Community Calendar

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one.

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
The Jeremiahs @ Piper's Hut
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm
HOUSE CONCERT and Potluck Dinner

PLEASE NOTE: this is a house concert and potluck. Seating is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Concert details and location will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

The Jeremiahs (https://thejeremiahs.ie/) combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding in 2013 the quartet have trailblazed across Ireland, Europe and USA playing some of the top venues and Festivals.

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance

On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE.

Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave share the teaching role.

Blues Social Dance: 7-9pm

Open to all ages. No cover. Drinks and food available from our host venue, Guido’s Bar & Grill.

Beginners welcome. No partner required. Come dance with us!

Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SLOW JAM, first and third Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Lincoln Square hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop. Traditional, folk, country songs in a beginner-friendly setting. For all acoustic stringed instruments and/or voices. Singalong, play-along format.

 

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.

Mar
3
Tue
2020
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one.

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Explore dances from around the world

Everyone Welcome.  We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one.

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Mar
6
Fri
2020
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Welcome and Beginner Lesson @ Spurlock Museum
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Resurrection Marys (Justice, IL)

Caller: Qwill Duval (Chicago, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

9:30 p.m. Cake!

SnowMELT Blues 2020 Social Dance with Kingdom Brothers band @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Late Night Dance with DJ @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 6 @ 11:59 pm – Mar 7 @ 2:00 am
Mar
7
Sat
2020
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Dance Classes @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Beginner Lesson and Social Dance with Lionel Young Band @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Late Night Dance with DJ @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 7 @ 11:59 pm – Mar 8 @ 3:00 am
Mar
8
Sun
2020
SnowMELT Blues 2020 Dance Classes @ Channing Murray Foundation
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SnowMELT Blues 2020 After Party @ Neil St. Blues
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
9
Mon
2020
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance

On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE.

Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave share the teaching role.

Blues Social Dance: 7-9pm

Open to all ages. No cover. Drinks and food available from our host venue, Guido’s Bar & Grill.

Beginners welcome. No partner required. Come dance with us!

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.