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World Cafe Live & Uptown! Partnership

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center and World Cafe Live are pleased to announce an entertainment partnership, bringing classic artists to West Chester, PA’s new theater. Following their remarkable first year, Uptown! caught the attention of World Cafe Live promoters as the ideal venue to serve up world class concerts to patrons west of Philadelphia and those who remember World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE.

World Cafe Live is an independent music venue in the University City District of Philadelphia, PA. WCL has been offering the best local, national and international artists on two stages to its loyal fans since 2004. In addition to over 500 shows annually, World Cafe Live offers great food and beverages, and hosts and caters over two hundred special events a year. In early 2017, they announced the World Cafe Live Presents initiative, bringing WCL concerts and events to other venues in and outside the region.

Uptown! is centrally located in Chester county, less than twenty miles from downtown Wilmington, but that was just the beginning of the attraction. It was Uptown!s inviting bar and state-of-the-art sound system that really sealed the deal for World Cafe Live. Music fans are quickly realizing that Uptown! is a special place for outstanding live performances.

Their first collaboration, Live at the Fillmore, is coming up February 23. Widely recognized as the definitive tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band, Live at the Fillmore recreates their music and style with unparalleled authenticity.

Tom Rush, live and in person, follows as the second World Cafe Live/Uptown! show. An American music icon, Tom Rush has had a profound impact on generations of artists such as James Taylor, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris and Joni Mitchell. Now celebrating his 52nd year on stage and in the studio, he is still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times.

Stay tuned for announcements of additional World Cafe Live at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center presentations in the future. Anticipated big turnouts for these initial concerts will ensure even more high profile World Cafe Live at Uptown! events in West Chester