Community Calendar

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Sep 18 @ 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.

Sep
19
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Sep 19 @ 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.

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Sep 20 @ 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
23
Sun
2018
Dancing in the Garden @ Museum of the Grand Prairie
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
24
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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.

Sep
25
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Sep 26 @ 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.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Sep 27 @ 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
30
Sun
2018
Kalyx Fall Barn Dance! @ Kalyx Center for Sustainability
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Kalyx Barn Dance with White Mule and Gail Hintze

Come out to the Kalyx Center to enjoy the coming of fall and great dancing, music and food! It’s going to be a beautiful evening and we have an amazing dance band and one of the best and friendliest callers in the Midwest coming to keep the party rolling!

  • 5:00-6:30p  Potluck
  • 7:00-11:00p  Barn Dance
  • 9:00p  Bon Fire
Oct
1
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
2
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 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.

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

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 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.

Oct
5
Fri
2018
FREE Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Stunkie’s free-for-all!

A celebration of Bert Stunkard’s 65th birthday.
Admission will be FREE! FREE! FREE!

Band: Patt & Possum (Evanston, IL)

Caller: Karen Jackson (St. Louis)

7:30p New Dancer Orientation

Pokey LaFarge at IMC @ Independent Media Center
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
8
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Oct 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!

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 8 @ 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.