On May 9th the C-U Folk and Roots Festival presented our spring fundraising event, “A Tribute to John Prine.” Streamed live from the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana, Illinois the event featured local musicians along with very special guest Chicago Farmer. If you missed it, you can still catch the recording on our Facebook page.
You can enjoy watching and listening to the concert for free but we encourage you to make a donation to support this year’s Festival, currently scheduled the weekend of October 22-24.
- John Coppess and Suzanne Warner
- Mike and Olivia Tasch
- So Long June (Emily McKown & Jacob Croeggart)
- Dustin Norder
- Chicago Farmer
- Rob Krumm & Guests
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Stay tuned to this site and to our Facebook page for news of year-round festival happenings.
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.