This year’s festival kick-off at Krannert Uncorked (Thursday, November 6th) features American songster and multi-instrumentalist, Dom Flemons, along with everyone’s favorite, Bones, Jugs, ‘N Harmony. Your ears and feet won’t know what hit them!
The 2014 downtown Urbana festival will be the best one yet. Check out some of this year’s fabulous bookings — Dom Flemons, The Tillers, Reverend Robert C. Jones, Jr., Old Salt Union, Mother Banjo, Frank Fairfield, Anne Feeney, the Cajun Strangers, Pop Wagner, Bucky Halker, Maja Kjaer Jacobsen and David Boulanger, Woody Pines, Volo Bogtrotters, Blue Mafia, Mama Edie Armstrong, and – back by popular demand – Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and Billy Strings and Don Julin!
The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival is an all-volunteer-run, grassroots festival that brings together national, regional and local artists and folk organizations for over 80 high-quality folk performances and participatory activities throughout downtown Urbana. The festival includes performances, dances, instructional sessions, jams, song-circles, family activities, storytelling, instrument-making and much, much more! The festival has a particular interest in evolving and unique forms of folk music and art, especially forms that break down barriers between audience and performers, while also providing the occasion to preserve local traditions and histories.