Smile Politely

One Community Together Concerts and Children’s Activities

From the event page:

In the spirit of bringing communities together the 2012 Sweet Corn Festival, in collaboration with the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, the University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement, and the Urbana Business Association, is again producing a series of short concerts and special children’s activities at the Urbana-Champaign-University of Illinois One Community Together stage to celebrate the close of the summer season.

In addition the One Community Together program will be reaching out to our local communities of Urbana, Champaign, and the University of Illinois to collect vegetable seeds. These seeds will be sent to the women of the east Zambia community of Musalila to help them become more self-sustainable as a community.


August 24

6:00–6:45 – Briggs-Houchin Jazz Duo

7:00–7:45 – Traditional Jazz Orchestra

8:00–9:00 – Bruiser and the Virtues

August 25

12:00–1:15 – Bow-Dacious String Band and the Mo’ Betta Jazz Band

1:15–1:30 – Centro Livre Como Vento Capoeira

1:30–1:45 – Korean Drums

1:45–2:00 – Chinese Dancers

2:00–2:15 – Conjunto Folklorico Patiperros-Chile

2:15–2:45 – Del Sur

3:00–3:45 – Robert E. Brown Center for World Music featuring Brazilian Berimbau and Balinese music

4:00-4:45 – Marching Illini Drum Line

5:00-6:15 – Centennial, Central, and Urbana High School Marching Bands

Children’s Activities

August 24

6:00–7:00 – Art Quiz sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum

7:00–8:00 – Pinwheel craft sponsored by the Pollinitarium

8:00–9:00 – Telescope Star Gazing sponsored by the Planetarium

August 25

12:00–5:00 – Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Planting and Playing with Nature’s Gardens sponsored by Champaign’s Prosperity Gardens, and What Vegetable and Fruit Am I? sponsored by the Common Ground Food Co-op

12:00–1:15 – Early American Toys and Corn Snake Craft sponsored by the Anita Purves Center and the Museums of the Grand Prairie

12:45–1:15 – World Pasacalle or Parade

1:15–2:15 – Museums at the Crossroads Passport Program Winners Announced

2:00–3:00 – Didjerido Instrument Making sponsored by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and Science activity sponsored by the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum

3:00-4:00 – Paper Airplane Making sponsored by the Spurlock Museum and the Chanute Air Museum

For more information, and to view the entire schedule go here. Or you can call or email Scott W. Schwartz (217-244-9309).

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