Community Calendar

May
8
Mon
2017
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 8 @ 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.

May
9
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
May 9 @ 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.

May
10
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
May 10 @ 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.

May
11
Thu
2017
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 11 @ 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.

May
12
Fri
2017
Tribute to Hank Williams and honky tonk heroes @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hank WilliamsJoin us for a tribute to Hank Williams and other honky tonk heroes – Ray Price, Patsy Cline, Webb Pierce, Bob Wills and more. You won’t want to miss this evening of traditional country music, honky-tonk, and western swing!

Featuring some of the best musicians and singers in the area — Kathy Harden, Dennis Stroughmatt, Marten “Chachi” Stromberg, Dyke Corson, Logan Kirby, Nancy Livingston, Ed Clem, John Coppess, Cole Rabenort, Josh Houchin, Larry Lister — just wow!

Must be 21 to enter

$10 at the door
A fundraising event for the C-U Folk and Roots Festival

May
13
Sat
2017
Kalyx Barn Dance! @ Kalyx Center for Sustainability
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Band: The New Hoosier Broadcasters (Southern Indiana)

Caller: Deborah Hyland (St. Louis)

It’s come time for another Kalyx Barn Dance!!! The New Hoosier Broadcasters of Bloomington IN and Louisville KY will be playing great old-time music for contra and square dances for the dynamic calling of Deborah Hyland (St. Louis)!! A combination not experienced before and not to be missed!!!

  • 5:00 pm  Potluck
  • 6:30 pm  Beginner Lesson
  • 7:00 pm  Dance with Deborah Hyland and The New Hoosier Broadcasters
  • 9:00 pm  Giant bonfire
  • 9:30 pm  More dancing
May
15
Mon
2017
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 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.

May
16
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
May 16 @ 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.

May
17
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
May 17 @ 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.

May
18
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 18 @ 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.

May
19
Fri
2017
4th Annual Roots Walk @ Crystal Lake Park
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Listen to live blues, roots, folk and Americana music while strolling past the mature trees of Urbana’s oldest park. This sunset event, brought to you by the Urbana Park District, the C-U Folk and Roots Festival, and the Urbana Parks Foundation will have a selection of soloists and small combos scattered along the walks of Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center; the musicians will be along the park road, close to the North Woods Pavilion. Musicians will move to the Anita Purves Nature Center at 1505 N. Broadway in case of severe weather. Check the UPD Facebook page or call the Park District Sports & Event Hotline for postponement information: 217-367-9575.

Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Snakeroot

Caller: Scott Meyer

May
21
Sun
2017
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam @ Lions Building
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A monthly jam session for people interested in old time fiddle music.

The Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-for-profit organization. Formed in 1966, the association is dedicated to reviving and furthering old time fiddle music, to the preserving of the old time tunes and fiddling techniques, and to the passing on of this traditional form of entertainment to the younger generation. Anyone who agrees with the purposes of the association can become a member of this association.

The Old Time Fiddle Association also sponsors a yearly fiddle contest, which is scheduled for Sunday October 21st in 2012.

Please check with contact for confirmation of time and place.

May
22
Mon
2017
Open Chantey Sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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.

May
23
Tue
2017
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
May 23 @ 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.

May
24
Wed
2017
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Thu
2017
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 25 @ 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.