2017 Festival Volunteer & Sponsor Appreciation Party

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Pizza M

Did you volunteer for the 2017 festival or support the festival with your contributions? Please join us for an appreciation party to celebrate everyone’s collective efforts in making the festival a great event.

In appreciation of your efforts to support the Festival, we invite you to join us for free pizza, salad, and a drink. As with last year’s event, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of the C-U Folk and Roots Festival. We’ll also use the opportunity to honor selected Gold Star Sponsors and Volunteers.

Thursday, March 1 at 6 PM – 8 PM
@Pizza-M, 208 W Main St, Urbana.

At this year’s event we want to focus solely on celebration and community. No sign up sheets or “Asks” involved–seriously. Come join us, let us thank you for your help with last year’s festival, and have a good time.

The 2018 Festival– number 10!–is already off to a good start with many new folks joining our effort and settling into productive, important roles.

Help us out at the Urbana Farmer’s Market!

Wanna hang with a bunch of fun people, listen to some great music, and tell newcomers about the C-U Folk and Roots Festival? Sign up to help at our booth at the Urbana Farmer’s Market! We’ll be there four times: September 3rd, September 17th, October 1st, and October 15th. Click on this link to select your shift.

Featured sponsor

City of Urbana

City of Urbana

Many thanks to the City of Urbana for its matching grant of $5,000 in support of the 2015 C-U Folk and Roots Festival! We are incredibly lucky to be hosted by a city that places such a high value on accessibility to the arts and cultural events. We look forward to many more years of collaboration.

The 2015 T-shirt is here!

T-shirt design 2015Check out this year’s t-shirt design by Ellen Rockett! What you see here is the back of the shirt. The front side of this delicious raspberry number features our world-famous fiddling cat logo. You can pick up your very own shirt at the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival, at the Anna and Elizabeth show on September 27th, at the Urbana Farmer’s Market (on September 5th, September 19th, October 3rd, and October 17th), and at the festival itself. Woo hoo!


Piato 2015For the third year in a row, Piato Café, Catering, and Organic Food Nanny is hosting its delicious $5.00 all-you-can-eat buffet during the festival, with all proceeds going to support the work of the festival. Enjoy your lunch to the sounds of festival-sponsored music!

We are proud to be among the many organizations in our community Piato so generously supports.

Volunteer/sponsor appreciation party

Festival organizers 2014Were you a volunteer or sponsor for the 2014 festival, or would you like to be one in 2015? Thanks for your support! We’d like to invite you to enjoy FREE pizza and drinks at Pizza M (208 W. Main St, Urbana) on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:00pm-800pm. Enjoy a slide show of festival highlights and learn about how you can help the festival continue its mission to support the folk arts in Central Illinois.

See you there!