so glad you are here

original scores created for your film, tv show or podcast.


Indie pop music 

Stay tuned for the upcoming release of my first full length solo album! 






upcoming Shows

Previous events


Cara and Gordy at Emerald City Lounge

Emerald City Lounge, 118 N. First St., Champaign, IL

Come see the newest venue in town! Gordy Wilson and I will be filling the air with jazz and standards at the Emerald City!

no cover Age limit: 21+


Cara and Jason Bentley at the Champaign Music Festival

Boltini Lounge, Neil Street, Champaign, IL

Hear my original songs and songs with Jason Bentley as part of the Champaign Music Festival.

no cover Age limit: 21+


CU Folk Roots Festival celebrates Mothers!

Iron Post, Race St., Urbana, IL

All folk music fans are invited to the Iron Post on May 9th for a lively evening of music-making and performances celebrating the women in our lives! Festivities begin with an open jam at 5pm hosted by the women of the folk and roots steering committee. All styles, instruments and levels welcome. The evening will continue with a fabulous line-up of local and regional female talent, plus open stage opportunities! Bring your mother, your friends, your fun-loving selves and help raise money for this year's festival.

fundraiser Age limit: All ages


Expose....the obsession

Boltini Lounge, 211 N. Neil, Champaign, IL

I will be the featured musician for this night of spoken word and poetry.  it's a talented group of artists, led by Amy Ali.

no cover Age limit: 19+


WEFT Session

WEFT, Champaign, IL

Join me online, in the studio, or on the air for my second WEFT session! I'll be performing my original music.

Age limit: All ages


Ladies Night at Bentley's

Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL

Angie Heaton 9pm
Cara Maurizi 10pm
Stacy Ingram 11pm
Kayla Brown 12am

Age limit: 21+


Repeal Day

Boltini Lounge, Neil Street, Champaign, IL

Come celebrate the return of legal booze! Sponsored by Dewars.  We'll be cutting rug to tunes from 1920-1933!

Age limit: 21+


Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club Auction

Jim Gould, 1 Main Street, Champaign, IL

Gordy and I will provide the music during dinner and silent auction.  You can come and support a great organization that helps our youth.

Age limit: All ages


Cara and Gordy go Indi Go!

indi go artists coop, 9 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL

come swing to the tunes of the big band era.  jazz, standards, and a whole lotta sass!  cara sings, Gordy's a great duo.

Indi go gallery is here to support local art.  James Barham has graciously offered his space at no charge to us.  Your cover goes to help keep the gallery running.  Thanks for your support.

Age limit: All ages


Ladies NIght at Bentley's

Bentley's Pub, 114 Neil Street, Champaign, IL

9pm Cara Maurizi

10pm Stacy Ingram

11pm Megan Johns

$2 Cover

Age limit: 21+


Pygmalion Music Festival Show

Sandellas, 700 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

part of the Pygmalion.  Have lunch and hear great tunes!

Age limit: All ages


CMM Party at Sleepy Creek!

Sleepy Creek Vinyards, Danville, Il

Come to the Champaign Movie Maker's Mixer on August 22 at Sleepy Creek Vineyard! (

This is a very exciting event - the first of our annual parties!

Festivities will include:

  • Local Film to see and buy

  • Live Performance (including Zoo Improv –

  • Suzy Requarth and Cara Maurizi will perform Spoken Word/Music

  • Wine tasting

  • Pot Luck & Cookout (for CMM Members and their guests)

  • Campfire and Overnight Camping.

Age limit: All ages


Even more Irish

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Bentley's Pub, 114 Neil, Champaign, IL

Another night with Bentley and hopefully Angie Heaton..fingers crossed.

Age limit: 21+


Cara's Irish roots

Mike and Molly's, 105 N. Market St., Champaign, IL

Catch me in the beer garden for a relaxed show with Jason Bentley and J. Wooten.

Age limit: 21+


Deja Vu

The Bread Company, Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Il

as part of the Boneyard Arts Festival.  I'll be singing 3 songs in a set of other amazing local artists, musicians, actors, dancers......Sometime between 6 and 8:30.

Age limit: All ages


Cara Sings at Wind Water and Light

Wind Water and Light, 10 E. Main, Champaign, IL

Hear my original music and I'll do a set with Gordy.  Relax, look at the art, enjoy the music!

Age limit:


Latin Flair at Boltini Lounge

Boltini Lounge, Neil Street, Champaign, IL

I'll be performing songs with a Latin Flair as part of the 2009 Boneyard Arts Festival.

Age limit:



Private Home, Champaign, IL

I have created a new theatre company that presents hard-hitting theatre right in your own living space.  Our first play in the CloseUp Series is Closer, by Patrick Marber.  Email me for more information and tickets.  A few spots may become available, but space is extremely limited.

Age limit:


Bentley at Bentley's

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Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL

Bentley's is featuring local music!!  Singer/songwriter Jason Bentley and I will share the bill.  Mostly original music.  Featuring Suzy Requarth on several new songs.  Get ready for St. Pat's early with good music and good beer.

Age limit:


Crossroads Cafe

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Prospect and Devonshire, Champaign, IL

Sit and relax, enjoy a cup of coffee and some great music.

Age limit: