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The Overture: October 21-27

It's CU Folk and Roots Festival week, so you know this edition of the overture is jam-packed with good shows. But if folk and roots aren't your thing, there are still a ton of shows for you to see. 

The Overture: October 14-20

The weather is getting cold, but the CU music scene is staying hot. Highlights include Caleb Cook Band, Mungion with Aquilla, and a few offerings from throughout UIUC. 

The Overture: October 7-13

Let this week get your October musicking on the right track. Highlights include Good Morning Bedlam, Kayla Brown, the Wreck the Stage competition, and a concert at The Front Porch in Philo that you won't want to miss. 

The Overture: October 1-6

This week is a great one for you jazz aficionados out there. But it's also a great week to see some live shows by local bands: Bones Jugs, TwoLeggedZoo, Morgan Orion and more.

The Overture: July 15-21

Krannert Center's OUTSIDE at the Research Park show, Bentley's Fringe Fest, and more highlight this week in live music in C-U.

The Overture: June 17-23

This week's live music includes some of the youngest of our local performers, both at the Girls Rock! C-U showcase, and the Illinois Summer Youth Music concert, both happening this Saturday.

The Overture: June 10-16

It's a very busy live music week, with CobraFest in Tolono and the Midwest PunkFest in Bloomington. There are plenty of options if you don't want to leave the relative comfort of C-U, too.

The Overture: June 3-9

This week has all your jazz needs well met, and offers an opportunity for a free outdoor concert in Bloomington, if you're in the mood for a very short roadtrip.