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6:00 pm Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE. Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave … Continue reading
8:00 pm Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
7:00 pm Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near … Continue reading
8:00 pm Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
7:00 pm Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
8:00 pm Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
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
10:00 am Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
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 … Continue reading
11:00 pm Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 4 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 12:00 am
Jan Jam After-Party; Contra Dancing with Kelsey Wells; Michael Hamilton and community band open calling hosted by Beadle! also food, drinks!!!