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.
Please note: we do our best to make sure the information provided here is accurate and up-to-date. If you notice something that has changed since it was listed or is no longer happening, we want to hear about it! To let us know about a change to a recurring event listed here please click here to let us know. All times shown are for the Pacific time zone.
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August 13–17: Strathmore Uke Fest, North Bethesda, Maryland
This event, held just northwest of Washington D.C., is celebrating its 14th anniversary, and continues to be one of the most impressive on the East Coast, drawing more than 100 people annually to Stathmore’s beautiful mansion and grounds. Once again artistic directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer have landed a talented bunch of workshop leaders (besides themselves!), including Herb Ohta, Jr., Daniel Ward, Eve Goldberg, Pablo Regis, and Maureen Andary. Registration includes eight hours of skill-based classes, five hours of choose-your-own workshops, jam sessions, admission to the student and instructor showcases, and “Live from the Lawn,” a grand finale performance. strathmore.org
August 21: Aurora Uke Fest, Aurora, Illinois
The Aurora Uke Fest (formerly City of Lights Ukulele Festival) returns to Downtown Aurora, Illinois as a live, in-person event 11am–6pm. There will be two stages with performances by Lil Rev, Ukulele Kings, Hix Brothers Ukulele Band, Wild Blue Orchestra, Kevin Presbrey, Todd Lorenc, Hoapili with Hula ‘O Puanani, Karen Barr and City Lights Revival, Aaron Baer, Nyukuleles and Olivia Ports. auroraukefest.com
September 7–11: Port Townsend Ukulele Workshop, Port Townsend, Washington
For this year’s PTUW, the Centrum arts organization is presenting a hybrid festival. There will be an in-person gathering at historic Fort Worden State Park in the Olympic Peninsula town of Port Townsend, a short ferry ride from Seattle; and also an “online audit option” that will offer three classes a day on September 8, 9, and 10. Workshop offerings will feature a wide variety of styles—jazz, blues, swing, Hawaiian, pop, novelty, and jugband ukulele. The artist faculty includes Daniel Ho, Del Rey, Aaron Keim, Diane Nalini, Dani Joy, Greg and Jere Canote, Gracie Terzian, Hawaii’s Hula Honeys, and Brook Adams. centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival/
September 9–11: KYuke Fest, Lexington, Kentucky
KYukefest is an intimate festival in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, known for its unique blend of local and national talent, vendors, workshops, flashmobs, and an upbeat atmosphere. Danielle Ate the Sandwich will be headlining this year’s festival, with more artists to be announced in the upcoming months. kyukefest.com
September 10: 10th annual Placer Ukulele Festival
This in-person festival (formerly the Auburn Gold Pan Festival) takes place in Roseville, CA. It includes Ukulele instruction for beginning and intermediate players, and fun for all! Leader of the group strums will be the legendary Leonard Kauffer. Get your strum on with bluegrass ukulele maestro Dr. Dennis Fisher. Renowned multi-instrumentalist and uke teacher Steve Kritzer helps you with strum patterns and “how to add frosting” to your uke playing. Master teacher John Sandovahl brings it home with his unique Chord/Melody classes. PlacerUkeFest.com
September 10: Nutmeg Ukulele Festival
Inaugural Nutmeg Ukulele Festival, presented by the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT. This one-day festival includes workshops by top teaching artists as well as performances and a community play along. Teaching artists this year are Marcy Marxer, Cathy Fink, Gerald Ross, Cynthia Kinnunen, Eve Goldberg, and Ben Hassenger. Jim Beloff will be on hand signing copies of his books. www.simsburymeadowsmusic.com/events/the-nutmeg-ukulele-festival/
September 16–18: Tunes in the Dunes, Camp Westwind, Oregon
This 10th edition of Melany Berry/Fullhearts Productions’ beloved Tunes in the Dunes is going to be the event’s “Grand Finale.” Rustic Camp Westwind, located on the rugged and beautiful Central Oregon coast, will once again be the setting for a ukulele gathering like no other. This year’s event features a bountiful collection of A-list instructors/performers, including James Hill, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward, Aaron and Nicole Keim (The Quiet American)—plus Keale Kupuna, Andy Andrews, Bryan Holley, and the Hood River Trio. There are workshops, jam sessions, a uke orchestra, and concert. tunesinthedunes.com
September 24: Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, Torrance Cultural Arts Center
These folks manage to pack so many fantastic ukulele performers and workshops into a single day throughout this modern arts complex, which includes meeting rooms, visual and performing arts studios, two outdoor plazas, and even a Japanese garden. There will be a number of top names from the ukulele world gracing the venue’s stages and teaching workshops, including Bernadette Plazola, Abe Lagrimas Jr, Andrew Molina, Victoria Vox, Bakithi Kumalo, Neal Chin and many others. There are food vendors and free activities aimed at kids (such as an ukulele puppet show!), and at the Ukulele Marketplace boutique builders, local retailers, and manufacturers show (and sell) their wares. kalakoa.com/ukulele
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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