Virtual uke jams, meet ups, lessons, and performances are a a great way to stay connected to the ukulele community. Check out our ukulele online events calendar to keep you strumming, picking, and singing from wherever you are.
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October 7–9: Funky Frets Uke Fest, Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Put on by the popular Funky Frets music store in Boyertown (about an hour outside of Philly), this festival always has a strong lineup, and this year is no exception. Performers/instructors include Christopher Davis-Shannon, Jim D’Ville, Michael August, the Aloha Boys, Curt Sheller, Debi Velasco, Gwendolyn Fitz, and more. In addition to concerts and workshops, there will be open mics, jam sessions, vendors, uke raffles, and other activities!
October 12–15: Reno Ukulele Festival, Reno, Nevada
The 14th edition of one of the West’s biggest ukulele fests will take place over four days at the Nugget Casino & Resort in Reno, in western Nevada. The festival features daily sessions of workshops, evening concerts, open mics, community performances, a raffle, and lots of shopping. Ukulele entertainers and instructors include Lil Rev, Gerald Ross, Victoria Vox, Jack Maher, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Dani Joy, Perry Stauffer, Alissa Hunnicutt, and more. Concerts and jams are hosted nightly, with the Friday evening concert in Reno’s lavish and world-famous Celebrity Showroom. Informal jams stretch late into the night/early morning hours.
October 28-30: ‘Ukulele Reunion—The Lost Weekend, Cambria, California
Three days of ‘ukulele workshops, fun, and merriment at beautiful Camp Ocean Pines by the same folks who bring you the West Coast Ukulele Retreat. But now there’s no need to wait until next May for your ukulele fix, because we decided to throw in “The Lost Weekend” before 2022 fades into oblivion. This is an opportunity for participants from past events to reunite and make music together again and for new players and friends to join us. And as an added bonus, we’ll be celebrating Halloween!
November 4–6: Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway, St. Pete Beach, Florida
This has long been one of the most popular ukulele events in the Southeast U.S., and it’s easy to see why! Once again it’s taking place at the beautiful, waterfront Sirata Beach Resort, which is set on a barrier island west of St. Petersburg, on Florida’s Gulf Coast. For the TBUG’s 13th edition, the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society has put together another weekend packed with 12 workshop sessions (including six aimed at beginners), concerts, a dance party, play-alongs, an artist meet-and-greet, open mics, raffles to benefit local charities, and the justifiably famous Sunday afternoon beach luau concert. Entertainers and/or workshop leaders include Jim D’Ville, Ray Cygrymus, Uke 66, Tom Hood & Tropical Sons, Tiki Dave,Devin Scott, the Mungos, Jay Nunes, Mim, Greg Gent, andHui Na Aikane O Hawaii. Also, this year you don’t have to be there to join in the fun: There will also be a virtual version of the festival, allowing folks from far and wide to participate!
November 11-12: Great Minnesota Uke Gathering, Plymouth, Minnesota
Organized by the Twin Cities Ukulele Club, and since 2015 part of the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s annual festival at the lovely and comfortable Crowne Plaza hotel in the West Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth, the Great Minnesota Uke Gathering (GMUG) draws ukers from all over the upper Midwest (and beyond) for a couple of days of performances and workshops and, no doubt, informal ukulele mayhem. GMUG headliners this November will include Gerald Ross, Petey Mac, Ukester Brown, and Dale and Brenda Moe from THUG—Two Harbors Ukulele Group. At press-time, more specifics about concerts, jams, open mics, and workshops were not available, so be sure to check the website listed below. But wait, there’s more! Buying a ticket to GMUG also gets you into all of the concerts, workshops, and activities of the Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam, happening concurrently at Crowne Plaza, Friday to Sunday of that weekend. So in essence, you get two festivals for the price of one. Sounds like acoustic music heaven!
Instrumental Ukulele Lessons Daily
Mondays at 12 pm (and ongoing daily)
Join the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra for a daily lesson. Topics and levels will vary—many are beginner friendly, some will be “hard as heck.”
Link to participate: https://jollyrogerukulele.com/
Woodstock Monday Noontime Strum
Mondays at 12 pm
The Woodstock Monday Noontime Strum has been an ongoing get together for more than three years, and now hosts an online gathering as well.
Link to participate: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6229727495
For the songs in pdf form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is free, but we encourage you to show your host some support via paypal at the email listed above.
Cali Rose & The CC Strummers Beginners Class
Mondays at 3:30 pm
Cali Rose & The CC Strummers are now online and players of all ages, living near and far, are invited to join us. Our Beginners Class is every Monday. We play easier songs and Cali gives more instruction about the basic fundamentals. 3:30–4:30 pm.
Link to participate: https://calirose.com/wackyworld/
Mondays at 6 pm
Just like we used to do in our yards, basements or garages, we improvise and teach each other along the way on Zoom. We take turns leading our favorite Hawaiian meles, while learning about the history and meaning of the songs we sing. All our music is Hawaiian music.
Link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/245420016868367/
Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Meetup
Tuesdays at 11 am
PMLUG has launched a series of free online uke jams. Beginners welcome! Check the calendar link to participate and to see all PMLUG ongoing events.
