Community Calendar

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 12 @ 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.

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 13 @ 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.

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Folk & Roots Winter Weekend @ The Iron Post & Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

Winter Weekend is February 14-16, 2019

Two great venues. Three great nights.

Get your tickets now:
Full Weekend Pass $20 advance/$30 door

Check out this playlist to preview the fest!

Thursday Night at the Iron Post

120 S Race St., Urbana IL
7:00 pm T’Monde with The Chickadee Sermon
$10 advance/$15 door

Friday Night at the Iron Post

5:00 pm Meadowhawk
$5 advance/$8 door
8:00 pm Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle with Hobnob String Band
$10 advance/$15 door

Saturday Night at The Rose Bowl Tavern

106 N Race St., Urbana IL
8:00 pm Timbalú with Hot Club of Urbana and Cole Bridges
$10 advance/$15 door
Cajun band T’Monde with The Chickadee Sermon @ The Iron Post
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From Lafayette, LA comes T’Monde, a terrific Cajun band. Drew Simon (from the Pine Leaf Boys) plays accordion along with Kelli Jones on fiddle and Megan Brown on guitar. This trio is an Acadian phenomenon that Offbeat Magazine (New Orleans) has called “a creative fusion of classic country and out-of-the-way Cajun.” Local band The Chickadee Sermon opens the show. Part of the 3rd annual C-U Folk and Roots Winter Weekend. $10 advance/$15 door or buy and festival pass for $20 advance/$30 door.

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Too Old To Be Controlled (McLean county)

Caller: Deborah Hyland (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
17
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Feb
18
Mon
2019
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm

Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:00 – 7:00pm. Dancing 7:00 – 9:00pm. Free. Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. in downtown Champaign.

Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are experienced in other dances, or just love blues music, come try blues dancing! It’s free! No partners necessary.

We dance every Monday except for Winter Break: NO dances December 18, December 25 and January 1.

What is blues dancing? It is a family of African American social vernacular dances that have evolving in various regions throughout the United States since the early 1900’s. It is danced largely to blues music, but also to early jazz and swing. The evolution of blues music as well as historical and geographic factors impacted the development of various styles of blues dance, such as jukin’, ballroomin’ and struttin’.  The revival of blues dance followed the Lindy Hop revival in the 1980’s and 1990’ss. Over the last 20 years it has become so popular that there are blues dance communities in many major cities and instructors and enthusiasts travel nationally and internationally to attend blues dance festivals. But you can join us right here in Urbana every Monday night!

Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 19 @ 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.

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 20 @ 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.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Festival Volunteer Thank You Party @ Blackbird
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Volunteer Thank You Bash @ Blackbird
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 21 @ 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.

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:00 – 7:00pm. Dancing 7:00 – 9:00pm. Free. Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. in downtown Champaign.

Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are experienced in other dances, or just love blues music, come try blues dancing! It’s free! No partners necessary.

We dance every Monday except for Winter Break: NO dances December 18, December 25 and January 1.

What is blues dancing? It is a family of African American social vernacular dances that have evolving in various regions throughout the United States since the early 1900’s. It is danced largely to blues music, but also to early jazz and swing. The evolution of blues music as well as historical and geographic factors impacted the development of various styles of blues dance, such as jukin’, ballroomin’ and struttin’.  The revival of blues dance followed the Lindy Hop revival in the 1980’s and 1990’ss. Over the last 20 years it has become so popular that there are blues dance communities in many major cities and instructors and enthusiasts travel nationally and internationally to attend blues dance festivals. But you can join us right here in Urbana every Monday night!

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 25 @ 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.

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 26 @ 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.

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 27 @ 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.

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Krannert Uncorked with The Young and The Fretless @ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Krannert Uncorked, Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, and try a new wine. The Young and The Fretless will perform old-timey and Americana favorites with Lyle Konigsberg on fiddle, Tom Bassett on banjo, Hilary Valentine on guitar and dulcimer, and Rebecca Grosser on bass.

Wine samples selected and served by Marketplace Selections.

Stage 5 now offers previously featured wines at half price during Krannert Uncorked.