The 8th annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival has come and gone and wow, wow, WOW, what an incredible time we all had. Deepest thanks to our volunteers, our sponsors, and all the participants for making it so amazing. Stay tuned to this site and to our Facebook page for news of upcoming festival organization happenings. And please hit us up on our Contact Us, Volunteer, and Sponsor pages to get more involved! At the least, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in performing at the 2017 festival, we’ll have an inquiry form posted sometime in the early part of the year.
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.