2017 Festival Volunteer & Sponsor Appreciation Party

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Pizza M

Did you volunteer for the 2017 festival or support the festival with your contributions? Please join us for an appreciation party to celebrate everyone’s collective efforts in making the festival a great event.

In appreciation of your efforts to support the Festival, we invite you to join us for free pizza, salad, and a drink. As with last year’s event, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of the C-U Folk and Roots Festival. We’ll also use the opportunity to honor selected Gold Star Sponsors and Volunteers.

Thursday, March 1 at 6 PM – 8 PM
@Pizza-M, 208 W Main St, Urbana.

At this year’s event we want to focus solely on celebration and community. No sign up sheets or “Asks” involved–seriously. Come join us, let us thank you for your help with last year’s festival, and have a good time.

The 2018 Festival– number 10!–is already off to a good start with many new folks joining our effort and settling into productive, important roles.

C-U Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend

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Filisko and Noden. Photo Credit: Paul Natkin

The official C-U Folk & Roots Festival is not until October…But don’t worry! Friday and Saturday, February 23rd and 24th we’ll be having a six act mini-fest at The Iron Post.

Friday, February 23rd
Happy Hour
5pm – Backyard BBQ Band. Blues and…
Main Event
8pm – Sharp Dirt. The debut performance from a locally grown Urbana group. Skiffle, Bluesey.
9:30 – Joe Filisko and Eric Noden. Acoustic Blues duo from Chicago.

Saturday, February 24th
Happy Hour
6pm – Community Center for the Arts band and ensemble performances from members of Olde Music Baroque & Renaissance Ensemble, and the Bow-Dacious String Band
Main Event
9pm – Hobnob String Band Bluegrass, newgrass, groovegrass…
10:30 – Kilborn Alley Blues Band Chicago Blues from Urbana!

$5 each for the Happy Hour shows
$10 each for the Main Event shows
$20 for ALL shows, the whole weekend