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 Performances in The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

Opening acts are sponsored by Downtown Bloomington, Inc.

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time Sponsored by
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
Fri., July 31 Jason & Ginger blues-infused Americana The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Elder Care Connections

2015 Performing Arts Series Performances in Peoples Park

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time Sponsored by
Tue., June 30 Bloomington Songwriter Showcase singer-songwriter Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 18 Davis & Devitt acoustic/pop/jazz Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 22 Lauren Robert blues, jazz, soul, and more 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.

2015 Performing Arts Series Performances in Bryan Park

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time Sponsored by
Sun., July 26 Cari Ray American and blues singer/songwriter Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
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
Sun., Aug. 23 The New Old Cavalry bluegrass Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Cardinal Spirits

2015 Nature Sounds Performing Arts Series Performance on the Clear Creek Trail

This new series was developed to introduce lovers of nature and music to the harmony of human-made music in natural settings. Immerse yourself in this unique listening experience that pairs acoustic music with songs of the wold. Each program begins with an introduction to the park's current music makers, followed by an hour-long concert. After the concert, a guided nature walk will encourage active listening and creating connections between our own music and that of nature.

Thur., Aug. 20
Nature Sounds presents Valeria DeCastro
Nature topic: bird songs
Harris Ford bridge on the Clear Creek Trail - park at the Church Lane trailhead 6:30-8:30 p.m. JL Waters Adventure Outfitters

2015 Nature Sounds Performing Arts Series Performance at Lower Cascades Park

This new series was developed to introduce lovers of nature and music to the harmony of human-made music in natural settings. Immerse yourself in this unique listening experience that pairs acoustic music with songs of the wold. Each program begins with an introduction to the park's current music makers, followed by an hour-long concert. After the concert, a guided nature walk will encourage active listening and creating connections between our own music and that of nature.

Thur., Sept. 17 Nature Sounds presents Janiece Jaffe
Nature topic: insects
acoustic Lower Cascades Park Waterfall Shelter 6:30-8:30 p.m. JL Waters Adventure Outfitters

2015 Movies in the Parks

Day/Date Performance Release Year/Rating Venue Time Sponsored by
Fri., Aug. 21 Time Bandits 1981-PG Bryan Park dusk Indiana University Cinema
Fri., Aug. 28 Groundhog Day 1993-PG Butler Park dusk Cardinal Spirits
Fri., Sept. 4 Hairspray 2007-PG Bryan Park dusk World Wide Automotive
Fri., Sept. 11 Selena 1997-PG Butler Park dusk Monroe County CASA Inc.
Fri., Sept. 18 Beetlejuice 1988-PG Bryan Park dusk MainSource
Fri., Sept. 25 101 Dalmatians 1961-G Ferguson Dog Park dusk The Dog House