UI Research Park
‘OUTSIDE’ concert series announced
Three “OUTSIDE at the Research Park” concerts have been announced for the summer.
The performance space and seating area are located just south of the building at the corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road in Champaign. The tree-lined, grassy space hosted thousands of audience members during the inaugural 2007 series.
The 2008 series: July 11: Rosie Ledet and The Zydeco Playboys (opening act: John Hoeffler); July 25: global fusion artists Bandoleros (opening act: Brandon T. Washington); Aug. 8: bluegrass rockers South Austin Jug Band (opening act: Kayla Brown).
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free. Opening acts begin at 6:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar/SAIC Building at 1901 S. First St. Beverages, wine and food are available from the Biaggi’s Restaurant concession located at the northwest corner of the Caterpillar/SAIC Building.
The series is presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in association with Fox/Atkins Development LLC and the UI Research Park.
Horse barn to be moved July 16
On July 16, the Mumford Horse Barn on the southwest corner of Goodwin Avenue (extended) and Florida Avenue, will be moved to the southwest corner of Race Street and Windsor Road. The barn will be moved by Midwest Construction and Excavation, weather permitting.
The route for the barn will be south on Goodwin Avenue (extended), east on St. Mary’s Road, south on Lincoln Avenue crossing Windsor Road, then east across university property. The move will begin at 7 a.m. and be completed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Traffic will be delayed on St. Mary’s Road, Hazelwood Drive, Windsor Road and Lincoln Avenue while the barn is moved.
Drivers should consider alternate routes to avoid delays. Traffic will be allowed to travel the roadways as soon as the barn has cleared each individual intersection.
Children’s rummage sale is July 18-19
The University YMCA is hosting a children’s sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 and from 8 a.m. to noon July 19. The sale – similar to the Y’s “Dump & Run” garage sale – focuses on items for children, such as clothing, toys and books.
The sale will take place rain or shine in the Y’s Murphy Lounge. For more information, go to www.universityymca.org or call 337-1500.
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