Community Calendar

Oct
3
Mon
2022
Slow Jam Revival @ Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance (near Common Ground). If you are standing outside the Common Ground main entrance, go left and follow the building around the corner. Next entrance is the spot! There is a covered entryway leading into a foyer which then opens into the mall. Serves PASS and Edward Jones.

When: Mondays, 7-8:30 PM or so, rain or shine

Why: Gather to play, sing, and learn about acoustic music

Who: Anyone who sings and|or plays any acoustic instrument

What: Traditional roots music styles, esp. country, folk, blues. “Slow” means this jam is geared toward beginners and intermediate players. We play simpler songs at slower tempos.

How: Together! We’ll try to play at moderate volume, so that we can hear ourselves and each other. As needed, we’ll start songs by reviewing chords, melody, and rhythm.

We’ll take turns picking songs. Try to be ready with a handful you would like to suggest. If you pick the song, you have the option to get it started and the group will join in. This is harder than it sounds; it’s something you may want to practice ahead of time! Try counting in and playing simple rhythm (downstrums on each beat) to get the song started; others can then join in and add flavor.

Folks are encouraged to share new songs. If you want to suggest a song, bring several copies of the chord chart, or be ready to “teach” us the song and call out the chord changes.

What to Bring: Instrument(s), chair, music stand, chord charts, clips or binder, pencil and eraser, good vibes

*Urbana Hootenanny starts at 8:00 PM at the Rose Bowl Tavern.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm
Oct
6
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
9
Sun
2022
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct
10
Mon
2022
Slow Jam Revival @ Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance (near Common Ground). If you are standing outside the Common Ground main entrance, go left and follow the building around the corner. Next entrance is the spot! There is a covered entryway leading into a foyer which then opens into the mall. Serves PASS and Edward Jones.

When: Mondays, 7-8:30 PM or so, rain or shine

Why: Gather to play, sing, and learn about acoustic music

Who: Anyone who sings and|or plays any acoustic instrument

What: Traditional roots music styles, esp. country, folk, blues. “Slow” means this jam is geared toward beginners and intermediate players. We play simpler songs at slower tempos.

How: Together! We’ll try to play at moderate volume, so that we can hear ourselves and each other. As needed, we’ll start songs by reviewing chords, melody, and rhythm.

We’ll take turns picking songs. Try to be ready with a handful you would like to suggest. If you pick the song, you have the option to get it started and the group will join in. This is harder than it sounds; it’s something you may want to practice ahead of time! Try counting in and playing simple rhythm (downstrums on each beat) to get the song started; others can then join in and add flavor.

Folks are encouraged to share new songs. If you want to suggest a song, bring several copies of the chord chart, or be ready to “teach” us the song and call out the chord changes.

What to Bring: Instrument(s), chair, music stand, chord charts, clips or binder, pencil and eraser, good vibes

*Urbana Hootenanny starts at 8:00 PM at the Rose Bowl Tavern.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
Oct
13
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
16
Sun
2022
English Country Dance @ Mansfield United Methodist Church
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Masks are required while inside the event space and vaccination and one booster (Vax card or photo) will be checked at the door.

Oct
17
Mon
2022
Slow Jam Revival @ Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance (near Common Ground). If you are standing outside the Common Ground main entrance, go left and follow the building around the corner. Next entrance is the spot! There is a covered entryway leading into a foyer which then opens into the mall. Serves PASS and Edward Jones.

When: Mondays, 7-8:30 PM or so, rain or shine

Why: Gather to play, sing, and learn about acoustic music

Who: Anyone who sings and|or plays any acoustic instrument

What: Traditional roots music styles, esp. country, folk, blues. “Slow” means this jam is geared toward beginners and intermediate players. We play simpler songs at slower tempos.

How: Together! We’ll try to play at moderate volume, so that we can hear ourselves and each other. As needed, we’ll start songs by reviewing chords, melody, and rhythm.

