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.

For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies in Bryan Park beginning Friday, August 15. Parents, please be aware that the movies are rated PG and PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family. Movies begin at dusk, but Wii games and other activities on the 16' x 9' big screen start around 8:30 p.m. as long as light allows. Rain dates for movies are the Saturday following a rainout.

Did you attend a summer Performing Arts Series concert, theatrical production, or movie in the park? Please tell us how we can help improve your experience!

2014 Summer Concert and Movie Schedule

Date Time Location Performance/Group Sponsored by
Friday, August 1 6:30-9 p.m. Third Street Park Tom Roznowski
original songs and stories
Revolution Bike & Bean
Sunday, August 3 6:30-8 p.m. Bryan Park Stardusters Big Band
big band swing
The May Agency
Sunday, August 10 6:30-8 p.m. Bryan Park Nate Johnson & the Keepers
soul, blues and R&B
Baker Family Dentistry
Siwy Plastic Surgery
Friday, August 15 Dusk-around 8:30 p.m. Bryan Park Happy Feet (2006-PG) Indiana Running Company
Sunday, August 17 6:30-8 p.m. Bryan Park Kaia
world music
Tuesday, August 19 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Peoples Park Don't Call Me Betty
80's rock
Friday, August 22 6 p.m. Bryan Park Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (rescheduled from rained out performance July 13) Smithville
Friday, August 22 Dusk-around 8:30 p.m. Bryan Park Iron Man (2008-PG-13) World Wide Automotive
Sunday, August 24 6:30-8 p.m. Bryan Park Hoosier Darling
four-voice harmonies
Bloomington Realty, Inc.
Tuesday, August 26 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Peoples Park Burly & Steinbeck
acoustic, indie folk rock
Friday, August 29 Dusk-around 8:30 p.m. Peoples Park Up (2009-PG)
Play Day from 6-8 p.m.!
The Dog House
Sunday, August 31 6:30-8 p.m. Bryan Park Krista Detor
acoustic originals
Bloom Magazine and Bloomingfoods
Tuesday, September 2 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Peoples Park Hoosier Darling
four-voice harmonies
Friday, September 5 Dusk-around 8:30 p.m. Bryan Park Flash Gordon (1980-PG)
Landlocked Music
Tuesday, September 9 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Peoples Park Jukedaddyz
jump, blues, swing, rumba
Friday, September 12 Dusk-around 8:30 p.m. Bryan Park Ghostbusters (1984-PG) Bloomingfoods
Tuesday, September 16 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Peoples Park Lara Lynn Trio
light & sweet acoustic jazz
Tuesday, September 23 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Peoples Park Cathy Gutjahr
folk rock