Community Calendar

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

Dec
27
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 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.

Dec
28
Fri
2018
Chicago Farmer–Full Band! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
31
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Dec 31 @ 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 31 @ 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.

Jan
1
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 1 @ 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.

Jan
2
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 2 @ 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.

Jan
3
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jan 3 @ 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.

Jan
4
Fri
2019
Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Fri Jan 4, 2019 @ Illini Union Rooms A/B/C:

Details subject to change

Jan
5
Sat
2019
Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sat Jan 5, 2019 @ Illini Union

English Country Dance @ Illini Union Rooms A/B/C
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
English Country Dance with Bob Green and Martha Edwards
Irish Set Dancing @ 314A Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Irish Set Dancing led by Daniel Flora

Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 5 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 2:00 am

After Party at Channing-Murray Foundation!

Jan Jam After Party: Contra dancing with Amanda Ramey, Matt Turino and
Open band and open calling hosted by Lauren Peckman
Jan
6
Sun
2019
Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sun Jan 6, 2019 Brunch & Dancing @ Channing-Murray Foundation

  • 10-11a     Brunch
  • 11-12n     Open Waltz with Mean Lids
  • 12-1:30p  Contra Dance with Mean Lids and Scott, Jonathan and Gail
Jan
7
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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.

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 8 @ 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.

Jan
9
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jan 10 @ 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.