Ukulele-sized Uke Fest returning to NJ, Aug. 20-22, starring Jim Boggia

Jim Boggia at the 2016 NJ Ukulele Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Jim Boggia, pictured at the 2016 NJ Ukulele Festival. Photo by Kevin Coughlin


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.

UN-MASKED: The One Uke Wonders, at the 2019 NJ Uke Fest. Photo by Susan D’Alessandro

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.

It’s a presentation of The Folk Project, which anticipates a full return to its Friday Troubadour concerts in September.

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’:

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