Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Entertainment listings, Sept. 18-25, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Nomination papers available for 2 seats on Urbana Park Board

URBANA — Nominating petitions for two seats on the Urbana Park Board may now be picked up at the Darius Phebus Administration Building, 303 W. University Ave., U.

The seats now held by Deborah Rugg and Meredith Blumthal will be up at the consolidated election on April 7, 2015. Both are for six-year terms.

Nominating petitions can be circulated beginning Sept. 23.

Mixed reviews for first Phases of the Moon

DANVILLE — Rain fell again on fans, workers and volunteers as they were packed and cleaned up Monday, following the conclusion of the Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival that organizers say drew at least 8,000 people to Kennekuk County Park.

Rain no match for event's thunder

DANVILLE — Festival-goers will be making their way out of Kennekuk County Park today after the early morning end to the Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival, where Widespread Panic — and the weather — shared top billing.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From Abraham Lincoln in Monticello to Orchard Days in Savoy to the Vermilion River Fall Festival in Danville, and more, staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.


Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

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Sounds on a stroll

Have a FIELD day!

Imagine going into your job at Universal Drudgery Inc. one morning and finding out there's a bus parked in front of the building.

The bus is going to take you to the National Museum of Very Interesting Things, where you'll be able to wander the halls with your best friends and maybe get on a German U-boat.

Conditions much better at Kennekuk

DANVILLE — Soaked fields continue to dog the first Phases of the Moon Festival, but organizers report that everyone has been able to get inside.

Though there are still camping areas available, "many areas originally designated for parking are still oversaturated and not suitable for the weight of motor vehicles," spokesman Jim Flammia said Friday afternoon.

Phases by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at the Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival, which runs all weekend at Kennekuk County Park:


Bands scheduled to perform today on four different stages. The music begins at 10 a.m. with the Harmelaighs, a three-piece folk group out of Nashville, and continues non-stop until Kung Fu and Mingo Fish Trap wrap up at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Monticello dog park opening nears

By BRIAN MURPHY/Piatt County Journal-Republican