Calendar of Events
The greater Champaign County area is a hotbed for fun, local events you can't find anywhere else in the region. From music festivals, to exhibition openings, to cultural events, there's always something going on.
Please note, masks are required in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status and encouraged in outdoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible.
ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center
500 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
This year’s ELLNORA features nearly 30 performances, including 15+ free events, across seven stages. In addition to the four indoor theatres of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Center’s expansive 1.5-acre lobby is perfectly suited to hosting performances—both informal and formal—that showcase the festival’s impressive range. This incarnation of ELLNORA includes 13 ticketed events including performances by award-winning blues legend Buddy Guy, French-born gypsy jazz musician and ELLNORA alumnus Stephane Wrembel, ever-revolutionary musical influencer Pat Metheny, classical guitarists Bokyung Byun and Jason Vieaux, and genre- and culture-fusing Rafiq Bhatia. Uncommon combinations also abound at ELLNORA with both a guitar/clarinet performance (Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves) and the Balkan music guitar/accordion duo Aritmia (with Merima KljuÄo and Miroslav TadiÄ‡).