Community Calendar

Feb
23
Sun
2020
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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
25
Tue
2020
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 25 @ 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.

Fat Tuesday Party w/ Dennis Stroughmatt @ The Iron Post
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fat Tuesday at The Iron Post !!!

Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends

  • Jambalaya
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Gumbo
  • Muffalettas
  • Abita Beer
  • Hurricanes
Feb
26
Wed
2020
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 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.

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 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.

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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.

Mar
3
Tue
2020
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Mar 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.

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Mar 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.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 5 @ 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
6
Fri
2020
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Welcome and Beginner Lesson @ Spurlock Museum
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Resurrection Marys (Bethlehem?)

Caller: Qwill Duval (Chicago)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

SnowMELT Blues 2020 Social Dance with Kingdom Brothers band @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Late Night Dance with DJ @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 6 @ 11:59 pm – Mar 7 @ 2:00 am
Mar
7
Sat
2020
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Dance Classes @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Beginner Lesson and Social Dance with Lionel Young Band @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Late Night Dance with DJ @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 7 @ 11:59 pm – Mar 8 @ 3:00 am