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Musical Acts Invited to Apply for Parks and Recreation 2017 Summer Concert Series

[[image:4578,right]|visitbead.com][[image:7192,right]|concerts]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2015

For more information contact
Greg Jacobs, Program Coordinator, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, 812.349.3725 or [jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov|mailto:jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov]

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musicians and bands to apply to participate in the 2017 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 online.|https://docs.google.com/a/bloomington.in.gov/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7_CIJC8EMhJysceTzGbcohYCv3lNaif9AqQ9xMEs-a21yWQ/viewform?c=0&w=1] 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.

Performing Arts Series coordinator Greg Jacobs said, "We always look for a variety of acts to offer the residents and visitors in Bloomington throughout the summer."

Applications and a $10 application fee must be received by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department no later than Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until all performance dates are filled. Booking takes place in January and February 2017.

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 2017 schedule of performances includes:

  • Peoples Park Tuesday Concerts, May through September from 4:30-6 p.m. at Peoples Park
  • Lunch with the Arts, in May from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn in conjunction with the Strawberry Shortcake Festival
  • Friday night concerts at the Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park, June and July from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday concert series at Bryan Park, July and August from 5:30-8:15 p.m.
  • Bloomington Community Farmers' Market performances, Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings during the Market season.

For more information about the summer 2017 Performing Arts Series, contact Greg Jacobs at 812.349.3725 or e-mail [jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov|mailto:jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov].

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