Community Calendar

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Aug 20 @ 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.

Illini Folk Dance Society @ 314 Illini Union
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Illini Folk Dance Society

Explore dances from around the world

Everyone Welcome. We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

We dance most Tuesdays from 8-10 pm at the Illini Union on Green Street. No charge.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Aug 21 @ 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.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Aug 22 @ 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.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Urbana Sweetcorn Festival @ Folk & Roots Stage
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Aug
24
Sat
2019
Urbana Sweetcorn Festival @ Downtown Urbana
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
Aug
26
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 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.

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Aug 27 @ 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.

Illini Folk Dance Society @ 314 Illini Union
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Illini Folk Dance Society

Explore dances from around the world

Everyone Welcome. We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

We dance most Tuesdays from 8-10 pm at the Illini Union on Green Street. No charge.

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Del Rey Blues Musician in Concert @ Iron Post
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Del Rey, from Seattle, Washington, is a complex, pianistic guitarist, described as “a combination of Bo Carter and the Andrews Sisters” (Observant Fan). Her guitar playing is influenced by country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie-all filtered through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete.

Del Rey is fascinated with the ukulele and plays the same kind of complicated rhythmic blues and ragtime on four strings as she does on six. She expects a lot out of the little instrument, and usually gets it. “The ukulele taken to a new level of musicianship”. (John Book)

Her live show is full of complex grooves and sly humor. “Virtuosic in just the right way, which is to say, in order to realize a musical idea. A very nice unlikely blend of things, accessible, slightly nostalgic, but fresh and thoughtful. ” (CD Baby review, “At The Ukeshack #1)

“Del Rey, who plays a syncopated style of guitar based on prewar blues and barrelhouse piano traditions, is one of the best fingerpickers of this or any generation. “ Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar

Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Aug 28 @ 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.

Aug
29
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Aug 29 @ 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.

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Cosmic Otters (Chicago, IL & Bloomington, IN)

Caller: Georges Augustin (Chicago)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Sep
2
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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.

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Sep 3 @ 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.

Illini Folk Dance Society @ 314 Illini Union
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Illini Folk Dance Society

Explore dances from around the world

Everyone Welcome. We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

We dance most Tuesdays from 8-10 pm at the Illini Union on Green Street. No charge.

Sep
4
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Sep 4 @ 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.