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Urbana Park District hosting free Roots Walk next Friday, May 19th

If you’ve ever wanted to take a walk in the woods and be accompanied by the sounds of live folk and americana music, you’re going to want to set aside next Friday night for Urbana Park District’s Roots Walk.

The walk, which lasts from 6 – 8 pm at Urbana’s Crystal Lake Park, will feature a plethora of local musicians scattered throughout the park at various positions and will be just in time for sunset.

For more information, check out UPD’s website here, and read what they had to say below:

Listen to live, local roots, folk and Americana music while strolling past the mature trees of our oldest park. This sunset event brought to you by The Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk and Roots Festival will have a selection of soloists and small combos scattered along the walks of Crystal Lake Park.


Grass Roots Revival (Traditional Bluegrass, Old-Time)

Rainbow Flag (Folk/Soul)

John Coppess (Country/Folk/Cowboy)

Sam Payne & Cody Jensen (Roots/Americana)

John McMahon & Alyssa Gambill (Traditional Americana)

Strings Attached (Bluegrass/Traditional Gospel)

Reverend Robert (Blues)

Parking is available at the Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center; the musicians will be centered around the North Woods Pavilion. In the case of inclement weather, the event moves inside to the Anita Purves Nature Center.

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