Volunteer for the festival!

VolunteersWe can’t do it without you – help make our all-volunteer festival happen!

We’re using SignUp.com to organize volunteer needs for the festival. Working two two-hour shifts earns you a wristband and this year’s fabulous t-shirt. Other options are available. Follow the instructions below to see the great array of opportunities.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com.
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteering@folkanroots.org to be signed up manually.

Thanks for all you do for the festival, community engagement, and live music in our area.

Purchase 2018 wristbands now!

Purchase your wristbands now and we’ll mail them to you! To receive your wristbands in time for the festival, purchases must be made by October 10, 2018.

You can also purchase wristbands in advance at the Iron Post, the Rosebowl, or Techline, or you can buy them onsite during the festival. So many good choices!

A single wristband @ $40.00. A wristband entitles you to entry at ALL festival events. If you don’t have a PayPal account, click on “Pay with debit or credit card.”

Single Wristband

A wristband four-pack @ $140.00. Save $5.00 on each wristband! If you don’t have a PayPal account, click on “Pay with debit or credit card.”Four-Pack Wristband

Passes for single day attendance ($20) will be sold onsite only, as will individual entry tickets for select venues (see Festival FAQ for details). 

Support Free and Family Friendly Programming

We’re running a GoFundMe campaign to support the many free, family-friendly musical and storytelling performances, hand-on workshops, dance lessons, jam sessions, children’s activities, and singalongs we offer. As always, all festival programming on Saturday, October 20, until 5:00pm is free. We are able to keep the festival accessible in this manner through generous support from individuals, businesses, and the City of Urbana. Can we count you among our supporters?

Music Shoppe

The Upper BoutStrums of love to longtime sponsor The Upper Bout. One of the most beautiful retail locations in Champaign-Urbana, it’s like a warm honey bath for the stringed-instrument enthusiast. We appreciate their dedicated support of the Folk and Roots Festival.

Tenth Anniversary Festival organizational meeting

Steering Committee 2017Love the music? Love the workshops and the dances and the storytelling and the singalongs and the family programming? Help make it happen!

The first C-U Folk and Roots Festival organizational meeting for the 10th annual festival is Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00pm at Techline, 307 S. Locust Street in Champaign.

Have a concrete voice in creating the area’s most magical and intimate music festival. While you’re giving back, you’ll be making new friends with folks who are all about the best in community-building. Need to build your resume? Grow your employable skill set with hands-on experience in fundraising, marketing and communication, project management, web support, volunteer coordination, or whatever strikes your fancy. 

Can’t make the meeting, but still want to be involved? Email us at volunteering@folkandroots.org