Maybe you'd just like to enjoy the melodic sounds of the uke? There are, of course, live performances all through the weekend; Victor & Penny are the headliners for Friday night, and Saturday and Sunday will be headlined by Kalei Gamiao. Prices for the performances and workshops vary, with some of the events being free. You can check out performance info by clicking HERE and you can see all the info related to the different workshops HERE.
I can't wait to head into Old Town this weekend and experience something this cool! There's just something about the ukulele that makes me smile. I've never been to Mighty Uke Fest before, so I'd definitely love some advice or suggestions if you've been in the past. Let me know on Facebook or in the comments below!