Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence

  • June 1, 2022 - June 3, 2022
  • Recurring every week day
  • Various locations on campus & downtown
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Times vary, see website for schedule
  • Prices vary, see website for details

Presented by the IU Arts and Humanities Council and inspired by legendary Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Granfalloon brings together musicians, artists, thinkers, and good people from all walks of life for a multi-day celebration of art, ideas, and community. The festival kicks off the summer arts calendar in Bloomington and highlights the creative spirit of the Midwest by tapping into the enduring ethos of Vonnegut’s life and work: promoting civic engagement, encouraging independent thought, and championing art and creativity as essential to the spiritual life of individuals and the health of our democracy.

Granfalloon 2022 will be presented concurrently with the Indiana University Writers Conference and the Bloomington Handmade Market. Events will take place in venues on campus and around downtown Bloomington. The festival offers engaging creative experiences from art and theater to film, live music, crafts, writing, puppets, the Nature Tour of the Century, and more. And the cherry on top of this delectable sundae is an outdoor music fest on Saturday, June 4 in downtown Bloomington featuring some of the best bands in the whole dang land: Car Seat Headrest, Japanese Breakfast, and NNAMDÏ!

Many of this year’s events and activities pay homage to Vonnegut’s 1986 novel Galapagos, in which Kurt grapples with big questions about evolution, environmental degradation, global economic collapse, and the many, many problems caused by big human brains. (Can you imagine living in such a world?)

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence
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  • Various locations on campus & downtown
  • Prices vary, see website for details
  • Recurring every week day