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University of Illinois Research Park
On Friday, July 19, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts once again joins forces with Fox/Atkins Development, LLC and the University of Illinois to present this free summer concert featuring the Chicago-born, Barcelona-based Alma Afrobeat Ensemble. This in-demand, eclectically instrumented group serves up an “intensely danceable” mélange of global flavors influenced by funk, m’balax, and hip-hop and uniquely delivered through a dynamite horn section, dobro, banjo, and pedal steel stylings (Afropop Worldwide). Arrive early for an opening set at 6:30pm by Champaign-Urbana world music favorite Zécca Bom. Stay tuned for additional details on food and drink options and community partners.
Location, Parking, and Services
These concerts will be held just southwest of Assembly Hall on First Street in the Research Park. Free parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar Building at 1901 South First Street. All performances are free and open to the general public.
Visit KrannertCenter.com or call 217.333.6280 or 800.KCPATIX (527.2849). Patrons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired may also contact Krannert Center via TTY at 217.333.9714.