Community Calendar

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

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.

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Broken Brogue @ Allerton Park Gate House Lawn
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Traditional and Irish folk music performed by Broken Brogue. 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.

Aug
27
Fri
2021
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
Mar
1
Tue
2022
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: rosebowltavern@gmail.com

– Please follow CDC guidelines

Apr
15
Fri
2022
Contra Dance!!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Urbana Country Dancers will host our first Contra Dance in two years! Masks are required for the entire event and vaccination and one booster (Vax card or photo) will be checked at the door. Music will be provided by Claire Johnson and Matt Turino and our callers will be Jonathan Sivier and Kristi Emilsson! Hope to see you at the Channing-Murray Chapel!

Apr
29
Fri
2022
FREE Contra Dance!!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Free Contra Dance with Too Old To Be Controlled and Kristi Emilsson

Come out to a FREE dance sponsored by Jonathan Sivier in honor of his Birthday!

A great night of dancing with the amazing band Too Old To Be Controlled and Kristi Emilsson calling some fun dances!!!

Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, dance from 8-10:30/11ish. Proof of Vaccination and booster required at the door and masks required while inside.

May
12
Thu
2022
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.

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
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
27
Fri
2022
Contra Dance with 🎩Mean Lids🎩 and 🐸Gail Hintze🐸 !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at Channing-Murray Foundation to dance to music from the one and only Mean Lids with gender-free calling by Gail Hintze!!

There will be a short beginner lesson at 7:30pm and the dance will start at 8. Bring your own water bottle and a snack to share at the break!

We require that everyone wears a mask while inside the building and presents proof of up-to-date vaccination.

May
30
Mon
2022
Eileen Gannon & Robert Ryan @ Piper's Hut
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

HOUSE CONCERT near downtown Champaign, IL. The address will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

Show Information:

PLEASE NOTE: this is a HOUSE CONCERT. Seating is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Concert details and location will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

COVID Precautions will be followed. All in attendance must be fully vaccinated. Audience members should wear masks. The Performer(s) might not wear masks.

Audience members may bring personal beverages and snacks. Please be conscious of the sound that some snacks may make during the performance.

Jun
12
Sun
2022
English Country Dance @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

English Country Dance is the dance form that was popular in England and America in the 1600’s, 1700’s and early 1800’s. It is one of the dance forms from which modern contra and square dance are descended. If you’ve seen any of the recent Jane Austen movies then you’ve seen this sort of dance. We also do some early American dances from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras.

Jun
16
Thu
2022
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)
Jun
24
Fri
2022
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our June contra dance at Channing-Murray Foundation! The band will be Meadowhawk with calling by Kristi Emilsson. This dance will have gender-neutral calling!

Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, and dance from 8-11pm.

Everyone is required to show proof of up-to-date vaccination for COVID-19 (current CDC recommendations) and to wear a mask while in the building.

Bring your own water bottle and a snack to share at the break!

Jul
10
Sun
2022
English Country Dance @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

English Country Dance is the dance form that was popular in England and America in the 1600’s, 1700’s and early 1800’s. It is one of the dance forms from which modern contra and square dance are descended. If you’ve seen any of the recent Jane Austen movies then you’ve seen this sort of dance. We also do some early American dances from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras.

Jul
22
Fri
2022
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL)

Band: Brenda & Friends

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

7:30p  New Dancer Orientation

Jul
26
Tue
2022
C-U Irish Session @ Rose Bowl Tavern patio
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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!

Aug
14
Sun
2022
English Country Dance @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

English Country Dance is the dance form that was popular in England and America in the 1600’s, 1700’s and early 1800’s. It is one of the dance forms from which modern contra and square dance are descended. If you’ve seen any of the recent Jane Austen movies then you’ve seen this sort of dance. We also do some early American dances from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras.

Aug
19
Fri
2022
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

Band: Acoustic Mayhem
Laura Sleade, Ed Hawkes, Lyle Konigsburg & Sue Frankenburg

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

7:30p  New Dancer Orientation