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

Bluegrass jam

Bluegrass jammingCalling 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 will be hosted by members of “Strings Attached.”

If you want to listen and grab a bite, proceeds from buffet lunches at Piato go to support the festival’s folk music education in the community programs.



Saturday, November 2nd, 11:00am-1:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall

Mackville Bluegrass

MackvilleMackville’s music is a mix of bluegrass and gospel music and consists of alternating vocal leads with strong harmonies along with instrumentals. They love playing bluegrass and gospel music and have a great time!

Mackville has released three CDs and can be spotted on many stages throughout central Illinois.

Saturday, November 2nd, 6:15pm-7:30pm
Independent Media Center
Wristband or cover

The Whipstitch Sallies

Whipstitch SalliesThe Indianapolis Star reports that “The Whipstitch Sallies have been creating a buzz on the local bluegrass/folk music scene.” Their lively, energetic performances engage crowds in festival settings as well as intimate venues. All the band members sing lead and harmony vocals, and this versatility is a strength for the group’s rootsy Americana sound. Allie Burbrink brings driving rhythm and picking on acoustic guitar and banjo while Kat Erickson holds down the groove on upright bass. Meanwhile, Sam Roberts’ powerful mandolin style and Katie Burk’s spirited fiddle leads show their diverse influences – from punk to old-time. No wonder NUVO calls them “bluegrass rockers with panache.”

Saturday, November 2nd, 8:45pm-10:00pm
Rose Bowl
Wristband or cover