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The Paul Giess Group

with Vocalist V. Shayne Frederick

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:30pm

The Jazz Cocktail Hour at Uptown! will be twice as nice this month when two renowned artists perform together November 21 at 6:30pm. West Chester-born and Louisiana bred Trumpeter Paul Giess and his Quintet will be accompanied by the dynamic vocalist V. Shayne Frederick for a program of New Orleans inspired toe tapping grooves, modern hymns and
pieces from V.Shaynes new album “Lovesome.” Both artists are familiar favorites at Uptown!, having played for sold out audiences.

Collectively they have played at Milton's Playhouse of Harlem, SOUTH Jazz Cafe, The Kimmel, Chris's Jazz Cafe,Philadelphia Museum of Art, World Cafe live, Philly Clef Club.

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Partner's In Outreach presents

7th Annual Laughs for Literacy

Friday, November 22, 2019 7pm

LAUGHS 4 LITERACY is a major fundraiser and FUN-raiser for Partners In Outreach! Join us for an evening of laughter and camaraderie as we raise funds for, and awareness of, the needs of our youth in Chester County and surrounding areas.


Funds raised through Laughs 4 Literacy will support programs and help to expand their reach throughout Chester County.

Your generosity will provide clothing, books, and tutoring to so many in need in our own communities.


The Brandywine Singers present

Handel's Messiah

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 3pm

Running Time: approx. 2 HRS

Chester County's premier vocal arts ensemble, The Brandywine Singers, presents Handel's Messiah, reimagined and illuminated with a period string ensemble. Don't miss this graceful new interpretation of a holiday classic!

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Uptown! presents

PA Philharmonic Big Band

Friday, November 29, 2019 7:30pm

Celebrate the holiday season with friends and family and the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Big Band!

You’ll be dancing in your seat as select members of our orchestra and special guest artists serenade you with holiday favorites like “White Christmas”, “Sleigh Ride”, and swing era hits like “In the Mood”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing” and Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker.”

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Better Than Bacon
Gives Back Benefit

Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:30pm 
Main Stage Event

For the 3rd year in a row, Better Than Bacon Improv is proud to team up with Uptown! and Act in Faith for our post-Thanksgiving Bacon Gives Back fundraising show! Shake off the tryptophan coma and share some laughs for a good cause!

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Opera tutti! & WCU present

Amahl & the Night Visitors

by Gian Carlo Menotti

Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:00pm

Opera tutti! in cooperation with West Chester University Opera Department presents Amahl and The Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

Co directed by Dr. Emily Bullock and Heidi Starr with musical direction by pianist Tim Crawford, set design by Brydon Lidle IV. Kick off the holiday season with us, by attending this engaging and inspiring mini-opera suitable for all ages and families!

Amahl and his mother are poor country shepherds who are surprised by a visit from the three kings on their way to Bethlehem. This story’s themes of love, forgiveness and the possibility of miracles will warm your hearts (and ears!) Students from West Chester University’s opera program along with some local West Chester favorites will sing this beautiful piece.

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The Bullies Christmas Carol & Holiday Cheer Concert

Friday, December 6, 2019 5:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:00pm
Running Time: 90 mins

Terrible twins Ebbie and Neezer bully their classmates, steel toys from homeless children, and do everything they can to ruin the school's annual All-Inclusive, Non-Specific Holiday Celebration. But when three goofy ghosts show the siblings the past, present, and future consequences of their awful deeds, they take another look at their choices. 

Followed by our Holiday Cheer Concert which involves: The Broadway Kiddos, The Broadway Kids Cabaret, WCStudio Singers and Uptown Singers.

Join us for our family friendly show! On Friday night we will get you out in time to see the West Chester Holiday Parade!

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Dueling Pianos

Show Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Tickets $17 advance $20 door

Thursday, Dec 12

Dueling Pianos at Uptown! features a new duo of talented and entertaining pianists every month. Audience driven, it's never the same show twice!

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Chanting & Chocolate

See dates and times
September 2019 - May 2020

You are invited to “Chanting and Chocolate in Chester County,” a program sponsored by the Lasko Family Foundation. Open to everyone, teens and up, there will be no religious teaching or prayer, simply old and new melodies. Facilitated by Rabbi Elyse Seidner-Joseph, people of all faiths or of no faith are welcome to experience the heart-opening potential of chanting. And then there’s the chocolate!

