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!

2pm Saturday July 16th

This summer join the Ukulele Cabaret for an afternoon ukinanny in the park on Governor's Island. RSVP below for details.

Featuring: Angus Loten, The Buttery Barmaids, J Walter Hawkes, Jamie Scandal with Alan Drogin, John Vitale, Makalina and Uke Goldberg with special guests The War Ponies and hosted by Sonic Uke.

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