Community Calendar

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
Hot Club of Urbana @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Surreal Deal @ Sweetcorn Festival, CU Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:15 pm
Aug
27
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Aug 27 @ 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 27 @ 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
28
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Aug 28 @ 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
29
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Aug 29 @ 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
30
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Aug 30 @ 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.

Sep
3
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Sep 3 @ 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!