Ukulele Workshop at the Falling Rock, Sunday Feb. 19

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The second annual Yooper Uke Week is coming to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan February 15–19, 2017. The event will kick off at the Ore Dock Brewing Company at 7pm for their February Warm Up Wednesday concert series, featuring Ben Hassenger on the ukulele and will wrap with a final Ukulele Workshop with Ben at the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore on Sunday, February 19 from 12:30–3pm. All levels are welcome!

Prior registration is appreciated, but not required. Email Nancy to register or for more information.

About Ben

ukulele festival upper peninsula michigan yooper uke fest ben hassenger falling rock cafe ukulele workshopBen Hassenger’s musical career began in the early 1970s when he was arrested for playing “Smoke on the Water” on accordion and singing in animal sounds in the cafeteria at Lansing Community College. It was the start of something special, for sure!

Ben now works as a music facilitator with Special Education children, teaches ukulele to students and teachers in Michigan school systems, seniors at Prime Time in East Lansing, as well as group and individual ukulele lessons at Elderly Instruments, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Michigan State University’s Community Music School.

He plays guitar and ukulele in the bands Blue Jello and The Ukulele Kings and is the co-founder of the Lansing (MI) Area Ukulele Group and the organizer of the Mighty Uke Day festival, Interlochen’s Uketoberfest, and the Midwest Uke Camp in Olivet.

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