Community Calendar

Jun
9
Sun
2019
24th Annual Playford Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers

Invite You To An

English Country Dance

Playford Ball

Regency Quadrille Dancers

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding their twenty-fourth annual Playford Ball on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The dance will be held at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 West Stoughton, Urbana, IL. The Ball will run from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. There is a $7.00 suggested donation to help cover the cost of the Ball. Bring a snack or dessert to share at the break and get $1 off the admission price. Fans and finery are encouraged. All lovers of English Country dance and music are welcome.

  • Dances Led By: Susan Burt, Jon Hanson, Scott Meyer, Jonathan Sivier
  • Music Provided By: The Flatland Consort
  • Doors Open: 1:30 p.m.
  • Playford Ball: 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Location: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 West Stoughton, Urbana, IL
  • Suggested Donation: $7.00 ($6.00 with a dessert to share)

There will be refreshments at the break, so bring some snacks to share.

Backdoor Cajun Band @ The Iron Post
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

After a long layoff, the Backdoor Cajun Band will be gathering to play
some music this coming Sunday, June 9 at The Iron Post in downtown Urbana.
We’ll start at about 7:00PM and play two sets of traditional Cajun and
Creole music – waltzes, two-steps, and some get-down zydeco.

This band plays occasionally (or Aux-Cajun-ally) but we always have fun
when we get together.  This will be Matt Turino on fiddle, Randy Cordle
on bass and mandolin, Sam Payne on guitar, Rob Krumm on accordion and
Dave Pride on percussion.

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Creole Stomp @ Taste of Champaign-Urbana
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

6:30-7:30pm: Creole Stomp

Sep
8
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding a dance with live music provided by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required, however we ask that soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes be worn so as not to damage the dance floor.

Backdoor Cajun Band @ The Iron Post
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun music including graceful waltzes, lively two-steps and get-down Zydeco.  This local band features:

  • Matt Turino on fiddle
  • Randy Cordle on bass
  • Rob Krumm on accordion
  • Sam Payne on guitar
  • Dave Pride on percussion

Come on out, dance, and pass a good time.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends @ The Iron Post
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends

Dear friends and music lovers,

I’ll be playing Cajun music & more with my musical compadre Dennis Stroughmatt, this Saturday Sept. 21.  This will be an early show at the Iron Post, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This will be a “full band” gig at the Iron Post, so come on out for two sets of Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, blues, trad country and more. I’ve played a good handful of gigs with Dennis in recent months, and all of them have been a lot of fun.

If you’ve never seen and heard Dennis before, then you’re in for a treat.  Besides being a terrific fiddle player (and solid on accordion as well), Dennis has a really strong singing voice. His knowledge of music is deep, and he usually hits on a fair number of music genres during each show (Cajun, Creole, blues, etc.).  Come out if you can and I hope to see some of you there.

Thanks,
Rob

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Dancing in the Garden @ Museum of the Grand Prairie
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dancing in the Garden
We will be meeting at the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden by the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet.
Free!
In case of rain or excessive heat we will dance in the education center in the museum.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
25
Fri
2019
Cajun Cornstalkers @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Cajun Cornstalkers

Sure to be a foot stompin’ good time, the Cornstalker Cajun Band aims to make you dance. The Cornstalkers are Matt Turino on fiddle, Tom Turino on accordion, Shannon Arnold on guitar, and JB Faires on bass. Some members of the band have been playing Cajun and zydeco music from southwest Louisiana together for some twenty years.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
English Country Dance w/Olde Music @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An extra dance with music by special guest band Olde Music

Nov
17
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
15
Sun
2019
English Country Dance Christmas Ball @ 314A Illini Union
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

25th Annual Christmas Ball
The ball will include refreshments and carol singing
Suggested donation $7

Jan
19
Sun
2020
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
31
Fri
2020
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends @ The Iron Post
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, January 31st at The Iron Post
– 5 – 7pm: Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends (Creole & Cajun from Southern Illinois)

Feb
16
Sun
2020
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Feb
25
Tue
2020
Mardi Gras w/ Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends @ The Iron Post
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Mardi Gras at The Iron Post !!!

Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends

  • Jambalaya
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Gumbo
  • Muffalettas
  • Abita Beer
  • Hurricanes

Dear friends and music lovers,
 
Yes, it is time for Mardi Gras as Fat Tuesday is next Tuesday, Feb. 25. 
 
Please come out to the Iron Post and let’s celebrate Mardi Gras with music by Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends. The band will include Dennis, Doug Hawf, Greg Bigler, Doug Rigsby and [Rob Krumm], so that’s basically an “old and new” Creole Stomp lineup. We’ll play a lot of Cajun & Creole music, and throw in some second line New Orleans party music as well. 
 
We’ll start at 8:00 PM and play 2 sets.  There will be a cover charge, likely $7. Find your beads from last year or go by Dallas & Co and get some new ones.
 
Thanks and I hope to see some of you there.  This should be a very fun evening 
 
Rob
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.

Feb
12
Fri
2021
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

Aug
5
Thu
2021
Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirt Creole @ Allerton Park Gate House Lawn
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the Cajun/Creole sounds of Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirt Creole. Dennis’ signature music stylings will “make your soul jump, your head spin, and your heart glad to know that it is still here”. Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and pick your perfect spot to sit back and take in the show.

Reservations are required to attend the concert. Sign up begins Thursday, June 3!
Participants will be required to show proof of registration at the gate.
We ask that you delete your reservation if your plans change and you are no longer able to attend.

Aug
27
Fri
2021
The Cornstalkers Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Cornstalkers Cajun Band
Friday, August 27th, 7:30pm.
No cover. Tip the band!!

The Cornstalkers Cajun Band plays dance music of Southwestern Louisiana as well as originals
with a traditional instrumentation including Cajun accordions, fiddle, and triangle. Father and son team, Tom and Matt Turino, lead an all-star string band through two-steps and
waltzes for your dancing enjoyment.

  • BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.
  • Tips for the band always appreciated
    $$$Cash tips in bucket, or ask your bartender to put entertainment tip on your bartab$$$
  • Show is rain or shine! Weather permitting, the show is outside on the parking lot patio. Dress for the weather.
  • Please follow CDC guidelines