Join us for our next big event:
Friday October 2: THE BRAT PACK!!!
They're the ORIGINAL imitator, the master impressionator, the impersona non ingrata, the impostor extraordinaire. Accept no substitute!

Since 1996, The Brat Pack has broken attendance and bar sales records all over the Midwest with the finest blend of party attitude and hit 80s tunage: new wave, hair bands, one-hit-wonders, dance, classic rewind, and hip-hop. If it happened in the 80s, or if it should have happened in the 80s, the Pack is all about it.


For more information: The Brat Pack @ The City Center (Fat City Bar and Grill) Facebook event

Saturday October 3: CRAIG CAMPBELL!!!

Craig Campbell broke through the Country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011), which delivered the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” Acclaimed as one of the genre's most neo-traditionalist singers, Campbell's Top 15 debut single “Family Man” was featured on HBO’s ‘True Blood’ and the top-selling fan-favorite “Fish” has sold nearly 400,000 digital downloads.


For more information: Craig Campbell @ The City Center (Fat City Bar and Grill) Facebook event

Other Upcoming shows:

Saturday October 3: CRAIG CAMPBELL

Wednesday October 14: DAVID NAIL




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Paint Like Me Party

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

You may now register for "Drink Up Witches" at Fat City/City Center! This sounds like Champaign's most fun night!

Paint with us from 6-8...stay for line dancing instruction (free) and then enjoy Country dance night (no cover for people who have painted!) I Of course, you can always come and just paint! In order to pack in all these activities, our time slot is bumped up a bit so the paint party is from 6-8 pm. on Wednesday October 7. Doors open at 5:30 .

Cost is 20.00 to paint this 8x10 canvas. No artistic ability required, Elizabeth makes it sooo easy!


40 North ACE Awards

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The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

Join us for a night of celebrating those who are dedicated to the arts and enrich the culture of this community through their hard work and creative energy!

Featuring Jeff Grider as your emcee, with live performances including Mike Ingram + New Souls and much more!

Tickets are $10, $15 at the door. Click the link or call 351-9841 to purchase!

Thank you so our generous sponsors: The City Center, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and Kessler Optical!


Music 4 A Mission Featuring 90’s Daughter

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

The popular local band 90’s Daughter is performing for Music 4 A Mission fundraiser concert on October 9 to benefit TIMES Center for homeless men.

Music 4 A Mission tickets are $5 if purchased in advance from Community Elements at their Champaign clinics located at 801 N. Walnut Street or 1801 Fox Drive.

Admission will be $7 at the door at Fat City the night of the concert. All proceeds will benefit TIMES Center.

Community Elements thanks our Premier Sponsors: Carle, Champaign Telephone Company, Cozad Asset Management, Mutual of America, Prospect Bank, and Alan and Lyn Ryle.

TIMES Center’s mission is to provide safe housing and meaningful assistance to help homeless men rebuild their lives and work toward sustainable self-sufficiency. The program assisted 368 individual homeless men in fiscal year 2014.


C.U. Bands and Fans 3rd Annual ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

Saturday October 10th & Sunday October 11th Saturday 5-1 AM Party Kick off Party - Sunday 2-10 pm Family Friendly Day

3 STAGES - 1. Main Stage The City Center
2. Acoustic/Original Artist stage 3. Stage inside Fat City MUSIC - MUSIC - MUSIC Kids Corner - We encourage creativity CUMA Award Presentation Champaign Louie Vendors Food Vendors Joyful Bubbles Balloon Animals Face Painting Music 4 Book Authors: Alex James, Alice B. McGinty, C.C. Wills, Jake Aurelian

much much more!!! Sponsored by: Illini Radio Group


David Nail

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

Fat City Bar and Grill is proud to welcome David Nail to The City Center entertainment venue!!! With more than 9,000 square feet of space, a VIP Mezzanine level, the 3,700 square foot indoor bar and close to 2,000 square feet of beer garden between the buildings, we'll take 'Whatever She's Got' this night!

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM. Live music does not start right at 7 PM. There will be a DJ and then opening acts before the headline act.

Tickets on sale here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-nail-at-the-city-center-fat-city-bar-and-grill-tickets-18722251759

After scoring his first No. 1 single with “Let It Rain” from 2011’s critically lauded The Sound of a Million Dreams, the bourbon-smooth singer spent an inordinate amount of time on tour, giving his entire being to country fans. He nearly burned himself out in the process, landing in a funk from which he found it difficult to emerge.

David cites the spontaneous nature of cuts like the album’s lead single, “Whatever She’s Got,” a favorite of wife Catherine. “I always believed the song was special, but when my wife first heard it, I watched her start to dance and move around. I thought to myself, ‘I’ve never seen my wife move like that before.’ I instantly knew we had something with ‘Whatever She’s Got,’” he says.

“There’s so many moments on this record that make me think about the last four years that I’ve been married, and ‘I’m a Fire’ just sums it all up,” David says. “It says, ‘I’ve walked through flames, come out on the other end, and the foremost reason is because of you.’”

It’s a heavy statement, one that carries the weight of not only a romance, but of a career. But for David Nail, an artist who wears emotion as a badge of honor, that’s the only kind of statement he can make. And he declares it loud and clear on I'm A Fire.

This show is 19+. You must be 19+ years of age to enter with a valid state or federally issued ID.

No refunds. All sales are final.