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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.

Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m.
May Flowers with musical guest Entwyned
Miller-Showers Park

Friday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Summer Harvest with musical guest The Will Holler
Winslow Woods Park

Friday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Owls with saxophonist Joe Donnelly
Olcott Park

Admission to all Nature Sounds concerts and programs is free. Bring your own seating.

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 2018 Performing Arts Series Sponsors

Diamond Record Sponsor

Platinum Record Sponsor

Gold Record Sponsors

Silver Record Sponsors

  • Baugh Fine Print and Mailing
  • Goods for Cooks
  • Rapid Reproductions
  • Roto-Rooter Plumbers