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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Live Music Venues


Bloomington is known for many things, including its big music scene. Check of these great venues and their amazing performances.

The Back Door 

A drag queen performing at The Back Door

The Bishop

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Blockhouse Bar

A band performing at Blockhouse Bar

The Bluebird

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Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

Indiana University Auditorium

An audience at IU Auditorium ahead of the Chimes of Christmas concert

Orbit Room

A band playing at the Orbit Room

Porthole Inn


The Cabin

The Fairfax


Coming to Music Bloomington? Click here to find out what you need to know before coming to the events.

Samantha Hyde

Samantha Hyde

Samantha is the Digital Content Developer at Visit Bloomington. She is a proud recent graduate of Indiana University, a lover of concerts, traveling, and is a pro tennis fanatic.