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Family Jazz Night:
The Cartoon Christmas Trio

featuring Choirs from Local Elementary Schools

Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:30pm

Merry Christmas! Since its inception in 1995, established solely for the purpose of capturing the nuances of the holiday music of Vince Guaraldi and his contemporaries, Cartoon Christmas Trio has been the premier interpreter of the classic soundtracks of holiday cartoon music, especially the music of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

The Trio will be joined by baritone Grant Youngblood and Hillendale, Pocopson and Unionville Elementary School Choirs.

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An Evening of Jewish Music

with the KESHER ISRAEL Congregation Band

Monday, December 23, 2019 7pm
Running Time: 60 mins

The Kesher Israel Band was formed 10 years ago in order to provide a more upbeat, spiritual and meaningful worship experience for members of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester.

The band has grown from 3 members to 8 members including a leader. They play both traditional Jewish melodies and those from contemporary Jewish composers in addition to perfoming seasonal music such as Hannukah songs. The whole idea is to encourage participation in the form of singing, clapping, and sometimes dancing in the aisles!

Please join us for a fun, uplifting experience.

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Puttin' On the Glitz 2019

New Year's Eve Gala

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:30pm

Join the Celebration to Support Uptown!

Welcome 2020 with Dinner, Dancing and Entertainment!

The First Ladies of Rock & Soul
John Serock Catering
Auction, Raffle & glittering fun

Earlybird through October 31 - $125
October 31 - December 31 - $150

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West Chester Studio @ Uptown! presents

James and the Giant Peach

Saturday, January 11, 2020
11 AM & 7 PM

Sunday, January 12, 2020
2:00 PM

Saturday, January 18, 2020
11 AM & 7PM

Sunday, January 19, 2020
2:00 PM

Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.

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Who's Afraid of Aymann Ismail?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:30pm

“Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?” This is the question asked by the photo journalist, blogger, commentator and speaker who seeks to open hearts and minds as he describes the experience of growing up as a Muslim man in America. Sometimes funny, sometimes provocative, Aymann will be sure to provide surprising insights about our society today.

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Joe Conklin Comedy Show

Thursday, January 23, 2020
8:00 pm

Friday, January 24, 2020
9:00 pm

Joe Conklin is a Philadelphia radio personality, comedian and impressionist. He’s been heard on morning radio in Philadelphia radio since 1986. On 94.1 FM WIP’s morning show he’s known for his impressions of Donald Trump, Joel Embiid, Merrill Reese, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Ed Rendell, Barack Obama and many others.

Conklin is one of the most sought after corporate banquet entertainers in the area. His stand-up routine is legendary as he’s skewered some of the country’s top politicians, pro athletes, sports executives, and film stars, sometimes to their faces.

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Uptown presents

Bee Gees Gold

featuring John Acosta

Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:00pm

Join us as we welcome Bee Gees Gold to Uptown! John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like no other.

From the look to the falsetto you will close your eyes and say its Barry! John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN!

With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry) , Daryll Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb.  Backed by a live band, the Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60's to the late 70's, with their unique falsettos that made them legends.

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Uptown! presents

The Linda Ronstadt Experience

Thursday, February 13, 2020 

American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history.

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Marc Cohn

Sunday, February 16, 2020

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man.

Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

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Uptown! presents

Kenny Rogerson Comedy

with opener Max Dolcelli

Friday, February 21, 2020 8:00pm
Running Time: 105 mins.

Fresh off his second nationwide “Rescue Me Comedy Tour” with Denis Leary, Kenny is a favorite in clubs, theaters and on the large and small screen. You may have seen him as “Kevin the Biker Fireman” on F/X’s hit show “Rescue Me” starring Denis Leary and as “Pat the Cop” on ABC’s “It’s All Relative” with Lenny Clarke. He has also made numerous other television appearances on such shows as NBC’s , “Late night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Comics Come Home” for Comedy Central and Showtime’s “A Pair of Jokes” just to name a few. Rogerson has also appeared at The Chicago Comedy Festival and TBS’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

MAX DOLCELLI has been in comedy for over 30 years, making people laugh in Las Vegas & Atlantic City, local comedy clubs, and major cruise lines. He has opened for many legendary entertainers including Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and Ray Romano, along with several appearances on TV and morning talk shows. No matter the venue, “Max's animated onstage presence and sharp material get the audience on board for a wild ride.”

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Uptown! presents


Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00pm
Running Time: 100 mins

Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.

Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

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The Chuck Anderson Trio

Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:30pm
Running Time: 105 mins

From up tempo modal compositions to bossas and sambas to jazz waltzes and ballads to blues and beyond, performances strike an audience friendly blend of highly contagious music that finds the perfect line between art and commercially viable jazz. The music is progressive, varied and memorable.

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