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Category - Live Music

Thursday, September 21, 2017

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to be visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 8th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. There will... Read More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As we transition from summer to fall, the city of Bloomington transforms into a colorful canvas with events you can't afford to miss! Kiwanis Balloon Fest The sky will be all aglow again this year at the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon festival. The festival will feature 20 balloons,... 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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Featured Events Middle Coast Film Festival Groundbreaking films and filmakers converge in Bloomington each year for a weekend to celebrate the craft of film. On August 10-12, expect a fair share of comedy, drama, and thrills at this year's Middle Coast Film Festival. You even have a chance to meet... Read More

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Why wait for the weekend to come to Bloomington? There's always something to do, even on a Tuesday. Events IU Summer Theatre The IU Summer Theatre is the summer professional theatre for the IU Department of Theatre and Drama. Shows are done in repertory fashion, with one play and one musical taking... 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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lee Fields and the Expressions You’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s ever worked as hard as Fields, a man who’s been making soul and funk anthems since 1969. Lee Fields and the Expressions bring some soul to B-town on March 1. Indiana Heritage Quilt Show The Indiana Heritage Quilt... Read More

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February is all about love: the love of music, theater, art, and more! And we're positively in love with these upcoming events. Make sure you make time for the things you love this month. Drama, comedy, musicals, and more, the spring theater season in Bloomington is looking good. From Row after... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August is a month of split personalities. It starts out a little quieter, still missing those IU students, and folks trying to cram in a few more fun activities during summer vacation. Then it ends with an influx of energetic students and more action throughout the campus and city. Throughout the... Read More