After a year in lockdown, the NJ Uke Fest is returning for an eighth season.
Jim Boggia, known for his dazzling interpretations of songs by Bruce and the Beatles, will headline a festival that will be more intimate than in pre-COVID years.
Scheduled for Aug. 20-22, 2021, at a Rockaway Township home, the Uke Fest’s maximum capacity is 50 vaccinated people.
The roster of performers and instructors includes Jumpin’ Jim Beloff, Christopher Trietsch, Gracie Terzian, Christopher Davis-Shannon, and Christine DeLeon.
A Friday evening concert will kick things off; tutorials, sing-alongs and another concert follow on Saturday, with an outdoor jam session on Sunday.
Weekend passed for the Uke Fest are $85, and they go on sale on June 16. More details to come.
Crowd-pleaser: Jim Boggia covers The Boss at 2016 Uke Fest.
A uke harp? Who knew! Gracie Terzian, a hit at the 2018 NJ Uke Fest:
Jim & Liz Beloff are beloved in the uke world: Jim’s songbooks have introduced many to the instrument.
The Sunny Side of the Uke: Christopher Davis-Shannon:
Hometown favorite: Christine DeLeon sings her song, ‘Quarter Past July’: