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We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The first sign of spring in Bloomington is a pair of flip-flops and short shorts on IU students. The second sign of spring is the opening of restaurant and bar patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the people watching... Read More

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

May 18th is International Museum Day, a chance for museums around the world to be celebrated and for the public to learn more about the important role museums play in education and preservation. But one day is really not enough, so it's been stretched into Museum Month! Bloomington is lucky to be... Read More

Friday, April 14, 2017

Guest post by Heath Byers, co-owner of Landlocked Music On April 22nd 2017, record stores around the globe will open their doors to long lines of customers eager to buy new music on vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and cassette tapes. It will also be the largest sales day of the year for every one of these... Read More

Monday, April 10, 2017

The sun is shining, the pollen count is peaking, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. Now that spring is here, it's time to head outdoors and appreciate nature from the comfort of your own hammock. If you're looking for somewhere new to post up and hang out, here are some of my... Read More

Friday, March 24, 2017

Brunch is big in Btown. After a late night out downtown, there's nothing like a little hair of the dog and chicken and waffles to cure whatever ails you. If you're traveling with family and don't want to miss out on this weekend feast, there's plenty of choices perfect for even the pickiest pancake... Read More

Monday, March 13, 2017

Guest blog by Sydney Tilford, Director of Marketing for One World Enterprises Part of Bloomington’s immense charm is the plethora of diverse events the wonderful community has to offer. But none is like Little 500, a special weekend in April, rout in tradition, with a palpable energy different from... Read More

Friday, March 10, 2017

It may be IU's spring break but there is plenty going on in town for St. Patrick's Day. Shamrock Karaoke Bash at The Players Pub : Pregame for St. Paddy's Day at the Players Pub on March 15 starting at 8 pm. Do a little jig while belting out favorite tunes all night long. Did we mention there will... Read More

Friday, March 10, 2017

Across the country, The Little 500 is known for being one of the greatest college weekends. There’s no denying that it’s wild and fun, but the event is so much more than a big party. The races are exciting and filled with history and tradition, the downtown is lively and vibrant, the flowers on... Read More

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Eating out with little ones can be stressful, especially on vacation when you want to try a local restaurant but don’t know if it’s kid friendly. You go into a place because they have mac-n-cheese on the menu, only to discover it’s made with goat cheese and roasted peppers. That sounds tasty to... Read More