Community Calendar

May
16
Mon
2022
Betse & Clarke @ C4A
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Fiddle & banjo duo Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt bring a fresh and riveting approach to old-time music!

Tickets at the door: $10 each or 2 for $15.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
May
19
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
May 19 @ 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.

May
21
Sat
2022
The Young and the Fretless @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Young and 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
May
22
Sun
2022
English Country Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are planning to hold an English Country Dance on Sunday, May 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Channing-Murray Foundation in Urbana. We will be asking everyone to show proof of vaccination at the door and to wear masks while inside the dance space. We certainly hope we can start holding dances with less restrictions in the near future, but for the moment we feel we need to make these requirements to keep everyone safe.

Hopefully, the weather will be nice and we can have some refreshments at the break outside the building. We’ll have to keep an eye on the weather to see about that. We will also be keeping an eye on the current COVID numbers in case they get bad again and we have to reschedule.

This will be our first regular dance in over 2 years, so we are all a bit rusty. We are planning on doing a number of basic dances. I hope that everyone will be able to join us.

Jonathan

May
23
Mon
2022
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
May
24
Tue
2022
C-U Irish Session @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Champaign-Urbana Irish Session is a meeting of musicians who play Irish dance tunes in the traditional style. It’s a free-form evening of music, songs, and dance led by veteran local players on accordion, banjo, fiddle, and flute.
Acoustic music, on The Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio. Buy the band a drink, or 5!
May
25
Wed
2022
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam @ Pipa's Pub
May 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!

May
26
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
May 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.

Jake Shulman-Ment: Klezmer Fiddle @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jake Shulman-Ment is at the helm of a new generation of Klezmer performers. He tours, records, and teaches internationally and has spent two decades traveling and living in Eastern Europe, learning traditional violin styles and researching old Jewish music from master fiddlers. In these solo performances, Jake speaks to audiences intimately through his singular voice on the violin, and shares stories and musings about life, music, the road, and being human.

May
27
Fri
2022
Contra Dance with 🎩Mean Lids🎩 and 🐸Gail Hintze🐸 !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at Channing-Murray Foundation to dance to music from the one and only Mean Lids with gender-free calling by Gail Hintze!!

There will be a short beginner lesson at 7:30pm and the dance will start at 8. Bring your own water bottle and a snack to share at the break!

We require that everyone wears a mask while inside the building and presents proof of up-to-date vaccination.

May
29
Sun
2022
Mean Lids concert @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mean Lids play a mix of music from various fiddle and flute traditions. Their dynamic music will keep you guessing what will be coming next. Playing original, modern and traditional music they pull from North American, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian traditional music.- BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.

May
30
Mon
2022
Eileen Gannon & Robert Ryan @ Piper's Hut
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

HOUSE CONCERT near downtown Champaign, IL. The address will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

Show Information:

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

COVID Precautions will be followed. All in attendance must be fully vaccinated. Audience members should wear masks. The Performer(s) might not wear masks.

Audience members may bring personal beverages and snacks. Please be conscious of the sound that some snacks may make during the performance.

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Jun
2
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 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.

Jun
6
Mon
2022
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Jun
9
Thu
2022
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Jun 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.

Meadowhawk @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Meadowhawk, featuring Amanda Ramey and Claire Johnson on fiddles and Matt Turino on guitar/percussion/fiddle plays traditional and original tunes fusing many acoustic and dance styles. Consisting of mostly instrumental tunes, their performances are high energy, listenable, danceable, and always enjoyable. For all ages

Jun
11
Sat
2022
Old-Time Fiddle & Jam Weekend 2022 @ C4A and Rose Bowl Tavern
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:55 pm

Old-Time Fiddle & Jam Weekend 2022

This year’s jam will be Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Thanks to grant funding from Urbana Arts & Culture, we are able to expand our offering this year to include old-time jams, more clinics and workshops, plus free concerts and our first ever Fiddle Anti-Contest*! Schedule and details below!

The festivities will all be held in Urbana, at C4A, Rose Bowl Tavern, and Meadowbrook Park.

Patt & Possum @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Join Patt & Possum (aka Charlie Walden and Patt Plunkett) for some marvelous fiddle tunes under the big tent at Rose Bowl Tavern! Who knows what they’ll pull out of their hat? It doesn’t matter–it’s sure to be good!

Fiddle Sax Fusion Band (Brian & Jessie Stark) will play a warm-up set starting at 7:00.

After the Patt & Possum set Charlie and Patt will lead a traditional old-time open jam. Bring your instrument and play along, or just hang out and enjoy the vibe!

Free admission, thanks to funding from Urbana Arts & Culture!