8th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival, URBANA, IL: November 3-5, 2016

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO OUR SCHEDULE PAGE for a copy of the preliminary schedule!! Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

NEW THIS YEAR: Festival Central will be located at the Community Center for the Arts (C4A), 103 N. Race St. in Urbana. Festival Center is where you’ll find wristband and t-shirt sales, festival brochures with schedules, and artist merchandise. Volunteers and performers will also check in at C4A. For details about these locations and about other festival doings, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page and our Venue page. Map coming soon!

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 understand that rooms are still available and reasonably priced within a 20-minute drive of Champaign-Urbana.

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.