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Category - Live Music

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Somehow, every November I think I'll take it easy in my social life, and then my calendar fills up with arts, athletics, or culinary adventures almost every night of the week. Bloomington's just got too much going on, so I figure I'll wait to catch up on sleep until I'm at the in-laws' for... Read More

Friday, September 19, 2014

October is arguably one of the most gorgeous months in Bloomington. The leaves change from green to every fiery, vibrant color you can imagine. Cooler temperatures lead to thrilling college sports and cozy campfires, and it's the perfect time to spend the days outside and the nights at one of... Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014

September means back to school for the little ones AND the college kids here in Bloomington! Whether you're a freshman, upperclassman, family of a student, or just visiting town...we've got lots for you to do while you're here. We hope to see you around town! Even more great events can be found... Read More

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

We're more than halfway through July, which means August and back-to-school time are just around the corner! Bloomington still has plenty of fun events happening, so you can soak up every last drop of summer before it disappears. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar .... Read More

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Looking ahead to April, we've identified 10 don't-miss events that you'll want to add to your calendar next month. We've tried to include a variety of event types, so you'll see whether you're looking for the perfect weekend for the kids, craft beer lovers, athletes or IU alumni, you'll find it... Read More

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Need a few ideas to sweep your sweetie off his or her feet this year? We've got you covered. Here's a quick rundown of special offers and other options for celebrating the day of love in Bloomington. Why stop at one day, though - we recommend celebrating the entire weekend! Dining Deals A number... Read More

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

There are several great New Year's Eve packages and special events in Bloomington this year. If you haven't made plans yet to welcome in the New Year, get your friends together, book your room(s) and come celebrate with us in B-town! Here's the rundown on some of the fun things on the calendar for... Read More

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In keeping with old-fashioned practice, the winter holidays come to life in downtown Bloomington on the Friday after Thanksgiving. All it takes is the sparkling tradition of the Canopy of Lights. Thousands gather in community spirit to witness the simple, yet beloved lighting ceremony. Many have... Read More

Friday, October 4, 2013

Trust us, this upcoming show at the Buskirk Chumley Theater is one you do NOT want to miss, no matter what your musical perferences are. Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music together into an unique - and amazing - sound. Black Violin is made up of classically... Read More

Friday, September 20, 2013

My friend Julie and I have a tradition. We both love the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival , and while we don't usually go together, we always seem to run into each other somewhere in the festival precinct. Lotus is like that. It's a one-price-buys-all event, so as you move from venue to... Read More