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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Nature sings, and her music touches all our lives. From the low, sad moan of an autumn wind to the melodious trills of spring frogs, the sounds of nature enfold us in every season and mood. The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made by creatures of the water, earth and sky that are found in all our outdoor spaces.

Each program begins with an introduction to the park's current music makers, followed by an hour-long concert. After the concert, a guided nature walk will encourage active listening and creating connections between our own music and that of nature.

Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Mammals, with musical guest Hoosier Darling
RCA Community Park

Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Hawks with musical guest Fiddle 'n' Feet
Lower Cascades Park

Admission to all Nature Sounds concerts and programs is free.

Did you attend a Nature Sounds performance? Tell us what you think!

For more information, contact Crystal Ritter at 812-349-3725 or

For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Paks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Thank You to Our 2017 Performing Arts Series Sponsors

Diamond Record Sponsor Rundell Ernstberger Associates
Platinum Record Sponsors Baker Family Dentistry
CFC, Inc. Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Services
ISU-The May Agency Siwy Plastic Surgery
Sterling Real Estate  
Gold Record Sponsors Baugh Enterprises
BloomBank Relish
MainSource Bank Stephen R. Miller, CPA
Rapid Reproductions Roto-Rooter Plumbers