Noontime Performers


Every weekday from Noon-1pm UIUC students share their musical talents in the Courtyard Café.


Become a Noontime Performer

  • Are you a current UIUC student?
  • Do you play an instrument?
  • Can you play enough material to fill an hour?
  • Does your music style fit a coffee house atmosphere?

Perform weekly in the Courtyard Café

Noontime Performers get paid to perform weekly in the Illini Union Courtyard Café, using their musical talents to promote a relaxing atmosphere for the lunch-hour crowd. 


Audition for the 2023-2024 School Year


Auditions are first come, first served. Those auditioning will need to perform a total of three songs. One of the three songs must be selected from the list below:

  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • World’s Smallest Violin – AJR
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Part Of Your World – from The Little Mermaid
  • Ceilings – Lizzie McAlpine
  • Archer – Taylor Swift
  • Driver’s License – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Nobody – Mitski
  • Slipping Through My Fingers – ABBA
  • I Will Always Love You – Either the Whitney Houston or Dolly Parton versions

 Email Illini Union Courtyard for additional information


The 2023-2024 Noontime Performers are:

Courtyard Café

Weekday Performer Instrument
Monday Jared Buabeng Acoustic Guitar
Tuesday Abraham Han Guitar & Piano
Wednesday Idris Ispandi Guitar
Thursday Daniel Kiernan Guitar
Friday Lillianne Fehr Piano