Festival tickets now available!

Festival wristbands only $25! ONE PRICE FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND!

The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, will celebrate its fourth year in Downtown Urbana, November 2nd and 3rd, 2012. The festival will take place in venues in and around the Downtown area and will host over 80 performers, artists and storytellers celebrating American roots music, dance, stories and visual arts. Emphasizing community participation, organized workshops will be offered teaching fiddle, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, bass, drumming and more. Dance demonstrations will also give onlookers the opportunity to join in. This year’s festival activities will also include jam sessions and family activities such as a children’s parade, guided art activities and storytelling. Musical artists will be announced as they are confirmed and will represent a variety of genres, such as bluegrass, blues, jazz, Cajun, Texas swing, old-time, Klezmer, tango, folk, salsa and more.

Indiegogo campaign launched!

The C-U Folk and Roots Festival announces its Indiegogo fundraising campaign!

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Help us sustain this important regional, community, and educational event. Funding raised through will go towards bringing in talent from around the state and around the world for workshops, educational and main stage events.

Champaign-Urbana is the home of the University of Illinois and draws students and scholars from around the world. Your contribution will allow us to include the musical and cultural diversity that the region reflects.