Community Calendar

Sep
6
Sun
2020
Backdoor Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Urbana Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun, soulful Creole and get-down Zydeco music. Come on out for some social distance dancing and have some fun with us on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend. Music starts at 6:00. Matt Turino on fiddle, Rob Krumm on accordion, Sam Payne on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass and Dave Pride on percussion. Allons!

*Proper mask use and social distancing is required on the patio at The Rose Bowl Tavern. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sep
27
Sun
2020
Meadowhawk @ The Iron Post
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meadowhawk:

  • Claire Johnson – fiddle
  • Amanda Ramey – fiddle
  • Matt Turino – guitar and feet
Sep
29
Tue
2020
Jose Agusti solo @ The Iron Post
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
3
Sat
2020
Meadowhawk @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm

Do ya like sweet melodies and foot-tapping rhythms all done with beautiful timbre and great taste? Well then! See ya at The Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio, Saturday, October 3rd

Meadowhawk live at The Rose Bowl Tavern outdoor patio, Saturday, October 3rd, 7 – 10pm.

  • Claire Johnson – violin
  • Amanda Ramey – violin
  • Matt Turino – guitar and violin

Get here early cuz seating is limited. Bring your own takeout food. All ages until 9pm.

We’ll all be socially distanced and wearing masks when not in our seats. A bottle of hand sanitizer for every table. The city of Urbana has given us use of part of the parking lot, so while there is lots of distance, there may be limited parking! Parking garage and civic center are both available for parking and just a couple blocks away.

Tips for the band are always appreciated!

Oct
23
Fri
2020
12th Annual Festival Friday @ Online
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6 pm Welcome from Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin
6:00 Jordan Kaye – Performance
6:30 So Long June – Performance
7:00 Nikki D Brown – Talk – History of Sacred Steel
7:30 Dom Flemons – Performance
8:00 Hannah Mayree representing the Black Banjo Reclamation Project – Talk – Banjo History and Culture
8:30 Kilborn Alley – Performance
9:00 Jake Blount – Performance
9:30 Kyshona Armstrong – Performance
9:50 Hot Club of Cowtown – Performance
Oct
24
Sat
2020
12th Annual Festival Saturday Daytime @ Online
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
10 am Welcome from Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin
10:00 Community Center for the Arts – Performance
10:25 Little Miss Ann – Family Performance
10:50 Dewclaw + Bones Jugs Family Show – Family Performance
11:15 Deep Fried Pickle Project – Family Performance
11:40 Seemore Love representing the Black Banjo Reclamation Project – Talk – Banjo History and Culture
12:05 Milly Raccoon – Performance
12:30 Ayla McDonald – Performance
12:55 Candy Foster Interview – Talk
1:20 Jean Rene Balekita and Laeticia Kyungu – Performance
1:45 Roundtable Discussion featuring Brandon T. Washington, Pete Shungu, Cii La’cole, Aaron “A+” Wilson, and moderator Deanna Hence – Talk
12th Annual Festival Saturday Evening @ Online
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6 pm Backdoor Cajun Band – Performance
6:25 Southwest Watson Sweethearts – Performance
6:50 Hot Club of Cowtown – Performance
7:15 The Sapsuckers – Performance
7:40 Dom Flemons – Talk – Black Cowboys
8:10 Center for World Music – Performance
8:35 Lilli Lewis – Performance
9:00 Meadowhawk – Performance
9:25 Jake Blount – Talk – Racist Lyrics in Old-Time Music
9:50 Alexa Rose – Performance
10 pm Nikki D and the Browns aka Sisters of Thunder – Performance
Feb
12
Fri
2021
61st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ YouTube and Facebook
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm

The concerts of the 61st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival will stream online on Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th, at 7pm both nights.  The concerts are free, and there is no need to pre-register.  You can watch the livestream on our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Click Here For Our YouTube Channel

Click Here For Our FaceBook Page

The streams will be available on FaceBook and YouTube a few minutes before 7pm both nights.

Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends @ RBTV Online
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm

Greetings friends and music lovers,

Just in time for Mardi Gras, I’ll be playing music with Dennis Stroughmatt on Friday, Feb. 12. We’ll be streaming from the Rose Bowl in Urbana and the show will start at 8:00 PM CST.

Along with Greg Bigler (on bass), we’ll be taking a Mardi Gras Road Trip that will include French songs from Old Upper Louisiana (Missouri-Illinois-Indiana), and Cajun & Creole music from southwest Louisiana. We’ll also make a brief stop in New Orleans somewhere along the way.

The gig will be streamed on Facebook —
Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends

The Rose Bowl streams shows on RBTV (Rose Bowl TV). Besides Facebook, you can access RBTV on YouTube.

Hopefully, we can provide some musical warmth in the middle of the Arctic Blast.

Thanks and I hope that some of you can catch this livestream.

Rob

Feb
13
Sat
2021
61st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ YouTube and Facebook
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm

The concerts of the 61st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival will stream online on Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th, at 7pm both nights.  The concerts are free, and there is no need to pre-register.  You can watch the livestream on our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Click Here For Our YouTube Channel

Click Here For Our FaceBook Page

The streams will be available on FaceBook and YouTube a few minutes before 7pm both nights.