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Page last updated on May 13, 2022 at 2:59 pm

The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces.

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


Click here to see the Summer 2022 Performing Arts Series schedule of free concerts in city parks.


Nature Topic: Buzzin' Bees
Musical guest: Sam Bartlett, banjo

Friday, May 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
RCA Community Park, Large Shelter

Bees are known to hum, bumble, and buzz-and did you know they can communicate the exact location of sources of nectar for the hive by wiggling, waggling, weaving, and dancing? Get the "buzz" on bees!


Nature Topic: Wind
Musical guest: Joseph Trahan - baritone saxophone

Friday, May 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Lower Cascades Park, Sycamore Shelter

The wind can lift the hair off of your face on a sweltering summer day. It can send a gentle ripple over a lake surface, cause leaves to cartwheel across the ground, and can enchant us with a swirling shower of snowflakes. The wind holds a powerful influence over our senses. Come enjoy an evening of melodic woodwind music to complement the gentle breezes of spring.


For more information, contact Crystal Ritter at 812-349-3962 or


For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.