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

May
1
Sat
2021
The Young & the Fretless “Farewell to Hilary” @ Rose Bowl Tavern Patio
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Young & the Fretless is playing at the Rose Bowl Tavern Patio in downtown Urbana on Saturday, May 1, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This May Day musical performance is also a “Farewell to Hilary” show. Our warm-hearted singer, guitarist and dulcimer player is moving to Arkansas and we will miss her dearly. Please join us in this sendoff performance in which we will be playing our favorite old-time fiddle tunes and songs and, of course, featuring Hilary Valentine!

Jun
10
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 10 @ 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.

Jun
13
Sun
2021
Gas Light Quartet @ Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 13th live at The Rose Bowl Tavern, 4-6pm.

Gas Light Quartet plays popular music from the late 19th century and early 20th century!

Clarke Buehling – (banjo and Vocals) is known for his faithful renditions of early banjo tunes, many gleaned from his personal collection of sheet music published for the 5 string banjo more than 100 years ago. Clarke currently teaches banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar, he also performs with the Ozark Highballers,the First Line trad-jazz band and the Carousel Orchestra.

Paul and Christine Breen have played back up for Billy Mathews for
over 15 years, playing on stages as

Fiddlin Banjo Billy and The Old Time Players. Billy spent many hours mentoring this couple in the style of Old Time Music. Fiddlin Banjo Billy Mathews (fiddle and banjo-mandolin) has been playing and teaching a new generation the old time fiddle tunes he has learned and composed in his time traveling in the Mid-West and Upper South. Recently a collection of his 500 fiddle tunes project has been transcribed by Emily Elam and is now available as a book.

  • BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.
  • Tips for the band always appreciated!
  • Show is outside! Dress for the weather.
  • Please follow CDC guidelines
Jun
17
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 17 @ 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.

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
Jun
24
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 24 @ 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.

Jul
1
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jul 1 @ 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.

Jul
8
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jul 8 @ 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.

Jul
15
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jul 15 @ 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.

Jul
22
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jul 22 @ 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.

Jul
29
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jul 29 @ 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.

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.

Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Aug 5 @ 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.

Aug
12
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Aug 12 @ 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.

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
19
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Aug 19 @ 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.

Aug
22
Sun
2021
The Young and the Fretless @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Young & The Fretless,
Sunday, August 22nd, 1-3pm, live at The Rose Bowl Tavern.

The Young & the Fretless play at dances, festivals and local venues in musically vibrant central Illinois. We play rousing old-time Appalachian and Midwestern fiddle tunes and have a penchant for quirky love songs.

The band includes:

  • Lyle Koningsberg, fiddle
  • Tom Bassett, banjo
  • Hilary Valentine, guitar
  • Rebecca Grosser, bass
Aug
26
Thu
2021
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Aug 26 @ 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.

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