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11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival @ Various Venues in Downtown Urbana, IL
11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival @ Various Venues in Downtown Urbana, IL
Oct 24 all-day
 
11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival @ Various Venues in Downtown Urbana, IL
11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival @ Various Venues in Downtown Urbana, IL
Oct 25 all-day
 
11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival @ Various Venues in Downtown Urbana, IL
11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival @ Various Venues in Downtown Urbana, IL
Oct 26 all-day
 
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7:00 pm Meadowhawk @ The Iron Post
Meadowhawk @ The Iron Post
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meadowhawk plays traditional and original tunes for contra dances and other events. Claire Johnson – fiddle Amanda Ramey – fiddle Matt Turino – guitar and feet
6:00 pm Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Oct 21 @ 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 Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 21 @ 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.
8:00 pm Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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 International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Oct 22 @ 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.
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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
7:00 pm Contra Dance! @ Urbana Dance Company
Contra Dance! @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Band: Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Viroqua, WI) Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL) 7:00-7:30p  Intro Contra Dance Lesson 7:30-9:30p  Contra Dance!!!
10:00 pm Cajun Cornstalkers @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Cajun Cornstalkers @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Cajun Cornstalkers Sure to be a foot stompin’ good time, the Cornstalker Cajun Band aims to make you dance. The Cornstalkers are Matt Turino on fiddle, Tom Turino on accordion, Shannon Arnold on guitar, and JB Faires on bass. Some … Continue reading
7:30 pm Yiddish Dance with Veretski Pass and Mitch Harris @ Urbana Dance Company
Yiddish Dance with Veretski Pass and Mitch Harris @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Veretski Pass is one of the most highly regarded bands playing in today’s klezmer scene, offering a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music … Continue reading