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Blame Not the Bard

March 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm



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).


Blame Not the Bard was formed in 2015. Since then, they have played hundreds of shows, lighting up the stages in intimate lounges and major festivals including main stage appearances at the Iowa Irish Fest in Waterloo, IA. Boasting multiple media appearances, including a 2021 feature in Little Village Magazine, an artist feature on KDEC 100.5 and numerous appearances on the award-winning Irish and Celtic Music Podcast with tunes from their debut album, Soundcheck, and a 2022 full-length Greetings from Iowa PBS special, Blame Not the Bard is sharing their songs and stories nationwide.



March 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Mount Vernon First Street Community Center


The Uptown Theatre, First Street Community Center
The Uptown Theatre, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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