Concerts, Movies and Plays

Performing Arts Series Hotline: 812-349-3754

PAS icon 2010 logo BEAD logo The Performing Arts Series offers the Bloomington community numerous opportunities to experience the talent of its local artists. Enjoy free, outdoor performances in venues throughout the city. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and a picnic basket and become immersed in the sights and sounds of the Performing Arts Series.

Nature Sounds - human-made music in natural settings

Looking for more, free, Bloomington music? Visit the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the Tuesday Market from 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday, June through September.

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2015 Performing Arts Series Concerts

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time Sponsored by
Tue., May 5 Fiddle 'n' Feet & the Foot Squad percussive dance and roots Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., May 7 Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert with The Kookamongas rock, blues, country, and funk Monroe County Courthouse Lawn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CFC, Inc.
Tue., May 12 Jesse Lacy singer-songwriter Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., May 19 Nutpicker original jazz Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., May 21 Nature Sounds presents Colleen Haas traditional drumming RCA Community Park, Large Shelter 6:30-8:30 p.m. JL Waters Adventure Outfitters
Fri., May 22 Evening with the Bloomington Community Band The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Tue., May 26 Opal Fly and KAPOW! ragamafunkjazz Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., June 2 Valeria DeCastro Brazilian jazz and bossa Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., June 9 Sarah Flint 20th century songs Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., June 11 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline theatrical production The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Fri., June 12 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline theatrical production The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sat., June 13 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline theatrical production The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sun., June 14 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline theatrical production The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 2 p.m.
Tue., June 16 The 123s piano-bucket party brigade Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., June 18 Nature Sounds presents Valeria DeCastro acoustic Harris Ford bridge on the Clear Creek Trail 6:30-8:30 p.m. JL Waters Adventure Outfitters
Fri., June 19 The Ragin' Texans roots rock and blues The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
Tue., June 23 Craig Brenner jazz,blues, and swing Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri., June 26 Krista Detor alternative folk The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Bloom Magazine and Relish
Tue., June 30 Bloomington Songwriter Showcase singer-songwriter Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri., July 3 The Vallures '60s soul and R&B girl group The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Bloomingfoods and Mallor Grodner Attorneys
Fri., July 10 Craig & The Crawdads blues, swing, New Orleans R&B The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Stephen R. Miller, CPA, PC
Sun., July 12 Bloomington Symphony Orchestra light orchestral Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Smithville Communications
Fri., July 17 The Magmatix funk and soul with horns The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Bloomingfoods and Revolution Bike and Bean
Sun., July 19 The New Old Cavalry bluegrass Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Cardinal Spirits
Fri., July 24 Jenn Cristy high-energy piano rock The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
Sun., July 26 Cari Ray American and blues singer/songwriter Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
Fri., July 31 Jason & Ginger blues-infused Americana The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Elder Care Connections
Sun., Aug. 2 Afro Hoosier Intl. African and world dance Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. The May Agency
Sun., Aug. 9 Kid Kazooey & the Ballroom Roustabouts storysinging dance Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. The May Agency and Monroe County Autism Foundation
Sun., Aug. 16 Monika Herzig Acoustic Project modern jazz Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Sierra Remodeling and Bloomingfoods
Tue., Aug. 18 !mindparade indie rock Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 23 Bloomington Songwriter Showcase singer-songwriter Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Bloomington Realty, Inc.
Tue., Aug. 25 Hoosier Darling four-voice harmonies Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 1 Jukedaddyz wobble stompin roadhouse blues Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 8 Lara Lynn Trio American songbook Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 15 Monika Herzig modern jazz Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., Sept. 17 Nature Sounds presents Janiece Jaffe acoustic Lower Cascades Park Waterfall Shelter 6:30-8:30 p.m. JL Waters Adventure Outfitters
Tue., Sept. 22 Cathy Gutjahr folk, rock, blues Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 29 The NorTones blues duo Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.