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Category - Live Music

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

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

Thursday, February 28, 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

Friday, February 1, 2019

With amazing outdoor activities, a spirited sporting environment, and a growing culinary scene, Bloomington has a bit of everything for everyone. You should make your own B-Town, but to get you started, we've put together a list of classic Bloomington things everyone should try at least once.... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

You don't have to have a significant other to have fun. We've already rounded up all things Valentine's Day but if you and your girls want more, visit Bloomington and experience the ultimate Galentine's Weekend. What is Galentine's Day? Popularized by a 2010 episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation... Read More

Friday, January 18, 2019

February gets a lot of love because of Valentine's Day, and rightfully so. There are several Valentine's Day events happening to help you celebrate, but they're not the only reason to come to Bloomington in February. From Broadway to rock concerts, there is something for everyone. Theater in... Read More

Friday, November 30, 2018

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For 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 25th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fourth Street Arts Festival of the Arts & Crafts This annual event began in 1976 as a way for area artists and craftspeople to showcase their talents and has been a Bloomington tradition ever since! The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts has grown over the years into one of the premier... Read More