Community Calendar

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Nov 1 @ 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.

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

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30p New Dancer Orientation

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole @ The Iron Post
Nov 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Fiddler and singer Dennis Stroughmatt brings his acoustic band L’Esprit Creole to The Iron Post in downtown Urbana for an evening of traditional French fiddle tunes and ballads, Cajun and Creole music and a lot more. From Albion, Ill., Dennis is well-known for his work with Creole Stomp as well as with many of the area’s best country musicians. He’s performed at the Philo Opry, the Bement Country Opry and at the Melvin Music Shows. He’s played several times with different bands at Fast Lanes in Hoopeston. Besides a healthy dose of French music, the band will be playing some traditional country, western swing and blues. Joining Dennis will be bassist Greg Bigler (Savoy), guitarist and fiddler Doug Hawf (Allendale, Ill.) and guitarist and accordion player Rob Krumm (Urbana).

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Nov 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
Nov 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.

 

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Nov 5 @ 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.

Nov
6
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Nov 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.

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Nov
12
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Nov 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!

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Nov 12 @ 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.

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

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Nov 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.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Daymark (Irish) @ Piper's Hut House Concert
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

HOUSE CONCERT and Potluck Dinner.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a house concert and potluck. Seating is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Concert details and location will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Mean Lids

Caller: Jim Hemphill (St. Louis)

7:30p New Dancer Orientation

Nov
18
Sun
2018
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hot Club of Urbana @ Urbana Free Library
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov
19
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Nov 19 @ 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!