12th Annual Festival Goes Online October 23-24, 2020

With everyone’s health and safety in mind, the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival will be presented online this fall.

FEATURING Dom Flemons, Nikki D and the Sisters of Thunder, Hot Club of Cowtown, Kyshonna Armstrong, Jake Blount, and more.

CLICK ON THIS LINK to see our growing list of performers.

We will also be announcing online workshops and other festival activities soon.


Stay tuned to this site and to our Facebook page for news of year-round festival happenings.

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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.