Community Calendar

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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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: Vinny Santanelli 12:00 pm
Folk and Roots Fridays: Vinny Santanelli @ Lake House in Crystal Lake Park
Aug 3 @ 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
April Verch Band Presented by CU Folk and Roots 8:00 pm
April Verch Band Presented by CU Folk and Roots @ Iron Post
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
While April Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and far beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch and … Continue reading
Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Acoustic Mayhem Caller: Jonathan Sivier 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 7 @ 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.
Aug 8 @ 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
Aug 9 @ 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
Aug 9 @ 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
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Aug 13 @ 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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 13 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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.
Aug 15 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 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: Inland Calypso 12:00 pm
Folk and Roots Fridays: Inland Calypso @ Lake House in Crystal Lake Park
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Meadowhawk Caller: Roger Diggle (Madison, WI) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:30 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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.
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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 @ Cowboy Monkey
Aug 27 @ 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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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.
Aug 29 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 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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