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!

Saturday 9/21 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Sho at H Mart Food Hall
11301 Lakeline Blvd, Austin, TX 78717
No cover

Thursday 9/26 from 8:00pm – 12:00am – Voyage to Uketania X: Uku-Beatle-ele-lele! at the Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX, 78721
$5 cover (as a charitable donation to Austin Pets Alive)

Sunday, 10/20, from 2:20pm – 3:30pm – South Austin Ukulele Community and Events (SAUCE) @ Manchaca Library
5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX, 78748 (Branch Library meeting room).
SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER WE’LL HOLD DRAWINGS FOR FREE UKULELES!! The meetings are small, so your chances are good!
Singers and uke players of all levels are welcome. Play along with about 20 songs at each meeting, beginning with 1 and 2 chord songs for first time players, working up to intermediate level songs by the end. They play along with recordings of popular music. It is like being in the band, and improvisation is encouraged.
Song list available through the Facebook group SAUCE.: SAUCE

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