Check out our first wave of festival performers: The Tillers, Reverend Robert C. Jones, Jr., Old Salt Union, Mother Banjo, Frank Fairfield, Anne Feeney, and – back by popular demand – Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards! Stay tuned – many more to come!
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.