We’ll take turns picking songs. Try to be ready with a handful you would like to suggest. If you pick the song, you have the option to get it started and the group will join in. This is harder than it sounds; it’s something you may want to practice ahead of time! Try counting in and playing simple rhythm (downstrums on each beat) to get the song started; others can then join in and add flavor.

Folks are encouraged to share new songs. If you want to suggest a song, bring several copies of the chord chart, or be ready to “teach” us the song and call out the chord changes.

What to Bring: Instrument(s), chair, music stand, chord charts, clips or binder, pencil and eraser, good vibes

*Urbana Hootenanny starts at 8:00 PM at the Rose Bowl Tavern.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Oct 20 @ 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.

Oct
21
Fri
2022
Contra Dance! @ Independent Media Center
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Band: Earl White Stringband (Floyd, VA)

Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL)

Part of the C-U Folk and Roots Festival

Oct
24
Mon
2022
Slow Jam Revival @ Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance (near Common Ground). If you are standing outside the Common Ground main entrance, go left and follow the building around the corner. Next entrance is the spot! There is a covered entryway leading into a foyer which then opens into the mall. Serves PASS and Edward Jones.

When: Mondays, 7-8:30 PM or so, rain or shine

Why: Gather to play, sing, and learn about acoustic music

Who: Anyone who sings and|or plays any acoustic instrument

What: Traditional roots music styles, esp. country, folk, blues. “Slow” means this jam is geared toward beginners and intermediate players. We play simpler songs at slower tempos.

How: Together! We’ll try to play at moderate volume, so that we can hear ourselves and each other. As needed, we’ll start songs by reviewing chords, melody, and rhythm.

We’ll take turns picking songs. Try to be ready with a handful you would like to suggest. If you pick the song, you have the option to get it started and the group will join in. This is harder than it sounds; it’s something you may want to practice ahead of time! Try counting in and playing simple rhythm (downstrums on each beat) to get the song started; others can then join in and add flavor.

Folks are encouraged to share new songs. If you want to suggest a song, bring several copies of the chord chart, or be ready to “teach” us the song and call out the chord changes.

What to Bring: Instrument(s), chair, music stand, chord charts, clips or binder, pencil and eraser, good vibes

*Urbana Hootenanny starts at 8:00 PM at the Rose Bowl Tavern.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Oct
26
Wed
2022
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
Oct 26 @ 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!

Oct
27
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
31
Mon
2022
Slow Jam Revival @ Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Southeast Entrance (near Common Ground). If you are standing outside the Common Ground main entrance, go left and follow the building around the corner. Next entrance is the spot! There is a covered entryway leading into a foyer which then opens into the mall. Serves PASS and Edward Jones.

When: Mondays, 7-8:30 PM or so, rain or shine

Why: Gather to play, sing, and learn about acoustic music

Who: Anyone who sings and|or plays any acoustic instrument

What: Traditional roots music styles, esp. country, folk, blues. “Slow” means this jam is geared toward beginners and intermediate players. We play simpler songs at slower tempos.

How: Together! We’ll try to play at moderate volume, so that we can hear ourselves and each other. As needed, we’ll start songs by reviewing chords, melody, and rhythm.

We’ll take turns picking songs. Try to be ready with a handful you would like to suggest. If you pick the song, you have the option to get it started and the group will join in. This is harder than it sounds; it’s something you may want to practice ahead of time! Try counting in and playing simple rhythm (downstrums on each beat) to get the song started; others can then join in and add flavor.

Folks are encouraged to share new songs. If you want to suggest a song, bring several copies of the chord chart, or be ready to “teach” us the song and call out the chord changes.

What to Bring: Instrument(s), chair, music stand, chord charts, clips or binder, pencil and eraser, good vibes

*Urbana Hootenanny starts at 8:00 PM at the Rose Bowl Tavern.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Nov
3
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
6
Sun
2022
English Country Dance @ Mansfield United Methodist Church
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Masks are required while inside the event space and vaccination and one booster (Vax card or photo) will be checked at the door.