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.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends @ The Iron Post
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends

Dear friends and music lovers,

I’ll be playing Cajun music & more with my musical compadre Dennis Stroughmatt, this Saturday Sept. 21.  This will be an early show at the Iron Post, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This will be a “full band” gig at the Iron Post, so come on out for two sets of Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, blues, trad country and more. I’ve played a good handful of gigs with Dennis in recent months, and all of them have been a lot of fun.

If you’ve never seen and heard Dennis before, then you’re in for a treat.  Besides being a terrific fiddle player (and solid on accordion as well), Dennis has a really strong singing voice. His knowledge of music is deep, and he usually hits on a fair number of music genres during each show (Cajun, Creole, blues, etc.).  Come out if you can and I hope to see some of you there.

Thanks,
Rob

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
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.

Jan
12
Sun
2020
Papashoy at the Rose Bowl! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick the winter blues away with klezmer music – old country music at Urbana’s home of country music! Young people welcome with their adults; dancing encouraged.

No cover, tips appreciated.

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends @ The Iron Post
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, January 31st at The Iron Post
– 5 – 7pm: Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends (Creole & Cajun from Southern Illinois)

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Mardi Gras w/ Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends @ The Iron Post
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Mardi Gras at The Iron Post !!!

Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends

  • Jambalaya
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Gumbo
  • Muffalettas
  • Abita Beer
  • Hurricanes

Dear friends and music lovers,
 
Yes, it is time for Mardi Gras as Fat Tuesday is next Tuesday, Feb. 25. 
 
Please come out to the Iron Post and let’s celebrate Mardi Gras with music by Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends. The band will include Dennis, Doug Hawf, Greg Bigler, Doug Rigsby and [Rob Krumm], so that’s basically an “old and new” Creole Stomp lineup. We’ll play a lot of Cajun & Creole music, and throw in some second line New Orleans party music as well. 
 
We’ll start at 8:00 PM and play 2 sets.  There will be a cover charge, likely $7. Find your beads from last year or go by Dallas & Co and get some new ones.
 
Thanks and I hope to see some of you there.  This should be a very fun evening 
 
Rob
Sep
6
Sun
2020
Backdoor Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Urbana Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun, soulful Creole and get-down Zydeco music. Come on out for some social distance dancing and have some fun with us on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend. Music starts at 6:00. Matt Turino on fiddle, Rob Krumm on accordion, Sam Payne on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass and Dave Pride on percussion. Allons!

*Proper mask use and social distancing is required on the patio at The Rose Bowl Tavern. Thank you for your cooperation.

Feb
12
Fri
2021
Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends @ RBTV Online
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm

Greetings friends and music lovers,

Just in time for Mardi Gras, I’ll be playing music with Dennis Stroughmatt on Friday, Feb. 12. We’ll be streaming from the Rose Bowl in Urbana and the show will start at 8:00 PM CST.

Along with Greg Bigler (on bass), we’ll be taking a Mardi Gras Road Trip that will include French songs from Old Upper Louisiana (Missouri-Illinois-Indiana), and Cajun & Creole music from southwest Louisiana. We’ll also make a brief stop in New Orleans somewhere along the way.

The gig will be streamed on Facebook —
Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends

The Rose Bowl streams shows on RBTV (Rose Bowl TV). Besides Facebook, you can access RBTV on YouTube.

Hopefully, we can provide some musical warmth in the middle of the Arctic Blast.

Thanks and I hope that some of you can catch this livestream.

Rob

Jun
20
Sun
2021
Klezmer violinist Jake Shulman-Ment @ Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm

Hi all,

I’m thrilled to share the news that klezmer violin virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment is doing a summer tour of solo concerts around the country and will be performing locally at the Rose Bowl Tavern on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 4:00pm. The concert will be outside under the big tent in the parking lot adjacent to the Rose Bowl (across the street from the Courier Cafe) at 106 N. Race Street in Urbana. There is no charge for this event, but we hope that attendees will generously support the tip bucket for Jake and will order drinks from the Rose Bowl’s wide variety of offerings (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic). Feel free to bring in your own snacks or take-out.
Jake Shulman-Ment is among the most highly regarded klezmer musicians performing today. He tours and records internationally as a soloist and with other klezmer luminaries, including Daniel Kahn, Pete Rushefsky, and Frank London. Jake first began playing violin at the age of 3, studying classical technique with renowned violin pedagogues, and beginning his study of klezmer music at age 12 as a protégé of Alicia Svigals. Steeping himself in related violin traditions, Jake was a Fulbright Scholar based in the Eastern Romanian province of Moldavia in 2010-2011. He has been a faculty member at KlezKamp, KlezKanada, Klezmer Paris, the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, and other festivals throughout the globe. His debut solo CD, A Redele (A Wheel) (Oriente Music, 2012) was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award.
Check out the information and videos at Jake’s website: https://www.jakeshulmanment.com/
Here’s a direct link to one of his solo klezmer fiddle performances: https://youtu.be/Su2zBPsoyEY.
We are extraordinarily lucky to be included in Jake’s tour. Hope to see you there!
Frances
Aug
5
Thu
2021
Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirt Creole @ Allerton Park Gate House Lawn
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the Cajun/Creole sounds of Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirt Creole. Dennis’ signature music stylings will “make your soul jump, your head spin, and your heart glad to know that it is still here”. Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and pick your perfect spot to sit back and take in the show.

Reservations are required to attend the concert. Sign up begins Thursday, June 3!
Participants will be required to show proof of registration at the gate.
We ask that you delete your reservation if your plans change and you are no longer able to attend.