The 2017-2018 Performance Season

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Another year has arrived at the Uptown Music Collective and with that another exciting performance season on the horizon. Over the years the school’s performance program has become the public face of the non-profit school of music. Clearly demonstrating the success of its high-quality music education programs, by providing the community professional level entertainment at an affordable ticket price. The school and its students, who continue to excel generation after generation, pride themselves on making each performance season better than the last and this year is no exception!

Women of Rock: The Music of Heart and Pat Benatar
November 17th and 18th, 2017 at the Community Arts Center – Advanced Tickets On Sale HERE
When you think of women who really rock, the band Heart, and Pat Benatar are always near the top of any list. For the first show of the Uptown Music Collective’s 2017-2018 Season, the school’s students will pay tribute to these powerful and creative musicians with the show Women of Rock: The Music of Heart and Pat Benatar. The performance will feature the non-profit music schools renowned stable of young female vocalists paying tribute to two legendary voices. Supported by an army of young musicians on guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums. From Heartbreaker to Crazy On You, this will an incendiary show not to be missed.

Southbound: A Tribute to Southern Rock
January 13th, 2018 at the Community Arts Center – Advanced Tickets On Sale HERE
For one night only, the students and alumni of the Uptown Music Collective will come together and pay tribute to soulful sounds of Southern Rock, featuring the music of the Allman Brothers (with a special tribute to Greg Allman), alongside music from Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Little Feat, and more. To make this concert all the more special all ticket sales, donations and the majority of the sponsorship dollars brought in will go directly to the Uptown Music Collective Scholarship Fund. Making it possible for deserving students in need to get the music education that they deserve, but may not be able to afford. Don’t miss this special show!

UMC Unplugged: Generation Grunge
March 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018 at the Community Theater League – Tickets On Sale HERE
In the early 1990’s a style of music from Seattle, Washington they called Grunge took over the airwaves, TV screens, and CD players of a generation. The music was defined by passion, power, and an earthy edge that had been missing from rock music for some time. In this “up close and personal” concert set in the intimate theater at the Community Theater League, the members of the Uptown Music Collective’s Special Performance Group 1 will interpret this visceral, passionate music on mostly acoustic instruments. Featuring the music of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and much more.

Gimme Shelter: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones
April 27th and 28th, 2018 at the Community Arts Center  – Advanced Tickets On Sale HERE
Not many rock n’ roll bands stay together for a year, let along over 50 of them… This year the Rolling Stones celebrate 55 years of onstage swagger, number one hits, and powerful albums that have left an indelible mark on the fabric of rock and roll. Don’t miss what will undoubtedly be the crowning achievement of an amazing performance season when the students of the Uptown Music Collective rip into a concert featuring the greatest hits of one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands to ever walk the earth. Including songs like Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Start Me Up, Ruby Tuesday, Wild Horses, and Honky Tonk Women. Don’t miss, you’ll kick yourself if you do!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE  
The Collective is in the process of seeking sponsorships for this performance season from businesses, organizations, or individuals in the community. Sponsorship dollars underwrite the cost of UMC performances; including theater rental, stage build outs, in-house technical and stage crew labor, costumes, equipment costs, and more. Allowing the show’s ticket sales to go directly to help fund the programs that teach these 10-18-year-old students the musical skills, confidence, and showmanship so clearly displayed on stage. If you have any interest in becoming a performance season sponsor, please contact the Uptown Music Collective by emailing jared@uptownmusic.org or calling 570-329-0888. For more information on sponsorships, click here.