The historic Rose Bowl Tavern, located at 106 N. Race Street in Downtown Urbana, will undergo an ownership change starting on March 1st. Steve Campbell has transfered ownership over to Charlie Harris, Marten Stromberg, and Sam Payne — all three are a part of the local music scene in a some capacity. Rose Bowl Tavern has been open since 1946, and Campbell has owned the venue since April 1994.
Harris stated that there will be some changes, but "same vibe, more music — and 'home of country music', but what country?" We'll be sure to provide a full rundown of what they have to say soon enough, but that's the news for this legendary hootenanny.
Here's the new crew with the old crew:
Top photo by Patrick Singer