Welcome to the C-U Folk and Roots Festival! Mark your calendars for the 9th (yes, 9th!) annual festival scheduled for November 2 – November 4, 2017. To make the festival happen, we need volunteers on board NOW to start the planning! Get in on the fun by shooting us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll fill you in on the many ways you can help out. This festival is a community festival because of you – your participation, your spirit, and, yes, your elbow grease. We look forward to hearing from you!
Stay tuned to this site and to our Facebook page for news of upcoming festival organization happenings. As always, you can reach us on our Contact Us, Volunteer, and Sponsor pages. And if you aren’t already signed up for our newsletter, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in performing at the 2017 festival, we’ll have a formal inquiry form posted soon.
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.