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Category - Live Music

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The perfect New Year's Eve includes a great group of friends, Auld Lang Syne , a glass of champagne (or sparkling grape juice), and of course the best atmosphere. We've put together a list of some of B-Town's best to help you get ready to ring in the new year. Where to Ring in the New Year If you... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November... Read More

Monday, September 23, 2019

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For over 25 years, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has delivered sights and sounds from around the globe to the heart of Bloomington. To celebrate the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More

Friday, September 20, 2019

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Theater in Bloomington Dark Meets Light: October 11 - October 12 | Musical Arts Center (MAC) | Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:30 & 7:30 pm... Read More

Friday, August 23, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents: "The Great Gatsby": Dates Vary | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Le Nozze Di Figaro: Dates... Read More

Monday, July 29, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Frozen - MCCT.ORG Presents the Play: August 2 - August 4 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary "Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera": August 25 | Fairview United Methodist Church | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Music in Bloomington Fridays in the Waldron, Hill,... Read More

Friday, June 21, 2019

Theatre in Bloomington Performing Arts Series Presents: Fridays in the Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park: July 5 & July 12 | Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm IU Summer Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors: Dates Vary | Wells-Metz Theater | Times Vary IU Summer Theatre... Read More

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things: #9 quirkiest town in America, the 4 th gayest city in the country, one of the top 50 foodie towns in the U.S. There are a number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries to explore. You have award-winning theater right at your fingertips. Then, of course, you... Read More

Monday, April 15, 2019

When the weather isn't cooperating there's no shame in hanging out inside. Check out these 5 dive bars that are local gems in their own right. Some offer stiff drinks at cheap prices and others have you're favorite games, but all of them will show you a good time. The Office Lounge Part bar, part... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

Bloomington is home to a thriving arts culture, and music is no small part of that. You can find music almost any night of the week at the rowdy Bluebird or catch a musical at the IU Auditorium, but if you're looking for dinner, drinks, and live tunes from local and national artists, these are the... Read More