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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.

Category - Live Music

Monday, September 20, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ Fall & Halloween-Related Happenings Photo by Oliver Winery Harvest Story Tours... Read More

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in September 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Limestone Comedy Festival Date: Thursday, September 2... Read More

Friday, August 13, 2021

Bloomington is known for many things, one of which being its vibrant music scene. On any given night of any given week, you're likely to find a live show happening at one of B-Town's famed music venues, many bars & breweries, and even a handful of local restaurants. If you're coming to town and you... Read More

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in August 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Bloomington Comedy Festival Date: Every Wednesday &... Read More

Friday, July 9, 2021

If you like to frequent dive bars when you travel, Bloomington has several to offer you. From the no muss, no fuss ambiance to your favorite drinks at a lower price point, B-Town's best dive bars will win you over as soon as you walk through the door. Kick back and enjoy a cold beer or stiff drink... Read More

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Square is the heart of downtown Bloomington, lined with over 30 locally-owned businesses including shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more. There's so much to do directly on The Square, but there are even more incredible businesses and attractions surrounding it. Venture off the beaten path... Read More

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in July 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section: Festivals & Special Events Monroe County Fair Date: Monday, June 28 through Sunday, July... Read More

Monday, June 7, 2021

Every season is special in Bloomington, but summer is perhaps the most unique of them all. With the majority of the Indiana University students absent until mid-August, Bloomington becomes quieter, slower-paced, and more tranquil than it is at any other time of year. Summer in B-Town includes lake... Read More

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse the Farmers Market under the sun's rays, and explore the glory of old IU once more. Simply being witness to the miles upon miles of beautiful blooming landscape is enough... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

With incredible outdoor activities, a spirited sports community, a growing culinary scene, and much more, Bloomington offers a bit of everything for everyone. The opportunities for entertainment, education, and exercise are vast, but to get you started, we've put together a list of classic... Read More