New Mayor Feinen Podcast Discusses “The Beat”

Watch the latest episode of the Mayor Feinen Podcast as Mayor Feinen sits down with Equity and Engagement Director Rachel Joy and Senior Planner for Economic Development T.J. Blakeman to get an update on The Beat.

The Beat, a new and dynamic City initiative, is transforming Downtown Champaign into a vibrant entertainment hub, and it’s off to an incredible start! In this podcast we dive into the details of its early success, with hundreds of people attending each Friday and Saturday night. The discussion highlights the excitement of the initial weekends and unveils plans for the future, featuring live performances, energetic DJs, and a diverse mix of artists and genres, ensuring there’s always something for everyone to groove to. You can find out more about The Beat at

The audio podcast is available on the City’s podcast webpage or through your favorite podcast service and the video podcast is available on CGTV online.