The 2019 Festival is in the history books. Thanks for coming out! Even on a cold and rainy Saturday we had great crowds. Huge gratitude to all the volunteers who made it possible. Hey, let’s do it again next year!
Chris Breen, Jose Agusti, Rich Cahill & Doug Schroer, the muscle behind set-up and load out at Cohen and C4A.
The Sound Crew. You can’t hear the music without them: Steve McQueen, Frank Horger, Keith Hall, Dustin Norder, Mike Feldman, Mike Knapp, Doug Schroer, Bob Pearse, Mike Knapp, John McMahon, Charlie Harris, Rick Kubetz, Nick Pitingolo, Bob Henne, Jeff Yonkus, Matt Turino.
Come on out to this fun evening of traditional country, honky-tonk and western swing at the Rose Bowl Tavern in friendly downtown Urbana, Illinois! This will be the third annual Tribute to Hank Williams and other Honky-Tonk Heroes. It’s also a major fund-raising event for our fall festival!
The house band for the evening will include Dennis Strougmatt on fiddle, Bob Watson on steel guitar, Ed Clem on bass, Doug Rigsby on drums and Rob Krumm on guitar. They’ll back a number of talented singers including:
Cole Bridges and
Marten “Chachi” Stromberg.
Admission will be $10 at this all ages event.
Where: Rose Bowl Tavern, 106 N. Race St. in Urbana When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 8:00 PM to 11:00PM. Doors at 7:00PM
We’d like to thank first-time sponsor Phoenix Botanical, a top 10 Illinois dispensary, for supporting the 2019 Festival! They are ready help you or your loved one gain access to the Illinois medical cannabis program, find the right cannabis medicine that works for you and support you along the way.
Did you volunteer for the 2017 festival or support the festival with your contributions? Please join us for an appreciation party to celebrate everyone’s collective efforts in making the festival a great event.
In appreciation of your efforts to support the Festival, we invite you to join us for pizza, and a drink, ON US. We want to thank you for your ongoing support of the C-U Folk and Roots Festival.
Thursday, February 21 6 PM – 8 PM
Blackbird, 119 W. Main St., Urbana IL
Come join us, let us thank you for your help with last year’s festival, and have a good time.
The 2019 Festival planning is already underway with new folks joining our effort and settling into productive, important roles.
Want to see if playing the harmonica or dulcimer is for you? Need some yoga to get you going? Learn the art of writing a masterful murder ballad? All this and more is on offer today! Check out our schedule of workshops.
Bringing little folks to the folk fest? We’ve got puppet parties, story telling, and musical mayhem. See if something on our all-ages list will keep the whole family’s toes tapping.
Wanna hang with a bunch of fun people, listen to some great music, and tell newcomers about the C-U Folk and Roots Festival? Sign up to help at our booth at the Urbana Farmer’s Market! We’ll be there four times: September 3rd, September 17th, October 1st, and October 15th. Click on this link to select your shift.
Check out this year’s t-shirt design by Ellen Rockett! What you see here is the back of the shirt. The front side of this delicious raspberry number features our world-famous fiddling cat logo. You can pick up your very own shirt at the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival, at the Anna and Elizabeth show on September 27th, at the Urbana Farmer’s Market (on September 5th, September 19th, October 3rd, and October 17th), and at the festival itself. Woo hoo!