Outside at Research Park

Outside at Research Park is a partnership between the Research Park, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and Fox/Atkins Development, LLC to present a series of summer concerts in a welcoming, eco-friendly public venue featuring tempting food and beverage options. Outside at the Research Park is held just southwest of State Farm Center on First Street in the Research Park. Parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar building at 1901 South First Street.  

For updates about this event, and to learn more about the Krannert Center's other summetime events visit their website.

July 8, 2016 

6:30pm: A local favorite, Bones Jugs kicks off the evening of great music. Bones, jug, xylophone, kazoos, resonator guitar, upright bass, trap kit, horns, and all sorts of noise makers. These are just some of the instruments Bones Jugs use to conjure up their eclectic acoustic sound.

7:30pm: A remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, Las Cafeteras add Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and instruments like jarana, requinto, a donkey jawbone and a wooden platform called the Tarima.

The July 8 event will feature an emphasis on expanding monarch butterfly habitats in Champaign County through a partnership with the Prairie Rivers Network. Free exhibit space will be available to sustainability-minded local businesses and organizations whose work relates to issues surrounding the health of butterfly populations. Interested parties can contact Lisa Lillig at 217.244.6298 or lillig@illinois.edu for more information.