The Uptown Getdown - August 15th, 2009

Three theatres featuring independent films, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, an art show, six musical acts, and Burrito Jonz, wine, beer, and refreshments from 2pm to 10pm Saturday, August 15th, 2009.

Why is this happening?

The Uptown Getdown was created to showcase the Uptown Utica District, the New Uptown Theatre, local artists and musicians, show classic movies, give you access to independent films from Albany to Utica, and bring in a tasty food vendor all in one location on the same day. You show up to the Uptown Getdown and you have everything you need to have a perfect afternoon.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at Big Apple Music, The Uptown Theatre, and Valley Music Supply. Tickets are $20.00. Get them now...the day of the event tickets will be $25.00 at the door. E-mail for more information.

What do I do after 10:00?

Not only is the Uptown Theatre going to house 8 hours of non-stop multifaceted entertainment in one location but when the Uptown Getdown ends you don't have to drive, walk, or take a bus anywhere. Cafe Domenico, The Green Onion Pub (great new place - look for it in July), the Hadley, and the Balkan are all on the same block. Buy a ticket to the Uptown Getdown and experience Uptown Utica like never before.

The Schedule

Theatre 1
2:00Stage Music Big Band
3:45Feature Film - Caddy Shack
5:30Big Krush
6:45Indie Films and Shorts
8:00The Band Charlie, feat. Copenhagen Slim
Theatre 2
2:00Indie Films and Shorts
3:00Devin Garramone Band
4:35Indie Films and Shorts
5:15Ryan Blakeman Band
7:15Dave Snediker
8:30Feature Film - Ghostbusters
Theatre 3

Art Show by Anita Domenico, Mary Fragapane, and Victor Lenuzza.

Films all day from Upstate Independents.

See artists page for more information.

till 10:00
The Lobby

Tasty food from Burrito Jonz, along with beverages and other theatre snacks including wine, beer, soda, water, popcorn, and candy will be in the lobby all day. Scrumptious!

The Talent

Stage Music Big Band

Click here for more awesome videos. Stage Music Big Band

Big Krush

Big Krush on Myspace

The Band Charlie

TBC on Myspace

Dave Snediker

Sned on Myspace

Ryan Blakeman Band

Ryan Blakeman on Myspace

Devin Garramone Band

Devin on

The Art Show

Collective works from Anita Domenico, Mary Fragapane, and Victor Lenuzza. The Uptown Getdown will be showing 20+ pieces of art from a range of artists.

Mary's work can be viewed at That is a pure taste of the type of work that will be shown. Keep posted for even more information.

Upstate Independents

Check out Upstate Independents, immediately! The current film list includes "Boxed In" directed by Joy E. Reed, "Us Two" directed by Larry Basch, "Breaking Up" and "Chasing Fate" directed by Jeff Burns, "Good and Clean" directed by Kevin Dobies, and "Distractions" directed by Michalina Almindo.

The last film mentioned is a special feature. Kevin Craig West, the President of Upstate Independents, plays the lead role in and wrote the film "Distractions." If your learning about Upstate Independents for the first time I strongly recommend you check out the website.

For more information regarding films and film entry please email Chriss Vincelette at

The Uptown Getdown Sponsors

Who are the sponsors? Whoever buys a ticket is a sponsor of the Uptown Getdown. The event is compensating all the entertainment accordingly. The American Federation of Musicians Utica Local 51,, was involved in selecting all of the talent. That means everything will be worth checking out whether you are interested in art, film, or music.

Who does this benefit?

Whoever buys a ticket. The Uptown Getdown's sole purpose is to show people a good time.