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Category - Live Music

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ring in 2015 with your friends at these events around Bloomington! From dancing to drinks, you'll start the new year off right when you celebrate in Bloomington. Comedy JOHN ROY The Comedy Attic 8:00pm and 10:30pm Tickets: $20 Spend the biggest night in comedy with the comedian who's performed... Read More

Monday, November 24, 2014

If you're like me, you can't get enough of the holidays. The lights go up and the cookie cutters come out the day after Thanksgiving. Don't even get me started on my top 25 favorite carols. But not everyone is like me, and maybe you just want some regular Bloomington fabulousness this December.... Read More

Monday, November 10, 2014

"All you can take with you is that which you've given away." -written on a plaque on George Bailey's wall in It's a Wonderful Life Every year after the holidays are over and the wrapping paper is put up in the attic for another year, what we remember the most are the memories we make and the time... Read More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the... Read More

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