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 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Pizza M
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Back room at Pizza M, downtown Urbana. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are … 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 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Pizza M
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Back room at Pizza M, downtown Urbana. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are … 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: Kristi Emilsson (Chicago) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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English Country Dance 7:00 pm
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We’ll be dancing to music provided by the band Rare Privilege from Wisconsin. Watch for more details of this special event. English Country Dance is the dance form that was popular in England and America in the 1600’s, 1700’s and … Continue reading
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Pizza M
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Back room at Pizza M, downtown Urbana. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are … 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
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:30 – 7. Dancing 7 – 9. Free. Back room at Pizza M, downtown Urbana. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you are … 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: Jim Hemphill (St. Louis) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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