HERITAGE CONCERT SERIES
Held at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, West Chester PA
Celebrating iconic US music cities by featuring artists that have historical or current significance to music world-wide.
SOLD OUT! Thur June 22 - Dueling Pianos w/ Ingrid and Josh!Get Tickets Here
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 Ingrid Rey (Orlando FL) and Josh Lavine (New York City) as they perform your favorite sing-along hits at the Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester PA
Sat June 24 – Bernard Purdie & FriendsGet Tickets Here
BERNARD PURDIE was born June 11, 1939 in Elkton, Maryland. Purdie moved to New York and played with Lonnie Youngblood before landing his first hit with King Curtis. This led to his engagement with Aretha Franklin in 1970. Purdie has been a regular guest in the studio with Steely Dan, Paul Butterfield, Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Hall & Oates, Al Kooper, Herbie Mann, Todd Rundgren, Cat Stevens, Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, B.B. King, "Sweet" Lou Donaldson, Joe Cocker and Hank Crawford as well as regularly producing his own solo albums under his own name.
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie laid down the beat on over 3000 albums to date.
Fri July 14 – Uptown! Celebrates SUN STUDIO (Memphis)Get Tickets Here
-- Guest Speaker: PLES HAMPTON – lead engineer at Sun Studio speaks about Sun's impact on music.
-- Short Film: Making of “ONCE & DONE AT SUN” by Skyline LLC.
-- Concert: PASSIVE FOLK – The music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and more!
-- Album Release: PASSIVE FOLK'S "ONCE & DONE AT SUN"