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Nature Sounds

Enjoy live, acoustic performances by local musicians with an educational nature presentation.

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time
Fri., June 11

Rex Miller

Nature Topic: Cicadas

congas and percussion Willie Streeter Community Gardens 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

NEW for 2021: Performing Arts Series' Happy Hours on the Lawn

Mingle with friends and colleagues while enjoying live music at Switchyard Park. Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase onsite.

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time
Fri., June 18 Yappy Hour at Switchyard Dog Park: Carnes & Shew acoustic blues and roots duo Switchyard Dog Park 5:30-7 p.m.
Fri., June 25 The Mark Robinson Band rocking roots and blues Switchyard Park, Pavilion Lawn 5:30-7 p.m.

 

2021 Performing Arts Series Concert Schedule

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!

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time
Sun., June 27 Cuadros Quartet (formerly The Dave Bruker Quartet)

Salaam
jazz; standards and originals

originals/traditional Middle Eastern
Bryan Park 5:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.
Fri., July 9 Dizgo—two back-to-back sets; no opener jam rock Switchyard Park, main stage 6 p.m.
Sun., July 11 O2R Blues Band

The Movin' Hips
blues, jazz, and boogie

blues, soul, and R&B
Bryan Park 5:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.
Fri., July 23

Jesse All

Trumusiq

folk/pop

soul
Switchyard Park, main stage 6 p.m.

7: 15 p.m.
Sun., July 25 Matixando

Skaaholics
community-centered Latin fusion

rock, reggae, and ska
Bryan Park 5:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 8 Russian Cowboy

Moxxie
indie rock

fierce, heavy-hitting, fuzz rock power duo
Bryan Park 5:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 13 Zion Crossroads

Huckleberry Funk

roots Americana band with a healthy dose of psychedelia

high-powered funk, R&B, and soul

Switchyard Park, main stage 6 p.m.

7: 15 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 22 Postmodern Jazz Quartet

Monika Herzig Acoustic Project
straight-ahead modern jazz

contemporary sophisticated jazz
Bryan Park 5:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 27 Janiece Jaffe

Krista Detor
jazz

singer-songwriter
Switchyard Park, main stage 6 p.m.

7: 15 p.m.
Sun. Aug 29 An Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra   Switchyard Park, main stage 7 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 2 Shakespeare in the Park: "All's Well That Ends Well," presented by the Monroe County Civic Theater   Switchyard Park, Pavilion 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 3 Shakespeare in the Park: "All's Well That Ends Well," presented by the Monroe County Civic Theater   Switchyard Park, Pavilion 7 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 4 Shakespeare in the Park: "All's Well That Ends Well," presented by the Monroe County Civic Theater   Switchyard Park, Pavilion 7 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 19 An Evening with the Bloomington Community Band and the Bloomington Jazz Orchestra   Switchyard Park, main stage

6 p.m. and
7:30 p.m.

Bands, Musicians, Singers, and Musical Groups:
The deadline to apply to participate in the 2021 summer Performing Arts Series of concerts in city parks has passed. For more information about the concert series, or to be added to the contact list to apply to perform in Summer 2022, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3962 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

 

2021 Peoples Park Concert Series

Thursday afternoons signal that the workweek is almost over— be sure to visit Peoples Park each week throughout the summer, and listen to a variety of talented musical performers to help you unwind for your upcoming weekend.

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time
Thur., June 17 Tony Hopkins acoustic singer/songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tues., June 22
rescheduled from Thurs., June 3
Tislam Swift—Opera "Souls of Black Folks: The Sequel" Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., June 24 Sarah Cassidy indie rock and folk pop Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., July 1 High Street Jack soulful, classic rock and blues Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., July 8 Salem Willard folk rock Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., July 15 Troy Thomas soul singer Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., July 22 Carnes & Shew acoustic blues, roots duo Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., July 29 Band of Outlaws indie country Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 5 The Dan Kirk Band '60s and '70s Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 12 Sofia Crespo flamenco dancer Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 19 John Kogge acoustic folk and blues, jazz standards Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur. Aug 26 Russian Cowboy indie rock Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., Sept. 2
rescheduled from Thurs., June 10
Indiana Dance Company high energy dance and entertainment Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.

 

2021 Movies in the Park Schedule

Pack your picnic blanket and some snacks, and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Day/Date Performance Rating | Runtime Venue Time
Sat., June 19 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) PG-13 | 2 hr 6 min Bryan Park 9:45 p.m.
Sat., July 10 Celebrate Christmas in July: Elf (2003) PG | 1 hr 37 min Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park 9:45 p.m.
Fri., July 30 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) G | 1 hr 40 min Bryan Park 9:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 20 Rear Window (1954) PG | 1 hr 52 min Bryan Park 9 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 10 Zootopia (2016) PG | 1 hr 48 min Bryan Park 8:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 1 The Dark Crystal (1982) PG | 1 hr 33 min Switchyard Park 8 p.m.