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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. Use of face coverings and physical distancing is required at all times.

Nature Topic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Musical Guest: David Dávila González
performing with instruments made from recycled materials, including the trash-a-phone.

Friday, April 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park, picnic shelter

Music can come from anywhere and it can also come from anything. Make instruments from common household throwaways while listening to musicians who make music out of other people's 'trash'. Instrument kits are available for the first 20 families. Questions about recycling, reusables, and other ways to reduce your waste welcome.

Here's a sneak preview of David and the instruments he will be bringing and playing!


Nature Topic: Pollinators
Musical Guest: Erzsébet Gaal, harpist

Friday, May 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Olcott Park, Howard Young Pavilion

From "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov to "Honeybee" by Steam Powered Giraffe, our winged friends have inspired music for hundreds of years. Now it's your turn to enjoy music inspired by our pollinators while learning of their importance and what we can do to help them.

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.