The First Annual Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival announces its performance and event schedule for September 25th and 26th in and around downtown Urbana! Featuring old-time, bluegrass, blues, conjunto, Cajun and Creole, Celtic , storytelling, dancing and more, this all-volunteer-run festival will feature over 70 outstanding artists and performers.
Highlights include alt-country singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks, champion Irish fiddle player Liz Carroll, Los T-Birds (a fabulous conjunto band), Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp, Tango Nero, the Prairie Dogs, New Orleans Jazz Machine, Illinois Rail bluegrass band, Kilborn Alley, the Corn Desert Ramblers and much more, as well as dances, workshops, jam sessions, an open stage and family activities.
New events are being added daily. Check out http://www.cufolkandroots.org for the most recent schedule as well as times, locations and costs. All-event wristbands are available on-line or at the door for 15 dollars. Children under 12 and many events are free, thanks to sponsors such as the City of Urbana. This is an indoor-outdoor festival, so come out with your friends, family and instruments and join the fun rain or shine!