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, heavy hors-d’oeuvres are included in the ticket price, while the later seating includes light desserts. The venue seats between 180-200 per set, depending on the size of the band. Tickets to UpStage performances are general admission, and every seat provides a great view of the performance.