I just got back from the Great Lakes Ukulele Gathering that was held in Milwaukee, WI yesterday. We were at Anondyne Coffee Roasting Company which was a fun venue for this event.

There were ukulele workshops all day, including an early bird sessions about Ukulele Jug Bands, Ukeing the Beatles, Intro to Fingerpicking, Hawaiian strumming and a great sing-along. At the end was a wonderful concert with MC Petey Mack, The Ukulele Kings, Lanialoha Lee, The Sheboygan Hokum Boys w/Lil Rev and Steven Kanahe Espaniola.

 

Jenny Peters during RAGBRAI 2019
Here’s me with Kevin Mason, a luthier from Illinois.
I had fun with all the workshops. Here’s a short clip of the Ukulele Jug Band mini-session.

 

There were a lot of beautiful ukuleles for sale.
Jenny Peters making music on RAGRBRAI 2019
 

 

Here’s a clip from the concert at the end of the day..

I had fun and learned some new tricks. I also saw old friends and met some new people. It was really fun singing and strumming together. Ukulele Festivals are a great way to do this!
Have you taken your ukulele or other instrument with you on your travels? Have you had fun experiences making music with fellow travelers?  I’d love to hear about it – leave me a comment below! 
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