More info about what’s coming up in March and April

Bob sez: “We had a fantastic (mostly) Beatles-themed meeting last Thursday night with nearly standing room only attendance. We did some preparatory practicing for the SXSW Beatles Complete on Ukulele program, set for this Thursday, March 15th, at the Hickory Street Grill (downtown, 8th and Congress).

“A very warm welcome to the first-timers who joined us — we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks to those who played a solo number — every month I’m blown away by the incredible level of talent we’re honored to have in our group!

“For those who plan to participate in the SXSW Beatles Complete on Ukulele event on Thursday, March 15: Please arrive no later than 11:45 at N. 800 Congress Ave. Upon arrival check in with the stage manager. I’m going to try to be there early, so if you look for me, I’ll point you in the right direction. I’m told food and drink will be provided for all performers. Get tuned up and be ready to go on stage at about noon. We should be on stage about 15 minutes. Then feel free to stay and watch more of the fun if you have time. Our friendly host is the fabulous Roger Greenawalt. (He’ll be onstage for the entire event 6-hour event, accompanying everyone on his uke. There will also be a crack backing band from NYC featuring drums, lead guitar, bass, and rhythm guitar.)

“Mark your calendars: our next monthly Ukulele Society meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 7:00 – 8:30pm, at Central Market North, our usual strumming spot.

“For those who can’t wait for another group sing-along and open mic opportunity, come to Sweetpea’s Ukulele Night at Skinny’s Ballroom, Thursday, March 29, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Skinny’s is located at 115 San Jacinto, http://skinnysballroom.com/calendar/. There’s free parking in the garage across the street and a $4.00 drink ticket if you bring a uke — what could be better?”

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