For seventeen years the Ukulele Cabaret has provided a stage for musicians, artists and performers from New York's underground ukulele scene.

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Ted and Jason of Sonic Uke started the cabaret in May 2005 in the back of Julius bar in West Village. After outgrowing our stage there we settled in for a residency at legendary East Village gastropub Jimmy's 43, with cameos at Barbes, The Zipper Factory and Banjo Jim's.

"The uke scene is developing around here. It's quietly simmering": The New York Sun

Last month, it was almost 2 a.m. before Jason and Ted took the stage and invited all the performers up for the finale, their ukulele anthem, Four Strings or Fight: The New Yorker

"Don’t you just hate when there’s someone playing the ukulele between you and the bar?" Scotty said as he waited backstage: The Alternate Side Parking Reader

"No matter what your instrument of creativity may be, it is inspiring to see such diversity in talent so deep-rooted in a sense of community": Stephen Bailey

In summer 2017, the Ukulele Cabaret moved to The Red Room at the KGB Bar - an East Village speakeasy complete with a copper bathtub that was the headquarters of Emma Goldman's Secret Society of anarchists in 1914.

Shannon and Jason of Sonic Uke and the rest of the Cabaret crew are pleased to be back again in 2022!

9pm Thursday October 27th

Returning to The Red Room at KGB Bar, Ukulele Cabaret presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack in its entirety.

Featuring: Amie Amis, Andru Cann, Chris Combs, Claudia Goddard, D’yan Forest, The Dry Runs, Jamie Scandal, Lloyd Gold, Rush Kress, Sevrin Anne Mason and Ukelinda, hosted by Sonic Uke.

Red Room at the KGB Bar
85 E 4th St
East Village, New York

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