Community Calendar

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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Snakeroot Caller: Dale Wilson (St. Louis) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Yiddish Cabaret Night 7:00 pm
Yiddish Cabaret Night @ Sinai Temple
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join the Urbana Yiddish Ensemble for a free evening of Yiddish music at Sinai Temple. This cabaret event showcases Yiddish theater songs, Yiddish traditional folk songs, and lively klezmer instrumental music (with dancing!). You are invited to bring wine, … Continue reading
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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 6 @ 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 7 @ 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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Them Coulee Boys at the Iron Post 8:00 pm
Them Coulee Boys at the Iron Post @ Iron Post
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Allegedly founded at a bible camp, and born in the back valleys of Western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Somewhere underneath the energy, the exuberance, the wit, and … Continue reading
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Blues Dancing lessons and dance 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Feb 11 @ 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
CUFRF Steering Commitee 7:00 pm
CUFRF Steering Commitee @ Techline
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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 13 @ 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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Folk & Roots Winter Weekend
Folk & Roots Winter Weekend @ The Iron Post & Rose Bowl Tavern
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
Winter Weekend is February 14-16, 2019 Two great venues. Three great nights. Get your tickets now: Full Weekend Pass $20 advance/$30 door Check out this playlist to preview the fest! Thursday Night at the Iron Post 120 S Race St., … Continue reading
Cajun band T’Monde with The Chickadee Sermon 7:00 pm
Cajun band T’Monde with The Chickadee Sermon @ The Iron Post
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
From Lafayette, LA comes T’Monde, a terrific Cajun band. Drew Simon (from the Pine Leaf Boys) plays accordion along with Kelli Jones on fiddle and Megan Brown on guitar. This trio is an Acadian phenomenon that Offbeat Magazine (New Orleans) … Continue reading
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 14 @ 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! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Too Old To Be Controlled (McLean county) Caller: Deborah Hyland (St. Louis) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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English Country Dance 2:00 pm
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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 20 @ 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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Festival Volunteer Thank You Party 6:00 pm
Festival Volunteer Thank You Party @ Blackbird
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Volunteer Thank You Bash 6:00 pm
Volunteer Thank You Bash @ Blackbird
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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 27 @ 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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Krannert Uncorked with The Young and The Fretless 5:00 pm
Krannert Uncorked with The Young and The Fretless @ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
At Krannert Uncorked, Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, and try a new wine. The Young and The Fretless will perform old-timey and Americana favorites with Lyle Konigsberg on fiddle, Tom Bassett on banjo, Hilary Valentine on … Continue reading
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 28 @ 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