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Turlock group to give free performance before Hank Williams: Lost Highway
The Turlock Sunshine Strummers will be performing prior to the start of the Lost Highway show on May 1 and 15. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Turlock Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Group will perform Hank Williams songs and other similar favorites during the hour before the May 1 and May 15, 2 p.m. performances of Sierra Repertory’s “Hank Williams: Lost Highway.” The group of retired teachers, nurses and musicians plays on a regular basis at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and various area nursing homes.

“Since we began performing four years ago, we have consistently used Hank Williams’ music as part of our repertoire,” said the group’s event coordinator Sam Carnemolla. “Williams’ music is loved by the attendees of all our performances.”

Hank Williams is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, with 11 songs hitting number one Billboard country and western ratings, and 35 singles that made Top 10.

Sierra Rep’s “Lost Highway” features a cast of live singers and musicians with 20-plus favorite Hank Williams songs. The show runs through May 15 with performances at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. on May 5 and 12. Tickets range from $32 to $37, with senior, student and child discounts available.

The show is rated PG-13 for mature themes and language.

For tickets and information, visit or call the Box Office at 209-532-3120.