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New Jersey's premier acoustic music and dance organization

New Jersey Uke Fest Presented by The Folk Project

Photo: Kimo Hussey.
Photo: Morristown Uke Jam.
Photo: Danielle Ate the Sandwich.
Photo: Vintage ukuleles.
Photo: Rachel Manke.
Photo: Workshop.
Photo: The Lords of Lichtenstein.
Photo: Jam on the Green.
Photo: The Cuty Sheller Jazz Trio.

Join us for the 2017 New Jersey Uke Fest, the Folk Project's fifth annual ukulele festival! The festival will be held at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey in Whippany, NJ on Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26, with an outdoor Jam on the Green in Morristown on Sunday, Aug. 27. We will have everything you've come to expect from a uke fest: concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! Performers include Kimo Hussey, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Rachel Manke, The Lords of Liechtenstein, and the Curt Sheller Jazz Trio, all of whom will also be presenting workshops. We are also happy to include Christine DeLeon, Marc Dutton, Debi Velasco, and Makalina as additional workshop presenters. Be sure to like the Folk Project's Facebook page to get the latest information first!


On Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26, the New Jersey Uke Fest will be held at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60C North Jefferson Road Whippany, NJ 07981. Get Directions »

Looking for dining options? We will have a buffets for both lunch and dinner on Saturday (pay when you register)C, or check out this list of nearby restaurants.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, the uke fest's Jam on the Green will take place outdoors (weather permitting) on the Morristown Green, in the center of Morristown, NJ. Get Directions »


The New Jersey Uke Fest has negotiated special low festival pricing for rooms at the nearby Morristown Inn, just ten minutes from the Ukrainian American Cultural Center. Be sure to mention the uke fest to get the special festival rates. Make Reservations »

Important Information

Handouts »

Paper - $10
Electronic - free

Lunchtime Open Mic »

Contest sign-up when you register.

Meals and Beverages »

Meat or vegan options:
Lunch buffet - $12
Dinner buffet - $18

The Poi Lounge will be open all day for you to get a beverage.

Volunteer at the Fest »

Sign up when you register.

Join the Folk Project »

A special offer is available to first time Folk Project members, check it out when you register.

Donate to the NJ Uke Fest

Make a donation to the New Jersey Uke Fest when you register.


Friday, Aug. 25

7–7:30 p.m.: Pre-Fest entertainment by members of the Morristown Uke Jam under the Portico

7:30–10 p.m.: Concert: Danielle Ate the Sandwich, The Lords of Liechtenstein

10–11 p.m.: Play-along Uke Jam

Saturday, Aug. 26

8:30–9:15 a.m. Registration

9:15 a.m. –12 Noon Workshops

12 Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch Buffet and Open Mic Contest

1:15–5:30 p.m.: Workshops

5:30–7:15 p.m.: Dinner Buffet

7:30–11 p.m.: Concert: Kimo Hussey, Rachel Manke, The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio, Open Mic Contest Winner

Sunday, Aug. 27

10:30 a.m.: Jammin' on the Green with the Morristown Uke Jam Meetup Group




Phone: 973-370-4UKE (4853)

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Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.