Community Calendar

Aug
21
Sat
2021
One Community Together @ various
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One Community Together @ various

Celebrating One Community Together

Join us for live performances by these wonderful local music ensembles — Bow-dacious String Band, BBL Fine Arts Jazz Ensemble, Vine Street Syncopators, Noah I Brown and Company, Jordan Kaye and His Tune Wranglers, Kavi Naidu Jazz Quartet, Hot Iron String Band, and special recorded performances by the community’s Urbana, Central, and Centennial High School Marching Bands and the University of Illinois’ Marching Illini at the Rose Bowl Tavern and streamed on facebook live.

Special hands-on and virtual children’s activities will be provided by Urbana Park District, the Champaign County Museums Network, Parkland College’s  Planetarium, University of Illinois’ Spurlock Museum and Krannert Art Museum, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Museum of the Grand Prairie, and the University Library’s Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.  This year’s music and educational programming is supported by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Spurlock Museum, Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana Public TV, and the Champaign County Museums Network. For more information, either call 217-333-4577 or send an email to sousa@illinois.edu.

MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT PREFERRED.

Music Programming Schedule

12:00-12:45 Bow-dacioius String Band and the BBL Fine Arts Jazz Ensemble (LIVE at the Rose Bowl)

1:00-1:45 Vine Street Syncopators (LIVE at the Rose Bowl)

2:00-2:45 Noah Brown and Company (LIVE at the Rose Bowl)

3:00-3:45 Jordan Kaye Tune Wrangling (LIVE at the Rose Bowl)

4:00-4:45 Kavi Naidu Jazz Quartet (LIVE at the Rose Bowl)

5:00-6:00 Urbana, Central, and Centennial High School Marching Bands and the University’s Marching Illini (Online on facebook live)

7:00-10:30 Hot Iron String Band (LIVE at the Rose Bowl)

Children’s Activity Program

On-site Activities

12:00-2:00 Making Beaded Bees (Pollinatarium)

12:00-6:00 Yard Games for Children of All Ages – Bean Bag Toss, Connect Four, UrVana Prize Wheel, Bubble Machine, Parachute Game, and Relay Races (Urbana Park District-UrVana Van

2:00-5:00  Exploring the Universe’s Star Scape AND Telling Time with Sun Dials (Planetarium)

2:00-6:00  Exploration Bags – Color the World AND Picturing Our Community (Spurlock Museum and Krannert Art Museum)

3:00-6:00  Exploring Gardens: Lady Bug Ring Craft AND Building a Mini Gnome Home Peat Pot (Museum of the Grand Prairie)

On-line Activities (On facebook live)

12:45-1:00 Story Time with Miss Kim – “Mercury and the Woodsman” AND “The Magic Pot” (Spurlock Museum)

1:45-2:00 Story Time with Miss Kim – “The Magic Pomegranate” (Spurlock Museum)

2:45-3:00 Story Time with Miss Kim – “The Stolen Smell” AND “The Hare and the Lion” (Spurlock Museum)

3:45-4:00 Meet the Turtles at Homer Lake Forest Preserve AND Baseball Rockets and Gravity Wells (Homer Lake Forest Preserve and Planetarium)

4:45-5:00  Nature Investigation (Homer Lake Forest Preserve)

Aug
22
Sun
2021
The Young and the Fretless @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Young & The Fretless,
Sunday, August 22nd, 1-3pm, live at The Rose Bowl Tavern.

The Young & the Fretless play at dances, festivals and local venues in musically vibrant central Illinois. We play rousing old-time Appalachian and Midwestern fiddle tunes and have a penchant for quirky love songs.

The band includes:

  • Lyle Koningsberg, fiddle
  • Tom Bassett, banjo
  • Hilary Valentine, guitar
  • Rebecca Grosser, bass
Aug
23
Mon
2021
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
25
Wed
2021
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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!

Ukulele Jam @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 25 @ 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
26
Thu
2021
Hobnob String Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 26 @ 12:30 am
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Aug 26 @ 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
27
Fri
2021
Friday Jazz Happy Hour @ NOLA'S Rock Bar
Aug 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Cornstalkers Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Cornstalkers Cajun Band
Friday, August 27th, 7:30pm.
No cover. Tip the band!!

The Cornstalkers Cajun Band plays dance music of Southwestern Louisiana as well as originals
with a traditional instrumentation including Cajun accordions, fiddle, and triangle. Father and son team, Tom and Matt Turino, lead an all-star string band through two-steps and
waltzes for your dancing enjoyment.

  • 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
30
Mon
2021
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
2
Thu
2021
Hobnob String Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 2 @ 12:30 am
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Sep 2 @ 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.

Sep
3
Fri
2021
Folk & Roots Friday Concert Series @ Boat House at Crystal Lake Park
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
6
Mon
2021
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
9
Thu
2021
Hobnob String Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 9 @ 12:30 am
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Sep 9 @ 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.

Sep
10
Fri
2021
Friday Jazz Happy Hour @ NOLA'S Rock Bar
Sep 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Meadowbrook Jazz Walk @ Meadowbrook Park, Urbana
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sep
11
Sat
2021
Tabbapalooza 2021! @ Tabbapalooza Event Center
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 11

  • 12pm Chemical Kitty
  • 1pm Jimi Dragonfly
  • 2pm After Party
  • 3pm Kayla Brown Music
  • 4pm Mike Jeffrey
  • 5pm Songwriter Tim Crosby
  • 6pm Rockaway Beach
  • 7pm Backstage Boogie
  • 9pm AllNighter
  • 10pm The Unemployed Architects fanpag

Sunday, Sept 12

  • 11:30am JMT Trio
  • 1pm The Painkillers Blues Band
  • 2pm Ken Tucker Blues
  • 3pm John McMahon, Kaskaskia CD performance
  • 4pm Church Street Ramblers