Community Calendar

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.

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)

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 
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.

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.


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.

The Cornstalkers Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Cornstalkers Cajun Band
Friday, August 27th, 7:30pm.
No cover. Tip the band!!

The Cornstalkers Cajun Band plays dance music of Southwestern Louisiana as well as originals
with a traditional instrumentation including Cajun accordions, fiddle, and triangle. Father and son team, Tom and Matt Turino, lead an all-star string band through two-steps and
waltzes for your dancing enjoyment.

  • BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.
  • Tips for the band always appreciated
    $$$Cash tips in bucket, or ask your bartender to put entertainment tip on your bartab$$$
  • Show is rain or shine! Weather permitting, the show is outside on the parking lot patio. Dress for the weather.
  • Please follow CDC guidelines
Mardi Gras with Occasional Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Fat Tuesday! Food truck outside, music all night!

Full Schedule:
5pm – New Orleans Jazz Machine
7pm – Occasional Cajun Band
9pm – Jazz Jam

The Occasional Cajun Band plays a mix of traditional Cajun and Creole music. The band performs music found in the dance halls (and at the festivals) in southwest Louisiana including lively two-steps, soulful waltzes and get-down Zydeco. Musical influences include the Balfa Brothers, Amédé Ardoin, Bois Sec Ardoin, (and many members of the Ardoin family), Canray Fontenot, Preston Frank, Al Berard, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. The music is for celebrating, dancing and having fun. Band members Matt Turino (fiddle) and Rob Krumm (accordion) played locally in the Noisy Gators (2001-2004) and also toured nationally with Creole Stomp. Based in Urbana, the full band lineup also includes Sam Payne (guitar), Dave Pride (percussion), Charlie Harris (bass) and Cody Jensen (drums).

  • No Cover.
  • BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.
  • Tips for the band not required but always appreciated
  • $$$Cash tips in bucket, or ask your bartender to put entertainment tip on your bar tab$$$
  • $$$ Venmo: @RoseBowlTavern
  • $$$ Paypal:

– Please follow CDC guidelines

Occasional Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This will be a Cajun dance hall version of the band with Sam Payne (guitar), Cody Jensen (drums), Charlie Harris (bass), Frances Harris and Amanda Ramey (fiddles), Clayton Deering (pedal steel) and Rob Krumm on accordions.  We’ll play traditional Cajun & Creole tunes and get-down Zydeco. Bring your dance shoes & dance partner.

Occasional Cajun Band @ South Ridge Park
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The band will include:

  • Matt Turino (fiddles)
  • Sam Payne (guitar)
  • Dave Pride (drums)
  • special guest Randy Cordle (bass)
  • Rob Krumm (accordions)