Pretty Shaky String Band

An old-time jam in East Lansing, Michigan.

Pretty Shaky String Band

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NOTICE: The church no longer is requiring people in the church building after 6:30 p.m. to wear masks unless they are not vaccinated.

The sessions will start at 7:00 p.m. and we will need to be out of the building by the time it closes at 9:30 p.m.
The Shakys meet at Peoples Church¬† in East Lansing, MI starting at 7:00 p.m.If the weather is good, we will meet outside, bring your own chairs and drinks, masks are optional outside. Masks will need to be worn when entering the church building for any reason. This is the church’s current guidance which we need to follow as guests of the church.
If the weather is not good, we will meet downstairs in the social hall. If possible please bring your own chairs inside.
The church building closes at 9:30 so if we are meeting indoors we will have to be out by then. If we are meeting outdoors, then a bathroom in the church will not be available after the building closes.

 

The Pretty Shaky String Band is an open jam session that mostly plays old time music (from Appalachia, the Midwest, and specifically Michigan) every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Peoples Church in downtown East Lansing, Michigan.

The Pretty Shaky String Band is an East Lansing institution. The Shakies have been meeting each Wednesday night for over forty five 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. We follow a round robin format, 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!

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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.

When:
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 10:00ish pm

Location:
The basement of The Peoples Church
200 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
*There’s free parking at the church, accessible from Grand River Ave


2016 Pretty Shaky String Band Reunion