Community Calendar

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2017 Festival Volunteer & Sponsor Appreciation Party 6:00 pm
2017 Festival Volunteer & Sponsor Appreciation Party @ Pizza M
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Did you volunteer for the 2017 festival or support the festival with your contributions? Please join us for an appreciation party to celebrate everyone’s collective efforts in making the festival a great event. Read more…
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 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
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Patt & Possum (Chicago) Caller: Jonathan Sivier 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Charlie Walden Fiddle & Mandolin Workshop 10:00 am
Charlie Walden Fiddle & Mandolin Workshop @ Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Old-Time Fiddle & Mandolin Workshop with Charlie Walden Master Traditional Fiddler & Four-Time Illinois Champion Advance Registration is Encouraged! This workshop will emphasize improving your technique and overall sound. You’ll learn three Midwestern tunes that you can put to use … Continue reading
Israeli Folkdancing 7:00 pm
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 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 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:00 – 7:00pm. Dancing 7:00 – 9:00pm. 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
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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.
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:00 – 7:00pm. Dancing 7:00 – 9:00pm. 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
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Mar 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Mar 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
Mar 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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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Rare Privilege (Wisconsin) Caller: Jim Hemphill (St. Louis) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Marchfest: Traditional Dance & Music Festival 1:00 pm
Marchfest: Traditional Dance & Music Festival @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bands: Rare Privilege (Wisconsin) and The Flatland Consort Dance Leaders: Jon Hanson and Jonathan Sivier 1:00-2:00p   Early Americana, Lloyd Shaw Dances — Jon & Sue Hanson 2:15-3:15p   Zesty English Country Dancing — Jonathan Sivier w/ Flatland Consort 3:30-4:30p   Irish … Continue reading
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Music at the Museum: Rare Privilege 2:00 pm
Music at the Museum: Rare Privilege @ Museum of the Grand Prairie
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us in welcoming Rare Privilege! This group features Maria Terres on fiddle and Amy McFarland on piano. Their music has often been described as “way more sound than we ever thought two instruments could make.” Devotion to their individual … Continue reading
Rare Privilege Irish Duo 7:00 pm
Rare Privilege Irish Duo @ The Iron Post
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Rare Privilege Music
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Pizza M, back room
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are experienced in other dances, or just love … Continue reading
Slow Jam 7:00 pm
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 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.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Mar 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.
Mar 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
Mar 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
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Pizza M, back room
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are experienced in other dances, or just love … Continue reading
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Too Old To Be Controlled (McLean county) Caller: Kristi Emilsson (Chicago) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Cornstalkers Cajun Band 9:00 pm
Cornstalkers Cajun Band @ The Iron Post
Mar 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Tom Turino – Cajun Accordion, Fiddle Matt Turino – Fiddle, Frottoir Shannon Arnold – Guitar, Vocals Kristi Emilsson – ‘Tit-fer JB Faires – Bass
Milonga Epoca 9:30 pm
Milonga Epoca @ Regent Ballroom
Mar 31 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 1:00 am
Regent EPOCA Milonga Epoca at Regent Ballroom 1406 Regency Dr West, Savoy, IL 61874 217-359-5333 9:30 pm – 1:00 am $10 admission (students $8) Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere! DJ Live music with … Continue reading