Community Calendar

May
16
Mon
2022
Betse & Clarke @ C4A
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Fiddle & banjo duo Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt bring a fresh and riveting approach to old-time music!

Tickets at the door: $10 each or 2 for $15.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
May
19
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly old time jam on Thursdays 7-9pm. South East side of Lincoln Square. Contact Ed, oltime1@att.net. 217-493-4654.

May
21
Sat
2022
The Young and the Fretless @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Young and the Fretless play at dances, festivals and local venues in musically vibrant central Illinois. We play rousing old-time Appalachian and Midwestern fiddle tunes and have a penchant for quirky love songs.The band includes:

  • Lyle Koningsberg, fiddle
  • Tom Bassett, banjo
  • Hilary Valentine, guitar
  • Rebecca Grosser, bass
May
22
Sun
2022
English Country Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are planning to hold an English Country Dance on Sunday, May 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Channing-Murray Foundation in Urbana. We will be asking everyone to show proof of vaccination at the door and to wear masks while inside the dance space. We certainly hope we can start holding dances with less restrictions in the near future, but for the moment we feel we need to make these requirements to keep everyone safe.

Hopefully, the weather will be nice and we can have some refreshments at the break outside the building. We’ll have to keep an eye on the weather to see about that. We will also be keeping an eye on the current COVID numbers in case they get bad again and we have to reschedule.

This will be our first regular dance in over 2 years, so we are all a bit rusty. We are planning on doing a number of basic dances. I hope that everyone will be able to join us.

Jonathan

May
23
Mon
2022
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
May
24
Tue
2022
C-U Irish Session @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Champaign-Urbana Irish Session is a meeting of musicians who play Irish dance tunes in the traditional style. It’s a free-form evening of music, songs, and dance led by veteran local players on accordion, banjo, fiddle, and flute.
Acoustic music, on The Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio. Buy the band a drink, or 5!
May
25
Wed
2022
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PCBS Blues Jams!
Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign
2nd Sunday of each month, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
and the 4th Wednesday of each month 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Prairie Crossroads Blues Society holds 2 Jams each month the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and 7:00 to 10:00 pm on the 4th Wednesday. Jams are held at Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign.

The host band typically plays the first set, then we open it up to all the jammers in the house. Bring your instrument and plan on sitting in!

May
26
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly old time jam on Thursdays 7-9pm. South East side of Lincoln Square. Contact Ed, oltime1@att.net. 217-493-4654.

Jake Shulman-Ment: Klezmer Fiddle @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jake Shulman-Ment is at the helm of a new generation of Klezmer performers. He tours, records, and teaches internationally and has spent two decades traveling and living in Eastern Europe, learning traditional violin styles and researching old Jewish music from master fiddlers. In these solo performances, Jake speaks to audiences intimately through his singular voice on the violin, and shares stories and musings about life, music, the road, and being human.

May
29
Sun
2022
Mean Lids concert @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mean Lids play a mix of music from various fiddle and flute traditions. Their dynamic music will keep you guessing what will be coming next. Playing original, modern and traditional music they pull from North American, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian traditional music.- BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.

May
30
Mon
2022
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Jun
2
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly old time jam on Thursdays 7-9pm. South East side of Lincoln Square. Contact Ed, oltime1@att.net. 217-493-4654.

Jun
6
Mon
2022
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Jun
9
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly old time jam on Thursdays 7-9pm. South East side of Lincoln Square. Contact Ed, oltime1@att.net. 217-493-4654.

Jun
12
Sun
2022
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PCBS Blues Jams!
Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign
2nd Sunday of each month, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
and the 4th Wednesday of each month 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Prairie Crossroads Blues Society holds 2 Jams each month the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and 7:00 to 10:00 pm on the 4th Wednesday. Jams are held at Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign.

The host band typically plays the first set, then we open it up to all the jammers in the house. Bring your instrument and plan on sitting in!

  • Coaltrain hosts Sunday Aug. 8
  • Jesse Cotton Stone hosts Blues Fest weekend
    Sunday August 15
  • Sapphire hosts Wednesday Aug. 25
Jun
13
Mon
2022
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Jun
16
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly old time jam on Thursdays 7-9pm. South East side of Lincoln Square. Contact Ed, oltime1@att.net. 217-493-4654.

Jun
20
Mon
2022
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Jun
22
Wed
2022
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PCBS Blues Jams!
Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign
2nd Sunday of each month, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
and the 4th Wednesday of each month 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Prairie Crossroads Blues Society holds 2 Jams each month the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and 7:00 to 10:00 pm on the 4th Wednesday. Jams are held at Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign.

The host band typically plays the first set, then we open it up to all the jammers in the house. Bring your instrument and plan on sitting in!