Dace’s Rock ‘n’ More hosts open mic and offers ukulele lessons

First open mic will be Oct. 3, with sign-ups at 7 p.m.

Dace’s Rock ‘n’ More Music Academy has joined with the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council to bring more music and lessons to the Maple Valley area. Arielle Young, vice president of the academy wrote in an email that beginning in October the academy will be “hosting an open mic the first Friday of every month and teaching a ukulele group both in the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council’s space.”

The first open mic will be Oct. 3, with sign-ups at 7 p.m. and performances beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“All ages are welcome,” Young wrote. “We are hoping to target a younger audience. We have so many young musicians in this town and we want to give those musicians a chance to perform as well as a place to go on a Friday night.”

The ukulele group is for all ages and skill levels and will be the first and third Fridays of every month, also starting 6-6:50 p.m. Oct. 3. The cost is $60 per quarter, October through December.

“We’ll teach the group rock/pop songs and whatever they want to learn, and hopefully get them ready to perform at one of our open mics and/or another Rock ‘n’ More event,” Young wrote.

Register for the ukulele group at www.maplevalleyarts.com.