About The City Center at Fat City

The City Center at Fat City is Champaign-Urbana’s destination for the hottest live music in Central Illinois.

The City Center is Central Illinois’ premier live music and event space. Located near the University of Illinois, and in the heart of Champaign-Urbana, The City Center has over 9,000 square feet of space that can be transformed to suit virtually any occasion.

Every detail of The City Center was planned out in detail during the construction process to provide guests with an incredible experience as soon as they step foot in the door, whether for a show or a private event. Complete with a VIP mezzanine level with a private bar, fireplace and private restrooms, a 3,700 square foot bar on the main level, a 2,000 square foot beer garden, a full professional grade sound and lighting system and stage, and the largest HD projection screens in Central Illinois. The City Center can cater to groups of any size; large, small and unique.
We would love to work with you to make the vision of your event/show come to life! We will do more than simply set the scene for your perfect event. We will help you make memories!

The City Center is ADA-compliant throughout the entire complex. There is an elevator to access the VIP mezzanine level and a wheelchair lift for stage access.

The City Center has collaborated with WCIA Channel 3 to present a live music segment every Wednesday afternoon on the “ci Living” show.

The show features some of the best local artists on the City Center stage.  Stop out from 4pm to 5:30pm every Wednesday and watch live TV in our Mezzanine and enjoy the show!  If you are an artist and interested in performing on the City Center stage during a ci Living show, send your request to Nancy at nforeman@wcia.com.