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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!

For more information about the summer 2018 Performing Arts Series, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

2018 Performing Arts Series

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time
Tue., May 8 Frank Jones solo original acoustic, folk Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., May 15 Jason & Ginger blues-infused Americana Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., May 22 Monika Herzig and Peter Keinle original, modern jazz Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., May 29 Fiddle 'n' Feet percussive dance and roots Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., May 31

Shakespeare in the Park
 

Monroe County Civic Theater presents The Tempest

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
         
Fri., June 1

Shakespeare in the Park
 

Monroe County Civic Theater presents The Tempest

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sat., June 2

Shakespeare in the Park
 

Monroe County Civic Theater presents The Tempest

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sat., June 2

Summer Sampler in Bryan Park
Malcolm Dalglish 5:30 p.m.
Billy B. 7:15 p.m.
The Lorax 9 p.m.

Malcolm Dalglish: original folk choir and dulcimer music, stories and songs
Billy B: natural science song and dance man
The Lorax: A Dr. Seuss classic on the big screen

Bryan Park 5 p.m.
Sun., June 3 Shakespeare in the Park Monroe County Civic Theater presents The Tempest The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 2 p.m.
Tue., June 5 Alison Sidell alternative folk/acoustic pop Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., June 12 Craig Brenner jazzy side of blues and boogie woogie piano Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., June 15 Frank Jones and The Mark Robinson Band solo original acoustic, folk
rocking blues band
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Tue., June 19 Kid Kazooey & the Ballroom Roustabouts storysinging dance music for families with children Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., June 22 Vuko
Bashiri Asad
original folk/rock
IndySoul singer/songwriter
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Tue., June 26 Curtis and Janiece duo-jazz-pop Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., June 28 Nature Sounds: May Flowers with Entwyned acoustic music and nature talk Miller-Showers Park 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fri., June 29 The UkeTones
Hoosier Caravan
pop,oldies
original songs from Indiana
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
         
Wed., July 4 Bloomington Community Band   Courthouse Square 9 a.m.-Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m.
Fri., July 6 Gus Moon
Carrie Newcomer
acoustic folk
conversational, introspective songwriting
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Tue., July 10 Vuko original folk/rock Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., July 12 Movie in the Park
Wonder Woman
(2017, PG-13) Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park 9:15 p.m.
Sun., July 15 Elle Cazzana Band
Huckleberry Funk
blend of jazz, soul, funk and pop rhythms
funk, rock 'n' soul
Bryan Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 17 Robby Lake folk plus Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., July 20 Movie in the Park
Moana
(2016, PG)
$3 admission.
Bryan Park Pool 9 p.m.
Sun., July 22 Opal Fly and KAPOW!
The Ragin' Texans
original feel-good muisic
roots rock & blues
Bryan Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 24 The Daves (Dave Bruker and David Gulyas jazz and originals Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., July 29 Daily Bread and Butter
Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs
acoustic traditional
Americana blues
Bryan Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 31 Anna Wrasse acoustic folk, pop mix Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
         
Thur., Aug. 2 Movie in the Park
Breaking Away
(1979, PG) Bryan Park 9:15 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 5 Martinie's Boogie Three
Jenn Cristy
piano jump boogie
high-energy pop rock piano
Bryan Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 7 Amigo Fields 21st century Americana Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 14 The 1-4-5's familiar blues Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 17 Movie in the Park
The Lorax
The Lorax: A Dr. Seuss classic on the big screen Bryan Park 9:10 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 19 Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestry   The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 21 Ben Thompson old-time string violin Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 26 Opal Fly and KAPOW!
Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs
The Ragin' Texans
original feel-good music
Americana blues
roots rock & blues
Bryan Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 28 Jeffery Bowen oribinals and retro pop/rock Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue. Sept. 4 Curtis and Janiece duo-jazz-pop Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 14 Movie in the Park
The Natural
1984, PG Twin Lakes Sports Park 8:30 p.m.
         
Sat., Oct. 6 Movie in the Park
Hocus Pocus
1993, PG Bryan Park 7:45 p.m.

2018 Performing Arts Series Sponsors 

Diamond Record Sponsor Rundell Ernstberger Associates
  Lisa J. Baker DDS
Platinum Record Sponsor HFI Mechanical & Building Solutions
Gold Record Sponsors CFC Properties
Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Services Hartzell's Ice Cream
ISU The May Agency The Limestone Post
Sterling Real Estate  
Silver Record Sponsors Baugh Fine Print and Mailing
Arthur Murray Dance Center Goods for Cooks
Rapid Reproductions, Inc. Roto-Rooter Plumbers

 

2018 Movies in the Parks Sponsors

Azzip Pizza Lisa J. Baker DDS BioLife Plasma Services
Darn Good Soup The Dog House g Orthodontics
Hearthstone Health Campus ISU The May Agency Oliver Winery
Stonecroft Health Campus World Wide Automotive Service Youth Services Bureau/ Safe Place