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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.

Monday, September 21, 2020

The leaves aren't the only things changing in Bloomington—our best eateries are cozying up to their menus to the new season. Check out this list for some of Bloomington's favorite fall flavors! Coffee, Tea, & Baked Goods Brilliant Coffee Co. Brilliant Coffee Co. has a quintessential fall menu. The... Read More

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dear Alumni, Fans, fellow Hoosiers, and Biz Sinkers: Over the years, Bloomington has been your home, your respite, your game-day getaway. Many of you came here for an education but left with so much more—a community of friends and a lifetime of good memories. But it’s time to give back to B-Town.... Read More

Monday, August 17, 2020

As the leaves start changing throughout Southern Indiana, Bloomington comes alive with vibrant festivals to entertain spectators of all ages and interests! Everything from music to art to hot air balloons can be found in Monroe County, providing hours of fun to fuel your fall adventures. The events... Read More

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting a farmers market, there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for the fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bloomington is no stranger to American and midwest classics. In any corner of town, you can find multiple places serving pizza, barbeque, and of course, burgers. Whether you are looking for a super simple burger or one with all the fixings, we've got you covered. Choose any spot in this guide and... Read More

Monday, May 4, 2020

Bloomington is known for many things, one of which is the wide variety of international food. Out of all the options, Mexican cuisine is one of the most prominent in town. There are mom-and-pop restaurants, large Instagram-worthy cantinas, and even a couple of food trucks. Pick any of these Mexican... Read More

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

We love all the seasons in Bloomington, but the spring is a favorite for enjoying long days at the lake and dinner and drinks on the patio. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the people-watching is certainly more exciting on a patio. We're sharing a round-up of where to enjoy patio season.... Read More

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild is hosting the annual event. What is the event? The Bloomington Craft Beer Festival is a spring fundraiser of the Brewers of Indiana Guild. Where is the event? The event will take place at the Woolery Mill. When is the... Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Everyone's Irish on this night. It may be IU's spring break but there is plenty going on in town for St. Patrick's Day. Irish Lion Lá fhéile Pádraig - Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you can't make it to Ireland, this is the next best thing. The three-day celebration begins at 11 a.m. at THE official... Read More

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is run by a committee of volunteers who work year-long to put on this annual event. What is the event? The 29 th annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show showcases over 150 remarkable quilted works. The Quilt Show also holds workshops... Read More