The Research Park and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are back once again as a team for OUTSIDE at Research Park.
Zécca Bom, the Urbana-based Brazilian Soul/Reggae group, will be opening at 6:30PM. Chicago-born, Barcelona-based Alma Afrobeat Ensemble will be featured, serving up an "intensely danceable" mélanage of global flavors influenced by funk, m'balax, and hip-hop.
Stay tuned for more upcoming artist and amenity announcements this summer.
OUTSIDE at the Research Park plays upon a simple concept: great music, all-ages enjoyment, and community wellness partnerships in an open, relaxed environment. The tree-lined, grassy space has hosted thousands of audience members each summer since the inception of OUTSIDE in 2007. The 2019 OUTSIDE concert—a part of the Center’s 50th-anniversary celebration—will continue to demonstrate Krannert Center’s commitment to promoting wellness through the arts and to partnering with other community assets to enhance life in Champaign-Urbana.
The performance space and seating area are located just south of the Atkins Building at the corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road in Champaign. Free parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar Building at 1901 South First Street. All performances are free and open to the general public.