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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.

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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2016 Performing Arts Series Concerts

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time Sponsored by
Tue., May 3 Fiddle 'n' Feet roots music and percussive dance Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., May 5 Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert with Craig & The Crawdads blues, swing, New Orleans R&B Monroe County Courthouse Lawn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CFC, Inc.
Tue., May 10 Boogie Goose blues Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., May 17 Cari Ray Americana and blues Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., May 19 Nature Sounds presents Steve Pollitt primitive woodwinds Lower Cascades Park, Waterfall Shelter 7:30-8:30 p.m. The May Agency
Tue., May 24 Kid Kazooey & the Ballroom Roustabouts storysinging dance music Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri., May 27 Evening with the Bloomington Community Band The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Tue., May 31 Bloomington Songwriter Showcase singer-songwriter showcase Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., June 2 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
Much Ado About Nothing The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
7 p.m.
Fri., June 3 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
Much Ado About Nothing
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
7 p.m.
Sat., June 4 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
Much Ado About Nothing
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
7 p.m.
Sun., June 5 Monroe County Civic Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park
Much Ado About Nothing
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 2 p.m.
Tue., June 7 Sharlee Davis + Will Devitt acoustic, pop, and jazz Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri., June 10 Krista Detor alternative folk The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Act: Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service
Headliner: Bloomington Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry
Tue., June 14 Craig Brenner boogie woogie and blues piano Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri., June 17 Cari Ray Americana and blues The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Act: Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service
Headliner:Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
Tue., June 21 Martinie's Boogie Three paino-roots rhythm 'n' blues Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fri., June 24 Jason & Ginger Americana, folk, and blues The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
6:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Act: Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service
Headliner:Relish
Sun., June 26 USAF Air National Guard Band of the Midwest patriotic music Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Stephen R. Miller, CPA, PC
Tue., June 28 Lilly Meister young singer-songwriter Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fri., July 1 Opal Fly & KAPOW original feel-good music The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-9 p.m. Opening Act: Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service
Headliner:
Sun., July 3 Bloomington Symphony Orchestra light orchestral Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Smithville Communications
Mon., July 4 Bloomington Community Band rousing patriotic music Courthouse Square 9 a.m.-Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. DBI, VFW Post 604 and Artistic Media Partners
Fri., July 8 da Vida acoustic jazz The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Act: Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service
Headliner:Roto Rooter Plumbers
Sun., July 10 The Ragin' Texans roots rock & blues Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
Fri., July 15 The Mark Robinson Band electric roots and blues The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
6:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Act: Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service
Headliner:Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
Sun., July 17 The McGuires acoustic Americana Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Arby's
Fri., July 22 Lauren Robert & Soul Medicine bluesy and rockin' soul The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park
6:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Act: Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Service
Headliner:Baker Family Dentistry and Siwy Plastic Surgery
Sun., July 24 Blooming-Tunes 2016 Best of Songwriter Showcase singer-songwriter showcase Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Bloomington Realty, Inc.
Sun., July 31 Fiddle 'n' Feet roots music and percussive dance Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. The May Agency
Sun., Aug. Big Time Swing Band
'30s-'40s swing
Bryan Park 6:30-8 p.m. Sierra Remodeling
Tue., Aug. 16 Backwoods Bluegrass Band acoustic bluegrass Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 23 Jesse Lacy singer-songwriter Peoples Park
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26 Movie in the Park WALL-E (2008-G) Bryan Park 9 p.m. Revolution Bike and Bean
Tue., Aug. 30 Jason & Ginger Americana, folk and blues Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2 Movie in the Park Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988-PG) Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park 8:45 p.m. Secretly Group & Secretly Distribution
Tue., Sept. 6 David Michael Kirk alt folk-rock and Americana Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9 Movie in the Park WarGames (1983-PG) Bryan Park 8:40 p.m. IU Cinema
Tue., Sept. 13 The NorTones blues and folk Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16 Movie in the Park The Wiz (1978-G) Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park 8:30 p.m. World Wide Automotive
Tue., Sept. 20 Lara Lynn Trio American songbook Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 Movie in the Park Goonies (1985-PG) Bryan Park 8:25 p.m. Clutch Fabrication and Design
Tue., Sept. 27 Burly & Steinbeck indie folk pop Peoples Park 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thur., Sept. 29 Nature Sounds presents Jason Burnfield acoustic RCA Community Park 7:30-8:30 p.m. The May Agency
Friday, Sept. 30 Movie in the Park Bolt (2008-PG) Ferguson Dog Park 8:20 p.m. The May Agency