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Discover the summer magic at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester

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As summer warms up the streets of West Chester, the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center becomes the heart of entertainment and culture. This season, Uptown promises a mix of music, theater, comedy, summer camps, films, and family-friendly shows. Here’s a roundup of must-see events to add excitement to your summer plans.

Footloose: The Musical – June 14 – 23

Kicking off the summer lineup is Footloose: The Musical. This classic tells the story of a city teenager who moves to a small town where rock music and dancing are banned. With its exhilarating dance numbers and unforgettable soundtrack, Footloose will captivate audiences of all ages. Don’t miss this chance to cut loose and dance in your seat!

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Enjoy a refreshing drink in a lively outdoor setting at Uptown’s Pop-Up Beer Garden. Scheduled for June 21, July 12, July 28, August 2, and August 16, these events offer craft beers, delicious food, and live music. Gather your friends, unwind, and soak in the summer vibes at this charming pop-up venue.

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Live Music

Music enthusiasts can enjoy an impressive lineup of tribute bands and live performances:

  • Chrissie Crow: On July 20, enjoy the powerful and soulful performance of Chrissie Crow, known for her captivating voice and dynamic stage presence.
  • Kanin Wren’s The Taylor Swift Experience: On July 28, enjoy a tribute to one of the biggest pop icons of our time. Kanin Wren brings Taylor Swift’s hits to life with incredible vocals and an engaging stage presence.
  • Classic Stones Live: On August 16, experience the ultimate Rolling Stones tribute. Classic Stones Live captures the raw energy and swagger of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, delivering a performance that will have you rocking out to timeless classics.
  • Sail On – The Beach Boys Tribute: On August 22, catch a wave with the iconic sounds of The Beach Boys. Sail On brings the beach party to West Chester, playing hits that define the spirit of summer.
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Comedy and Films

For those in need of a good laugh, don’t miss Better Than Bacon: 13th Anniversary Show on June 27. This hilarious improv comedy troupe celebrates their milestone with a special performance that promises to be funnier than ever.

Film enthusiasts can also enjoy a series of $5 Films, offering a variety of classic and contemporary movies in a cozy, intimate setting without breaking the bank.

Family-Friendly Entertainment

Families can look forward to a range of engaging theatrical performances perfect for kids and adults alike:

  • Alice in Wonderland Jr.: July 11-12. This adaptation of the classic tale will enchant young audiences with its whimsical characters and imaginative storyline. Join Alice on her adventures through Wonderland in this family-friendly production.
  • Andy Gross Live: On July 14, enjoy an evening of mind-bending illusions and comedy with Andy Gross Live. Known for his unique blend of magic, ventriloquism, and humor, Andy Gross promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
  • The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical: August 1-3. Follow the thrilling journey of Percy Jackson as he discovers his true identity and battles mythical creatures.
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Uptown Studio Summer Camps

The Uptown Studio Summer Camps offer a dynamic range of programs designed to inspire and engage young minds. These camps provide children with the opportunity to explore their creativity through theater, music, and dance. With experienced instructors and a supportive environment, participants will develop new skills, make lasting friendships, and gain confidence on stage. Whether your child is an aspiring actor, singer, or dancer, Uptown Studio Summer Camps promise a summer of fun, learning, and artistic growth. For more information and to register, visit Uptown Studio online.

Uptown offers a diverse and exciting lineup of events that are sure to entertain and inspire. Whether you’re a fan of musicals, live music, comedy, or family shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plan your visit and experience the magic of Uptown.

For more details and ticket information, visit Uptown’s website. Don’t miss out on the unforgettable experiences awaiting you this summer!