Community Calendar

Aug
12
Sun
2018
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
13
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Aug 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!

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm

Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.

Aug
14
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Aug 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.

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Aug 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.

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Aug 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.

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Folk and Roots Fridays: Inland Calypso @ Lake House in Crystal Lake Park
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk and Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month this summer for some great FREE live music. Buy or bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the air conditioned room at the Lake House.

Up today: Calypso and steel band with Inland Steel.

Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Roger Diggle (Madison, WI)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Aug
20
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.

Aug
21
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Aug 21 @ 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.

Aug
22
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Aug 22 @ 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.

Aug
23
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Aug 23 @ 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.

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Vinny Santanelli @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
C4A Country Music Ensemble @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Painkillers Blues Band @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bones, Jugs @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:15 pm
Aug
25
Sat
2018
George Faber & Friends @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Jean Rene Balakita & Bomoyi @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm