The Western Illinois Museum and Ukulele Macomb announce they will host ukulele stylist and music educator, Kimo Hussey, for this year’s Ukulele Festival. On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Kimo kicks off his summer 2015 mainland tour in Macomb, teaching multilevel workshops at the museum and concluding the festival with an evening performance.
Macomb Ukulele Fest 2015 Schedule
11:30 am Registration and Ukulele Club Mixer 12:30 – 2:00 pm Workshop #1 with Kimo Hussey 3:00 – 4:30 pm Workshop #2 with Kimo Hussey 6:00 pm Hapa Haole Hour; cash bar provided by The Sports Corner @124 7:00 pm Performance with Kimo Hussey
Tickets for the workshops and performance are available at the Western Illinois Museum and online. The costs are as follows:
Individual workshop: $15
Full festival: $35 includes both workshops, concert and a t-shirt
Born and raised in Hawaii, Kimo Hussey has numerous recordings and authored an award-winning Hawaiian songbook. Renowned for his smooth style, he has reached millions through his You Tube video classes, as well as performed and taught workshops all over the world. Kimo commented, “I love to push the envelope and embrace different styles or methodologies of play to assure the instrument’s continued growth.” He has served as director of the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii, previously chaired the board of a non-profit organization specializing in clinical music therapy, and was the board chairman and founder of the Pacific Music Foundation, a non-profit organization specializing in Hawaiian music. For more information about Kimo, visit his web site at: http://kimohussey.com/
The museum is located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. For more information contact the museum at 309.837.2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.