Parents Programs Calendar

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Friday, September 17, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum - Lower Level, Hood Classroom

  • Celisse
    • 5:00 pm
    • Amphitheatre

    Celisse's original music, powered by her soulful voice, is hard-rocking and blues-tinged with infectious hooks that stay with you.

  • Joe Rauen
    • 6:00 pm
    • Stage 5

    Joe Rauen makes playable musical instruments from everyday items and will perform on his "unlikely musical objects."

  • AJ Ghent
    • 6:30 pm
    • ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival

    AJ Ghent [j-ent] fuses the sounds of his Singing Guitar with rock, blues, funk, and pop into what he likes to call Neo Blues. His musical art has been classified as witty, energetic, soulful, and funky, carrying messages of positivity, love, and overcoming hardships.

  • Big Daddy Pride and the East Side 5 with The Dirty Feathers and Devin Frank
    • 7:30 pm
    • Rose Bowl Tavern, 106 N. Race St., Urbana

    As part of ELLNORA’s long-standing commitment to local musicians, the festival steps out to the Rose Bowl Tavern this season! Head to 106 N. Race St., Urbana, for an evening party featuring Big Daddy Pride and The East Side 5 celebrating an album release, with special guests The Dirty Feathers and Devin Frank.

  • Punch Brothers
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny, and violinist Gabe Witcher.

  • Ben Harper
    • 9:00 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Beginning with his 1994 debut Welcome to the Cruel World, Harper released a string of 16 studio albums over two and a half decades. This extraordinary run established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal and political.

  • Joe Rauen
    • 10:30 pm
    • Stage 5

    Joe Rauen makes playable musical instruments from everyday items and will perform on his "unlikely musical objects."

Saturday, September 18, 2021

    • 9:00 am
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Tony Khalife is a singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, yogi, artist, teacher, child-soldier, and messenger of love and peace.

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Allerton Park & Retreat Center - Greenhouse Café Patio

  • Katie Pruitt
    • 12:00 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    A Nashville transplant from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, Katie Pruitt tackles human topics such as religion, mental health, and love with a modern twist.

    • 2:00 - 5:00 pm
    • ARC Instructional Kitchen

  • Joe Rauen
    • 2:00 pm
    • Stage 5

    Joe Rauen makes playable musical instruments from everyday items and will perform on his "unlikely musical objects."

  • Adam del Monte
    • 3:00 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    Adam del Monte transcends convention as a foremost performer and composer in both classical and flamenco guitar. Joining del Monte will be flamenco dancer and choreographer Sonia Olla and Olla’s partner on and off stage, flamenco singer Ismael Fernández.

  • Raul Midón
    • 5:00 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Midón has earned acclaim the world over with a fanbase that stretches from San Francisco to India, Amsterdam to Tokyo.

  • Isaiah Sharkey
    • 6:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    Isaiah Sharkey has firmly established himself, building “an enviable reputation as a guitarist’s guitarist” ("Rolling Stone") through his solo work and his collaborations with artists such as Ronald Isley, Smokie Norful, Donald Lawrence, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, John Mayer, Patti LaBelle, Paul Simon, and many more.

  • Cedric Burnside
    • 10:00 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    The blues is music for all time—past, present, and future—and few artists can channel those multiple moments of the genre like North Mississippi’s Cedric Burnside.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021

    • 2:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    A playwriting festival extravaganza--to create THE 48, Illinois Theatre students, faculty, staff, and alumni will collaborate from start to finish across the course of two days.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    A playwriting festival extravaganza--to create THE 48, Illinois Theatre students, faculty, staff, and alumni will collaborate from start to finish across the course of two days.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum - Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021

    • 8:30 am

    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    Dance at Illinois is collaborating with Krannert Center on an extended residency of Donald Byrd, a George A. Miller Visiting Artist, and his company Spectrum Dance Theater. November Dance will also showcase three new, exciting choreographers.

Friday, November 12, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum - Lower Level, Hood Classroom

    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    Dance at Illinois is collaborating with Krannert Center on an extended residency of Donald Byrd, a George A. Miller Visiting Artist, and his company Spectrum Dance Theater. November Dance will also showcase three new, exciting choreographers.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021

    • All Day

    Half gift day from President/Chancellor (a.m.), half excused day (p.m.)

Monday, December 27, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021

Monday, January 3, 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Monday, March 21, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022