Partner with the Illini Union Courtyard Café for your next occasion! Registered Organizations and campus departments are welcome to utilize the Courtyard Café for events that are open to the campus community. The stage provides an ideal space for music, comedy, viewings, lectures, and much more.

Courtyard Café is an entertaining, cultural, and social hub with something to offer everyone. Have a great idea for a event? We've got people to help with that. Fill out the online space request form to get started, and you will be contacted shortly by staff.

Music Mondays

Every Monday join us for a musical night featuring campus groups, local artists, or national touring acts.

Karaoke Wednesday

Every Wednesday join us for a night of karaoke. This is your chance to choose your song and sign it loud!

Friday Funnies

Every Friday join us for a night of laughter. These nights will feature campus comedy/improv groups, local funny people, or national comedians and improv groups

Noontime Performances

Every weekday at noon!

If you are interested in performing, please send a performance video to the Courtyard Cafe program coordinator.

You must play an instrument (vocals encouraged, but optional) and have enough material to fill one full hour. Your musical style also must fit a coffeehouse atmosphere.

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