Community Calendar

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Dec 5 @ 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.

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 6 @ 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.

Dec
7
Fri
2018
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Big Bluestem String Band

Caller: Tamara Loewenthal (Bloomington, IN)

7:30p New Dancer Orientation

Dec
8
Sat
2018
English Country Dance Christmas Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding their twenty-fourth annual Christmas Ball on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The dance will be held at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana, IL. The Ball will run from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., with refreshments and carol singing during the break. There is a $7.00 suggested donation to help cover the cost of the Ball. Bring a snack or a dessert to share and get $1 off the admission price. Fans and finery are encouraged. All lovers of English Country dance and music are welcome.

  • Dances Led By: Susan, Burt, Jon Hanson, Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier
  • Music Provided By: The Flatland Consort
  • Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Ball: 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Break With Refreshments and Carol Singing: ~8:30 p.m.
  • Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Location: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana, IL
  • Suggested Donation: $7.00 ($6.00 with a snack for the break)
Dec
9
Sun
2018
Papashoy Klezmer Band @ The Iron Post
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s Papashoy‘s inaugural show at Urbana’s Iron Post! We’ll have a variety of delicious klezmer tunes to keep you warm on a winter Sunday evening. Frances Harris and Amanda Ramey on fiddles, Charlie Harris on bass, Rob Krumm on guitar, Cody Jensen on mandolin and xylophone, and Rob Sweedler on accordion and spoons.

Dec
10
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Dec 12 @ 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.

Dec
13
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 13 @ 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.

Dec
14
Fri
2018
Contra Dance! @ University YMCA
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Euphor

Caller: Dale Wilson (St. Louis)

7:30p New Dancer Orientation

Chickadee Sermon and Emily Anne @ Iron Post
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm
Dec
15
Sat
2018
Tom and Matt Turino [Cajun] @ The Iron Post
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Dec
17
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 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.

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

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

Dec
20
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 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.