It’s amazing what can happen when you dream boldly. Fifty years ago, in April 1969, Herman and Ellnora Krannert joined University of Illinois campus leadership; students, staff, and faculty from across campus, including the performing arts at Illinois; and friends from throughout the region and nation to open the doors of this unprecedented facility. Those first moments set in motion decades of extraordinary creativity and impact. This weekend is a time for friends old and new, near and far, to come together in reflection and revelry, celebrating all that has led to this moment in Krannert Center’s history.
This weekend will be a time for friends old and new, near and far, to come together in reflection and revelry, celebrating all that has led to this moment in Krannert Center’s history. Events include the Krannert Center Debut Artist recital April 14 at 3pm.
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If you are traveling from out of town, reserve your hotel stay with these Krannert Center sponsors who are offering special rates for the weekend.
- Eastland Suites, 1907 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana; 217.367.8331
- Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., Champaign; 217.352.9970
- Home2 Suites by Hilton, 2013 S. Neil St., Champaign; 217.355.6468
- Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1417 S. Neil St., Champaign; 217.352.9960
- I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign; 217.819.5000
The group booking code is KRANNERT50.
- Illini Union Hotel, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana; 217.333.1241
The group booking code is Kran50.
Visit Champaign County provides more information on lodging, dining, and other items of interest.
With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.
If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: email@example.com, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.