Russian Recording 15 Year Anniversary Outdoor Concert and Raffle

  • June 30, 2018
  • Russian Recording
  • 1021 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission to event is a purchase of at least five $1 raffle tickets, which can win you incredible prizes.

It's hard to believe, but Russian Recording is 15 years old this year. To celebrate, we're putting on this big party in our parking lot, which will not only be incredibly fun, but will raise a lot of money for local charities.

It is an outdoor concert featuring performances from 14 bands, most of them containing members who either worked at the studio in the past 15 years or have substantially contributed to its existence, many of them who haven't played in years. Plus a few bands that have recently made records at the studio.

This party is a fundraiser for Community Kitchen and Indiana Recovery Alliance. 100% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales, alcohol sales, and Russian Recording merchandise sales will be equally split between the two.

Admission to the event is a purchase of at least five $1 raffle tickets, which can win you incredible prizes.
There will be food trucks selling food.
Cardinal Spirits and Upland Brewery will be selling drinks.
In Case of Emergency Press will be doing on-demand screen printing.
100% of the proceeds of this event benefit Community Kitchen and Indiana Recovery Alliance.
Everyone is invited.

Dozens of local business have donated amazing prizes, ranging from limited edition records from labels we've worked with, to a day of studio time, to gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants, to having Lil BUB nap in your lap for 30 minutes. The way it works is that instead of paying a door fee, you just need to buy 5 or more raffle tickets (they're $1/each) . Every prize has a jar, and you can place as many tickets as you want in the jars of the prizes you want to win.

If you don't plan on attending but still want to enter the raffle, you can do so by sending your donation via paypal at
Please indicate in the "notes" section how many tickets you want to enter for which prize. We will follow up to confirm!

We're still finalizing the raffle prizes, and will update this page as they are confirmed. Here's what we have so far:
-Russian Recording: day of studio time
-Russian Recording: mastering session
-Lil BUB: BUB naps in your lap + BUB stuff
-In Case of Emergency Press: $100 gift certificate
-Spirit of 68 - four tickets to a show of your choosing
-Flannelgraph Records: Records and Cassettes
-Winspear Records: Records and Cassettes
-Auris Apothecary: Large Record Package
-Ben Lumsdaine: one drum lesson
-Golden Moth Healing: one acutonics therapy session
-Landlocked Music: TBA
-Hopscotch Coffee: TBA
-Cardinal Spirits: TBA
-Color Theory: TBA

The party is being sponsored by Cardinal Spirits and Upland Brewery, who have donated their time, people, and beverages to help us have a great time and raise a boatload of money for our charities. Cardinal Spirits will have three Russian themed cocktails (White Russians, Moscow Mules, and Putin's Punch). And Upland will be serving 16 ounce cups of beer. We will be selling drink tickets, each ticket is good for one drink from either place.

-Pili's Party Tacos

12:00-12:20: Wenches
12:40-1:00: Evening Standards
1:20-1:40: Kevin Krauter
2:00-2:20: Nice Try
2:40-3:00: Memory Map
3:20-3:40: Spissy
4:00-4:20: Amy O
4:40-5:00: Rapider Than Horsepower
5:20-5:40: The Hecks
6:00-6:20: Bugg
6:40-7:00: The Coke Dares
7:20-7:40: The Sands
8:00-8:40: Good Luck
9:00-10:00pm: Durand Jones and the Indications

-We will be accepting cash and credit cards for raffle tickets and drink tickets.
-If you want to buy raffle tickets in advance, or if you do not plan to attend but you want to buy raffle tickets to enter for some of the prizes, you can do so here:
-If coming: In the notes section, please just enter your name, and we'll have the raffle tickets ready for you when you arrive.
-If you don't plan to come but want to enter the raffle, please designate how many of your tickets you want for each prize. For list of prizes, see above.
-This is essentially a "festival" and we're doing this legit. This means the city knows about it, we've talked to all of our neighbors, and we've pulled a noise permit.
-The perimeter of our parking lot and our friends next door at Color Theory will be fenced in, with entrances at the back alley (between the studio and Washington) and at the front along S. Walnut. We plan on having tickets available at both entrances.
-Since the event takes place in the parking lot, there will be no parking at the studio! Please park along nearby side streets (S. Lincoln, S. Washington, Allen, Davis, etc). Or please consider walking/biking.
-Because of construction along S. Walnut and Grimes, access and parking will be limited, so of driving, we suggest taking Washington or Lincoln instead of taking S. Walnut.
-The event is all-ages, but you need to be 21 or older to drink We are required to have security guards, who will be carding people at the gate and giving wrist bands to folks that are 21+. We cannot allow any alcohol to brought into the event, or taken out of the event.

Russian Recording 15 Year Anniversary Outdoor Concert and Raffle
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  • Admission to event is a purchase of at least five $1 raffle tickets, which can win you incredible prizes.