What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a little old-timey village klezmer music at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana! Plenty of space on the dance floor, great drink selection, and free popcorn. Music lovers under age 21 welcome with their responsible adult.
$5.00 cover (kids under 12 free)
106 N. Race St., right across the street from the Courier Cafe.
- Tom Turino – Cajun accordion et Cajun fiddle
- Shannon Arnold – ‘Tit-fer
- Matt Turino – Fiddle et frottoir
- Samuel Payne – Guitar
- JB Faires – Bass
“The dance floor will be open.”
After a long layoff, the Backdoor Cajun Band will be gathering to play
some music this coming Sunday, June 9 at The Iron Post in downtown Urbana.
We’ll start at about 7:00PM and play two sets of traditional Cajun and
Creole music – waltzes, two-steps, and some get-down zydeco.
This band plays occasionally (or Aux-Cajun-ally) but we always have fun
when we get together. This will be Matt Turino on fiddle, Randy Cordle
on bass and mandolin, Sam Payne on guitar, Rob Krumm on accordion and
Dave Pride on percussion.
Join the Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun music including graceful waltzes, lively two-steps and get-down Zydeco. This local band features:
- Matt Turino on fiddle
- Randy Cordle on bass
- Rob Krumm on accordion
- Sam Payne on guitar
- Dave Pride on percussion
Come on out, dance, and pass a good time.
Sure to be a foot stompin’ good time, the Cornstalker Cajun Band aims to make you dance. The Cornstalkers are Matt Turino on fiddle, Tom Turino on accordion, Shannon Arnold on guitar, and JB Faires on bass. Some members of the band have been playing Cajun and zydeco music from southwest Louisiana together for some twenty years.
Veretski Pass is one of the most highly regarded bands playing in today’s klezmer scene, offering a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music that is a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian, and Ottoman styles seamlessly integrated with original compositions. The full itinerary for their residency in C-U through October 28 can be found at https://tinyurl.com/veretskipass.
Veretski Pass features Cookie Segelstein (violin), Joshua Horowitz (chromatic button accordion) and Stuart Brotman (bass) performing music from the Carpathian Bow. Together they offer a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. With colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays “Old Country” music; music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. Co-sponsored by C-U Folk and Roots Festival; Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Endowment Fund of the C-U Jewish Federation; Hillel at the University of Illinois; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and Program in Jewish Culture and Society, UIUC.
The Gateways to World Music Series is supported by School of Music and College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.
Kick the winter blues away with klezmer music – old country music at Urbana’s home of country music! Young people welcome with their adults; dancing encouraged.
No cover, tips appreciated.
Mardi Gras at The Iron Post !!!
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends
- Red Beans and Rice
- Abita Beer
Join the Urbana Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun, soulful Creole and get-down Zydeco music. Come on out for some social distance dancing and have some fun with us on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend. Music starts at 6:00. Matt Turino on fiddle, Rob Krumm on accordion, Sam Payne on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass and Dave Pride on percussion. Allons!
*Proper mask use and social distancing is required on the patio at The Rose Bowl Tavern. Thank you for your cooperation.
Greetings friends and music lovers,
Just in time for Mardi Gras, I’ll be playing music with Dennis Stroughmatt on Friday, Feb. 12. We’ll be streaming from the Rose Bowl in Urbana and the show will start at 8:00 PM CST.
Along with Greg Bigler (on bass), we’ll be taking a Mardi Gras Road Trip that will include French songs from Old Upper Louisiana (Missouri-Illinois-Indiana), and Cajun & Creole music from southwest Louisiana. We’ll also make a brief stop in New Orleans somewhere along the way.
The gig will be streamed on Facebook —
Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends
The Rose Bowl streams shows on RBTV (Rose Bowl TV). Besides Facebook, you can access RBTV on YouTube.
Hopefully, we can provide some musical warmth in the middle of the Arctic Blast.
Thanks and I hope that some of you can catch this livestream.