Hello and thank you for your interest in playing at an Uptown Concerts presentation. Uptown Concerts is not a venue, we run concert series featuring folk, Celtic, acoustic singer/songwriters of note, in the folk style, traditional and some world music. We book national, international and local artists that perform in the styles named above.

The Cellar Stage™ series has been running for over 30 years it has been housed in various venues. We currently have two venues, a church in Timonium, MD and a synagogue in Fulton, MD (near Columbia, MD). Shows are usually once a month on Thursdays and Fridays. Seating capacity is 150 at the church and 350 at the synagogue. You also need to be a well established artist to be considered as the main act for a show. However, we will present openers at some of the shows. Currently we are closed for July and August.

I am not familiar with your/their music and an online video or song does not give me any idea of what you and your music are about. If you feel your music fits our format then to be considered for a spot with Uptown Concerts please submit a professionally recorded CD (no demos) to Uptown Concerts Inc., PO Box 1053, Randallstown, MD 21133. While we do local publicity, it is the artist that must have a following in the area that they can access and help in bringing an audience into the venues.

I expect artists to have an active mailing list they attend to regularly and a proper web site with bio, promo photo, video, and song where a patron can hear you and that notifies your audience of your upcoming performance(s) and info on how to get tickets to said performance(s).

We require artists contracted with us to not play within 60 miles distance for three months before or after an Uptown Concerts event.


  • We do not present religious music.
  • Please send only one CD per artist or group and no videos.
  • Please send a stamped self-addressed envelope for return.

I’m sad to say, neither the Bluegrass or Blues audiences support our shows or venues.




PS: The name The Cellar Stage™ is a trademark of Uptown Concerts Inc.