Bloomington Music Expo

Bloomington's Only Public Vinyl Show


Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR or rapid test received on or after 2/3/22 must be shown at the door to be admitted to the event.​ Mask-wearing will also be required at all times for all in attendance, excluding musicians while performing on stage. Both measures are required by all attendees, regardless of age.

Bloomington Music Expo

The Bloomington Music Expo returns on Saturday, February 5 for a fun day of music anchored by Bloomington's only public vinyl show. During the event, attendees can browse and purchase vinyl, CDs, tapes, art, and apparel. Four bands and a DJ will also perform live music throughout the day. The expo will take place at the Monroe County Convention Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and admission is free this year.
 

Schedule of Events

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  • 9:00 AM // Music merchandise sales and DJ sets begin, emceed by Mat Alano-Martin
  • 12:00 PM // Kid Kazooey & The Ballroom Roustabouts perform (Music for all ages)
  • 1:00 PM // Craig Brenner performs (Boogie-woogie piano)
  • 2:00 PM // Rodeola performs (Folk rock)
  • 3:00 PM // Jason Wilber, accompanied by Charlie Jesseph, performs (Acoustic rock)
     

Performer Bios

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Jason Wilber

For 24 years, Jason logged countless hours gazing out the windows of planes, trains, buses, and cars while on the road playing guitar in the band of country/folk icon, John Prine. Jason has performed at iconic venues such as the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, Austin City Limits, and everywhere in between. A Bloomington native, he practically grew up on the stages of B-Town’s nightclubs, where he mastered his guitar skills. Jason's latest solo record, Time Traveler, plays like a radio signal from a distant outpost. It's folk music from the future, with themes at once timely and timeless. He strums stories from space stations and post-apocalyptic bunkers, alongside parables that ponder the truths and mysteries we all encounter in our lives.
 

Rodeola

Rodeola is the musical project of Bloomington local, Kate Long. Long has been writing, singing, and performing songs for roughly 20 years, both in bands and solo. The band's 2020 self-released album, Arlene, gained unsolicited attention from Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. Described as ambient, low-fi folk rock with vaguely descriptive lyrics about possibly meaningful things, decide for yourself what their tunes are about. 
 

Craig Brenner

Craig Brenner explores the jazzy side of blues and boogie-woogie piano. Called "a fine and funky pianist" by Living Blues, Craig attended the IU Jacobs School of Music from 1976-1980, studying with the great David Baker, among others. Craig has toured and performed throughout the world and is the founder of Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano Festival. He has released seven albums, with the most recent, Passages, coming out in 2020. 
 

Kid Kazooey & The Ballroom Roustabouts

Kid Kazooey & The Ballroom Roustabouts have been playing their songs for families for more than 25 years. They love what they do and it’s obvious when you see the joy they bring to the stage and their fans.


Auxiliary Events

Bloomington Music Expo Pre-Party

Date: Friday, February 4
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: The Orbit Room
Admission: Free; proof of COVID-19 vaccination required

Enjoy a Bloomington Music Expo kickoff event with live DJs at The Orbit Room.
 

Mitchell Tenpenny at The Bluebird

Date: Friday, February 4
Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 8:00 pm
Location: The Bluebird
Admission: $25.00 per general admission ticket, $89.00 per VIP ticket

Listen to country pop artist, Mitchell Tenpenny, perform at The Bluebird.
 

Bloomington Music Expo Post-Party

Date: Saturday, February 5
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Orbit Room
Admission: Free; proof of COVID-19 vaccination required

Enjoy a music expo after-party at The Orbit Room with a live solo rock show from Tim Carroll, former member of Bloomington punk band, The Gizmos.
 

Hank Ruff at The Bluebird

Date: Saturday, February 5
Time: Doors open at 8:00 pm, show begins at 9:00 pm
Location: The Bluebird
Admission: $10.00 per ticket

Listen to local country artist, Hank Ruff, perform at The Bluebird.

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors! 

Orbit Room   Ivy Tech Logo   WFHB   Visit Bloomington


For inquiries, contact Mike McAfee.

 

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