10th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival, URBANA, IL: October 18-20, 2018

Miss TessThank you, folk and roots music fans, for bringing your spirit and and enthusiasm to our 9th annual festival!  We broke all attendance records with this one and are looking forward to our 10th annual festival in 2018. Want to get involved in making the magic happen? Please shoot us an email at volunteering@folkandroots.org. Your all-volunteer community festival needs you!

Check out some of the wonderful photos of the 2017 festival taken by our friends at Supernova Photography!


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.

Stay tuned to this site and to our Facebook page for news of year-round festival 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.