Plucky Mighty Uke Day returns to Lansing

May 12, 2016

Lovers of the ukulele will gather again in Lansing this weekend for Mighty Uke Day. It’s really three days of music in Lansing’s Old Town. We talk with organizer Ben Hassenger and rising ukulele star Marlowe.


Mighty Uke Day Six is this weekend in Old Town Lansing. The event is both a celebration of the ukulele and a means of supporting music education programs in the Lansing area. There will be, of course, lots of live music, along with workshops and children’s activities.

We talk with Mighty Uke Day organizer and self-proclaimed “Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador” Ben Hassenger, and a young musician named  Marlowe, who will open the show on Friday. Marlowe now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, but she hails from Haslett.