Community Calendar

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.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 26 @ 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
27
Fri
2017
Danny Schmidt House Concert
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Danny Schmidt (singer/songwriter from Austin, named to the Chicago Tribune’s 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, winner of the Kerrville New Folk Award, and prior invited performer at the CU Roots & Folk Festival) will be giving a house concert at 7:30 pm on Friday October 27. There will be limited seating. For reservations and more information please click on the email link above. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for seniors and students.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
English Country Dance Halloween Masqeurade Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

English Country Dance
Halloween Masquerade Ball
Costumes, of any sort, encouraged
Admission: $5 ($4 with a snack or dessert contribution)

Oct
30
Mon
2017
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 30 @ 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 30 @ 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
31
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 31 @ 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.

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Nov 1 @ 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.

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Ninth Annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day

Check our website for all the juicy details!

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Nov 2 @ 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.

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Independent Media Center
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contra Dance, with The Young and the Fretless and caller Dale Wilson – The Young and the Fretless play old-time mountain music on the prairie – a mix of Appalachian Mountain and Midwestern tunes and songs. Arrive half-an-hour early (7:30 pm) for a contra dance lesson!

Nov
6
Mon
2017
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance

On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE.

Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave share the teaching role.

Blues Social Dance: 7-9pm

Open to all ages. No cover. Drinks and food available from our host venue, Guido’s Bar & Grill.

Beginners welcome. No partner required. Come dance with us!

Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 6 @ 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.

Nov
7
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Nov 7 @ 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.

The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective @ Clark Bar
Nov 7 @ 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 Tuesday of the month, with special showcases the following Tuesdays. This is a great group and all of us have become fast friends – it’s open to all styles, all ages, we’re non-judgmental – we’re all just there for the love of music and sharing songs and ideas for songs with one another, and talking about the music scene. If you haven’t come out to the group yet, please be sure to mark the first Tuesday of the month on your calendar. It’s a great time, and I’m always looking for musicians who would love to play on Tuesdays!

Be sure to check the Facebook page for announcements of the second Tuesday special showcases!

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Nov 8 @ 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.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Nov 9 @ 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.

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Baba Yaga’s Stew (Chicago and Indianapolis)

Caller: Lauren Peckman (St. Louis)

Gender-Free!