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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.

If you’re hosting an online event and would like to be included on the calendar, please fill out this form with the details. Calendar is updated weekly on Monday.


One-time events (may be in-person only)

Send in your events via the form link above!

Jon Yamasato & Herb Ohta Jr.
December 11, 11 am | Virtual Event
This is the second performance of Craig & Sarah’s Backyard Concert, Season 2. Livestream the concert at Youtube.com/CraigandSarah, performance begins at 11 am. There will be live giveaways during the event, so make sure to sign into Youtube to join the live chat! Official concert link will be posted one week prior to premiere date on the YouTube page.

Brown County Ukulele Festival
January 20–21 | Nashville, Indiana
Held at the Brown County Inn in semi-rural Nashville, Indiana, this two-day event will feature workshops, performances, and open mics with instructor/players including Lil Rev, Michael August, The Blue Dahlia (Dahlia Dumont), Petey Mack, and Shruti Nadis

Baritone Uke Day
February 11 | Virtual Event
This third annual celebration of the baritone ukulele will take place on Zoom and include three workshops, one concert, and a jam session featuring Marcy Marxer, Cathy Fink, Ginger Johnson, and more TBA. A great place to learn more about the sometimes neglected but glorious baritone! For more, email info@cathymarcy.com

Panama Canal Ukulele Cruise 2023
March 3–12 | Tampa to Costa Rica to Grand Cayman Island to Tampa
Leaving from Tampa, Florida, this Caribbean  cruise aboard the giant, modern Carnival Pride will take you to the port of Limón, Costa Rica, then do a partial transit through the Panama Canal before heading over to paradisiacal Grand Cayman Island. What’s the ukulele part? Onboard will be master uke teachers Daniel Ward and Heidi Swedberg, who will offer eight unique workshops over the course of the cruise, plus performances and jam sessions. Sounds like big (and educational) fun!

Craig & Sarah’s Ukulele Retreat 
March 5–10 | Honolulu, Hawaii
This intimate, nearly week-long retreat will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel in the heart of Honolulu, and will focus on Hawaiian-style music. There will be daily workshops and jam sessions throughout. The main staff will be Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, and Neal Chin, with guest instructors including Bryan Tolentino, Mika Kane, Kala’e Camarillo, Cory Mau, and Petey Mack.

Gaithersburg Uke Fest 
March 16–18 | Gaithersburg, Maryland
A truly international gathering about 25 miles north of Washington, DC,  this giant festival will feature performing and workshop pros from England, Italy, Australia, Austria, Brazil, and, of course, the good ol’ USA. Among the participants are Peter Moss, Arden Fujiwara, Bob Tigert, Vinícius Vivas, Gracie Terzian, Kirk Jones, Kevin Carroll, Aline Kelly, Jim D’Ville, and more. Many different packages for the workshops and concerts are available.

Santa Barbara Ukulele Festival
March 25 | Santa Barbara, California
This one-day fest being held at the Elks Lodge in neighboring Goleta will feature a full day of workshops, performances, a ukulele marketplace, food vendors, a raffle, an open mic, and group jams. Guest teachers and performers include Daniel Ho, Victoria Vox, Jack Maher, Dani Joy, and Perry Stauffer. Kids under 12 get in free. Also, to kick off the festival, there will be an evening concert on Friday, March 24th, featuring Jack & the Vox and the Mood Swings.

Ukulele Band Camp
March 27–31 | Menucha, Oregon
Held at the scenic Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon (in the lower Columbia River Gorge about 18 miles east of Portland), this gathering brings together advanced-beginner, intermediate, and advanced players for four nights and three days of “intense fun and learning in an exceptionally beautiful place with exceptionally talented instructors.” In that group are Aaron & Nicole Keim, Neal Chin, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Avery Hill, Larry Wyatt, Nova Devonie, and Matt Weiner.


RECURRING EVENTS

Mondays

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 ferglow@comcast.net.

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/

Kanikapila Brentwood

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/

Tuesdays

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.

Wednesdays

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

Thursdays

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/

Saturday

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

Sunday

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


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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.

Link to participate: https://www.tigardukes.com/introducing-weekly-virtual-jams-during-isolation-days-in-portland/

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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