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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 05:58 pm

Folk profusion

Pick up and head northeast this Friday and Saturday to Urbana and a new folk festival that promises to be a Midwest favorite. The celebration combines the best of staged concerts, a family street carnival, a treasure hunt, a pub crawl, folk art show and a participatory music-dance camp with jam sessions and open mics, storytelling, dances and workshops. Local and national musicians include: Liz Carroll, Robbie Fulks, Creole Stomp and Kilborn Alley. For a complete list of activities and performances, visit

Champaign Urbana Folk and Roots Festival
Friday, Sept. 25
Saturday, Sept. 26
Downtown Urbana
$15 all-event wristband
$3-$10 individual performances/dances
Free, children under 12