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Contest: Win Tickets to Twista in Urbana, IL on 10/9

Contest: Win Tickets to Twista in Urbana, IL on 10/9

Chicago hip-hop veteran Twista will invade Urbana, IL on Thursday, October 9th for a show at The Canopy Club. Twista released his ninth studio album, entitled Dark Horse, back in May. Fellow Chi-town native Stunt Taylor, known for his hit song, “Fefe On The Block,” will open up for Twista. The Canopy Club has hooked UPC up with two...
Contest: Win Tickets to Ab-Soul in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Contest: Win Tickets to Ab-Soul in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Ab-Soul‘s These Days Tour will touch down in Urbana, IL on Thursday, September 25th for a show at The Canopy Club. The Black Lip Pastor’s 2012 mixtape Control System was critically acclaimed, and his debut album These Days…, which dropped in June, received positive reactions from critics and fans alike. This 18+ event starts at 9 pm (8 pm doors) and will...
Contest: Win Tickets to Porter Robinson in Urbana, IL on 9/24

Contest: Win Tickets to Porter Robinson in Urbana, IL on 9/24

Porter Robinson will be invading Urbana, IL  on Wednesday, September 24th, for a show at the Canopy Club. He’ll be performing his new album entitled Worlds. Doors will open at 8 pm for the 18+ event, which will also feature a set by Lemaitre. Canopy Club has hooked UPC up with two (2) free tickets to...
Contest: Win Tickets to Danny Brown in Urbana, IL on 4/24

Contest: Win Tickets to Danny Brown in Urbana, IL on 4/24

Danny Brown, alongside Lucki Eck$ and Zelooperz, will be invading Urbana, IL next Thursday, April 24th, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 9pm. Danny Brown is a Detroit MC who embraced his unique hood/hipster personality, took full advantage of social media, and — fueled by his experiences with drug...
Contest: Win Tickets to AER in Urbana, IL on 4/11

Contest: Win Tickets to AER in Urbana, IL on 4/11

AER will be invading Urbana, IL this Friday, April 11th, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 7pm. David von Mering and Carter Schultz formed Aer in 2010 in Wayland, MA, combining rap, reggae, pop and indie rock aesthetics to create their own brand of music. The duo’s...
Contest: Win Tickets to Frank Leone, Saba, Mick Jenkins & More in Urbana, IL on 4/3

Contest: Win Tickets to Frank Leone, Saba, Mick Jenkins & More in Urbana, IL on 4/3

Frank Leone will be taking the stage in Urbana, IL on Thursday, April 3rd, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 8pm. Frank will be celebrating the release of his album #EnterWild along with friends Saba, Mick Jenkins, Klevah, and more surprise guest. Canopy Club has hooked UPC up with two (2)...
Contest: Win Tickets to Midnight Conspiracy in Urbana, IL on 2/22

Contest: Win Tickets to Midnight Conspiracy in Urbana, IL on 2/22

Midnight Conspiracy‘s Rays of RA Laser Fest will be invading Urbana, IL this Saturday, February 22nd, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 8:30pm. When the dark, moody, and even ominous undertones of their hard-hitting, no-holds-barred bass drops and harmonic melodies lift, you’ll be left pondering a few things....
Contest: Win Tickets to Felix Cartal in Urbana, IL on 2/13

Contest: Win Tickets to Felix Cartal in Urbana, IL on 2/13

Felix Cartal will be invading Urbana, IL this Thursday, February 13th, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 9pm. Felix Cartal was born with a passion for hard hitting electronic music. With influences ranging from the heavy hitting distortion of The Bloody Beetroots and Boys Noize, to the techno...
Contest: Win Tickets to ƱZ in Urbana, IL on 2/8

Contest: Win Tickets to ƱZ in Urbana, IL on 2/8

ƱZ will be invading Urbana, IL next Saturday, February 8th, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 9:30pm. The mysterious ƱZ came up on the Soundcloud scene about 1 year ago, with the amazing ŤɌ∆Ҏ ᶊῌῗ† series. With huge support from DJ’s worldwide, the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, Skrillex,...
Contest: Win Tickets to MiM0SA in Urbana, IL on 12/3

Contest: Win Tickets to MiM0SA in Urbana, IL on 12/3

MiM0SA‘s Event Horizon Tour will be invading Urbana, IL next Tuesday, December 3rd, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 9:00pm. First producing music at the tender age of 17, Bay Area’s own MiM0SA has been able to build a substantial name for himself these last few years with his...
Contest: Win Tickets to Huey Mack in Champaign, IL on 11/8

Contest: Win Tickets to Huey Mack in Champaign, IL on 11/8

On Friday, November 8th, Huey Mack‘s The Pretending Perfection Tour will touch down in Champaign, IL for a show at Highdive. This 19+ event starts at 8pm and will also feature performances by KURT & Timmy D. Blue Entertainment has hooked UPC up with two (2) free tickets to the concert to giveaway to one lucky person. How...
Contest: Win Tickets To Rusko in Urbana, IL on 10/31

Contest: Win Tickets To Rusko in Urbana, IL on 10/31

On Thursday, October 31st,  Rusko will be invading Urbana, IL for a show at the Canopy Club. Joining him will also Roni Size. The 18+ event opens it’s doors at 8pm. Canopy Club has hooked UPC up with two (2) free tickets to the concert to giveaway to one lucky person. How do you win? Simple, follow the three easy steps below:...