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Category - Live Music

Monday, October 17, 2022

Check out the top events happening in November 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday;... Read More

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2022, 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 Halloween Candy Pairing... Read More

Thursday, August 18, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in September 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS 4 th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts Date:... Read More

Monday, July 25, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in August 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Bloomington Comedy Festival Date: Every Wednesday &... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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

Monday, June 20, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in July 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ Fourth of July Events Ellettsville Fireworks Date: Saturday, July 2 Time: Dusk... Read More

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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

Monday, June 6, 2022

If you like to frequent dive bars while you travel, Bloomington has several to offer you. From the no fuss, no muss 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

Monday, May 9, 2022

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

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse farmers' markets 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 to... Read More