We love local bands whose music features the ukulele, all ukulele music nights and ukulele-friendly open mic nights – and we also enjoy opportunities beyond the monthly Austin Ukulele Society meetings to jam with other ukulele players. Below are the names of some bands who play in and around Austin regularly, as well as some upcoming shows (and jams and open mic nights) – so go check them out and get your ukulele fix! 🙂

Local ukulele bands and musicians

Events in and around Austin where you are sure to hear some ukulele!

Every Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm (beginners’ lesson 6:30-7:00; practice 7:00-8:30) – Tuesday Ukulele Group (TUG) @ Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st; Austin, TX; 78751
This is an opportunity to play a song on the ukulele – solo or with accompaniment – bring copies of the song sheet if you’d like others to play with you. Contact and/or check out their website Tuesday Ukes for more information and to be sure there isn’t a (rare) change to location or meeting cancellation.
*NEW* – there is now a ‘flash class’ from 6:30 – 7 to teach some ukulele basics to any beginners who want to join – loaner ukuleles provided!

Every Tuesday 1:00 – 2:30pm – South Austin Ukulele Community and Events (SAUCE) @ Dennis Hicks’ home in south Austin
South Austin
If you’d like to be part of the ukulele community in south Austin, and attend meetings at Dennis’ home, you can join their Facebook group, here: SAUCE

Sunday 5/19 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm – Paper Moon Shiners at Texas Keeper Cider
12521 Twin Creeks Rd, Manchaca, TX, 78652
No cover

Sunday 5/19 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm Groundwork Music Orchestra at Central Market
4001 N Lamar, Austin, TX, 78756
No Cover

Tuesday 5/21 from 6pm – 7:30pm Pflugerville Ukulele Club meets at the Pflugerville Public Library
1008 W. Ppfluger St, Pflugervile, TX, 78660

Wednesday 5/22 from 8pm – 9:30pm – Paper Moon Shiners at Parker Jazz Club
117 W. 4th St, Austin, TX, 78701
$5 cover

Friday 5/24 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm – The Hollywood Revue at the Highball
1120 S Lamar, Austin, TX, 78704
No Cover

Sunday 5/26 from 2:15pm – 4:00pm – South Austin Ukulele Community and Events (SAUCE) @ Manchaca Road Library Branch
5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX, 78745
Play along with videos of popular songs, starting with songs that have easy strumming patterns and chords and progressing in difficulty to suit attendees. This is a fun social event, no charge, all are welcome. Please join the Facebook group SAUCE (South Austin Ukulele Community and Events) for advance notice of the week’s songs and to be informed of any changes to date or time. You can join their Facebook group, here: SAUCE

Friday 5/31 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Kaye Pasa Trio at Dahlia Cafe
2450 RR 1869, Liberty Hill, TX, 78642
No cover

Saturday 6/1 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm – Kathy & the Kilowatts at C-Boy’s
2008 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78704
No cover

If you know of any upcoming live ukulele music, local to or visiting Austin, please let us know by visiting our Contact Us page and submitting the information