Krannert Center continues our OUTSIDE at the Research Park concerts with Las Cafeteras and Bones Jugs along with refreshments from Houlihan's Restaurant and a lineup of tasty food truck options.
5:30-7pm: This year’s Green Fair will feature an emphasis on expanding monarch butterfly habitats in Champaign County through a partnership with the Prairie Rivers Network. Fun and educational activities for kids include learning about butterflies at the Bug Mobile, potting a plant with the Master Naturalists, and discovering how you can help make Champaign County a better place for pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
6:30pm: Local favorites Bones Jugs get the evening simmering with an eclectic mix of acoustic jams fueled by an uncommon symphony of xylophone, kazoo, resonator guitar, upright bass, percussion, horns, and of course, bones and jugs!
7:30pm: Son Jarocho—a style of Mexican son music from Veracruz—is at the heart of Las Cafeteras’ appealing sound. They celebrate that tradition with a twist of Afro-Caribbean sounds, a bilingual fusion of poetic lyrics, and the exciting instrumentation of jarana, requinto, donkey jawbone, West African marimbol, cajón, and a wooden platform called the tarima used to dance zapateado.
Food trucks: Kona Ice of Champaign, Hendrick House Food Truck, Piato To Go, Dragon Fire, The Pop Stop, The Cracked Truck, Cool Bliss Popped Bliss
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