Third Annual Mike Uke Day to Take Over Old Town

Get ready for a weekend of live musical performances, workshops and more! The third annual Mike Uke Day, Michigan’s largest ukulele festival, is coming to Old Town on May 10 and 11.

The weekend-long event will feature film, live performances, ukulele workshops, open mic sessions, children’s activities, strum-alongs and more.
 
Independent folk musician and songwriter Danielle Ate the Sandwich will kick the weekend off with a show on Friday night, and James Hill, one of the world’s foremost ukulele players, will headline the event with a special concert on Saturday evening. Local opening acts will include Ryan Rodriquez, Mitch Chang, Susan Picking, The Springtails and Strangers in the Night.

All events will be held in historic Old Town Lansing at various locations, including Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Sir Pizza Grand Café, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St., Gallery 1212, 1212 Turner St., and the Old Town General Store, 408 E. Grand River.
 
Event Coordinator Ben Hassenger said this is a one-of-a-kind event in the Lansing area, and he is excited to see how this year’s event will turn out.
 
“This brings another dimension to the whole area,” Hassenger said. “This is something people don’t expect from Lansing.”
 
For a full schedule, downloadable poster and additional information, please visit www.mightyukeday.com.