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Presented By: Western Folklife Center

Rick and Donna Nestler in Concert: It's Ukulele & Banjolele Time in Elko!

Photo by Nancy Daynard

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, folk artists GRAMMY-award winning singer/songwriter Rick Nestler and "the Banjolele Lady" Donna Nestler will be at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko, for a Ukulele-Banjolele Workshop from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm, and Concert at 7:00 pm. The Nestlers are a folk duo, committed to bringing together communities of multiple generations to learn and play ukulele and banjolele. Like the westward traveling vaudeville acts of the 1920’s, and the groovy do-it-yourself community power of folk classics like Pete Seeger, these musicians bring stories and fun to life where music can be celebrated and created by all of us.

Make a full Saturday of it!

From 3:00 – 5:00 pm, participate in a BYOU ̶̶̶Bring Your Own Ukulele workshop, $10. To reserve your spot in the workshop, please call Amber at the Western Folklife Center to pre-register: 775-738-7508 extension 232. (See details, below)

From 7:00 – 9:00 pm, enjoy a concert with Rick and Donna Nestler. The historic Pioneer Saloon will be open and serving at 6:00 pm; concert doors open at 6:30 pm. Plan on a 15-minute intermission. Concert Tickets: $15, Members/Seniors/Students/Workshop participants, $10; Kids 12 and under, $5. Tickets may be purchased with Cash or by Check at door. Advance Tickets available at: Western Folklife Center Gift Shop.

Learn tips, tricks and more from these two powerhouse performers – then move right on into a special hour-long Jam Session – with any instrument you want to bring along! You'll also be invited to perform with Rick and Donna later this evening. Always wanted a ukulele? This is an ideal time to pick a ukulele up at 5J Music - 438 S 5th St, Elko, NV, (775) 778-0484 – we checked for you and they are in stock! We have a limited supply at the Western Folkife Center that can be reserved, when you call to pre-register for the workshop. (Workshop is free to National Cowboy Poetry Gathering volunteers, pre-registration required.)