Stop by this beautiful store to see what brick and mortar can be. The Upper Bout offers a human connection and personalized experience. They sell and work on just about anything with strings. Thanks, TUB, for your loyal support of the Festival and the musicians who participate!
Downtown Urbana’s full service, cooperatively owned grocery store. Beyond monetary donations, the co-op has sustained the festival with food and offered us performance space. Over the years it’s been a warm and welcoming hangout for festival goers, and we thank them for all their support. We thank downtown Urbana’s full service, cooperatively owned grocery store for the many types of sustenance they have provided the festival over the years.
The UCD is a community of people in Champaign-Urbana and east central Illinois who support and promote the history, artistry and enjoyment of contra dancing. The warmth and generosity they extend at the Festival dances will be sorely missed this year, since those events are hampered by the COVID-19 outbreak. We thank them for their continued support and hope to have lots of dancing back on the schedule in 2021!
Long-time sponsor First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign is a community bank in every sense. We’re grateful to be among the many community teams and groups they sponsor financially. Thanks to this community bank for its ongoing support of the Festival.
We’d like to extend a hearty thanks to the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music for its sponsorship of our family programming. Support from Sousa allows us to do our bit to cultivate a future for folk and roots music, dance, and enthusiasm! Sousa Archives is a long-term supporter of our family-friendly programming!
Urbana is an Illinois Arts Friendly Community, designated by the Illinois Arts Alliance and Illinois Municipal League. Through public support for the arts, the City of Urbana increases opportunities for the creation of art, thereby enhancing the quality of life, economic development, citizen participation, cultural awareness, and vibrancy of the community.
Thank you for being a major sponsor of the C-U Folk and Roots Festival! Art thrives in Urbana.
Festival sponsor the Rose Bowl Tavern has been Urbana’s “Home of Country Music” since 1946. Alive as a hub of community and music, including the famous Monday night Urbana Hootenany, this is a friendly spot that boasts “good music, cold drinks, great people.”
Thanks, Rose Bowl! We literally couldn’t do it without you.
A rich, robust thank you Page Roasting Co.!
Established in 2017, Page Roasting Company is an artisanal coffee roasting business offering alternating single origin coffees as well as a few consistently available blends.
Page aims to offer the community the highest quality coffee possible, manually roasted in small batches and made available at many Champaign/Urbana locations.
Thank you to first time sponsor Illini Hillel. The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at the University of Illinois, Hillel creates a warm and welcoming community where students from all Jewish backgrounds can meet, explore and celebrate Jewish life.