Many, many thanks to the City of Urbana for signing on as primary sponsor of the 2014 CU Folk and Roots Festival! We are tremendously excited about this new partnership and very grateful to the City for investing in the future of the festival.
The bookings for 2014 are coming in fast and furious. These, and more on the way ….
Dom Flemons, The Tillers, Reverend Robert C. Jones, Jr., Old Salt Union, Mother Banjo, Frank Fairfield, Anne Feeney, the Cajun Strangers, Pop Wagner, Bucky Halker, Maja Kjaer Jacobsen and David Boulanger, Woody Pines, and – back by popular demand – Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and Billy Strings and Don Julin!
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.