What to look for on the calendar (displayed below):
• Jams at the church: The first and third Thursday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., Church of the Nativity, Estill House building, 8849 Ray Road, Raleigh. We gather to strum and sing songs from our book. Bring a uke and a music stand. We don’t use a setlist. Anyone can suggest a song. There’s no charge to attend, but we pass the hat and collect a love offering for the church’s generous provision of meeting space. If you’d like access to our online songbook, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a link to our Dropbox account.
• Jams at Pelagic: Downtown Raleigh, the final Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., Pelagic Beer & Wine Company, 300 Pace Street (near the Krispy Kreme). We meet, much like our regular jam, except we’re playing for the patrons. The beer is excellent.
• Open Mic nights: What’s an open mic? A ton of fun. The fifth Thursday of the months with five Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the church. If you would like to rehearse and perform a song (individually or in combination) for the rest of group, be ready to play! We set up the room as if you were on a stage. You don’t have to memorize the song unless you want to. Music stands encouraged. Any type of uke music, instrumental and/or vocal, welcome. Our group “audience” is extremely supportive. Anyone who would rather listen than play should join us. Everyone has a great time, we’ve heard some fantastic performances, and we’ve added some of the songs performed to our book. (If you want to find collaborators, please connect with them in advance to make sure they’re willing and prepared to play.)
• Other events. RUJ is first and foremost a ukulele club. Occasionally we play at senior centers, assisted living facilities, and community events. We’ve even played at Wake County libraries! Look for details when we have these events on the calendar.
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