Community Calendar

Jan
2
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 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 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!

Jan
3
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 3 @ 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.

Jan
4
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jan 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Sassafras Stomp House Concert
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Maine based, high-energy folk duo Sassafras Stomp performs at a house concert on Thursday January 4th in Champaign IL. Fiddler Johanna Davis and guitarist Adam Nordell showcase an array of original and traditional songs and fiddle tunes in support of their new album, Walk These Fields. The duo hits the stage with fiddle bow flying and boots stomping, at 7 pm at Anne Robin’s House in Champaign. Doors open at 6:30.

Nordell and Davis cultivate a hybrid lifestyle as the owner/managers of a small, diversified organic farm in Unity, ME, and as touring musicians in the wintertime. The duo grows vegetables and grains on thirteen acres of south facing field at Songbird Farm and travels coast-to-coast, performing high-octane, place-based folk music on guitar, banjo and fiddle. Drawing imagery from the rolling hills of Maine farm country and the Montana mountains, Nordell writes lyrics etched with a clear sense of place and steeped in folk music tradition.

Jan
5
Fri
2018
Jan Jam 2018 Contra Dance Weekend!!! @ Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Jan Jam 2018 is Coming!! First weekend of 2018 with a Sunday Dance for the first time ever!! Sassafras Stomp will be joining us from Maine to bring their sweet sounds to Chambana for the first time ever! Mean Lids and Big Bluestem will also be featured bands! The Callers on Friday Night will be our own Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier.
Jo Mortland of Chicago will be our featured caller calling all the dances on Saturday!
We will also have exciting workshops all of Saturday!!

Friday (Illini Union)
8-10: Sassafras Stomp w/ Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier
10:15-11:30: Mean Lids w/ Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier

Saturday (Illini Union except for potluck and after-party)
10- 4:30 workshops
1:30-4:30: Big Bluestem w/ Jo Mortland
5:30-7: Potluck at Channing-Murray (1209 W. Oregon, Urbana)
7-8:45: Mean Lids w/ Jo Mortland
9-11: Sassafras Stomp w/ Jo Mortland
11-2 After-party at Channing-Murray w/ Food/Drink
Dancing w/ Community band and Open Calling

Sunday (Channing Murray)
10-11: Brunch
11-12: Waltzing w/ Mean Lids
12-1:30 Contra Dance w/ Mean Lids

Early Registration before December 19: $55 Regular, $50 Students
After December 19 and walk in: $60 Regular, $55 Students

Housing Contact Mark Jaeger 217-344-1739 before December 19
Also a special group rate is available at the Illini Union Hotel if you want to stay at the venue!

Scholarships: email lewart3@gmail.com

Food and Drink: Illini Union has a restrictive food policy, So we will only have food at the Channing Murray Foundation after-party on Saturday and Brunch on Sunday Morning. Please bring water bottle and snacks!

Parking: Recommended parking for the Illini Union is the Parking Structure C-7 812 S. 5th St. Champaign. If you park on the Street read the parking meter carefully! Free Parking is provided for those staying at the Illini Union Hotel!

Jan
6
Sat
2018
Jan Jam 2018 Contra Dance Weekend!!! @ Illini Union and Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Jan 7 @ 2:00 am

Jan Jam 2018 is Coming!! First weekend of 2018 with a Sunday Dance for the first time ever!! Sassafras Stomp will be joining us from Maine to bring their sweet sounds to Chambana for the first time ever! Mean Lids and Big Bluestem will also be featured bands! The Callers on Friday Night will be our own Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier.
Jo Mortland of Chicago will be our featured caller calling all the dances on Saturday!
We will also have exciting workshops all of Saturday!!

Friday (Illini Union)
8-10: Sassafras Stomp w/ Scot Meyer and Jonathan Sivier
10:15-11:30: Mean Lids w/ Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier

Saturday (Illini Union except for potluck and after-party)
10- 4:30 workshops
1:30-4:30: Big Bluestem w/ Jo Mortland
5:30-7: Potluck at Channing-Murray (1209 W. Oregon, Urbana)
7-8:45: Mean Lids w/ Jo Mortland
9-11: Sassafras Stomp w/ Jo Mortland
11-2 After-party at Channing Murray w/ Food/Drink
Dancing w/ Community band and Open Calling

Sunday (Channing-Murray)
10-11: Brunch
11-12: Waltzing w/ Mean Lids
12-1:30 Contra Dance w/ Mean Lids

Early Registration before December 19: $55 Regular, $50 Students
After December 19 and walk in: $60 Regular, $55 Students

Housing Contact Mark Jaeger 217-344-1739 before December 19
Also a special group rate is available at the Illini Union Hotel if you want to stay at the venue!

Scholarships: email lewart3@gmail.com

Food and Drink: Illini Union has a restrictive food policy, So we will only have food at the Channing Murray Foundation after-party on Saturday and Brunch on Sunday Morning. Please bring water bottle and snacks!

Parking: Recommended parking for the Illini Union is the Parking Structure C-7 812 S. 5th St. Champaign. If you park on the Street read the parking meter carefully! Free Parking is provided for those staying at the Illini Union Hotel!

Jan
7
Sun
2018
Jan Jam 2018 Contra Dance Weekend!!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Jan Jam 2018 is Coming!! First weekend of 2018 with a Sunday Dance for the first time ever!! Sassafras Stomp will be joining us from Maine to bring their sweet sounds to Chambana for the first time ever! Mean Lids and Big Bluestem will also be featured bands! The Callers on Friday Night will be our own Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier.
Jo Mortland of Chicago will be our featured caller calling all the dances on Saturday!
We will also have exciting workshops all of Saturday!!

Friday (Illini Union)
8-10: Sassafras Stomp w/ Scot Meyer and Jonathan Sivier
10:15-11:30: Mean Lids w/ Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier

Saturday (Illini Union except for potluck and after-party)
10- 4:30 workshops
1:30-4:30: Big Bluestem w/ Jo Mortland
5:30-7: Potluck at Channing-Murray (1209 W. Oregon, Urbana)
7-8:45: Mean Lids w/ Jo Mortland
9-11: Sassafras Stomp w/ Jo Mortland
11-2 After-party at Channing-Murray w/ Food/Drink
Dancing w/ Community band and Open Calling

Sunday (Channing-Murray)
10-11: Brunch
11-12: Waltzing w/ Mean Lids
12-1:30 Contra Dance w/ Mean Lids

Early Registration before December 19: $55 Regular, $50 Students
After December 19 and walk in: $60 Regular, $55 Students

Housing Contact Mark Jaeger 217-344-1739 before December 19
Also a special group rate is available at the Illini Union Hotel if you want to stay at the venue!

Scholarships: email lewart3@gmail.com

Food and Drink: Illini Union has a restrictive food policy, So we will only have food at the Channing Murray Foundation after-party on Saturday and Brunch on Sunday Morning. Please bring water bottle and snacks!

Parking: Recommended parking for the Illini Union is the Parking Structure C-7 812 S. 5th St. Champaign. If you park on the Street read the parking meter carefully! Free Parking is provided for those staying at the Illini Union Hotel!

Jan
8
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 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 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.

Jan
9
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
10
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 10 @ 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.

Jan
11
Thu
2018
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

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

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome,
regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class
at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow,
interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please bring a separate
pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help
protect the floor.
Jan
15
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 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 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.

Jan
16
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 16 @ 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.