Community Calendar

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Dulcimer jam 7:00 pm
Dulcimer jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Informal gathering of mountain dulcimer players, meets first and third Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective 7:00 pm
The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective @ Clark Bar
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Started in the Spring of 2011 by Jeff Arrigo and Christopher Todd Durnil, the Champaign-Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective originally met at the UC-IMC on Wednesday nights. We have now moved the location to the Clark Bar and meet on the first … Continue reading
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin 8:00 pm
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin @ Piper's Hut
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin @ Piper’s Hut
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
Feb 3 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Backdoor Cajuns with Rob Krumm, Dennis Stroughmatt and friends 8:00 pm
Backdoor Cajuns with Rob Krumm, Dennis Stroughmatt and friends @ The Iron Post
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Backdoor Cajuns will be be playing traditional Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music, to help celebrate the Mardi Gras season.  Dennis Stroughmatt on accordion and fiddle, Rob Krumm on guitar, Doug Hawf on guitar and fiddle.
Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gail Hintze & The Young and the Fretless
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Japan Twang! 1:30 pm
Japan Twang! @ Japan House
Feb 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
JAPAN TWANG! 300 Years of Tsugaru-jamisen in 90 Minutes Enjoy an entertaining and educational concert with shamisen virtuoso Sato Michiyoshi on his first US tour! Sato is an award-winning performer of Tsugaru-jamisen, a dynamic style of music played with a … Continue reading
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Open “trad” sing 7:00 pm
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of folks who like to share in singing traditional folk songs. Instruments welcome (but not required). Meets the second and fifth Mondays, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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56th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival 8:00 pm
56th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ University of Chicago
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 11:00 pm
56 Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival
Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Got Your Back Stringband
Dana Sipos 8:00 pm
Dana Sipos @ The Iron Post
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dana Sipos is a nomadic Canadian folkist who weaves fragments of stories, myths and dreams into songs that map heart and country and the spaces between. Spending her formative years in the Canadian subarctic city of Yellowknife, Dana Sipos’ songwriting is infused with a sense … Continue reading
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The Four Directions of Storytelling, workshop with Fred Shaw 9:00 am
The Four Directions of Storytelling, workshop with Fred Shaw @ Spurlock Museum
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Winter Tales, Storytelling Concert with Fred Shaw 2:00 pm
Winter Tales, Storytelling Concert with Fred Shaw @ Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for one of the Museum’s most popular annual events, a concert of American Indian tales, told during the winter months, the traditional time of telling. Winter Tales concerts are sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin.
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Dulcimer jam 7:00 pm
Dulcimer jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Informal gathering of mountain dulcimer players, meets first and third Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anne Huber w/Billy Mathews and The Old-Time Players
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English Country Dancing 2:00 pm
English Country Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding a dance with live music provided by local musicians.  Dancers of all ages are welcome.  All dances will be taught.  Partners, costumes and experience are not required, however we ask that … Continue reading
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam 2:00 pm
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam @ Lions Building
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A monthly jam session for people interested in old time fiddle music. The Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-for-profit organization. Formed in 1966, the association is dedicated to reviving and furthering old time fiddle music, to the preserving … Continue reading
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Open Chantey Sing 6:30 pm
Open Chantey Sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An open sing for chanteys (work songs), forebitters (recreational songs), traditional or modern songs of or about the sea, lakes, rivers, or water—if you can justify it, sing it.  Lead a song or just sing along. Located in the Lincoln Square … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Open “trad” sing 7:00 pm
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of folks who like to share in singing traditional folk songs. Instruments welcome (but not required). Meets the second and fifth Mondays, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading