Community Calendar

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Mean Lids (Urbana & Indianapolis)

Caller: Georges Augustin (Chicago)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

8:00-9:30p  Contra Dance with Mean Lids and Lauren Peckman calling

9:45-11:30p  Contra Dance with Meadowhawk and Lauren Peckman calling

11:45-1:30a  After party Hangout and Dancing at The Rose Bowl Tavern w/ DJ Dennis

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Workshops 10 am-4:30 pm (Illini Union rooms)
http://urbana-contra.org/Files/Jan_Jam_2020_Schedule.pdf

Afternoon Dances 1:30-4:30 pm (Illini Rooms)
1:30-2:45p  Challenging Contra Dances with Alex & Meadowhawk
3:00-4:30p  Contra Dance with Lauren Peckman & Meadowhawk

Potluck Dinner 5-7 pm (Channing-Murray)
Please bring a dish to share.

Evening Dance 7-11 pm (Illini Rooms)
A great evening of dance with The Mean Lids,
Meadowhawk, and caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby!

After Dance Party 11 pm- 2 am (Channing-Murray)

Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 4 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 2:00 am

Jan Jam After-Party; Contra Dancing with Kelsey Wells; Michael
Hamilton and community band open calling hosted by Beadle!
also food, drinks!!!

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday at the Illini Union (Illini Rooms A/B/C)

Waltz 11 am-12 pm:The Mean Lids

Contra Dance 12-1:30 pm: The Mean Lids with caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby.

Jan
17
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Lauren Kriel (Chicago, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends @ The Iron Post
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, January 31st at The Iron Post
– 5 – 7pm: Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends (Creole & Cajun from Southern Illinois)

Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
7
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Open band (bring your instruments)

Caller: Karen Jackson (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem

Callers: Miriam Larson, Amanda Ramey & Michael Fuerst

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Mardi Gras w/ Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends @ The Iron Post
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Mardi Gras at The Iron Post !!!

Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends

  • Jambalaya
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Gumbo
  • Muffalettas
  • Abita Beer
  • Hurricanes

Dear friends and music lovers,
 
Yes, it is time for Mardi Gras as Fat Tuesday is next Tuesday, Feb. 25. 
 
Please come out to the Iron Post and let’s celebrate Mardi Gras with music by Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends. The band will include Dennis, Doug Hawf, Greg Bigler, Doug Rigsby and [Rob Krumm], so that’s basically an “old and new” Creole Stomp lineup. We’ll play a lot of Cajun & Creole music, and throw in some second line New Orleans party music as well. 
 
We’ll start at 8:00 PM and play 2 sets.  There will be a cover charge, likely $7. Find your beads from last year or go by Dallas & Co and get some new ones.
 
Thanks and I hope to see some of you there.  This should be a very fun evening 
 
Rob
Mar
6
Fri
2020
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!

Sep
6
Sun
2020
Backdoor Cajun Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Urbana Backdoor Cajun Band for an evening of traditional Cajun, soulful Creole and get-down Zydeco music. Come on out for some social distance dancing and have some fun with us on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend. Music starts at 6:00. Matt Turino on fiddle, Rob Krumm on accordion, Sam Payne on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass and Dave Pride on percussion. Allons!

*Proper mask use and social distancing is required on the patio at The Rose Bowl Tavern. Thank you for your cooperation.

Feb
12
Fri
2021
Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends @ RBTV Online
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm

Greetings friends and music lovers,

Just in time for Mardi Gras, I’ll be playing music with Dennis Stroughmatt on Friday, Feb. 12. We’ll be streaming from the Rose Bowl in Urbana and the show will start at 8:00 PM CST.

Along with Greg Bigler (on bass), we’ll be taking a Mardi Gras Road Trip that will include French songs from Old Upper Louisiana (Missouri-Illinois-Indiana), and Cajun & Creole music from southwest Louisiana. We’ll also make a brief stop in New Orleans somewhere along the way.

The gig will be streamed on Facebook —
Mardi Gras Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends

The Rose Bowl streams shows on RBTV (Rose Bowl TV). Besides Facebook, you can access RBTV on YouTube.

Hopefully, we can provide some musical warmth in the middle of the Arctic Blast.

Thanks and I hope that some of you can catch this livestream.

Rob

Aug
5
Thu
2021
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.

Aug
27
Fri
2021
Cajun Cornstalkers @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm