Community Calendar

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!

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 11 @ 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.

Regent EPOCA @ Regent Ballroom
Nov 11 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 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.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Nov 13 @ 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!

Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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
14
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Nov 14 @ 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
15
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Nov 15 @ 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
16
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Nov 16 @ 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
17
Fri
2017
David Greely – Cajun fiddler @ Community Center for the Arts
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Master fiddler, singer and songwriter David Greely will be performing a solo show at the Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana. An original member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David toured with this band for many years before embarking on a solo career. Over the years, David has been assembling a repertoire of uncommon Cajun music. He uses old and rare tunes, new companion pieces to old ones, and striking new melodies that meld Cajun roots with fiddle sounds he’s heard in his travels worldwide, and arranges them with novel instrumentation and rich harmonies. David’s solo shows are totally acoustic, intimate and engaging. There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Nov
19
Sun
2017
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam @ Lions Building
Nov 19 @ 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.