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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 2020 Performing Arts Series, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

If you have attended a Performing Arts Series concert this season, we would like to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to share your feedback.

2020 Performing Arts Series

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time
RESCHEDULED 
for Thur. Sept. 3
Thur. May 14
Matixando
 
community-centered Latin fusion Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
CANCELLED
Thur. May 21
Shuzo Hamada folk/classical crossover Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
CANCELLED
Thur. May 28
Kid Kazooey & the BallRoom Roustabouts upbeat music for families with kids Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
         
Thur. June 4 Kade Puckett fingerstyle guitarist, singer-songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
RESCHEDULED
Thur. June 4

Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled for Sept. 10

Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
RESCHEDULED
Fri. June 5

Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled for Sept. 11

Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
RESCHEDULED
Fri. June 5

Evening with the Bloomington Community Band
Rescheduled for Aug. 30

community band

Switchyard Park Amphitheater 7 p.m.
RESCHEDULED
Sat., June 6

Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled for Sept. 12

Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sun., June 7 Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled for Sept. 13
Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 2 p.m.
Thur. June 11 Derek Weidner ukulele pop Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
RESCHEDULED
Thur. June 11
Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert: O2R Blues Band
Held in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club Auxiliary's Strawberry Shortcake Festival from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Check back for rescheduled July (?) date.
blues, rhythm, and boogie Monroe Co. Courthouse Lawn Concert from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thur. June 18 Leverett Craig indie, folk, blues mix Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur. June 25 Will Holler folk, rock, American Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri. June 26 Sam Finley Trio
Clint Breeze and The Groove
jazz trio
all-star lineup of Indy-based jazz musicians with hip hop and R&B influences
Switchyard Park Stage 6 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
         
Thur. July 2 Grace Minnick cobalt folk Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sat. July 4 Bloomington Community Band community band Monroe Co. Courthouse Lawn Concert at 9 a.m., Parade at 10 a.m.
Thur. July 9 Amigo Fields 21st century Americana Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri. July 10 Grace Minnick
800 lb. Gorilla
Cobalt funk
funk/rock/groove band
Switchyard Park Stage 6 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Sun. July 12 Mark Robinson Band
The Dynamics
rocking, jamming blues/rock band
classic R&B and funk
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thur. July 16 Hoosier Darling tight harmony, covers and originals Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun. July 19 The Hammer and The Hatchet
Hoosier Caravan with Tom Roznowski
acoustic bluegrass, folk
original songs and stories
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thur. July 23 Anna Wrasse singer-songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri. July 24 TBD
Side Hustle

best in town for funk and soul
Switchyard Park Stage 6 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Sun. July 26 Down to Funk
Flashback to Never
an unforgettably soulful experience
original '60s rock
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thur. July 30 Russian Cowboy indie rock Peoples Park 4:30-6 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.
         
Sun. Aug. 2 The Movin' Hips
King Bee & the Stingers
award-winning blues
original contemporary blues
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thur. Aug. 6 Hot Flash acoustic folk, Celtic, eclectic Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
CANCELLED
Fri. Aug. 7
Boogie in the Park
C.J. Chenier
Rob Rio
Ben Toury
Craig & The Crawdads

zydeco accordion
blues/boogie woogie piano
blues/boogie woogie
New Orleans boogie woogie
Switchyard Park Stage 6 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 9 Ben & Winnie
The Janiece Jaffe Trio
tango
jazz
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thur. Aug. 13 High Street Jack classic rock, blues and soul Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur. Aug. 20 John Kogge acoustic folk and blues, jazz standards Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 23 Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra symphony Switchyard Park Stage 7 p.m.
Thur. Aug. 27 Monika Herzig and Peter Keinle modern eclectic jazz Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 28 Heritage Hall Ramblers
Polka Boy
Bloomington Dixieland band
party polka
Switchyard Park Stage 6 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Sun., Aug. 30

Evening with the Bloomington Community Band
Rescheduled from June 5

community band

Switchyard Park Amphitheater 7 p.m.
         
Thur. Sept. 3 Matixando community-centered Latin fusion Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur. Sept. 10

Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled from June 4

Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 11

Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled from June 5

Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 12

Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled from June 6

Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 13 Shakespeare in the Park
Rescheduled from June 7
Monroe County Civic Theater presents All's Well That Ends Well The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 2 p.m.

 

2020 Movies in the Parks Series

This page will be updated with changes in movie dates/times as the Parks and Recreation Department makes those changes. For up-to-the-minute information on movie schedules, call the Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies being at dusk; see estimated start times. Be there before dusk and take part in fun pre-show activities, including movie trivia, games, and more. Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family.

See "Toy Story 4", our featured float-in movie at Bryan Park on Friday, July 17. Admission to this movie is $5 per person; daytime pool admission does not include the movie admission. Floating ONLY during the movie; swimming is not permitted during the show. Pool doors open for movie admission at 8:30 p.m.

 

Day/Date Movie Rating, Year & Run Time Venue Time
POSTPONED
Friday, May 22
The Princess Bride
Moved to Friday, Aug. 21 at Bryan Park
PG · 1987 · 1 hr 38 min. Switchyard Park 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 27 Aladdin
 
PG · 2019 · 2 hr 8 min. Olcott Park 9:45 p.m.
Friday, July 17 Toy Story 4
Float-in movie at the pool
Admission $5/person
G · 2019 · 1 hr 40 min. Bryan Park Pool 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 O Brother, Where Art Thou? PG-13 · 2000 · 1 hr 47 min. Bryan Park 9:15 p.m.
Friday, August 21 The Princess Bride
Rescheduled from May 22
PG · 1987 · 1 hr 38 min. Bryan Park 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 27 16MM Festival
Films drawn from a retired collection from the Monroe Co. Public Library. 
PG · 1969-90s  Bryan Park 9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse PG · 2018 · 1 hr 57 min. Bryan Park 8 p.m.
Friday, October 2 Young Frankenstein PG · 1974 · 1 hr 46 min. Bryan Park 7:45 p.m.

2020 Movies in the Parks Sponsors

Amethyst House Choice Realty Darn Good Soup
The Dog House Hearthstone Health Campus Hopscotch Coffee
ISU The May Agency Oliver Winery Rainbow Bakery
Stonecroft Health Campus World Wide Automotive Service