Announcing Mighty Uke Day 7

MAY 12 – 14, 2017

Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the diminutive yet dynamic ukulele and honors its unique ties to Michigan culture as well as its contributions to music education and appreciation in the schools and community.

We are pleased to announce the performers and workshops for Mighty Uke Day 7, held annually in Old Town Lansing MI with proceeds benefitting Music is the Foundation programs in Michigan classrooms and communities.

Friday night will feature “The Women of the Great Uke State” with headliner Rachael Davis and opening acts Olivia Millerschin, Julianna Wilson, and Marlowe. Saturday night, we’ll host Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward, with openers Gerald Ross and Frank Youngman, as well as The Ukulele Kings. (Both of these shows will be held at Dart Auditorium, sponsored by LCC Radio.) Our popular Sunday afternoon acoustic show will feature Heidi and Daniel at the MICA Gallery. Information about our performers, videos, and a link to tickets are available at:

We have a full slate of workshops from beginning to more advanced Friday afternoon through Saturday. Heidi, Daniel, Gerald, Frank, Jeff Krebs, Kjell Croce, and Andy Wilson will all be on hand to help you learn new skills and techniques. Some are free, the others are priced ala carte – sign up for three or more paid workshops and get 10% off using coupon WKSHP10. More information, complete schedule, and ticket link here:

Our popular open mic, group strum, and Featured Performer Stage will all be back – more info on those later. We will also be working with the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) for another bus flash mob on May 4. Larry Stump’s Guinness world-record-holding giant ukulele will also be making appearances throughout the festival.

Our new MUD hotel is the Quality Inn University, just east of Old Town. I think you’ll find it nice upgrade from the American Inn and they’ll let us jam into the wee hours in our own private conference room. More guest information here: call (517) 351-1440 and tell them you’re coming for Mighty Uke Day for a special $74 rate.

The website still needs tweaking, but most of there pertinent info is there. Over the days, weeks, and months the site with be updated to reflect changes and additions to the weekend’s activities. More immediate communication will be facilitated on our Facebook page at: (Make sure to “like” this, our old MUD Facebook group has been deleted.)

Mighty Uke Day 7 will continue its tradition of wonderful performances, informative workshops, and a whole lot of fun. All of you that attend our festival help fund our ever-expanding Music is the Foundation 501(c)(3) programs , your support is truly appreciated. Get your tickets now and stay tuned for further developments. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend of ukulele community!

Ukefully yours,