UpStage brings performers and audiences literally onto the Phillips Center Main Stage. Attendees enter through the Phillips Center lobby, walk through the theatre and directly onto the stage, which has been transformed into a jazz club atmosphere complete with tables, chairs, and a cash bar.
Each UpStage artist performs two sets, one at 7:00 p.m. and a second at 9:00 p.m. At the early seating, hors-d’oeuvres are included in the ticket price, while the later seating includes desserts. The venue seats between 180-200 per set, depending on the size of the band. Every seat provides a great view of the performance.