Community Calendar

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 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.

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

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

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 28 @ 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.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
SnowMELT Blues Weekend @ Multiple
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

Join us for a weekend full of social dancing and blues dance workshops.

Mix it up Friday night with the Kevin King Quartet playing half blues and half swing music at our 50/50 dance, the first in a monthly series hosted by Urbana Dance Company in their beautiful dance space.

Dinner and dance to live blues music from the Susan Williams Blues Band at Neil Street Blues, the newest and hottest blues venue in town.

Enjoy seven hours of classes with our passionate instructor and long time blues dancer, Chris Dove.

  • Learn blues dancing with beginner-friendly workshops.
  • Improve your foundational lead/follow technique
  • Enhance connection and rapport with your dance partners
  • Jazz it up with some cool moves!
  • Get your groove on with live music and new dance friends

Before you head home, enjoy an intimate Sunday potluck brunch and practice dance with friends to cap off the weekend.

Apr
1
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Apr 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.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Apr 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.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Apr 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.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Big Bluestem

Caller: Lauren Peckman (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Apr
8
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Apr 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!

CUFRF Steering Committee @ Techline
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Apr 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.

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Apr 9 @ 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.

Dylan Foley Piper’s Hut Concert @ Piper's Hut
Apr 9 @ 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.

Dylan Foley, A 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. He is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called “impeccable and spirited.”

Dylan has performed at Lincoln Center, Joanie Madden’s Folk N’ Irish Cruise, Austin Celtic Festival, at Gracie Mansion for NYC Mayor Bloomberg, on Jay Unger’s Dancing On the Air show on WAMC, also Foley has been featured on Irish Television channels RTE and TG4’s fleadh programme. At age 12, Dylan made an appearance on the HBO special “The Music In Me”. With the the help of Irish Aid, In January 2013, Foley traveled with Dr. Mick Moloney (NYU Ethnomusicologist and Folklorist) to Vietnam in order to bring Irish music, song, dance and culture to those who were effected by Agent Orange and other Vietnam War atrocities. Dylan also performed with Mick Moloney, Joanie Madden, Bobby Hicks, Matt Molloy and Sharon Shannon.

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Apr 10 @ 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.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Apr 11 @ 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.