Concerts, Movies and Plays

Performing Arts Series Hotline: 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.

2015 Performing Arts Series Call to Artists

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musicians and bands to apply to participate in the 2015 Performing Arts Series, which takes place May through September in City parks throughout Bloomington.

Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past, performance record, cost, and sponsor interest.

The 2015 schedule of performances includes:

Applicants must send to the Parks and Recreation Department current photos, links to online music or mp3s with at least three examples of original music, and recent publicity that has been printed for the group.

Those interested in applying to perform next summer must submit an artist application online.

Applications and a $10 application fee must be received by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department no later than Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until all performance dates are filled.

Bring Music and Movies to Parks this Summer!

Last summer, thousands of people visited city parks to see Bloomington's finest musicians and classic movies. Sponsoring Performing Arts Series performances supports local artists and provides excellent business exposure. Align your business with the sometimes bluesy, sometimes groovy, and always energetic, up-and-coming local musicians, and the best of Bloomington's music scene. Performing Arts Series sponsors receive numerous promotional benefits, including business name listing on 4,000 concert schedule cards circulated throughout the community; a banner at the sponsored performance as well as an opportunity to announce the band from the stage; business logo, name and link through Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Web site and e-mails, and more.

Become a part of the Performing Arts Series' 31-year history of providing free, family-friendly entertainment for the people of Bloomington! Call Greg Jacobs at 812-349-3725 to find out more about how your business can sponsor a concert or movie at one of Bloomington's beautiful city parks next summer.