Community Calendar

May
12
Sun
2019
Mother’s Day with Papashoy! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a little old-timey village klezmer music at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana! Plenty of space on the dance floor, great drink selection, and free popcorn. Music lovers under age 21 welcome with their responsible adult.

$5.00 cover (kids under 12 free)
106 N. Race St., right across the street from the Courier Cafe.

May
16
Thu
2019
Cornstalkers Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring:

  • Tom Turino – Cajun accordion et Cajun fiddle
  • Shannon Arnold – ‘Tit-fer
  • Matt Turino – Fiddle et frottoir
  • Samuel Payne – Guitar
  • JB Faires – Bass

“The dance floor will be open.”

Jun
9
Sun
2019
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
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.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Papashoy Klezmer Band @ The Iron Post
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this early show at The Iron Post in lovely downtown Urbana! Papashoy (“corn”) is excited to share our old-time Jewish klezmer music played in the style of the village bands of Yiddish Eastern Europe’s own corn country. $5.00 cover.
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.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Yiddish Dance with Veretski Pass and Mitch Harris @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Veretski Pass is one of the most highly regarded bands playing in today’s klezmer scene, offering a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music that is a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian, and Ottoman styles seamlessly integrated with original compositions. The full itinerary for their residency in C-U through October 28 can be found at https://tinyurl.com/veretskipass.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Veretski Pass Performance (free) @ Sinai Temple
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
28
Mon
2019
Gateways To World Music: Veretski Pass (Music from the Carpathian Bow) @ Music Building Auditorium
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Veretski Pass features Cookie Segelstein (violin), Joshua Horowitz (chromatic button accordion) and Stuart Brotman (bass) performing music from the Carpathian Bow. Together they offer a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. With colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays “Old Country” music; music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. Co-sponsored by C-U Folk and Roots Festival; Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Endowment Fund of the C-U Jewish Federation; Hillel at the University of Illinois; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and Program in Jewish Culture and Society, UIUC.

The Gateways to World Music Series is supported by School of Music and College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.