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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.

Call for Artist Applications for 2016 Performing Arts Series Season

Performing Arts Icon Be a part of Bloomington Parks and Recreation's series of free concerts in city parks next summer!The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musicians and bands to apply to participate in the 2016 Performing Arts Series, which takes place May through August in City parks throughout Bloomington.

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

Those interested in applying to perform next summer must submit an artist application by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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

Applications and a $10 application fee must be received by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department no later than Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until all performance dates are filled. Booking takes place January through March, 2016.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation has a long history of providing free music and theatrical performances in city parks, and of showcasing local musical talent. Not only does the summer Performing Arts Series provide several delightful venues for outdoor performances, but also promotes music as a way for local residents to experience different musical cultures, and as a catalyst that brings neighborhoods together.

The 2016 schedule of performances includes:

For more information about the summer 2016 Performing Arts Series, contact Greg Jacobs at 812.349.3725 or e-mail

2016 Performing Arts Series Call to Sponsors

Only through the generous patronage of local businesses and organizations i the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department able to provide FREE concerts and movies to the community. Sponsorship of the Performing Arts Series supports local performers and the community and provides excellent business exposure and name recognition.

Become a part of the Performing Arts Series' long history of providing free concerts, movies and theatrical performances for the people of Bloomington! Contact Greg Jacobs at (812) 349-3725 or to find out more about sponsoring a concert or movie at one of Bloomington's beautiful city parks next summer.