The 11th Annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival

11th Annual Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival

The Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival is an annual event that promotes  the folk arts and contributes to the artistic vitality of central Illinois. The festival takes place at various locations in downtown Urbana, October 24 - 26, 2019.

All festival events scheduled at the Library are family friendly and FREE!

Saturday, October 26  • Events at the Library

McFarlane-Hood Reading Room • First Floor
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Archives Bazaar: Discover the History of Champaign County! 

Busey-Mills Reading Room • First Floor
11:00 a.m. • The Black Eyed Lillies (blues)
12:30 p.m. • The Coneflowers
2:00 p.m. • Michael Meadows (contemporary folk)
3:30 p.m. • The Matchsellers (bluegrass / old-time)

Lewis Auditorium • Ground Floor
11:00 a.m. • Dom Flemons (American Songster)
Noon • Storytelling
3:00 p.m. • Shape Note Singing with the Sacred Harp Singers

For more information about the C-U Folk & Roots Festival, and to see a complete schedule of festival events, visit