Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, West Chester PA

 Celebrating iconic music by showcasing world-class bands and artists in this state-of-the-art venue.


Thur May 23 - Dueling Pianos!

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A Dueling Piano show combines high musicianship of two singing pianists with amazing interaction, comedy, and sing-alongs of classic songs.

Originating in 1933 in New Orleans LA, the dueling piano tradition began with two pianos facing one another and two pianists competing in the Ragtime style. Today, these musicians focus on a mix of popular songs, iconic artists, and hits from all eras. Join us, as our musicians perform your favorite sing-along hits at the Knauer Performing Arts Center!

Fri May 25 Blues N' Brews at Uptown!

Blues N’ Brews at Uptown! This event is festival-inspired, highlighting Pennsylvania’s favorite blues-styled musicians, paired with two of our favorite local breweries. To kick off the event, we’ll be featuring the music of Rolling Thunder Blues Revue, Bickel Brothers Band, and The John Grecia / Drew Nielands Duo. These groups will be paired with several beers from Yards Brewing Company from Philadelphia, and Locust Lane Craft Brewery from Malvern.
Each ticket gets you: Souvenir “Blues N’ Brews at Uptown!” mugs, raffle tickets for giveaways at the event, craft beer all night, as well as entry to see all of the musical acts.
Don’t miss out on our Inaugural Blues N’ Brews at Uptown! The night will be action-packed with tons of beer, blues, friends, and fun! Buy your tickets NOW!
By purchasing tickets, you confirm that you are over 21 years of age. IDs WILL be checked at the door, and no one under the age of 21 is permitted to attend this event.

Thur May 31 - Louis Prima Jr.

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Born into an undeniable musical legacy, Louis Prima Jr. picks up the torch lit by his iconic father and leads his incarnation of The Witnesses headfirst into the future. Their seamless blend of hard driving big band jazz, insanely danceable swing and, at its core, real rock and roll has been wowing crowds worldwide.

Make no mistake, this is no tribute act. Although the band most certainly Jumps, Jives, an’ Wails "Prima-style," they are their own musical beast — thoroughly modern, laying down a blueprint for the future on the foundations of the past. Audiences will be treated to an evening of classics from the Louis Prima catalog, selections from LPJ & Co.'s two CDs (Return of the Wildest! and BLOW) and a healthy dose of sure-to-please surprises. 

Thur June 7 - Steely Jam

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Rooted in the history Steely Dan’s timeless sound and style, Andy Mowatt’s 10-piece “Steely Jam” is the ultimate musical experience for Dan-Fans and beyond!

Consistently stellar" (Price, PA Musician Mag), "Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam" is a funk-driven powerhouse from Pennsylvania, led by guitarist Andy Mowatt, "an absolute musical genius" (Devoy, Tellus 360) and "jazz-rock flamethrower on guitar" (Campbell, Gigspots). Mowatt's "bright arrangements keep things sounding fresh" (PA Musician) and "inspire you to expand your mind and think outside the confines of traditional jazz, soul and funk!" (Robert, Positive Music Reviews). "Confident, to-the-point, and elegant" (Rocha, The Flinging Times), Mowatt’s “Steely Jam” entertains and impresses crowds with unique and modern twists on classic hits, "and yet, through many influences, each tune retains a sound that is distinctly Mowatt's" (O'Brien, Fly Magazine).

Sat July 14 - An Evening with MYKAL KILGORE

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Mykal Kilgore was seen on Broadway in Motown the Musical, Hair (Broadway), Post Modern Jukebox (viral video “My Heart Will Go On”, world tour), The Whiz Live! (Fox), and will be featured on NBC’s up-coming Jesus Christ Superstar - Live in Concert.

Mykal’s vast experience also includes Freckleface Strawberry (Off-Broadway), the 1st National Tour of the Book of Mormon and the World Premiere of Marley. Mykal has performed to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub, Roseland Ballroom, Birdland, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and in his own cabaret "MYKAL @54Below." You can also hear him on the album's “#LoVE” by Lyons and Pakchar, "Living in A Dark World" by Slow Knights, Scott Alan's "LIVE" and on “Make Me Believe in Hope” by Bright Light Bright Light!

There is no matching Mykal’s virtuosic vocal range and beautiful tone. This world class showman will give the guests of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Thur Aug 9 - Glenn Miller Orchestra

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The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller

Sat Sept 8 - Tony Deyo - Comedian

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Tony Deyo is a stand-up comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing almost certainly gained from his years as a professional symphony musician. New York City’s Village Voice calls him “one of the tightest joke writers in the business.” In 2013, he made his late night television debut on CONAN. Within a year, he had added appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. His latest album, Comedy Road Trip, landed on the Billboard Magazine comedy chart, and debuted as the #1 selling stand-up album on iTunes. With over 50 stand-up clips available, he has steadily become one of the most prolific comedians on YouTube.