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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 2019 Performing Arts Series, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

2019 Performing Arts Series

Day/Date Performance Music Style Venue Time
Tue., May 21 Grace Minnick quirky ukulele folk pop Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., May 24

Summer Kickoff Celebration in Bryan Park
Kid Kazooey & The Ballroom Roustabouts 5:30 p.m.
Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs 7:15 p.m.
Free admission to Bryan Park Pool 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Kid Kazooey: storysinging dance music
Cari Ray: country blues

Bryan Park 5 p.m.
Tue., May 28 Robby Lake original folksongs PLUS! Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
         
Tue., June 4 Sarah Cassady acoustic singer-songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., June 11 Vuko rock and folk Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., June 16 Evening with the Bloomington Community Band   The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Tue., June 18 John Kogge Americana folk and blues Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., June 21 Patchwork Moonlight
Busman's Holiday
jazz, blues and folk
acoustic chamber pop
The Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Tue., June 25 Hoosier Darling fun, popular and original music Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., June 28 Grace Minnick
Jenn Cristy
quirky ukulele folk pop
high-energy pop rock
The Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
         
Tue., July 2 Daily Bread & Butter traditional/world music/folk Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Thur., July 4 Bloomington Community Band   Courthouse Square 9 a.m.-Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m.
Fri., July 5 Amigo Fields
Hoosier Caravan featuring Tom Roznowski
21st century Americana
original music from Indiana
The Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Tue., July 9 The 1-4-5s blues standards Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri., July 12 Balladir
Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars
ballads and faery folk
hints of folk, bossa nova, rock and jazz
The Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park 6:30 p.m. opener
7 p.m. main act
Tue., July 16 The Mad Hatters classic rock and blues Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 Amanda Webb Band
Fat Pockets
bourbon blues on the rocks
seven piece funk/rock/soul band
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows!
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 23 The Fiddlin Ben Thompson old-time fiddler Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 RP & The Wurlitzers
Jackson Grimm Band
Americana, country, and heartland rock
high-energy Appalachian old-time and bluegrass
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows!
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., July 30 Anna Wrasse singer/songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
         
Sunday, Aug. 4 Monika Herzig Acoustic Project
Swing Time Big Band

big band swing
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows!
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 6 Jeffery Bowen pop rock originals Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11 Daniel Seymour and Mark Robinson
The Dynamics
acoustic sounds of blues, swing, and more
classic R&B and funk
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows!
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 13 Balladir ballads and faery folk Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 20 Frank Jones acoustic Americana Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 25 Evening with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra   The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Tue. Aug. 27 Lara Lynn & the Kid ecletic husband and wife duo Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
         
Thur., Sept. 12

The 25th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park
 

Monroe County Civic Theater presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 13

The 25th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park
 

Monroe County Civic Theater presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 14

The 25th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park
 

Monroe County Civic Theater presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 15

The 25th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park
 

Monroe County Civic Theater presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 2 p.m.

2019 Performing Arts Series Sponsors 

Diamond Record Sponsor
Rundell Ernstberger Associates
 
Platinum Record Sponsor
HFI Mechanical & Building Solutions
The Limestone Post
Renewal by Andersen
Sterling Real Estate, Inc.
 
Gold Record Sponsor
Lisa J. Baker, DDS
CFC Properties
Eagle Ridge Civil Engineering Services
Indiana Wine Company & INVINO
ISU the May Agency
 

Silver Record Sponsors

Baugh Fine Print and Mailing
Indiana Chiropractic and Rehab
Rapid Reproductions, Inc.
Roto-Rooter Plumbers

2019 Movies in the Parks

Presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and The Ryder

Day/Date Movie Year and Rating Venue Time
Fri., June 7 "Won't You Be My Neighbor" 2018, PG-13 Bryan Park 9:30 p.m.
Thur., July 18 "The Incredibles 2" 2018, PG The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park 9:10 p.m.
Fri., July 26 Float-In Movie
"Frozen"
2013, PG Bryan Park Pool
$5 pool admission. Floating ONLY during the movie; swimming is not permitted.
9 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 17

"Black Panther"

2018, PG-13

Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park 8:40 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 20 "Coco"
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department
2017, PG Bryan Park 8 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 4 "Beetlejuice" 1988, PG Bryan Park 7:40 p.m.

2019 Movies in the Parks Sponsors 

BioLife Plasma Services Darn Good Soup
El Rey Azteca ISU The May Agency
Monroe County Public Library Mutual Bank
Oliver Winery World Wide Automotive Service
Hearthstone Health Campus Stonecroft Health Campus