Community Calendar

Aug
4
Wed
2021
Ukulele Jam @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Like music? Like stringed instruments? Urbana Park District has a free summer offering that’s right for you.

Urbana Park District is hosting the free, weekly Ukulele Jam, Wednesday’s at Phillips Recreation Center, from 7-8 p.m.

Gather (outside weather permitting), and enjoy an hour or playing music. It’s called the Ukulele Jam, but bring any folk instrument.

The jam plays music mostly from the 1950s – 1970s.

It’s a free jam, and there’s no need to RSVP or pre-register for a week. Just come as you are!

If you have any questions, call Jacob Johnston at Phillips Recreation Center at (217) 367-1544.

Aug
5
Thu
2021
Hobnob String Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 5 @ 12:30 am
Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirt Creole @ Allerton Park Gate House Lawn
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the Cajun/Creole sounds of Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirt Creole. Dennis’ signature music stylings will “make your soul jump, your head spin, and your heart glad to know that it is still here”. Grab your blankets or lawn chairs and pick your perfect spot to sit back and take in the show.

Reservations are required to attend the concert. Sign up begins Thursday, June 3!
Participants will be required to show proof of registration at the gate.
We ask that you delete your reservation if your plans change and you are no longer able to attend.

Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly old time jam on Thursdays 7-9pm. South East side of Lincoln Square. Contact Ed, oltime1@att.net. 217-493-4654.

Aug
6
Fri
2021
Folk & Roots Friday Concert Series @ Boat House at Crystal Lake Park
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come to the Crystal Lake Park Boat House for Hot Club of Urbana Duo (with Rob Sweedler and Louis Pappas). Rain or shine!

Friday Jazz Happy Hour @ NOLA'S Rock Bar
Aug 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jordan Kaye @ Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Billy Galt @ Huber's Patio
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
Friday Night Live @ Downtown Champaign, Illinois
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From the Facebook Page:
Is it Friday yet?!? See you in downtown Champaign from 6-8pm for amazing street-side Music! Proudly presented by 40 North 88 West!
FRIDAY, August 6th
Neil & Park (location sponsor Busey Bank):
6pm: Emily the Band – sad-girl ukulele pop
7pm: Caleb Cook Band – country/rock/blues/jazz
Market & Taylor (location sponsor Pour Bros. Craft Taproom Champaign):
6pm: Ryan Groff (Modern Drugs / Elsinore) – rock/pop
7pm: King T’z – blues/rock/country
Neil & Church (NW corner – location sponsor Champaign Center Partnership):
6pm: Dody Cosmedy & Matt Stewart– classic rock
7pm: The Nightcaps – Lady Legends Trio
Also featuring our special weekly kids’ activity: Caricatures with Dan Wild!
We also want to thank the City of Champaign – Municipal Government – Without their support, Friday Night Live would not be possible!
Cobalt Blues Band @ Pipa's Pub
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Belle Isle, The Merry Travelers, Asher Danziger, Inland Calypso @ Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm
Aug
7
Sat
2021
Matt Turino & Claire Johnson @ Baxter's American Grille
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The talented and creative fiddle team of Matt Turino and Claire Johnson perform on the patio at Baxter’s

Clayton Thompson Tria @ Pipa's Pub
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
8
Sun
2021
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PCBS Blues Jams!
Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign
2nd Sunday of each month, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
and the 4th Wednesday of each month 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Prairie Crossroads Blues Society holds 2 Jams each month the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and 7:00 to 10:00 pm on the 4th Wednesday. Jams are held at Pipa’s Pub, 604 S. Country Fair Dr., Champaign.

The host band typically plays the first set, then we open it up to all the jammers in the house. Bring your instrument and plan on sitting in!

  • Coaltrain hosts Sunday Aug. 8
  • Jesse Cotton Stone hosts Blues Fest weekend
    Sunday August 15
  • Sapphire hosts Wednesday Aug. 25
Belle Isle & Modern Drugs @ Champaign Park District Summer Concert
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Belle Isle is the new full band project of Kayla Brown & Ian Shephard. And Modern Drugs is the new band formed by Ryan Groff of long time CU band Elsinore, who have been on hiatus since the lockdown began last year.”

Claire Johnson and Matt Turino @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Claire Johnson and Matt Turino, live at The Rose Bowl Tavern on Sunday, August 8th. Music 7-9pm.

Claire and Matt best known for playing in their band Meadowhawk play a mix of fiddle traditions that drive and lilt. They will be playing modern, but original and traditional music in their own way and are even throwing in some banjo for good measure.

  • BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.
  • Tips for the band always appreciated
    $$$Cash tips in bucket, or ask your bartender to put entertainment tip on your bartab$$$
  • Show is rain or shine! Weather permitting, the show is outside on the parking lot patio. Dress for the weather.
  • Please follow CDC guidelines
Aug
9
Mon
2021
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
10
Tue
2021
The Bashful Youngens Tunesday @ The Rosebowl Tavern Patio
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bashful Youngens are an Americana band out of Champaign, Illinois featuring Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short.

Aug
11
Wed
2021
Ukulele Jam @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Like music? Like stringed instruments? Urbana Park District has a free summer offering that’s right for you.

Urbana Park District is hosting the free, weekly Ukulele Jam, Wednesday’s at Phillips Recreation Center, from 7-8 p.m.

Gather (outside weather permitting), and enjoy an hour or playing music. It’s called the Ukulele Jam, but bring any folk instrument.

The jam plays music mostly from the 1950s – 1970s.

It’s a free jam, and there’s no need to RSVP or pre-register for a week. Just come as you are!

If you have any questions, call Jacob Johnston at Phillips Recreation Center at (217) 367-1544.

Aug
12
Thu
2021
Hobnob String Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 12 @ 12:30 am