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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

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

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide. Request your copy here. From garlic cuisine celebrations to 21st-century opera, from stand-up comedy to standing-room-only shows, events in Bloomington are diverse and energetic. Our top picks for Bloomington's most unique annual... Read More

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Music is the heartbeat of Bloomington, the rhythm that moves us and the melody that guides us. Discover the talented local musicians, producers, events, and venues that keep the beat going. By Stephen M. Deusner “Bloomington is a live music town,” says Ben Swanson. “There’s enough going on here that... Read More

Thursday, May 4, 2017

We've planned out the perfect itinerary for you and your girls to relive your glory days and celebrate the bride-to-be at the same time. Get reacquainted with the classic spots on Kirkwood Avenue but get excited to visit some new shops, restaurants, bars, and more! Friday Stock Up Your first stop... Read More

Friday, April 14, 2017

Guest post by Heath Byers, co-owner of Landlocked Music On April 22nd 2017, record stores around the globe will open their doors to long lines of customers eager to buy new music on vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and cassette tapes. It will also be the largest sales day of the year for every one of these... Read More