Outside at Research Park

The Research Park and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are back once again as a team for OUTSIDE at Research Park on July 19, 2019. The concert will feature 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). 

The performance space and seating area are located just south of the Atkins Building at the corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road in Champaign. The tree-lined, grassy space has hosted thousands of audience members each summer since the inception of OUTSIDE in 2007. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend this free evening event starting at 6:30PM, with an opening set by Champaign-Urbana world music favorite Zécca Bom.

Patron Co-sponsor - Trent Shepard

Corporate Platinum Sponsor - Fox/Atkins Development, LLC and I Hotel and Conference Center  

Visit KrannertCenter.com or call 217.333.6280 or 800.KCPATIX (527.2849) for updates and additional information. Patrons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired may also contact Krannert Center via TTY at 217.333.9714.

July 19, 2019