Community Calendar

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Soldier’s Grove, WI)

Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL)

Oct
9
Mon
2017
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 9 @ 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 9 @ 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
10
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 10 @ 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.

Oct
11
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 11 @ 8:00 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.

Oct
12
Thu
2017
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 12 @ 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.

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam @ Lions Building
Oct 15 @ 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 of the old time tunes and fiddling techniques, and to the passing on of this traditional form of entertainment to the younger generation. Anyone who agrees with the purposes of the association can become a member of this association.

The Old Time Fiddle Association also sponsors a yearly fiddle contest, which is scheduled for Sunday October 21st in 2012.

Please check with contact for confirmation of time and place.

Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each evening will begin with a half hour beginner-level class. More advanced teaching will follow, interspersed with lots of open dance time.

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SLOW JAM, first and third Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Lincoln Square hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop. Traditional, folk, country songs in a beginner-friendly setting. For all acoustic stringed instruments and/or voices. Singalong, play-along format.

Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 16 @ 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
17
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
18
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 18 @ 8:00 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.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Urbana Barn Dance! @ Anderson's Barn
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Community Band
Open Mic Calling
New Dancer Orientation @ 7:30 pm
Come out to Anderson’s barn to enjoy snacks, a bonfire and a night of music, dancing and general merriment!
Oct
21
Sat
2017
Kalyx Barn Dance! @ Kalyx Center for Sustainability
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Saturday, October 21, 5:00-Midnight
Kalyx Center, Monticello

Music by Cliff Harrison and Friends
Calling by Lauren Peckman from St. Louis
5:00 pm – Potluck
6:30 pm – New Dancer Orientation
7:00 pm – Dancing
9:00 pm – BIG Bonfire, Followed By More Dancing
11:00 pm – Even more dancing with open band and open calling
Directions to locations can be found at: www.urbana-contra.org/directions.html or call 352-4108.
Oct
23
Mon
2017
Open Chantey Sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 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
24
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 24 @ 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.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 25 @ 8:00 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.