Boss tribute, ode to days off get NJ Ukulele Fest off to toe-tapping start

Jim Boggia join Victor & Penny at the 2016 NJ Uke Fest. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Jim Boggia join Victor & Penny at the 2016 NJ Uke Fest. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Video: ‘Thunder Rainbow’ medley by Jim Boggia

By Kevin Coughlin

The fourth annual New Jersey Uke Festival got off to a rousing start on Friday, with a little help from Jim Boggia and Victor & Penny.

(And let’s not forget the warmup act: The Morristown Uke Jam Lonely Hearts Club Band.)

Among the highlights were Boggia’s Boss tribute (with nods to Judy Garland and Jake Shimabukuro) and V&P’s ode to days off. More video clips coming soon. See our Facebook page in the meantime for additional video moments.

Video: Victor & Penny do the ‘Day Off Boogie.’

And if you’re looking for a tuneful way to spend your day off, the festival continues today, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, with workshops for players of all levels from 9 am to 5 pm, followed by a 7:30 pm concert featuring the famed James Hill, Manitoba Hal and Cousin Earth.

Tickets are $20 for the concert only, $60 for workshops only, or $75 for both. At the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, at 60C North Jefferson Road, Whippany. Call 973-370-4UKE (4853) for more.

The festival concludes on Sunday, Aug. 28, with a free jam on the historic Morristown Green, weather permitting, at 10:30 am. Play, sing, or just enjoy.

MORE UKE FEST 2016 COVERAGE

Victor & Penny (though not in that order!): From left, Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling, at the 2016 NJ Ukulele Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Victor & Penny (though not in that order!): From left, Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling, at the 2016 NJ Ukulele Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Jim Boggia at the 2016 NJ Ukulele Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Jim Boggia at the 2016 NJ Ukulele Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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