Artisan Alley

Dale Evans instrumentsAs you wander through Lincoln Square on Saturday, between 11:00am and 5:00pm check out Artisan Alley! Here you’ll find luthiers, instrument builders, instrument demonstrations and the like – all sharing their unique creations and  talents.

Look for:

Paul Kotheimer’s “Lefty Heaven,” a southpaw instrument petting zoo. Paul will have on hand 1 nylon string acoustic guitar, 3 standard steel string acoustics, 1 fretless acoustic guitar, 2 electric guitars, 2 electric basses, and 1 upright bass, all strung lefty!


Luthier Hector Trevino‘s guitars, Swedish Instrument maker Don Peterson (Hardanger fiddles and Nyckelharpas!), John Coppess’s leather guitar straps and accessories, mountain dulcimer try-its with Hilary Valentine, Matt Peckham’s vintage instruments, Bruce Pea of ARS Harmonia’s handmade speakers, and Tony Taylor’s home made cigar box guitars!

Saturday, November 2nd, 11:00am-5:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall

Prairie Dogs Performance and Beatles Play-Along

Prairie Dogs

Calling musicians of all levels!! The Prairie Dogs invite you to BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT and play and sing along to all your Beatles favorites, including, but not limited to, the Rubber Soul album. Then, sit back and listen to a few Prairie Dogs favorites.

The Prairie Dogs have been a fixture of the Champaign-Urbana music scene for 15 years. They know a thousand songs and a hundred jokes. Guaranteed to make you laugh or cry! Join them for a good old-fashioned singalong!

Friday, November 1st, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Iron Post

Blues Jam

Keith HardenCalling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned local musicians. The blues jam will be led by Keith Harden.

The blues jam is generously sponsored by the Prairie Crossroads Blues Society.

Saturday, November 2nd, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall