WHAT: Fiona Kimble, Etumu Elmari, Eli Amariah, Joni Mikesell, Elise Jaye

WHERE: Soma Ultralounge (donation)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 23rd at 8 p.m.

The last Soma Summer Nights of 2017 is headlined by Fiona Kimble, plus a bunch of others that will be performing mid-week in Downtown Champaign. 

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WHAT: DJ Tim Williams

WHERE: Blackbird (free)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 23rd at 9 p.m.

Head over to Blackbird for some mid-week mixes by DJ Tim Williams. Spend some time at the fairly new Blackbird at the same time if you haven't done so already.

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WHAT: I-PAN

WHERE: Riggs Beer Company

WHEN: Thursday, August 24th at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT: Kid Stardust, Birches, Old Home, Spandrels

WHERE: Blips and Chitz

WHEN: Friday, August 25th at 7 p.m.

Check out this house show happening at the always-active Blips and Chitz house this week.

 

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WHAT: Tigerbeat, Tractor Kings, Justin Walden

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($7)

WHEN: Thursday, August 24th at 9 p.m.

 

 

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WHAT: The Dry Look, Our Landmark, Psychic Heat

WHERE: Bentley's (free)

WHEN: Thursday, August 24th at 9:15 p.m.

Here's a solid Thursday night show (on the cheap) at Bentley's in Downtown Champaign featuring skuzzy rock outfit The Dry Look, plus friends.

 

 

 

 

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WHAT: Kickin' & Pickin'

WHERE: Blackbird 

WHEN: Thursday, August 24th at 9:30 p.m.

 

 

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WHAT: Jose Gobbo Group

WHERE: Blackbird

WHEN: Friday, August 25th at 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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WHAT: Ryan Groff, Cara Maurizi, Paul Kotheimer, Eli Amariah

WHERE: Seven Saints (free)

WHEN: Saturday, August 26th at 8 p.m.

 

 

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WHAT: Big Mo and the Phat Grove

WHERE: Blackbird

WHEN: Friday, August 25th at 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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WHAT: Matt Poss Band, The Buzzin' Cuzzins

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($7)

WHEN: Friday, August 25th at 9 p.m.

 

 

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WHAT: Decadents

WHERE: Memphis on Main

WHEN: Saturday, August 26th at 9 p.m.

 

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WHAT: Dalton Halls Band

WHERE: Blackbird

WHEN: Saturday, August 26th at 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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WHAT: Fay Ray, Crofton Coleman & The Amber Sky

WHERE: Cowboy Monkey ($7)

WHEN: Saturday, August 26th at 9:30 p.m.

Fay Ray, fka Church Booty, return to Champaign-Urbana and they're paired with Crofton Coleman & The Amber Sky, one of the more promising locals around.

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WHAT: Matsuri

WHERE: Japan House

WHEN: Sunday, August 27th at 3 p.m.

Japan House's awesome Matsuri Festival is taking place on Sunday, and aside from the food and hangs at the festival, there will be plenty of live music to check out.