Community Calendar

Feb
24
Fri
2017
Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends – Cajun & Creole music for Mardi Gras! @ The Iron Post
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dennis Stroughmatt (fiddle, accordion, vocals) makes a stop at the Iron Post, just in time to kick off the weekend before Mardi Gras.  From Albion IL, Dennis leads three national touring bands (Creole Stomp, L’Esprit Creole and the Tribute to Ray Price country band), and has played many top-notch venues and festivals including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.  A gifted vocalist, Dennis has also studied with several fiddle and accordion masters to learn the subtleties and spirit of Cajun and Creole music.  For this gig Dennis will be joined by Doug Hawf (guitar, fiddle), Doug Rigsby (drums) and local musician Rob Krumm (bass, accordion, guitar) and the music will include Cajun, Zydeco, Creole, swing, blues and some traditional country.

Electro Contra Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

DJ: DR Shadow (Indianapolis)

Caller: Scott Meyer

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Open Chantey Sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An open sing for chanteys (work songs), forebitters (recreational songs), traditional or modern songs of or about the sea, lakes, rivers, or water—if you can justify it, sing it.  Lead a song or just sing along.

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.

Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will be a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to come up to the stage and share their music and there may even be a few extra instruments lying around in case you forget to bring one. Sam Payne, Dustin Norder, and Black Coffee Fridays will all be standing by to make sure the music never stops, so the possibilities are endless and it’s sure to be a hell of a good time! Check out the Facebook page for updates.

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 28 @ 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
1
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Mar 1 @ 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
2
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 2 @ 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
3
Fri
2017
FREE Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Caller: Neai Schlein

Open Band

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of Israeli folkdancing! All are welcome, regardless of age
or experience. We will start at 7:00 with beginner circle dances, and
progress to an intermediate level. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes
to protect the floor.

Milonga Epoca @ Regent Ballroom
Mar 4 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 5 @ 1:00 am

Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere!
DJ:
Live Music by The Bandoneon Massacre Tango Orchestra
Cash bar til 11 pm; $10 corking fee for BYOB
Suspended (floating) oakwood dance floor
Air conditioned
Dress to impress
Preceded by West Coast Swing dance (7:00 pm)
{WCS, Salsa, 2 Step, Bachata and more} $10 for the whole evening.

Mar
6
Mon
2017
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 6 @ 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.

 

Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will be a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to come up to the stage and share their music and there may even be a few extra instruments lying around in case you forget to bring one. Sam Payne, Dustin Norder, and Black Coffee Fridays will all be standing by to make sure the music never stops, so the possibilities are endless and it’s sure to be a hell of a good time! Check out the Facebook page for updates.

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Mar 7 @ 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.

The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective @ Clark Bar
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Started in the Spring of 2011 by Jeff Arrigo and Christopher Todd Durnil, the Champaign-Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective originally met at the UC-IMC on Wednesday nights. We have now moved the location to the Clark Bar and meet on the first Tuesday of the month, with special showcases the following Tuesdays. This is a great group and all of us have become fast friends – it’s open to all styles, all ages, we’re non-judgmental – we’re all just there for the love of music and sharing songs and ideas for songs with one another, and talking about the music scene. If you haven’t come out to the group yet, please be sure to mark the first Tuesday of the month on your calendar. It’s a great time, and I’m always looking for musicians who would love to play on Tuesdays!

Be sure to check the Facebook page for announcements of the second Tuesday special showcases!

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Mar 8 @ 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
9
Thu
2017
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 9 @ 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
13
Mon
2017
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Informal gathering of folks who like to share in singing traditional folk songs. Instruments welcome (but not required). Meets the second and fifth Mondays, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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.

Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will be a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to come up to the stage and share their music and there may even be a few extra instruments lying around in case you forget to bring one. Sam Payne, Dustin Norder, and Black Coffee Fridays will all be standing by to make sure the music never stops, so the possibilities are endless and it’s sure to be a hell of a good time! Check out the Facebook page for updates.

Mar
14
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Mar 14 @ 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.