Virus-Free Ukulele Open Mic
Wednesdays at 6:30–8 pm
A weekly Open Mic allowing folks to perform a song of their choice to an accepting and appreciative audience as well as lead a song for the group. All levels welcome and participation to perform or lead is optional. We are having great fun!
Link to participate: http://ukulelecatskill.com/hygenic-jam-with-carmen-and-friends/
This event is free, but you can show your hosts some support here: Venmo: @Carmen-Borgia-1 or @John-Sturman
RUM (Richmond Ukulele Mayhem)
Wednesdays at 4 pm
We play songs from 1900’s up to whatever we feel like. The set list is sent out a day or two before, along with links to the charts. All songs are streamed online, so you’re covered. Send a PM on Facebook for Zoom instructions and the set list.
Link to participate: facebook.com/events/620883348535163/
This event is free, but you can show your host some support here: Venmo @CASongbird or paypal.me/CASongbird
Ukulele Gent – Weekly OnLine Play-along
Wednesdays at 4 pm
Weekly online ukulele play along, with scrolling chords and lyrics, a little bit of instruction. It’s a great time. Come and join us.
Link to participate: www.facebook.com/ukulelegent/live
Funky Frets TV
Wednesdays at 4 pm
Weekly live show featuring ukulele news, artist interviews, product reviews, ukulele mini lessons and more.
Link to participate: https://bit.ly/FunkyFretsTube
Uke ‘an Play Wednesday
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Projector-style lead sheet play-along, featuring Americana and popular mainland tunes.
Link to participate: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC27Tew8n7xD-EbXcR4F3UaA/live
Pop Up Uke Lessons
Thursday at 2 pm (and ongoing daily Thursday through Saturday)
Ukulele Contributing Editor Jim D’Ville offers free spontaneous ukulele lessons at POP UP UKE via Zoom. Learn song structure, the number system, solfege, and how to play by ear.
Link to participate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053223368381580/
Virtual Ukulele Jam with the Honeyville Rascals
Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Join us on Zoom for a fun jam and a chance to give. Each week we will jam to support a non-profit organization.
To participate, please contact for the Zoom meeting link: https://www.sunrosemusic.com/ukulele–voice-lessons.html
Three Chord Thursdays at Three
Thursdays at 12 pm
Join Ukulele Union of Boston for an hour playing songs with just three chords. Focus is on the right hand and exploring many genres and themes. Everyone anywhere in the world is welcome.
Link to participate: https://www.anneku.com/3-chord-thurs/
Cali Rose & The CC Strummers Thursday Intermediate/Beginners Ukulele Class
Thursdays at 10 am
Every Thursday, Cali Rose offers an intermediate/beginners level ukulele class. We play more challenging tunes and explore techniques like fingerpicking, complex strum patterns and chord embellishments using Cali’s own song arrangements. We also have open mics and jam sessions.
Link to participate: https://calirose.com/wackyworld/zoom/
Hygienic Jam with Carmen and Friends
Saturdays at 1:30 pm
This group of ukers have been playing together for a few years in Catskill, NY. Now they’re taking the meeting online and you’re welcome to join!
Link to participate: http://ukulelecatskill.com/hygenic-jam-with-carmen-and-friends/
This event is free, but you can show your host some support here: @carmen-borgia-1 (venmo)
Song by Song™ Quarantuners Weekly Jam
Saturdays at 1 pm
Join us for our weekly Zoom jam. Designed for our ukulele students, but open to all musicians! Sign up for the mailing list to get the Zoom meeting link and password, the updated jam book, and special tutorials for the Song of the Week.
Link to participate: www.learnsongbysong.com
Uke-tok Strum Along
First Sunday of the month at 11:30am
This UK-based club meets every month in a live play-along event on YouTube. Regular online club meetings take place twice a week and are open to anyone. https://www.uketok.com/streams.php
Sunday Uke Lessons with Stu
Sundays at 9AM (first Sunday of each month)
Join Grammy-nominated musician & teaching artist Stu Fuchs for in-depth instruction on ukulele techniques, fun songs, and how to create a relaxing and nourishing music practice for joy and wellbeing. Open to all levels of player.
Link to participate: www.youtube.com/ukulelezen/live
This event is free, but you can show your host some support here: https://paypal.me/stufuchs or Venmo @Stuart-Fuchs
UkejamUK on Youtube
Sundays at 12 pm (first and third Sundays of the month)
At Ukejam we run jams for all levels to play together! The YouTube Ukejam has scrolling words and chords on screen, ukulele-chord-semaphore, lots of silliness, some fun interaction, and songs you know and love.
Link to participate: https://www.youtube.com/user/UkeJamUK
The PDX Virtual Ukulele Jam
Sundays at 2 pm
Portland, OR area uke groups are uniting to host weekly virtual jams. We’ll be features different local teachers and group leaders as well as donating proceeds to a local community non-profit music venue.
This event is free but we encourage you to show your hosts some support using the link above.
San Jose Ukulele Club Sunday Zoom meeting
Sundays at 2 pm (second and fourth Sunday of each month)
Songs are scrolled onscreen, multiple song leaders, members suggest songs to play. New songs introduced on the first meeting of the month.
Please contact the club to be added to their email list and receive the Zoom invitation: https://www.sanjoseukeclub.org/
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