2017 Sweetcorn Festival

Sweet Corn Festival 2017This year’s Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is placing a priority on local, local, LOCAL – something the C-U Folk and Roots Festival knows all about. Our Folk and Roots Stage is moving to Broadway, on the block between Elm and Main Streets. You can’t miss us!

Friday, August 25, 2017 

6:00 – 6:45 – Dancin’ in the Streets! — contra dance with The Young & The Fretless, superb calling by Martha Tyner.

7:00 – 7:45 – Jensen Brothers (Acoustic duo Cody & Rob – banjos, guitars, & vocals)

8:15 – 9:15 – Michael Anderson Jazz Quartet Plays Ben Webster (jazz musicians from C-U along with University of Illinois students and recent grads)

9:45 – 11:00 – Rhumba Bums (Rev. Robert, JB Faires, Jay Ferguson – blues, swinging traditional jazz, reggae & more!) 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

6:00 – 6:45 – Billy Galt & Jeff Kerr  (acoustic blues duo)

7:00 – 7:45 – Blues Deacons (electric blues trio) 

8:15 – 9:15 – Dewclaw (piano/vocal duo with spirited vocals by the Liz Faermark – jazz, improv, blues, & more)

9:45 – 11:00 – Caleb Cook Band (traditional country)