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‘Grandpa Ukulele’ to perform in Sycamore

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 www.sycamorehistory.org for more information.

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