ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival

ELLNORA | the Guitar Festival is back at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this year! Kicking off on September 14th, this guitar festival which occurs every other year, will prove that Champaign-Urbana is more than just a hub of agriculture and industry, but instead a hotbed of culture. This was Ellnora Krannert's wish for Champaign-Urbana in the late 1960s, and her wish continues to move this community in this direction.

To help celebrate this culture, Visit Champaign County partnered with Krannert Center to place artist designed guitars around businesses in Champaign-Urbana. These guitars are on display at the following locations: We are also excited to share some discounts throughout town during the festival! Similar to our Wooden Nickel Program with the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, there will be 8,000 guitar picks in distribution that can be redeemed for some pretty great deals from September 13 through September 17. You can find these guitar picks at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts ticket booth, various participating businesses, and the Visit Champaign County office.