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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
Thur. July 16 Sarah Cassidy folk pop, alt rock Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Sun. July 19

The Hammer and The Hatchet
The Long Seasons

Free admission, but a ticket is required. Order your free tickets here.

acoustic bluegrass, folk
original songs and stories
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows
Opening act 5:30 p.m.
Main act 7:15 p.m.
Thur. July 23 Anna Wrasse singer-songwriter Peoples Park 4:30-6 p.m.
Fri. July 24 Russian Cowboy
Side Hustle
indie rock
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
Jenn Cristy
 
an unforgettably soulful experience
high-energy rock/pop
Bryan Park Back-to-back shows
Opening act 5:30 p.m.
Main act 7:15 p.m.
Thur. July 30 Russian Cowboy indie rock 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
Opening act 5:30 p.m.
Main act 7:15 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 The Janiece Jaffe Trio   Bryan Park Back-to-back shows
Opening act 5:30 p.m.
Main act 7:15 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 Sam Finley Trio

Clint Breeze and The Groove
instrumental jazz, blues and funk
hip-hop and jazz fusion
Switchyard Park Stage Back-to-back shows
Opening act 5:30 p.m.
Main act 7:15 p.m.
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.
Fri. Sept. 4 Summer Sendoff Concert
Matixando
Kid Kazooey and The Ball Room Roustabouts

community-centered Latin fusion
storysinging dance music
Switchyard Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thur. Sept. 10

Shuzo Hamada

folk/classical crossover

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. 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

NEW LOCATION
Friday, July 17
Toy Story 4
Bryan Park
Free admission, but ticket is required. Order your ticket here.
G · 2019 · 1 hr 40 min. Bryan Park 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.
CANCELLED
Thursday, August 27
This event is cancelled
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