12th Annual Folk and Roots Festival is a Wrap!

Thank you to everyone who watched, volunteered, and supported the first all-virtual festival. It was captured on YouTube, so if you missed it (or want to see your favorite parts again) just follow the links below.

Friday Evening | Saturday Afternoon | Saturday Evening

We hope to see you again next year, in person in the venues and streets of downtown Urbana. Until then, be well.


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.