Jams, singalongs, and other festival events 2012

  • Bluegrass Jam Session with Steve Rosen - Calling 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 bluegrass jam is ably hosted by Steve Rosen of Silver Rose. Spectators welcome.
  • Blues Jam with Ron Cannon - Calling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned local musicians. Spectators welcome.
  • C-U Singer/Songwriter Collective - The Champaign/Urbana Singer/Songwriter’s collective has been meeting regularly for over a year and a half to support each other in their songwriting endeavors.  Come join them at the Iron Post as they perform some of their favorite songs. John Coppess, … Continue reading
  • Campfire Jam with Jose Agusti - Bring your instrument, voice and community spirit for a campfire jam on the Iron Post patio. Jose Agusti and his guitar will facilitate the fun. Only rain or temperatures below 32 degrees will cause us to cancel.
  • Campfire Singalong - Join Jan Kalmar (7:00pm-8:00pm) for a community song circle around the campfire. Bring chairs, cozy clothes and warm your hearts! Then, stay and sing all your favorite songs with Jordan Kaye (8:00pm-9:00pm) and his magical guitar licks. Only rain or … Continue reading
  • Community Hootenanny - An open stage for acoustic musicians. Bring an instrument and share your music with the acoustic community. All styles of music are welcome and spontaneous collaboration is encouraged! Hosted by Sam Payne, the indefatigable co-host of the every-Monday-night Hootenanny at … Continue reading
  • Festival Donors’ Meet and Greet - Festival donors/supporters at the “patron” level and above (including sustaining members) are invited to share light food and drink and meet festival artists.
  • Grass Roots Revival - Grass Roots Revival (GRR) plays traditional bluegrass and Americana music with a vengeance. GRR’s specialty is close harmonies and the high-lonesome sound that bluegrass is known for. All three members of GRR were born and bred in the cornfield-flatlands of … Continue reading
  • Homebrew Ukulele Union Singalong - Bring your ukulele or borrow one for an all ages sing-along with the Homebrew Ukulele Union (HUU). The HUU is a sing-along group that comes together at the University of Illinois in the course Designing Musical Experiences. As a part … Continue reading
  • Irish Session - Calling 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 Irish session is ably hosted by Jake Schumacher. Spectators welcome. Saturday, November 3rd, 2:30pm-4:00pm Rose Bowl … Continue reading
  • Late night jams with Dustin Norder - For all you late-nighters who want to play or stomp your feet after each day’s festival activities! Spectators welcome. Dustin has played in the Champaign area for the past six years with The Corn Desert Ramblers, Hot Iron String Band, … Continue reading
  • Musical Mayhem Parade with Baião de Dois - Join the Brazilian music and percussion group Baião de Dois for our annual musical mayhem parade! Bring your instruments, costumes and free spirits and celebrate carnivale on the streets of downtown Urbana. Meet in the IMC sunroom.
  • Old-time Jam with Claudia and Gary Kaufman - Calling 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 old-time jam is ably hosted by Claudia and Gary Kaufman of Too Old to Be … Continue reading
  • Open Jamming - Come on down to the Rose Bowl and play some tunes! Unstructured, unsupervised, uninhibited music-making. Spectators welcome.
  • Rubber Soul Play/Singalong with The Prairie Dogs - Bring your instrument, voice, friends and family and let Jordan Kaye and the Prairie Dogs lead you through the Beatles album that was voted 5th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”! All instruments, … Continue reading
  • Shape-note Singing - Shape-note singing is a musical-notation system developed by 18th-century itinerant American singing masters to quickly teach 4-part unaccompanied vocal harmony for use in worship.
  • Try-it Tent - Stop by the Try-it Tent for mini-lessons on a variety of instruments, taught by experienced local folk musicians. Keep coming back because every hour will feature different instruments and different instructors! We are thrilled that the Try-it Tent will again … Continue reading