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‘Grandpa Ukulele’ to perform in Sycamore

Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

Grandpa Ukulele will give an interactive musical presentation at the Sycamore History Museum on Wednesday as part of the museum’s summer concert series.

Grandpa Ukulele – otherwise known as Steve Keefe – performs a solo show of folk music and family sing-alongs.

Keefe loves music. He learned how to play the ukulele at the Old Town School of Music in Chicago. During his time there, he also was part of a jug band that was featured in The Chicago Root and Folk Festival, at Navy Pier and at a number of local festivals.

This event is designed to engage the audience. Pack a picnic dinner or dessert, but be ready to jump up and join in the performance by playing the washboard, spoons and kazoos.

The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. outside the museum, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore. If it rains, the concert will move inside the museum garage. Call 815-895-5762 or visit for more information.

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