FUNDRAISER: The Uptones’ First Album!

As you might know, The Uptones recently announced that we’re recording our very first studio album!  This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and we finally have all the resources at our disposal to make this a possibility.  There is just one thing missing… the support of YOU, our dearest fans!  We’ve launched a fundraising campaign to make our dream a reality, and we’re asking for your support to make this happen!
How can you help?  Just go to:
and make a donation!
Based on the level of your contribution, you may even receive an extra perk from the group, ranging from a digital download of the album, all the way up to your very own private performance (in the Chicagoland area)!  While you’re there, you can also check out some of our own favorite pictures and videos from the group’s seven-year history together.
As a group, we get such a rush singing for the awesome fans that come out and support us at each and every show.  Please join us in our quest to share our talents with you in the biggest way possible – through the creation of our very first album!
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CONCERT: S’More from The Uptones

The Uptones take you on a musical journey during their biannual concert using only their voices: no instruments are allowed! As autumn sets in and the once-warm summer air turns into the cool, crisp breezes of fall, come warm up and get campfire cozy with Chicago’s premiere a cappella group! If you are hoping for a rousing rendition of “Kumbaya,” don’t hold your breath, but if you’d like to hear cover songs from popular artists such as Adele, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, and Shawn Mendes, you’ve picked the right camping grounds. From pop to country, from flashback songs to futuristic sounds, we welcome you to pitch your tent as we blow our pitch pipe. An fun evening of a cappella awaits!


Friday, September 30 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway
$10 (tickets available, seating is limited)
Parking: Metered street parking nearby

Be sure to RSVP on Facebook!

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The Uptones present “Game of Tones: Winter Is Coming”

Winter is coming (is here?), and your favorite Chicago a cappella group is back with a full slate of brand-new songs in a brand-new venue: Lakeview’s Second Unitarian Church of Chicago. It’s still BYOB, so feel free to bring some beverages (beer and wine only). $5 suggested donation.

December 12 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30)
Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry Ave.
BYOB (beer and wine only)
$5 suggested donation
Parking: Metered street parking, reasonably priced parking at Illinois Masonic parking garage.

Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event!

The Uptones Go Glamping

That’s right, friends. The Uptones have gone camping together. We actually left our heated, comfortable, functional, lovely homes in Chicago to travel together in the wild. We’re talking straight out of a Bill Bryson novel. Wood fires, no showers, hiking miles for food supplies, fishing, BEARS.

JUST KIDDING. There were no bears. Except for on the occasional garment. Also we might have stayed in a condo. On the beach. Still counts, right?? Just look at that view.


After a great deal of patio-singing (hey, Jim, whatchu doin there?)…

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…and ice-cream eating (don’t worry only AFTER the singing)…

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..and un-pictured Whitney-belting, Pitch-Perfect-watching, yoga, and horizontal running…

we feel pretty ready for an awesome new season. We might even actually all like each other. Camping (let’s be honest) Glamping success!


The Uptones present: BYO Gin + Tonics

For the first time ever, you can see and hear the Uptones in a real, sit-down theater! We’re happy to return to Studio Be for a full-length concert. The change in venue does mean we have to do things a little differently, and this time around we’d like to suggest a $5 donation to help us cover the cost of the space. 

Good news! The venue is BYOB, so bring your friends and your gin and tonic, or your beer, or your mint julep – it is Derby season, after all – and take in Chicago’s very own a cappella group like you’ve never heard them before.

Set yourself a reminder: RSVP to the Facebook event.

The Uptones present: BYO Gin + Tonics

Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

Studio Be
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657