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Why are shows being canceled or postponed?

To all Hello,

I hope you’re all doing as well as can be expected in this ongoing Covid saga.

3 different topics to discuss below. Please read. We need some assistance.

1) We really encourage you to buy tickets ahead of the show. So we know we have enough tickets sold to present the show. If the show is cancelled, during covid, your entire ticket fee will be refunded. When we don’t have enough pre-sales to cover the cost of the show we have to consider canceling or postponing the show in hopes a new date will draw an audience.

Please understand we don’t own the buildings in which we present the concerts. We pay rent to use those buildings. In addition the musicians have guarantees. Once they arrive they get paid their guarantee, plus dinner and many times a hotel room all paid for by Uptown Concerts. I won’t go into exact costs,(they vary) but for instance had we gone ahead with last weeks show with 0 advanced tickets sold, I would have walked in the building $1,000. in the red. I can’t afford to run, even a non profit business, in the red. We need to know that we have at least enough sold tickets to cover the basic costs of the show. So we’re asking you, if you plan to come to a show to please buy tickets in advance. If the show should be canceled due to Covid (and its other names) Brown Paper Tickets will refund your money. If you’ve sent me check for tickets, I will refund your money.

2) We’re looking for someone that can help us add a virtual component to our concerts. If you can help please contact me.

3) Anyone out there know how to write grants and are willing to help us? Please contact me. We are non-profit.

Thank you for your continued support.



Cellar Stage™ Online: Seth Glier’s Holiday Spectacular

Seth Glier

Seth Glier

Saturday, December 19th

Just announced: Cellar Stage™ Online presents Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin
Christine Lavin

Tuesday, November 10th

Show time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour show)

Links to live stream:

Facebook does not allow you to schedule live videos that far in advance. So the above is just a link to Christine’s Facebook page.

Links to tip jar:

Venmo: (@Christine-Lavin-6)

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Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist /author /videographer who has been based in New York City since 1976. Her latest solo album, her 25th, ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE, includes 10 new songs and one re-worked song, “Ramblin’ Waltz,” a re-telling of her time in 1975 when she was one of the entourage drivers for the first week of the tour of the The Rolling Thunder Revue.

LATEST PROJECTS: Christine is co-MC of the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, online the first Sunday of every month from 7 PM – 10 PM. She started creating videos for her songs in 2011, and now creates them for other artists (including Michael Feinstein, Suzzy Roche, Noel Paul Stookey, Janis Ian, Judy Collins, Robyn Landis, John Margolis, Don White, Honor Finnegan, Craig Werth, Julie Gold, David Ippolito). This early video: ROSES FROM THE WRONG MAN won the weekly contest on WNET in NYC and was broadcast on Channel 13 in NYC.

She has produced ten compilations, JUST ONE ANGEL v2, being the latest, showcasing holiday songs of 19 songwriters whose work she loves. The food-themed compilation, ONE MEAT BALL, includes a 96-page cookbooklet that Christine edited — songs and recipes by Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, and many more, including a surprise appearance by Dame Edna. For four years she hosted “Slipped Disks” on xm satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and was occasion guest host for City Folk Sunday Supper on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications (The Washington Post, Huffington Post, St. Petersburg Times, Performing Songwriter, and Delta “Sky” Magazine). Her song AMOEBA HOP is a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), receiving the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a “Best Book Award” from The American Association for The Advancement of Science.

THE PLUTO FILES: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE PLANET (W.W. Norton) by Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, includes the complete lyrics to Christine’s song “Planet X,” which details Pluto’s history and planetary status debate in rhyme. Neil included Christine at his live concert event at The Beacon Theater in NYC, and that recording is on her 23rd album, SPAGHETTIFICATION.

