As part of ELLNORA’s long-standing commitment to local musicians, the festival steps out to the Rose Bowl Tavern this season! Head to 106 N. Race St., Urbana, for an evening party featuring Big Daddy Pride and The East Side 5 celebrating an album release, with special guests The Dirty Feathers and Devin Frank.
Big Daddy Pride and the East Side Five is a psychedelic roots country R&B group from Urbana, Illinois. Weaving New Orleans R&B Fender Rhodes sounds with Pink Floydian guitars and the driving Tulsa sound of the rhythm section makes for a truly eclectic experience. The band formed in summer 2020 and will be releasing their debut album Snake Jazz.
Reminiscent of the MC5 and Primal Scream, Champaign rock and roll band Dirty Feathers packs a potent punch. If you love loud rock and roll, check out the Dirty Feathers! With his acoustic 12-string guitar, Devin Frank creates fluty, folky, psych-rock jams incorporating the new sounds of yesterday. Devin’s music ranges from somber Pavement vibes to avant-garde instrumental psychedelia.
The performances will take place rain or shine. Weather permitting, the music will take place outdoors on the parking lot patio. Doors open at 7pm.
- A. Mark Neuman
- Jill & James Quisenberry
- Frances & Marc Ansel in memory of George Perlstein
Corporate and Community Gold Sponsor
- The Whip at Backland Radio dot com
Corporate and Community Silver Sponsors
- Kessler Optical
Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsors
- The Blind Man Hunter Douglas Gallery
- Carter’s Furniture
- Smile Politely
The Augustine Foundation provides continued substantial support for ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival.
ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival is possible because of individual donations and corporate sponsorships. Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support.
If you would like to make a gift today, you can visit our giving page to learn more about the various ways you can support Krannert Center. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming performance, please email the Krannert Center Advancement team. Your continued support enables the Center to strengthen and enrich the community through the performing arts as we reopen our doors this season. Thank you.