Community Calendar

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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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.  
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm
Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jul 3 @ 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.
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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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Folk and Roots Fridays: Nick Ailes Duo 12:00 pm
Folk and Roots Fridays: Nick Ailes Duo @ Lake House in Crystal Lake Park
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk and Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month this summer for some great FREE live music. Buy or bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break … Continue reading
Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Fiddlin Banjo Billy & The Old Time Players Caller: Deborah Hyland (St. Louis, MO) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Jul 9 @ 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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jul 10 @ 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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Esther Rose 8:00 pm
Esther Rose @ The Iron Post
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Esther Rose released her debut album ‘This Time Last Night’ June 16th, 2017. The album was recorded live to a 2-track tape machine at Mashed Potato Studios in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. Since it’s release, Rose … Continue reading
Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
All are welcome!
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks 7:00 pm
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks @ The Iron Post
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miss Tess got her musical start at home in Maryland, her childhood nights ending in music. Her parents would sing her to sleep with the gentle, tender sounds of American folk songs, occasionally interrupted by their 30s swing band rehearsing … Continue reading
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jul 12 @ 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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English Country Dance 2:00 pm
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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.
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm
Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jul 17 @ 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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Backdoor Cajun Band 7:00 pm
Backdoor Cajun Band @ Sipyard
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rob Krumm – Accordion Matt Turino – Fiddle Randy Cordle – Bass Sam Payne – Guitar
Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jul 18 @ 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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Eileen Gannon & Brenda Castles 7:00 pm
Eileen Gannon & Brenda Castles @ Piper's Hut
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
HOUSE CONCERT and Potluck Dinner. PLEASE NOTE: this is a house concert and potluck. Seating is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Concert details and location will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show. Eileen Gannon … Continue reading
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jul 19 @ 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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Folk and Roots Fridays: Jay Sand & All Around the World 12:00 pm
Folk and Roots Fridays: Jay Sand & All Around the World @ Lake House in Crystal Lake Park
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Too Old To Be Controlled (McLean county) Caller: Jim Hemphill (St. Louis, MO) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Jul 23 @ 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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm
Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jul 24 @ 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.
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm
Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jul 31 @ 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