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Mike McAfee

The Executive Director of Visit Bloomington, Mike blogs primarily about outdoor recreation and live music.

Music Road Trip to Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana is an ideal spot for a road trip for music fans seeking an affordable destination in the Midwest that offers a wide variety of live music choices, local food, places to stay, and other cool things to do. Bloomington is home to Indiana University, a revered college town. Live…

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Know Before You Go: Eclipse

What is the total solar eclipse? (This blog is meant for Visit Bloomington partners in hopes that it will help you plan for one of the largest tourism events to ever occur in the state of Indiana.) A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking…

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Know Before You Go: Makaya McCraven concert on June 15

What and who is it? FREE Thursday evening outdoor concert in the park. The great Makaya McCraven and his band are the headliners. Makaya McCraven is a prolific drummer, composer, and producer with roots in jazz and world music forming his unique and powerful sound. He lives in Chicago and is on the…

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Know Before You Go: 2023 Cosmic Songwriter Festival

Know Before Go: 2023 Cosmic Songwriter Festival – www.cosmicsongwriter.com What is it? The Cosmic Songwriter Festival is a new live music festival starting in Bloomington, Indiana on Wednesday, May 17 and running through Saturday, May 20, 2023. The multi-venue music festival emerges from…

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More Music Event Info.

Music was a big part of people’s lives when the first settlers gathered in the Monroe County and Bloomington, Indiana area in the early 1800s. They worked hard and entertained each other by singing songs and playing musical instruments. The circumstances are different, but we still love to share…

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