Community Calendar

Aug
2
Mon
2021
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
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 am – 1:00 am

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
Aug
8
Sun
2021
Matt Turino & Claire Johnson @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm
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
Old-Time Jam @ Lincoln Square, Urbana. Southeast side.
Aug 12 @ 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
13
Fri
2021
Friday Jazz Happy Hour @ NOLA'S Rock Bar
Aug 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug
14
Sat
2021
Prairie Crossroads Blues Fest @ Champaign County Fairgrounds
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Prairie Crossroads Blues Society announces their third annual Blues Fest will take place Saturday, August 14 from 1:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, IL. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance through August 12 at bluesfest.prairiecrossroadsblues.org or $20 at the gate.

Kilborn Alley Blues Band, a homegrown legend of the Champaign, IL area, will headline the show. Other bands include Johnny Rawls, Ivy Ford, Smiley Tillmon featuring Kate Moss and William Marsala. Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One Man Band and Jesse Cotton Stone will dominate the solo/duo stage. Music will alternate between two stages for nearly continuous blues music.

Lots more details on the Blues Fest web page!

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Broken Brogue @ Allerton Park Gate House Lawn
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Traditional and Irish folk music performed by Broken Brogue. 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.

Aug
16
Mon
2021
Gordon Lightfoot @ Virgina Theatre
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
18
Wed
2021
Ukulele Jam @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 18 @ 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
19
Thu
2021
Hobnob String Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 19 @ 12:30 am