AWARDS: In April 2019 Christine was inducted into the Rochester, NY Music Hall Of Fame. In September 2019 Christine spent a month at the artist retreat Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, working on songs and a theatrical project. Three of the songs while written there are included on her new album, ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE. She received a 2012 Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers in New York City. In November 2011 her book COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? won the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music. Christine has also won five ASCAP Composer Awards, The Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter Of The Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and her album Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind won Album Of The Year from the National Association Of Independent Record Distributors.Her book, COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? (Tell Me Press, New Haven) is available in paperback, kindle, and audio book formats, with the foreword written by actor/playwright/singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels. On A Winter’s Night, her first seasonal compilation project, (20 artists) became a four-artist national tour that first hit the road back in January 1991 and will be a five-artist tour hitting the road November 2019, including Christine, Cliff Eberhardt, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, and John Gorka — only to be abruptly sidelined by the pandemic.

Christine was the keynote speaker in November 2016 at the annual North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) in Stamford, CT, and that keynote address has become the basis for her next book, which will take up where COLD PIZZA left off. Because she has suffered some hearing loss — nothing debilitating yet — as part of her speech she invited noted New York otolaryngologist Joseph Montano to be part of her presentation. He set up and conducted 60 free hearing tests the next day. She was also keynote speaker at the Lifespan National Caregivers Conference in 2017 in Huntsvile, Alabama.

Over the past 10 years, Ms. Lavin was very involved with the care of her aging mother in Geneva, NY. She relocated there, while continuing her full time performing in 2010 – 2012, and then again in 2016, to help out with her care. She taught herself to make videos to help her mother remember daily events, having no short term memory. Soon she started making videos for her own music, and now videos for others. Her mother died in November 2018 at the age of 99, and her family cherishes those videos, which inadvertently spurred Ms. Lavin’s career on in an unexpected direction.

”A garrulous comic observer of contemporary manners” ~ NY Times.

”An enchanting stage performer” ~ Cosmopolitan.

”Lavin is the central force in the most visible segment of the contemporary folk music scene. Captivating.” ~ Billboard.

”Christine Lavin puts delightful melodies behind wry, witty and perceptive observations about life.” ~ NY Daily News.

”Lavin can write serious, sensitive songs with the best of them. But it?s her funny material that sticks in the mind.” ~ Providence Bulletin.

”She’s a folkZinger!” ~ Orlando Sentinel.

“A Christine Lavin concert is an experience you will remember with big smiles………” ~ Joyce Sica, Uptown Concerts.

Just announced: Common Chords – Robert Jones & Matt Watroba live stream

Robert Jones & Matt Watroba

Robert Jones & Matt Watroba

Friday, September 4th

Show time: 7:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time
Links to live stream:
Facebook (Mustard’s Retreat Page):
YouTube (David Tamulevich Page):
Tip jar:

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Anyone who has ever heard Robert Jones and Matt Watroba perform knows that they can keep an audience spellbound with their music and their wit.”

Ever since their first meeting, over twenty years ago, Robert Jones and Matt Watroba have been musical partners. Their relationship started when they hosted back-to-back radio shows on WDET-FM, Detroit. Later on they started performing together and in doing so discovered a friendship based on mutual respect and a love for traditional American music. Now Matt and Robert literally travel the nation extolling the virtues of “Music That Matters.”

For Matt and Robert, American Roots Music (Folk, Blues, Spirituals, Work Songs, Chants, etc.) is music that matters. This is the music that America and the world have in common. It is music that reflects history, social change, migration, hopes and dreams. It is music that is rich and diverse, direct and powerful.

“This show delivers a wonderful and powerful message of love, friendship, tolerance: where we have been, where we are, and hopefully where we can go. It is a walk through the roots and history of American music that not only educates, but entertains. Robert and Matt are consummate professionals, and always a joy to work with. Children and teachers love this interactive show, and the evaluations I get are enthusiastic endorsements and requests to present it again.” ~ Jennifer Tobin, Arts Coordinator, Village Theater of Canton.

