Blame Not the Bard


Sunday, March 24 – 4 to 7pm at the Uptown Theatre

Blame Not the Bard is on a mission: to bring alive the songs and stories of Ireland. With a lineup including Mount Vernon High School alumna Nikki Philbrick (’06), Blame Not the Bard expertly blends captivating storytelling and historical knowledge with fiery instrumentals and musical prowess. Their high-energy show will get your hands clapping and feet tapping through an afternoon of down-to-earth entertainment you won’t soon forget!

Tickets: $15 at the door
Refreshments: Bring your own beverage to enjoy during the concert in the Uptown Theatre cup (purchase a cup for $5.00).


Home For The Holidays



Saturday, December 9 – 7:30pm
$25.00 per ticket

Word on the street is that tickets are close to being gone! Call Mike Smith at (319) 361-8193 to reserve your tickets asap if you’re planning to be there.

Pay at the door – cash or check only! We’re kickin it old school so dig out that checkbook or stop by the ATM.


Magical Night 2023



Magical Night returns on Thursday, November 30, 2023
A wide range of events will occur along Mount Vernon’s Historic First Street.  The following events will be taking place at the First Street Community Center:

5:00 – 8:00pm
Hot Cocoa will be served by volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints inside the First Street Community Center in the lobby on the main floor.

5:00 – 8:00pm
Jackee Austerman Photography Studio will be offering “Fun Christmas Photos” inside the First Street Community Center for families throughout the evening.

5:00 – 5:30pm
The annual lighting of the First Street Community Center building. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as Santa pulls the BIG Switch to light up the building. Music teacher Sophie Walker from the elementary school will lead local children in song as part of the ceremony.

6:00 – 6:45pm
Elliott McNulty takes on the character of “Elfiott” to share music in the Uptown Theatre as a fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Elementary School Library.

6:45 – 7:15pm
Holiday Magic from Dance Arts Iowa at the Uptown Theater. Also, tickets will be sold onsite throughout the evening for Dance Arts Iowa’s full production of “The Nutcracker,” which will take place Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Community School District Performing Art Center.


Eddie Piccard Quartet and The Busch Brothers



Saturday, October 28, 2023 @ 7pm

Tickets: $20 – Contact Mike Smith at (319) 361-8193 for tickets – may also be purchased at the door.

Don’t forget your Uptown Theatre cup or purchase one at the concert in order to drink your favorite beverage during the concert- BYOB or free lemonade and,
of course, popcorn!