Music in Our Community



Urbana-Champaign has a long and illustrious history when it comes to local music. From international acts such as REO speedwagon and Alison Krauss to our vibrant DIY/garage and DJ scene, this area has had and continues to develop and support an amazing local music culture. Explore the past and check out the new with these local music resources!

News | Live Music | Festivals | Local Music/Record Stores | Other Resources


Check out the updated local music collection at The Urbana Free Library

Check out the music section in Smile Politely


Live Music Venues

Canopy Club

Cowboy Monkey

Iron Post

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Rosebowl Tavern

UFLive!: Experience live music at The Urbana Free Library on the 3rd Sunday of most months. Check the library calendar for dates and times




C-U Folk and Roots Festival




Local Music/Record Stores

Record Swap

Exile on Main Street

Corson Music -  Instruments, Amplifiers, Accessories and Lessons!

McCallister Audio

Guitar Workshop

Upper Bout


Other Resources

The Champaign-Urbana music scene (past and present) facebook page.

The Music Library and Souza Archives - Including exhibits on local music history

WEFT Sessions

WILL FM and WILL Live and Local

WPCD Parkland College Radio