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 email@example.com 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.
There is also a ‘flash class’ from 6:30 – 7 to teach some ukulele basics to any beginners who want to join – loaner ukuleles provided!
Every Wednesday – Basic Ukulele Practice For Seniors 50+ – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
The BACA Ukulele Group (BUG) is a weekly uke group for folks 50+ – hosted at the Baca Senior Activity Center. This is a beginner group – so we focus a lot on simple strumming patterns and 2 chord songs. The song sheets are projected on a screen, and we have loaner ukes available so you don’t need anything to join in. There is no cost – but participants will need to be members of (or join) the Allen R. Baca Senior Activity Center.
301 W. Bagdad Ave., Building 2, Round Rock, TX 78664
More details about this group: here
Every Thursday – Basic Ukulele Practice For Seniors 50+ – 10:30-11:30am
The Lamar Ukulele Group (LUG) is a weekly uke group for folks 50+ – hosted at the Lamar Senior Activity Center. This is a beginner group – so we focus a lot on simple strumming patterns and 2 chord songs. The song sheets are projected on a screen, and we have loaner ukes available so you don’t need anything to join in. There is no cost – but participants will need to be members (or join) the Lamar Senior Activity Center – which is $5.00/year.
2874 Shoal Crest Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
Contact the Lamar Senior Activity Center or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
More details about this group: here
First Wednesdays of each month – 6:15pm – 8:45pm – South Austin Ukulele Strum Along @ Hampton Branch Library Branch
5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX, 78749
6:15 – 7:10 Beginner Class
7:10 – 8:45 Strum Along (it’s okay to arrive late or leave early)
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
Saturday 2/22 from 10:00am – 11:00am Groundwork Music Orchestra at the Hive Austin
10415 Old Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX, 78748
Saturday 2/22 from 3:30pm – 6:30pm – Austin Ukulele Society’s Uke Open Mic Happy Hour at Kick Butt Coffee
5775 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX, 78752
Friday 2/28 from 8:30pm – 12:30am – Kathy & the Kilowatts at Giddy Up’s
12010 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX, 78748
Sunday 3/1 from 6:00 – 7:30pm – Sho at H Mart’s Food Court, 11301 Lakeline Blvd, Austin, TX, 78717
Saturday 3/7 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm – Kathy & the Kilowatts at C-Boy’s
2008 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78704
Wedneday 3/18 Time TBD – Taimane at SXSW Official Showcase, Central Presbyterian Church
200 E. 8th St, Austin, TX, 78701
Cover charge (doors open TBD)
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.