The 6th Annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival was off-the-charts amazing! Thanks so much to our stalwart festival volunteers and sponsors, the cavalcade of amazing artists, and – most of all – to all of you who came to the festival and participated in this year’s many events. It wouldn’t happen without you!
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.