Just announced: Kipyn Martin online concert

Kipyn Martin

Kipyn Martin

Saturday, August 15th

Show time: 8:00 PM

Kipyn Martin, an Indie Folk artist with roots in the banks of the Shenandoah River. Performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts, from New England to Texas. Kipyn won Gold Awards for Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the Washington Area Music Association’s WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year. Kipyn has continued to perform her own “Quarantine Sessions” from her home in MD since the shutdown due to Covid 19. She will bring new songs and familiar favorites to the live stream show.

Go to her Facebook page to view the show:

Pay as you can by donation to her Paypal and Venmo:
Venmo: @kipynmartin

Just announced: Mustard’s Retreat at Cellar Stage™ Online!

Mustard's Retreat

Mustard’s Retreat

Sunday, July 26th

Show time: 5:00 PM

On Sunday, July 26, Uptown Concerts is pleased to announce that we will be presenting the well loved duo Mustard’s Retreat (David Tamulevich & Libby Glover) in a virtual concert. The concert will begin at 5 PM Eastern time. It will be presented on Zoom, though it may also be streamed to Facebook Live and Youtube live: more details to follow.

Mustard’s Retreat has performed for Uptown Concerts for many, many years, and have always been a hit and a favorite. They define themselves and their show as Defiantly Hopeful, and believe that this defines their music, attitude and our community. They sing with exquisite harmonies, uplifting original songs and stories and some old favorites. Come be part of something very special!

The concert is free so that anyone can attend, because that is the most important thing: the root of this is community, not commerce… and sharing a moment together. There will be a Tip Jar, and if you are able, and are moved to do so, you can donate whatever amount of $ you can. The proceeds will be split between the Mustard’s Retreat and Uptown Concerts to help them through these unprecedented times.

To sign up for the concert write to:
and he will get you on the list.

For more info… simply write… or you can go to the following sites:

Here is the Youtube Link:

Facebook Link:

Mustard’s Retreat has been delighting audiences by telling stories for 40 years- they are witty, insightful, fun, and profound, as well as accomplished songwriters and musician (guitars, dulcimer, electric bass, mandolin, harmonica, pennywhistle). In addition to being raconteurs and storytellers, they will give you things to laugh about for days to come and remember for years. Tales of stupid frogs, wandering cadavers, haunted bridges and techo-nerds, memories of small towns and high school, first loves and last… and places we’ve been or maybe just dreamed of.

All June 2020 shows at Baldwin’s Station have been postponed

All the June 2020 shows at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville have been postponed as a precaution related to the coronavirus. We do not have rescheduled dates at this time.

June 4: Robin Bullock
June 17 & 18: Dan Navarro
June 25: The Trials of Cato

Please check for news of rescheduled shows and signup on our email list and/or enter your email address to follow the website for advance news of new events. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you at future events.

Please be safe!

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Tom Chapin at Cellar Stage™ Timonium 6/12/2020 has been postponed

Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin at Cellar Stage™ Timonium has been postponed as a precaution related to the coronavirus. We do not have a rescheduled date at this time.

Please check for news of rescheduled shows and signup on our email list and/or enter your email address to follow the website for advance news of new events. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you at future events.

Please be safe!

Baldwin’s Station is open for carry-out

The music may be on hiatus but Baldwin’s Station’s kitchen is still open for carry-out. Check their Facebook page for the menu.

All Baldwin’s Station shows in March, April and May 2020 have been POSTPONED

All shows at Baldwin’s Station through May have been postponed. Here are new dates for some of the shows. Some shows have not been rescheduled yet, please sign up to our email list and/or Follow this website for news of new dates.

Gerry Timlin
March 26 -> August 6

Amy Speace
April 2 -> December 3

Dan Navarro
Wed April 15 -> June 17
Thurs April 16 -> June 18

Tannahill Weavers
April 23 -> TBA

Anne Hills & Claudia Schmidt
May 7 -> TBA

Eastman String Band
May 14 -> TBA

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