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7:00 pm Mother’s Day with Papashoy! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mother’s Day with Papashoy! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a little old-timey village klezmer music at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana! Plenty of space on the dance floor, great drink selection, and free popcorn. Music lovers under … Continue reading
6:00 pm Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
May 13 @ 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
7:00 pm CUFRF Steering Commitee @ Techline
CUFRF Steering Commitee @ Techline
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
8:00 pm Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 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.
7:00 pm Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
May 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
8:00 pm Illini Folk Dance Society @ 314 Illini Union
Illini Folk Dance Society @ 314 Illini Union
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Illini Folk Dance Society Explore dances from around the world Everyone Welcome. We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed. We dance … Continue reading
8:00 pm Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
May 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.
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
May 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
8:00 pm Cornstalkers Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Cornstalkers Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Featuring: Tom Turino – Cajun accordion et Cajun fiddle Shannon Arnold – ‘Tit-fer Matt Turino – Fiddle et frottoir Samuel Payne – Guitar JB Faires – Bass “The dance floor will be open.”
8:00 pm Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Euphor (Urbana, IL; Bloomington, IN; Lexington, KY) Caller: Lauren Kriel (Evanston) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation