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Category - Live Music

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Coming up on September 24-27, Bloomington residents and visitors get to enjoy the 22nd annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival . It's four days of live music in the streets and venues of downtown Bloomington, including ticketed and free events, buskers, and ridiculously talented performers from 23... Read More

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Three-day weekends are rare and beautiful things. Make the most of the upcoming Labor Day weekend with a mini-vacation. Allow me to humbly suggest the top 10 reasons to come to Bloomington for Labor Day weekend: 10. Food Truck Friday Food Truck Friday is a weekly event that has taken Bloomington... Read More

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

If you ask me, there isn't a consensus in this world about when summer really ends. Even though backpacks already line the store shelves and the little ones are going back to school in early August, there are still many of us who will cling to those final unbearably hot days in August like The Long... Read More

Friday, June 19, 2015

July in Indiana involves some of my favorite things: corn on the cob, fireflies, and live music. But I tried to include some other things on July's list, in case those aren't your favorite things. Just promise me you'll still try the corn. If you're looking for even more events, check out our... Read More

Monday, April 27, 2015

To some of us, the most exciting thing happening in May in Bloomington is the fabulous weather. It's a great time to go boating, fishing, running, hiking, and patio sitting. In case you ever get tired of simply soaking up the sunshine, here are 10 events that you'll probably want to add to your... Read More

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

April is a crazy month in Bloomington, as far as events go. Between the reliably good weather (if you can ever truly say that about Indiana) and the end of the school year at IU and Ivy Tech, there are simply tons of events going on from arts to sports to parties. I have done my best to choose the... Read More

Monday, February 9, 2015

Visit Bloomington is a proud sponsor of the nationally syndicated radio program, In Search of a Song . The weekly 30-minute program is hosted by Bloomington nativ e Jason Wilber , the longtime lead guitarist for John Prine and an accomplished solo musician. The show's flagship station is WFHB here in... Read More

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sometimes we need a little push to get out the door and embark on an adventure in the dead of winter. In February, the sun decides when/if it wants to shine, and sometimes we can go weeks with weather in the mid-40s until BAM -- polar vortex. That's why you'll be happy to see a list of 12... Read More

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Before you jump to conclusions about what you think a square dance is...have you ever actually been to one? Have you heard a top-tier old-time band fiddling and plucking away while a hundred happy people of all ages spin and swing around the dance floor? It's your lucky week, because the Third... Read More

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's hard to choose just 10, or 11, or more of the top events in Bloomington, but here's my hand-picked list. Add your events in the comments!! Even more great events can be found on our events calendar . 2nd Annual First Day Trail Run - January 1 A non-competitive, un-timed run-walk... Read More