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C-U in the Prairibbean

C-U in the Prairibbean

C-U in the Prairibbean is a Jimmy Buffet themed party held in downtown Champaign every year. The event is hosted by the Eastern Illinois Parrot Head Club (EIPHC), who's whole motto is to "Party with a Purpose!"  There is great live music, tasty food, lots of drinks, and a large silent auction, all to benefit DSC. A cash raffle is also held, with the winner walking away with $2,500! This year it's the 14th annual event and it will be held on August 4th, 2018. The event will showcase Jake and Jackson as the opening act, followed by The Tons O' Fun Band, and The Boat Drunks will finish the evening of great local music! 

WHEN: August 4, 2018 ~~ 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Champaign in the parking lot at the corner of Washington and Neil

As always, there will be a large silent auction featuring many great items! This year's event is also featuring a $2,500 CASH raffle!

Event tickets are $10 each. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

Join us for this fun and energy-filled evening and help us "Party with a Purpose"!



5:00                      Gates open

5:10                       Welcome, announcements; introduce Jake and Jackson Tatar

5:15- 6:15           Jake and Jackson’s set

6:15- 6:30          Announcements:  Silent auction, cash raffle, food, etc. Introduce The Tons O’ Fun Band

6:30- 7:45          The Tons O’ Fun Band set

7:45- 8:10          Announcements: silent auction cutoff time (9:00) & cash raffle drawing time (9:40); DSC and Consumers speak        

8:15                      Introduce The Boat Drunks; first set begins

9:00                     Auction tent closed

9:30                     End of first set

9:30                     Silent auction tent re-opens for winners

9:40                     Drawing/announce cash raffle winners 

9:45                     The Boat Drunks final set begins

11:00                     Event Concludes

This event has been generously sponsored by:

Christie Clinic

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

First State Bank

Honda BMW of Champaign

Herff Jones

… and many other! To see a complete list of our sponsors and a few of our silent auction items, as well as find hotel accommodations, please click below

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