Lotus World Music and Arts Festival
Lotus Education and Arts Foundation
PO Box 1667
Bloomington IN 47402
- Fax: 812-336-3959
- Category: Events
- Sub-Category: Annual Events
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The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation (LEAF) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994 and based in Bloomington, Indiana. LEAF invites you to share in its mission: to create opportunities to experience and celebrate the diversity of the world’s cultures. LEAF presents the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in the fall, Lotus Blossoms (an education outreach event) in the spring, concerts throughout the year, and an annual benefit, Edible Lotus.
The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival is named partly in honor of Quinten Lotus Dickey (1911-1989), a gifted folk singer, songwriter, and musician from rural Orange County, Indiana. For much of his life, Lotus wrote tunes and songs that drew from his family and community, as well as from country singers and fiddlers he heard on the radio. “Discovered” by folklorists in the late 1970s, Lotus performed at major folk festivals, state parks, and schools, and made several recordings. He was declared an Indiana State Treasure, and his legacy lives on the the Lotus Festival.
See the Calendar of Events for this year's dates, and don't forget to check our Special Offers page for great lodging deals.
- Tickets Available at BCT Box Office