Welcome to CU Folk & Roots!
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.
Watch our volunteer page to sign up to help with the 2023 festival – you can get a free wristband for four hours of volunteering! Remember to also sign up for one of the volunteer orientation sessions.
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