Community Calendar

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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Tim Macdonald & Jeremy Ward (Chicago) Caller: Martha Tyner (Bloomington) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Israeli Folkdancing 7:00 pm
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome, regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow, interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please … Continue reading
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. in downtown Champaign. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you … Continue reading
Slow Jam 7:00 pm
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SLOW JAM, first and third Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Lincoln Square hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop. Traditional, folk, country songs in a beginner-friendly setting. For all acoustic stringed instruments and/or voices. Singalong, play-along format.  
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near … Continue reading
The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective 7:00 pm
The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective @ Clark Bar
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Started in the Spring of 2011 by Jeff Arrigo and Christopher Todd Durnil, the Champaign-Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective originally met at the UC-IMC on Wednesday nights. We have now moved the location to the Clark Bar and meet on the first … Continue reading
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting 5:30 pm
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
All are welcome!
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival 8:00 pm
58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ Mandel Hall
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
The concert schedule is subject to change Friday, February 9 at 8:00 PM Mike Compton and Band Dan Gellert (Solo) Jarochicanos The Western Elstons Sheryl Cormier and Band
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58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival 10:00 am
58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ Ida Noyes Hall
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Daytime Workshops
58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival 7:30 pm
58th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival @ Mandel Hall
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM Mary Lane and the Blues Band Pauline Conneely and Jonathan Whitall Dan Gellert Trio Mike Compton and Band Sheryl Cormier and Band
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. in downtown Champaign. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you … Continue reading
Open “trad” sing 7:00 pm
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of folks who like to share in singing traditional folk songs. Instruments welcome (but not required). Meets the second and fifth Mondays, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near … Continue reading
Backdoor Cajun Band 8:00 pm
Backdoor Cajun Band @ The Iron Post
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun and Creole songs, with the real deal feel of Cajun country. Lively two steps, graceful waltzes and get-down Zydeco…bring your dance shoes and let’s have a party. Matt Turino … Continue reading
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Dana Sipos and Rebekah Songer 8:00 pm
Dana Sipos and Rebekah Songer @ The Iron Post
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Originally hailing from the industrial landscape of Hamilton, Ontario, Dana Sipos inhabited the far Canadian north – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – for many years before going nomad.  Her captivatingly nuanced songs continue to be infused with a wild wind and … Continue reading
Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Special Contra Dance! 7:00 pm
Special Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: The Cosmic Otters (Chicago) Caller: Sarah Kaiser (St. Louis) 7:00 p.m. Vegetarian Potluck 7:30 p.m. Beginner’s Lesson 8-11 p.m. Full-Fledged Contra Dance!!! Come help us kick off the 50 year celebration of the Red Herring and Anniversary Celebration of … Continue reading
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The Red Herring’s Golden (50th) Birthday Party 4:30 pm
The Red Herring’s Golden (50th) Birthday Party @ The Red Herring
Feb 17 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Join us on February 17th for The Red Herring’s Golden Birthday Party. We are celebrating The Red Herring’s 50 year anniversary with live music, storytellers from over The Red Herring years, memorabilia from half a century of our history, a … Continue reading
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English Country Dance 2:00 pm
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 18 @ 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 … Continue reading
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam 2:00 pm
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam @ Lions Building
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A monthly jam session for people interested in old time fiddle music. The Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-for-profit organization. Formed in 1966, the association is dedicated to reviving and furthering old time fiddle music, to the preserving … Continue reading
Kevin Burke 7:00 pm
Kevin Burke @ House Concert TBA
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. In the US he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA, in Ireland the prestigious Gradam Ceoil award, both acknowledging him as a … Continue reading
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. in downtown Champaign. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you … Continue reading
Slow Jam 7:00 pm
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SLOW JAM, first and third Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Lincoln Square hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop. Traditional, folk, country songs in a beginner-friendly setting. For all acoustic stringed instruments and/or voices. Singalong, play-along format.
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near … Continue reading
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
Klezmer Slow Jam 7:30 pm
Klezmer Slow Jam
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Periodic gathering of folks interested in learning and playing klezmer style. Charts provided for some tunes, but ear learning is highly encouraged. All instruments welcome. Call or email for location details.
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C-U Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend Friday 5:00 pm
C-U Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend Friday @ Iron Post
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm
C-U Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend Friday @ Iron Post | Urbana | Illinois | United States
Save the date so you don’t miss two fantastic evenings of music to wind down February. Friday, February 23rd 5pm – Happy Hour with the Backyard BBQ Band. Blues and… Main Event 8pm – Sharp Dirt. The debut performance from … Continue reading
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C-U Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend Saturday 6:00 pm
C-U Folk and Roots Festival Winter Weekend Saturday @ Iron Post
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm
Save the date so you don’t miss two fantastic evenings of music to wind down February. Saturday, February 24th 6pm – Happy Hour with the Community Center for the Arts band and ensemble performances 9pm – Hobnob String Band. Bluegrass, … Continue reading
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. in downtown Champaign. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you … Continue reading
Open Chantey Sing 6:30 pm
Open Chantey Sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An open sing for chanteys (work songs), forebitters (recreational songs), traditional or modern songs of or about the sea, lakes, rivers, or water—if you can justify it, sing it.  Lead a song or just sing along. Located in the Lincoln Square … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near … Continue reading
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.