SUGAR plays at the USS Edson on Saturday, May 20th from 3-4pm.
Here is the package of songs to bring along:
If you're interested in touring the Edson before we play at 3, please let Dave Garn know (if you haven't done so already). E-mail Johnny for Dave's contact information if you need it. Thanks!

SUGAR shirts to be ordered soon... Do you need a SUGAR shirt like the one in all the pictures? If so, another batch of the Maui Blue polo shirts are going to be ordered soon.
See Katherine Machul at Sullivan's on Saturday, 5-6-17, or contact Katherine at to order and pay for your shirt. Sizes XS to XL are $21.00 and 2XL is $23.00.

Next stop on the 2017 uke circuit is Mighty Uke Day - May 12-14
SUGAR has a slot at 2pm in the open mic line-up on Saturday, May 13th, at Sir Pizza.  There is a also a group strum in the morning at Sir Pizza, and many other activities scheduled all weekend.  Here's the link for more information...

WASSUP3 is fast approaching!

What is up?  WASS is UP!  On Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th of 2017, SUGAR is presenting its third annual ukulele festival, which is free and open to all!

Here's a flyer that gives an outline of what is happening, and if you desire more details, contact Johnny Hunt at  Plan to be there!


Check out our Ukulele lessons songs (PEANUT): 


Want to to Play the Uke?

The ukulele craze is sweeping the nation and you can be a part of it, too! It's a fun instrument that is easy for beginners to learn, and we can help. Even if you have no instrumental music experience at all, PEANUT is for you:

PEANUT - People of Every Age Need Ukulele Training

Free Ukulele Lessons!

If you have ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele, here's your chance! The Folk Music Society of Midland (FMSM) and the Saginaw Ukulele Gurus And Rookies (SUGAR) invite you to become a PEANUT and attend free monthly group ukulele lessons on the second Thursday night of each month (September to March) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Midland Public Schools Administration Building, 600 E. Carpenter St. in Midland.

These lessons are free and are open to beginners of all ages, and both instructional materials and a few ukuleles to try out will be made available at the lessons. There is no experience or musical talent necessary, and the instruction will be geared at the basic beginner level, so no one who is interested is excluded!

For more information, you can contact ukulele guru Johnny Hunt at

Got the urge to play your uke with other people, share songs, learn some new techniques? SUGAR is the group for you:

SUGAR - Saginaw Ukulele Gurus And Rookies

Mission Statement: SUGAR was organized with two goals in mind:
  • Goal 1: Make music
  • Goal 2 Have fun making it!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join SUGAR - beginners, experts, curious folks, singers, listeners, and people who smell bad. Well, almost everyone is welcome...
You will be happy to know that brand new beginner ukes can be purchased for as little as $30, which is a small enough investment to try it out and see if this is something that you might enjoy. Depending on the group's needs, we can do some instruction, some performing, or whatever else we choose to do!

The songs that we will be singing and playing each month will be publicized well in advance giving you a chance to print them out, and even pr-pr-practice ahead of time if you wish. Feel free to email the SUGAR group leader at for information and help with downloading the month's songs. Come and have some fun strummin', singin', and playin' our ukuleles.
          First Saturday of the Month
10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Sullivan's Restaurant
5235 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, Michigan

Third Monday of the Month
5:00 pm to 6:30pm
Krzysiak's House 
1605 Michigan Ave., Bay City, MI

For further information on SUGAR please send email to ukulele guru Johnny Hunt at