Downtown Champaign will be a part of U of I Homecoming Week, happening next week. This will be the first time a community event is part of the festivities. 40 North is hosting a sort of “bonus” Friday Night Live — this time on a Thursday.
Here’s what you can expect during the October 7th event, from 5 to 7 p.m.:
- Two-hour performances from 90’s Daughter (Market St. & Taylor St. – outside Pour Brothers and Seven Saints) and New Souls (Neil St. & Park Ave.)
- Artist Scott Barber, aka Scobar, doing a live chalk-drawing on Taylor St.
- Various kids activities
- Local-artist decorated Block I’s at various downtown businesses (including Pour Brothers, Seven Saints, The Recreation Club, Circles Boutique, Esquire Lounge, Hamilton Walker’s, Wood N’ Hog Barbecue, Blind Pig Brewery, Jane Addams Book Shop, Exile on Main, Neil St. Blues, Fire Doll and Fagen Scooters.)
- Specials and discounts at downtown restaurants and shops
Be sure to wear your orange and blue while you’re out and about.
Top photo from Friday Night Live Facebook page.