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Category - Live Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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

Monday, November 13, 2023

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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 21, 2023

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 19, 2023

With incredible outdoor activities, a spirited sports community, a diverse culinary scene, and much more, Bloomington offers a bit of everything for everyone. The opportunities for entertainment, eats exploration, education, and exercise are seemingly limitless, but to get you started, we've put... Read More

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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

Monday, January 17, 2022

One of your best friends is getting married, and the only way to properly celebrate the occasion is to host an unforgettable bachelor party. Bloomington is the perfect place to throw back the last shot before he ties the knot — in fact, we've already planned the entire party for you. All you need to... Read More

Friday, January 14, 2022

One of your best girlfriends is getting married, and the only way to properly celebrate the occasion is to throw her a fabulous bachelorette party. Bloomington is the perfect place to have the last fling before the ring — in fact, we've already planned the entire bach bash for you. All you need to... Read More

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Valentine's Day may be known as the most romantic day of the year, but we're calling on all the single ladies to celebrate the platonic love that blossoms in friendships, because romantic love isn't the only kind of love worth celebrating. Round up your friends and head to Bloomington for a... Read More

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Bloomington is an incredible hub for arts and culture. With historic performance venues, Indiana University icons, cultural centers, and world-renowned museums, there's a wide array of arts- and culture-related attractions for visitors to experience. Enjoy big-city performances, international... Read More