March 20 & 21, 2020 CANCELED. Luau & Concert on 22nd CANCELED



Aloha! Keith and Nani Lowery were married in Kaneohe, HI on June 28, 1986. Other than their love for God and each other, their passion throughout their marriage is perpetuating the Aloha spirit. Nani was born and raised in Hawaii, on the Windward side of Oahu. She has played the ukulele for as long as she can remember. Keith plays the UBass, and together they have performed at various venues as "Naniukulelejoy". After attending the Funky Frets Ukulele Festival in early October of 2018 (where Nani was one of the instructors) Keith got the idea of creating a similar ukulele festival for the DMV. By the 1st of November 2018, the Gaithersburg UkeFest website was active, and 5 months later the 2019 Inaugural Gaithersburg UkeFest was held. 

Thank you for visiting the website, and especially your interest in attending the 2nd Annual Gaithersburg UkeFest.  We believe when you explore the website and see the 2019 guest artists who took part in this festival, and preview the 2020 artists, you will agree this is an event you don't want to miss. You will also find details about a Hula Seminar, Luau dinner and a special Sunday Evening Concert featuring Gary Haleamau and Kawili. We hope to see you March 20-22, 2020!  

Highlights of 2019 Festival


Ukulele Fool Interviews



2019 Charity Raffle


Gaithersburg UkeFest teams up with Gaithersburg Help

The festival attendees donated $1,000 in raffle ticket purchases for a chance to win a brand new KoAloha long-neck soprano ukulele.


And the winner is!

Margo Goldman, Director of Gaithersburg Help selected the winning ticket and receive the promotional check at the Saturday evening concert. Rick Higgens was the winner of the raffle, and absolutely loved his new ukulele!

Kaya Crespo and Gracie Terzian

Check out this wonderful performance by Kaya and Gracie!

Rebecca White and Stu Fuchs

Check out this wonderful performance by Rebecca and Stu!

Our Ukulele Partners


Our Local Partners