C4A’s 4th Annual Race Street Bash

Some young musicians from the 2014 Race Street Bash

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!

Workshops :

  • 1:30 Circus skills with Joe Reichlin
  • 2:00 Beatles Sing-along with Steve Meadows and Josh Houchin
  • 2:00-2:30 Demonstration of “Pegasus” folding with Xudong Guan


The Beatles

  • 2:30 Flow Arts with Michael Braswell and Satina
  • 3:00-3:30 Demonstration of “Pegasus” folding with Xudong Guan
  • 3:30 Circus skills with Joe Reichlin

"Pegasus" by Xudong Guan

“Pegasus” by Xudong Guan

4:30 Flow Arts with Michael Braswell and Satina

RSB2 Satina

Satina demonstrates hooping

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.