CLICK ON THIS LINK to see our growing list of performers – time to get excited!
Coming from out of town? Please note that this is a U of I Football game and special event weekend and hotels may be close to capacity. We have arranged special rates ($159/night) for festival attendees at Baymont Inn and Suites, but PLEASE CALL (217-356-8900) as soon as possible as availability is limited. Tell them you are coming for the C-U Folk and Roots Festival.
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.