The Pretty Shaky String Band

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The Pretty Shaky String Band is an East Lansing institution. Shakies have been meeting each Wednesday night for nearly forty years. Many of Michigan's finest folk musicians are Shaky alumni. Primarily an old time folk music jam, the Shakies also perform at various farmer's markets and events in the area.

The Shakies are a friendly and laid back group. Musicians of all levels are welcome. A round robin format is followed, so everyone gets a chance to pick tunes. Originally strictly an old-timey session, we also embrace some Celtic and French-Canadian influence. If you are looking for an old time music jam in Mid-Michigan, players and listeners are always welcome!

If you'd like to join us but don't know how to play an instrument, MSU's Community Music School offers lessons and classes geared toward adult beginners. Click here for more details, or email us.

Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (or so) until 10
Next date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The Shakys formerly met for many years at Michigan Energy Options (formerly Urban Options) on Grove St. in East Lansing but as of early June, 2017 we are now meeting at:

Peoples Church
200 W. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing, MI
free parking in the fenced parking lot adjacent to the church