Upcoming Events in May 2024 | Champaign & Urbana

Upcoming Events In Champaign-Urbana

Welcome to your indispensable guide to May’s eclectic festivities in Champaign & Urbana, where the unexpected is the norm and every event promises to be a memory in the making!

Champaign & Urbana Ballet: Swan Lake | May 3rd & 4th

Champaign Urbana Ballet Swan Lake

Official Event Website & Information | Event Tickets Center

Ticket Price(s) | $45 – $566

Location | Virginia Theatre – Il, Champaign, IL

This performance tells the story of young Prince Siegfried who falls in love with Princess Odette. Odette and her companions transform into swans under the spell cast by evil sorcerer Baron von Rothbart. Their days are spent gracefully gliding on a lake only to return to their human form at night.

Dead On A Sunday, The Funeral Portrait, and Nite | May 4th

Dead On A Sunday, The Funeral Portrait, and Nite

Official Event Website & Information | DICE

Ticket Price(s) | $25.24

Location | Not Yet Confirmed

🛈 This is a 16+ event, under 16 with legal guardian.

Dead On A Sunday is not just a band; it’s a phenomenon that transcends traditional categorizations. Fronted by vocalist and producer,Ross Ryan, the group’s inventive approach to blending rock, dark-wave, emo punk, and goth music has not only captivated audiences but also resulted in the creation of a new genre, firmly establishing the band’s place in the annals of modern music history.

Parkland College’s Perimeter Road Music Festival 2024 | May 5th

Parkland College's Perimeter Road Music Festival

Official Event Website & Information | Parkland College

Ticket Price(s) | Free

Location | Student Union Parking Lot (B1)

This year’s festival will feature performances by local artists Modern Drugs, Haki n Dem, Tessa Turner, Sweetmelk, Manifest West, and Union Avenue.

Perimeter Road’s fourth-ever music festival is entirely student-organized and designed to provide firsthand experience in event planning, marketing, stage and equipment setup, band booking, and live soundboard mixing for students involved with the label.

Terminus Victor, Vaudevileins, and Stomatopod | May 16th

Terminus Victor, Vaudevileins, and Stomatopod

Official Event Website & Information | Eventbrite

Terminus Victor music is both immediate and insidious. A bold and spicy blend of rock, alternative rock, and post-punk with a dash of shoegaze. Joy Divison, My Bloody Valentine, Slint, HUM and more are influential ingredients in the wall of sound recipe cooked up by Scott Kimble (Bass/Vocals), Don King (Guitar), and Terry Wathen (Drums).

Ticket Price(s) |  $9.31

Location | 1 East Main Street #Ste 107 Champaign, IL 61820 United States

Girls Rock Champaign & Urbana 2024 | May 17th

Girls Rock Champaign-Urbana

Official Event Website & Information | SongKick

Ticket Price(s) | $10

Location | Rose Bowl Tavern –  106 N. Race St., Unit 161801Urbana, IL, US

Girls Rock! Champaign & Urbana seek to create a culture of positive self-esteem for girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth in our community. Teaching folks how to start a band, write a song, record a track, and play a gig are simply the means by which they hope to achieve this goal, as an investment in their future.

Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival 2024 | May 10th and 11th

Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival

Official Event Website & Information | Etix

Ticket Price(s) | $35 – $45

Location | Chautauqua Auditorium – E. North 9th Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565

The 2024 Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held May 10-11, with Mackville serving as the host band. Additional music will be provided by Blue Highway, David Davis & The Warrior River Boys, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Kings Highway, and The Kody Norris Show.

Mud Memorial Day 2024 | May 24th to 26th

Mud Memorial Day

Official Event Website & Information | Etix

Ticket Price(s) | $59.99 – $69.99

Location | 794 Il-104, Taylorville, IL United States

The South Fork Dirt Riders in Taylorville, IL, are offering an adventurous outing for those interested in off-road biking and muddy fun​​. It’ll include live music, camping, mudding (obviously) and more!

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