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6:00 pm Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE. Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave … Continue reading
8:00 pm Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
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.
7:00 pm Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
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
8:00 pm Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
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.
7:00 pm Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
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
12:00 pm Folk and Roots Fridays: Vinny Santanelli @ Lake House in Crystal Lake Park
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
8:00 pm April Verch Band Presented by CU Folk and Roots @ Iron Post
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
8:00 pm Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
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