WATCH OUR LATEST CONCERT: The Uptones Present: AcaVersary

Missed our Spring concert? No worries! We recorded it just for you. Sit back, grab a brew, and let’s give a toast to celebrate 5 fantastic years of making wonderful music all around Chicagoland.

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The Uptones present: AcaVersary

The Uptones are turning 5 years old and want to celebrate with you! Come out for a great Friday night filled with your favorite people, lots of fantastic new tunes, homemade snax, and boozing (BYOB beer and wine only).

DETAILS:
Friday, May 8 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 on Facebook!

The Uptones perform at Highlandpalooza

This season has been filled with a lot of fun, rewarding performances – not the least of which was at Highlandpalooza, a local fundraiser for schools in Skokie. We had a lot of fun showing a gym full of kids what a cappella music sounds like and teaching them how to beatbox!

After the concert, we took advantage of the good weather and had a mini photoshoot:

 

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As an added bonus, a gif entitled “How things got weird”:

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The Uptones perform for Big Brothers Big Sisters

We had an awesome time performing for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) at their session on March 7th! We not only got to perform for this great group of kids, but we were also able to show them how a cappella music is created and how to beatbox. Check out some pictures from the performance below.

Aaron teaches the kids (and their mentors) how to beatbox:

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BBBS enjoys a performance of Little Talks (opb Of Monsters and Men) with solos from Steve and Lena:

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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.

DETAILS:
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.

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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!

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