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Category - Live Music

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

April is arguably one of the busiest months in Bloomington. For that reason, it was really hard to narrow this list to just ten events. You'll want to check our calendar for everything else happening, and maybe clear your schedule to make room for what you're about to read. Everything In Its... Read More

Friday, January 22, 2016

After a couple good snowfalls, folks start itching for spring. Cabin fever sets in and after a while, the endless board game nights start to feel less cozy and more crazy. So it's time to get out of the house and head on over to Bloomington for these top 10 events in February. For more great... Read More

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Valentine's Day might have become a bit commercialized, but it isn't all about teddy bears and delicious chocolate. It's a chance to shower your loved one with the attention they deserve. Or if you're single, it's a chance to shower yourself with delicious chocolate. But if your honey deserves a... Read More

Friday, December 11, 2015

2015 has been a big year, and you deserve a memorable New Year's Eve and a fun start to 2016. We'll keep track of all the NYE events around town right here. Make sure to call ahead to any restaurants you may be planning to go to, because some are closing to give their staff a break. Tom Brady The... Read More

Friday, October 23, 2015

These top November events are anything but ordinary. They run the gamut from wild Swedish hip-hop to local craft shows to virtuosic opera. And unfortunately, I didn't have room on this list for all the other awesome events going on in November, so take a look at our Events Calendar for even more... Read More

Friday, September 18, 2015

This list was unreasonably difficult to create. Not because there aren't enough free things to do this fall, but because there are way too many good ones and if I included all the ones I want to go to, this blog post would break the internet. So I'll keep it simple ish, and you can fill up your... Read More