The ’80s show’s directors, Jossian Lilley and Duncan Larson (pictured above).


 The Uptown Music Collective’s 2023-2024 Performance Season kicked off this weekend with our massively fun presentation of It Came From the ‘80s: New Wave to Pop Rock at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport. We had over 1,400 friends and fans in the house over the two-night presentation…THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets and joined in the fun this weekend!!!

A production of this scale takes a lot of support and we would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to thank everyone involved…
A major thanks to this year’s UMC partners including Presenting Partners, UPMC North Central PA and UPMC Health Plan as well as, Hudock Capital Group, Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Chartwell Hotels, KFC Williamsport, The Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, The Kiessling Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, Woodlands Bank, FASTSIGNS of Williamsport, The Brickyard Restaurant and Ale House, The Stonehouse Wood Fired Pizza and Pasteria, Lycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, The Hartman Group, and Beiter’s Home Center for making this amazing performance opportunity possible!
Thank you to our media sponsors including all of WBZD, WZXR, and all of Backyard Broadcasting, 92.1 WSQV and all of Schlesinger Communications, The Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Lamar Advertising., The Graphic Hive, & Engage Media for giving us the media support to make a show like this happen!
Thank you to Jim Dougherty and everyone at the Community Arts Center and Pennsylvania College of Technology for their continuous and generous support of the Uptown Music Collective.
Shout out to the Community Arts Center Tech Crew including Fred Park, John “Bug” Coffelt, Ben Daneker, Jason Swope, Jordan Miller, Kevin Fry, and the rest of the CAC family.
Special thanks to Carol Coffelt for coordinating all of our ticket sales! Shout out to official UMC Photographer Wayne R. Palmer on his triumphant return to photographing the UMC in action! Thank you to everyone who donated items for our raffle!
Shout outs to Rod Bower and OM Sound and Production for the use of his epic sound system, and Mick Johns & Harding Amplification for always hooking us up with some GREAT guitar amps! Special thanks to Matt Gartner for jamming on his harmonica and joining in on the fun!
HUGE thank you to our Students and parents for your unwavering commitment to the UMC! Special thanks to all the parents who donated food for the cast party on Saturday night!
Last but not least, THANK YOU to all of those who witnessed this epic show this weekend. We truly hope you all had a great time because we absolutely did!! Keep checking back for official show videos & photos. Check out the official set list above, showcased by the show’s directors, Jossian Lilley and Duncan Larson (and listed below)! If you got a chance to check out the show, be sure to let us know which tunes were your favorites, and what YOU thought of the performance on our Facebook page!!

Next up… Jan 27th at the Community Arts Center… ONE NIGHT ONLY… The Decade of Grunge! Tickets are ON SALE NOW at SAVE THE DATES!!! Our last two shows of the season (March 16th & April 26th and 27th) will be on sale in December…stay tuned!
Also, don’t forget about supporting the Collective Annual Campaign… get all the details and the donation link at!

It Came from the ’80s:

New Wave to

Pop Rock

November 10th & 11th 2023 – 7:30 PM

The Community Arts Center, Williamsport PA

Preview videos for

It Came From the ’80s

The Uptown Music Collective presents It Came from the '80s: New Wave to Pop Rock.

It Came From the ’80s:

New Wave to Pop Rock

November 10th & 11th, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

We are excited to officially announce the FIRST show of the Collective’s 23-24 performance season… It Came From the ‘80s: New Wave to Pop Rock happening on November 10th & 11th, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport!
The talented students of Uptown Music Collective will bring the sounds of ‘80s new wave and pop rock alive on the CAC stage with this massive first show of the season! Featuring some of the era’s most iconic music from artists such as The Police, Talking Heads, Blondie, The Cure, Hall and Oats, REM, Huey Lewis & The News, and more. Don’t miss this epically exciting show, as the UMC breathes new life into this classic era of music! Tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 night of the show (plus ticketing fees).

Note: Tickets for this performance will be “reserved seating”, no longer “general admission”. You will pick your seats on the CAC website when you order tickets!

Official press shots for

It Came From the ’80s

Thank You to our Following Partners:
We would not be able to do this without you!

Hudock Capital Group LLC

Thank You to our Following Partners:
We would not be able to do this without you!

Hudock Capital Group LLC

Tickets on sale!!!

In-Person Tickets

• $20 in Advance

• $25 at the Door