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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.

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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2017 Performing Arts Series Concerts

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time Sponsored by
Fri., April 21 Nature Sounds presents Amigo Fields Griffy Lake, boathouse 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., May 4 Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert with Mr. Taylor and His Dirty Dixie Band New Orleans dixieland jazz Monroe County Courthouse Lawn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., May 9
Jack Wittle Band blues rock soul jam Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., May 16 Monika Herzig & Peter Kienle modern, swinging jazz Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., May 19 Nature Sounds presents Jason Burnfield scottish pipes Winslow Woods 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., May 23
Kaia world vocal music ensemble Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., May 26

Summer Sampler presents:

Kid Kazooey and the Ballroom Roustabouts

Cari Ray

low-volume rock 'n' roll

Americana blues

Bryan Park 5:30 p.m.
Tue., May 30 Davis + Devitt Acoustic pop jazz blues Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., June 1
Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
As You Like It The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Fri., June 2
Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
As You Like It The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
7 p.m.
Sat., June 3 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
As You Like It The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
7 p.m.
Sun., June 4
Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
As You Like It The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
2 p.m.
Tue., June 6
Fiddle 'n' Feet and the Foot Squad roots music and percussive dance Peoples Park
4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., June 9 IMUNURI funk, soul, indie rock The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., June 13 Anna Wrasse acoustic singer-songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., June 16 The Mark Robinson Band roots rock & blues The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., June 20 Cari Ray Americana blues Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., June 23 Opal Fly & KAPOW! rock and roll originals The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., June 27 Slip Me 5 vintage acoustic swing Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.

Fri., June 30 Martinie's Boogie Three piano dance bop party The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 4
Bloomington Community Band
Courthouse Square
9 a.m.-Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m.

Fri., July 7
Jenn Cristy high-energy piano rock The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 11 Steve Sobiech world guitar, Chapman Stick Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., July 16

Celtica

Craig & The Crawdads

progressive Celtic

foot-stompin' New Orleans R&B, jazz & swing!

Bryan Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 18 Cathy Norton blues, folk Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., July 23

Busman's Holiday

Jason & Ginger

acoustic folk

blues-infused Americana

Bryan Park
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 25 The 1-4-5's blues Peoples Park
4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., July 30 Curtis Cantwell Jackson and Janiece Jaffe acoustic, easy jazz Bryan Park
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 1 O2R Blues Band blues, blues, blues Peoples Park
4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 6

The Hoosier Caravan with Tom Roznowski

Krista Detor

Hoosier songs and stories

acoustic folkish

Bryan Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 8 Peter and the Wolves acoustic folk/pop/rock Peoples Park
4:30-6 p.m.

Tue., Aug. 15 Amigo Fields acoustic bilingual Americana Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 22
Lilly Meister singer-songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 29
Hoosier Darling harmony trio---originals and favorites Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.