C-U Folk & Roots Festival has announced they will celebrate their 12th year in 2020 with an all-virtual event. The multi-day, multi-venue event typically took place around Urbana at Rose Bowl Tavern, Krannert Center, Iron Post, C4A, and others.

From the press release:

12th Annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival Goes Online - October 23-24

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic, the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival will be presented online this fall. 

“We are not cancelling the Festival--the show will go on,” explained Festival Director Cody Jensen. “We wish we could see festival friends and supporters back at our favorite Urbana venues, but everyone’s health and safety are most important.

“Stay tuned for a list of the bands, workshops, storytellers, and other activities that the C-U Folk and Roots Festival will stream straight into your home on October 23-24.”

In its twelfth year, the C-U Folk and Roots Festival is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of accessible art forms and building community in East Central Illinois.

For additional information, see folkandroots.org; follow the festival on Facebook.

Top image by Eric Frahm.