Community Calendar

Feb
2
Fri
2018
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Tim Macdonald & Jeremy Ward (Chicago)

Caller: Martha Tyner (Bloomington)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 3 @ 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.
Feb
5
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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.

Feb
6
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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!

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 7 @ 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.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 8 @ 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.

Feb
9
Fri
2018
58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ Mandel Hall
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm

The concert schedule is subject to change

Friday, February 9 at 8:00 PM

    • Mike Compton and Band
    • Dan Gellert (Solo)
    • Jarochicanos
    • The Western Elstons
    • Sheryl Cormier and Band
Feb
10
Sat
2018
58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ Ida Noyes Hall
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Daytime Workshops

58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ Mandel Hall
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM

    • Mary Lane and the Blues Band
    • Pauline Conneely and Jonathan Whitall
    • Dan Gellert Trio
    • Mike Compton and Band
    • Sheryl Cormier and Band
Feb
12
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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.

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 13 @ 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.

Backdoor Cajun Band @ The Iron Post
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Dana Sipos and Rebekah Songer @ The Iron Post
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Originally hailing from the industrial landscape of Hamilton, Ontario, Dana Sipos inhabited the far Canadian north – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – for many years before going nomad.  Her captivatingly nuanced songs continue to be infused with a wild wind and a haunting, slightly hypnotic surrealism, akin to the mysteries of the north.

Dana Sipos in videos on Vimeo

Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 14 @ 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.