Instead of combining open mic and play-along activities, we’re going to try doing them as separate events.
First, we’ve scheduled a Ukulele “Woodshed” Session for 5-7 PM on Monday, May 14 at the Bozeman Public Library. This will be an informal get together where players of all abilities can play together. No mic, no audience, just fun. Organizers Ken, Mark and Marla will bring a few songs to play together, but participants are invited to bring play-along songs, too. It will be more or less an assisted jam session with chord diagrams on hand for those who need them. At this session, we hope to nail down a more frequent, standing date for similar woodshed sessions.
Next, we have scheduled an Ukulele Open Mic for 7-9 PM on Saturday, May 25 at Wild Joe’s Coffeehouse. We’re hoping some of Bozeman’s most interesting and/or talented ukulele players will come out of the woodwork and show off their funnest, funniest, funkiest ukulele tunes. We haven’t yet decided a theme (or decided on no theme at all), but anyone who shares theme input will be entered in a drawing for a set of ukulele strings. Go to the Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret’s facebook page to cast your vote!
Thanks to all who have participated in our play-along and open mic events so far. Hope to see you again in May, if not sooner!