Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, IL

Sudden Sound concerts feature leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde.

Renée Baker's Quadtych—Renée Baker (violin, viola), Karl E. H. Siegfried (bass), William Porter (cello), and Bruce Nelson (vibes, percussion)—expresses the polystylistic stylings of Picasso, the moody brooding of Rothko, the impatience of Pollock, and the sensuous passion of Anaïs Nin.

For this event, award-winning composer Renée Baker presents ICHOR BLACK for violin, cello, bass, and percussion, a comprovisation of composed structures, painted and graphic scores, and improvisation based on the opera THE BALDWIN CHRONICLES: NEGRO IDEOLOGIES.

This event is free, donations accepted, and open to the public. Please visit for more information.

This concert is presented as part of Improvisers Exchange, a 2018–2019 initiative of the Center for Advanced Study. Additional sponsorship in part by the Center for Advanced Study, School of Music, with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM.Air Jordan 1

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:30pm
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Sun, July 1, 2018, 3pm

$19.50/$15.50/$12.50 Adult
$17.50/$14.00/$11.00 Senior (55 & over)
$9.00 Children (12 & under)
Ask about our special Family 4-Pack!
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Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band
Dr. Linda Moorhouse, Conductor
Yvonne Redman, Soprano
Hosted by Jim Turpin & Broadcast Live by NewsTalk 1400 AM – WDWS

Join your host Jim Turpin and WDWS Newstalk-1400 AM in celebrating Independence Day in style with the best in American music performed by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band, conducted by Linda Moorhouse and featuring Yvonne Redman, soprano.

We’ll be serving delicious frozen yogurt right outside the theatre at 1:30pm, prior to the concert. Music begins at 3pm inside the beautiful Virginia Theatre auditorium.

Special thanks to WDWS, The News-Gazette, the University of Illinois Bands program, and air make plus blue color chart lularoe

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Espresso Royale Palette Café Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Free and open to the public. Please visit for more information.Nike News

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kick off the new year and celebrate KAM’s new exhibitions with free food, local music, and exclusive KAM swag with the first annual KAM Fest.

· Free MAIZE tacos
· Live music
· Screen-printing station (free t-shirt or tote!)
· Student artist pop-up exhibition (Interested? Stay tuned for more information on submitting your own work)
· New exhibition openings
· Opportunities to stay connected and get involved — free stuff for new student members, too!

Mingle in the galleries, eat great food, stay connected.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:30pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
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Be Kind Illinois: Ben's Bells and The Urbana Free Library is calling all budding artists to help make wind chimes to hang in our community. Artists will use clay to make beads for the wind chimes. No previous experience is necessary and all ages are welcome!NIKE AIR HUARACHE

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 30, 2018 (All day)
Sleepy Creek Vineyards 8254 E 1425 North Rd Fairmount, IL 61841

Art and Fine Crafts, Music and Wine

Saturday, September 29 2018 (10am to 6pm)
Sunday, September 30 2018 (11am to 4pm)

Located three miles south of Oakwood, Illinois, exit 206 on Interstate 74 between Danville and Urbana, the Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art & Music Festival is held annually on the grounds of Sleepy Creek Vineyards the last weekend in September. The Art Fest provides a pastoral and relaxed setting for art, music, and wine lovers to shop for fine crafts, folk art, fine art, and more. The fair includes over 50 artists (some demonstrating their craft), live music and entertainment, tasty food, and wine slushies. A fun, laid back, friendly and entertaining venue, this event draws an eclectic crowd from nearby cities in both Illinois and Indiana. You’ll find great art from funky to traditional, a broad variety of music (folk, bluegrass, Americana, and maybe a didgeridoo or two), and wine!

This year we will feature food from local food trucks, and of course there will be plenty of Sleepy Creek wine and wine slushies.

Free, outdoor gravel parking lot with overflow grass parking. Limited handicapped and RV parking available.Air Jordan 1 Low Emerald Rise/White-Black For Sale

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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TAJMO: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

Date/Time(s): Thur, Aug 9, 2018 – 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $45/$69/$85/$125

TAJMO marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory.

The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The album features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt, who lends her voice to a distinctive cover of John Mayer’s anthemic ‘Waiting on the World to Change.’

Taj Mahal first made his mark in the late 1960s with a series of visionary country-blues albums, and in the decades since has continued to pursue his free-spirited muse with a long series of eclectic recording projects touching upon a wide array of genres and cultures.

Since arriving on the scene in 1990s, Keb’ Mo’ has built a powerful body of work that’s showcased his mastery of multiple blues as well as his sense of musical adventure, which has led him into all manner of projects.

The two artists have known each other for decades, and Taj has been a longstanding touchstone for Keb’ ever since he saw him perform at a high-school student assembly. Taj even played a role in Keb’ getting his first record deal. But TajMo marks the first time that they’ve joined forces in the studio.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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Date/Time(s): Thur, June 14, 2018 – 7pm

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $106/$66/$45

Don’t miss global music sensation Celtic Woman when they return to Champaign for one night only at the Virginia Theatre! This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites, and contemporary pop songs, all in the group’s distinctive signature style.

Featuring four sublimely gifted Irish women – three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist – with a full band, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes. For a true celebration that has already captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St., Urbana
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Join us for music, movement, and fun with Ms. Teresa.

For children ages birth through 5 and their families.

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform together in an intimate acoustic concert at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 7:30 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.). Reserved seating tickets go on sale Friday, May 4, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. Tickets are $39.50 to $79.50 dollars—with special VIP Packages also available—and will be sold at the Virginia Theatre Box Office, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, online at, or charge by phone at 217/356-9063. Presented by Champaign Park District. The Virginia Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season Sponsors are The News-Gazette, WILL—Illinois Public Media, and WCIA News Channel 3.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards. Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist, and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits. These include, ‘Promises in the Dark', 'Hell is For Children', 'We Live For Love', 'Love Is A Battlefield', 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot' and 'We Belong.' Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 39 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.

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A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

Virginia Theatre: 203 West Park Ave., Champaign
Date/Time(s): Fri, June 15, 2018 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved
Tickets: $39.50/$59.50/$69.50/$79.50
TICKETS ON SALE: FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 – at 10:00 A.M.
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