The Upper Bout

The Upper Bout

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!

Common Ground Food Co-op

Common Ground Food Co-op

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.

Urbana Country Dancers

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!

Urbana Arts & Culture Program

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.

The Music Shoppe

Long-time Festival sponsor The Music Shoppe, with locations in Normal, Champaign AND Springfield, Illinois has been serving the needs of musicians and music educators since 1961. Now a third-generation family business, we’re proud to have the support of this model Central Illinois business.

Rose Bowl Tavern

Rose Bowl Tavern

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.

Page Roasting Co.

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. 

Welcome Illini Hillel!


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.