Community Calendar

Sep
18
Mon
2017
Drops of Green @ Piper's Hut
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

Drops of Green are a band of four young Irish men hailing from Laois, Kilkenny and Waterford. Formed in early 2015, they are quickly building a fan base both home and abroad. Combining a vast of instrumentation with blissful four part harmonies, they cover all of your favourite Irish melodies within the shows set list. Bringing their own unique and modern style to all of these classic Irish ballads , along with a wealth of tradition , storytelling and passion , their show is a must see for Irish music fans young and old alike.

Dulcimer jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Sep 18 @ 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 @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 18 @ 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 be a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to come up to the stage and share their music and there may even be a few extra instruments lying around in case you forget to bring one. Sam Payne, Dustin Norder, and Black Coffee Fridays will all be standing by to make sure the music never stops, so the possibilities are endless and it’s sure to be a hell of a good time! Check out the Facebook page for updates.

Sep
19
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass 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 in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Psoy Korolenko and Daniel Kahn: The Unternationale: Dialectical Polyglot Klezmer Cabaret @ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Stage 5
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

“The Unternationale: Dialectical Polyglot Klezmer Cabaret” promises to be an amazing event! Psoy Korolenko is a polyglot performer who incorporates Russian, Yiddish, English, French, and other languages into his phenomenal performances. He also has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and tours and talks all over the world, often with Daniel Kahn. Kahn, a Detroit native who has relocated to Berlin, performs widely with the Painted Bird as well as with Korolenko. Kahn says: “I come from Detroit, a worker’s city. I love songwriters like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. And especially Yiddish labor songs. You can take a song written a hundred years ago and sing it about unemployment in the US today.  It still works. But while I love political songs, I’ve also translated and sung Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones in Yiddish. You could say I make a kind of Yiddish punk cabaret.” 

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Program in Jewish Culture and Society and the Krouse Family Visiting Scholars in Judaism and Western Culture.

Sep
20
Wed
2017
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
Sep 20 @ 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.

Sep
21
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Sep 21 @ 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Lee Roberts Birthday Contra Dance! @ VFW Post 5520
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

6:00 p.m.  Doors open

6:30 p.m.  Potluck dinner

8:00 p.m.  Contra Dance w/Deborah Hyland and Acoustic Mayhem

Regent EPOCA @ Regent Ballroom
Sep 23 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 1:00 am

Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere!
Regent Ballroom
9:30p-1a
Admission: $10/$8 Stu
DJ
Live music with Bandoneon Massacre!
Cash bar til 11 pm; $10 corking fee for BYOB
Suspended (floating) oakwood dance floor
Air conditioned
Dress to impress
Preceded by West Coast Swing dance (7:00 pm) — {WCS, Salsa, 2 Step, Bachata and more}
$10 for the whole evening.

Sep
24
Sun
2017
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreatino Center
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
25
Mon
2017
Open Chantey Sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Sep 25 @ 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 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 @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 25 @ 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 be a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to come up to the stage and share their music and there may even be a few extra instruments lying around in case you forget to bring one. Sam Payne, Dustin Norder, and Black Coffee Fridays will all be standing by to make sure the music never stops, so the possibilities are endless and it’s sure to be a hell of a good time! Check out the Facebook page for updates.

Sep
26
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass 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 in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
Sep 27 @ 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.

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Sep 28 @ 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Backyard Cajun Band @ The Iron Post
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun and Creole songs, with the real deal feel of Cajun country. Lively two steps, graceful waltzes and get-down Zydeco…bring your dance shoes and let’s have a party. Matt Turino on fiddle, Sam Payne on guitar, Randy Cordle on bass and Rob Krumm on accordion.

Oct
1
Sun
2017
Bill Wiese Tribute @ The Iron Post
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2:00-3:00 Grass Roots Revival
3:30-4:30 Big Bluestem
4:30-5:00 Eat (bring a side dish)
5:00-6:00 Bowdacious String Band
6:30-7:30 C4Arts Old Grass

Bluegrass & Brats

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Dulcimer jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 2 @ 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 @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 2 @ 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 be a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to come up to the stage and share their music and there may even be a few extra instruments lying around in case you forget to bring one. Sam Payne, Dustin Norder, and Black Coffee Fridays will all be standing by to make sure the music never stops, so the possibilities are endless and it’s sure to be a hell of a good time! Check out the Facebook page for updates.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass 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 in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.