will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on the street in front of C4A studios at 103 North Race Street in Urbana!
This free street party celebrating local arts and artists–funded by a grant from Urbana Public Arts–is very family friendly, and open to the public.
Here is a list of events and participants:
Live Music Performances:
1:00 Marvelous Cretaceous Band: our group of adult amateur musicians who gather weekly to play an eclectic mix of dance music and more.
2:00 Bow-Dacious String Band: C4A’s flagship ensemble for young fiddlers, cello/bass players, strummers, and accordion players.
3:00 Bach Double Concerto performed by C4A students followed by C4A Jazz Combo: our small jazz group playing favorite tunes from the jazz repertoire.
4:00 C4A Faculty and Friends Old-time String Band: traditional dance music from midwest, Appalachian, and celtic origins and beyond.
Cakewalk Band: at 1:45, 2:45, 3:45: Advanced students at C4A will perform live music for our popular cakewalk between sets on the main stage. Take a stroll, win a treat!
|4:30 Flow Arts with Michael Braswell and Satina|
FREE Hands-On Activities
- Try-It Tent: let our teachers and advanced students give you a mini-lesson on one of these instruments: violin, cello, guitar, mandolin, accordion, ukulele
- Electric Try-It Tent (sponsored by Corson Music Guitar Store): our teachers and advanced students will show you around and let you try electric guitar, violin, or keyboard.
- Piano Try-It: our teachers and advanced students will show you how to play our baby grand piano.
- Beatles Sing-along hosted by C4A faculty Steve Meadows & Josh Houchin.
- Origami folding with master folder, Xudong Guan.
- Coloring station hosted by Urbana Public Arts and Urbana Business Association.
- Bubbles and sidewalk chalk.
- Lots of fun games and prizes.
- Free lemonade, compliments of C4A
- Pizza from the fabulous “Pizza M” of Urbana
- Frozen treats from “Bent Bean” chocolates of Lincoln Square
- Urbana Public Arts Program
- Corson Music Guitar Store
- Clem Farms
More details will be added as they are confirmed.