Local singer/songwriter Jeremy Shere is playing a set this Saturday evening at The Pourhouse Cafe. Jeremy’s songs are a mix of folk, pop, and probably a few other things. Check out his stuff at http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere.
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Pourhouse Cafe, 314 East Kirkwood Avenue
13 Thursday / December 13, 2018
You’ve followed their rise to fame since their formation at Indiana University in 1996. Now, see a cappella sensation Straight No Chaser as they return home to IU Auditorium this holiday season, bringing with them a live show packed with pop hits, holiday favorites, and some laughs along the way.
As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” In the process, the group has pulled a cappella into the modern pop landscape with inventive arrangements of pop hits, medleys, and classic holiday songs.
SNC’s return to IU Auditorium marks 22 years of perfecting their signature sound and tongue-in-cheek charm. It is always a special evening when the guys return to where it all began, here at Indiana University.
15 Saturday / December 15, 2018
09:00 pm to 02:00 am on Dec 16
Serendipity Martini Bar
Southern Indiana Kizomba & Serendipity Martini Bar team up for a night of Kizomba & Latin dancing! Come dance to many styles of music, enjoy a drink, and have a good time! Everyone is invited❗
🔖 FREE Cover ❗ 18+
💃 FREE Beginner Kizomba Lesson at 9:00 pm
🎧 featuring DJ’s DJ – SLatino(Isaac Salazar) & Soulo Zampa
➤ Kizomba, Urban Kiz, Tarraxhina, Semba
➤ Latin, Bachata, Salsa, Cumbia, Raggaeton
🍹 Drink Specials:
Southern Indiana Kizomba is a community dance organization! We promote Kizomba and other dances in and around the region. Join us if you want to have some fun!
16 Sunday / December 16, 2018
03:00 pm to 04:30 pm
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
The Bloomington Chamber Singers will continue its annual tradition of hosting a reading of Part One of Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah. This annual free Bloomington Christmas event draws hundreds of area singers (and listeners) who come together to experience Handel’s remarkable music. The reading concludes with the “Hallelujah Chorus.” BCS Music Director and Conductor Gerald Sousa will lead the combined singers.
Admission is free, but attendees are asked to please bring a canned good to contribute towards a local food bank donation. Singers, if you have your own Messiah score, please bring it to use. A limited number will be available for purchase or loan.
31 Monday / December 31, 2018
05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Lagom Food Services at Topo's 403
Join us as we ring in the New Year with Stockholm, starting at 5pm for live music, a buffet of delicious Scandinavian foods, and a sparkling cider toast at “midnight” (6pm). $10/child (ages 3-17) $15/adult (18+)
23 Wednesday / January 23, 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Now in its centennial year, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a new transformation and renaissance. Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, The Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s very best for its unrivaled performances of standard repertoire and new works. This revered ensemble gives concerts spanning the breadth of the classical catalogue year-round—on tours both within the United States and across the globe.
For their engagement at IU Auditorium, the Orchestra will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Joélle Harvey (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo soprano), and members of the Jacobs School of Music’s University Chorale.
In their continuous commitment to educating communities, the Orchestra has always created memorable educational opportunities for Jacobs School of Music students with their biannual residency, teaching and inspiring the University’s top musicians. This year their commitment to education goes a step further, as our students will be showcased on stage alongside these distinguished musicians.
Come experience for yourself the majesty of some of the most celebrated musicians in the world.
9 Saturday / February 9, 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
IU Auditorium is proud to present Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos as part of the Arts and Humanities Council’s Spring 2019 Mexico Remixed festival. This preeminent mariachi group was founded in 1961 by the late Natividad “Nati” Cano, who played an integral role in bringing mariachi performance out of the traditional venue, the cantinas, and into the concert hall.
In 2014, Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán succeeded Nati Cano as music director of Los Camperos and the group continues to thrive. With nine albums released since their inception and multiple Grammy Award wins and nominations, this performance will showcase to the Bloomington community the vibrancy and intensity that distinguishes this group as one of the finest mariachi bands in the world.
10 Sunday / February 10, 2019
Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, the couple began touring together with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. The band has supported many national touring acts including Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Don Henley, and Willie Nelson.
Ellie is no longer a touring member of “The Neighbors,” and has found success in a solo career as a Christian singer/songwriter. Her albums As Sure As The Sun and Red Sea Road have both topped the iTunes Christian chart.
Drew Holcomb still tours nationally with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors and their most recent album, Souvenir, is their most critically acclaimed release yet.
An Evening with Drew and Ellie Holcomb is a special engagement event, allowing The Holcombs to collaborate once again.
Only 26 VIP tickets are available. Your VIP purchase includes:
* Premium seating in the front of the orchestra or orchestra pit seating sections – Look for the purple seats if purchasing online!
* Access to Drew & Ellie’s Pre-Show Q&A Session
* Access to Drew & Ellie’s Pre-Show Meet & Greet
* A photo opportunity with Drew & Ellie
15 Friday / February 15, 2019
In 2005, rooted in community & tradition, a group of students learning Son Jarocho music became known as ‘Los Cafeteros,’ named after the LA Eastside Cafe community center, which 2 members helped found. They soon changed their name to Las Cafeteras to honor the feminine spirit of the group. Over time they organically evolved from a student group into a performance group aimed at sharing Afro-Mexican music from Southern Veracruz, Mexico with their neighborhoods.
Over the years, Las Cafeteras would develop a genre-bending sound & electric live performance infusing lyrically rich storytelling with the purpose of sharing the hidden stories of migrant life in Los Angeles. The members of Las Cafeteras, who grew up in Los Angeles, were inspired not only by Mexican music, but also rock, reggae, hip-hop and Motown and they want to use music as a way to build bridges among the different cultures and communities that historically have experienced tension. Through music, Las Cafeteras are trying to help build ‘a world where many worlds fit.’
As Native and migrant children who are remixing roots music, the Las Cafeteras sound is brought to life by 4 distinct vocalist and their eclectic instrumentation, including jaranas, cajón, a donkey jawbone, a West African bass instrument, and a wooden platform used to dance Zapateado. Their 1st album, Live at Mucho Wednesday was a recording at the famous, La Cita Bar in downtown LA. After receiving local praise for a raw and authentic sound that could not be replicated, Las Cafeteras jumped into the studio to do what no one ever thought they would do … record a real album.
The success of their first studio album It’s Time launched the band to new heights, placing them on stages with Mexican icons Café Tacuba, Lila Downs, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, & the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. They’ve since toured North America from the Santa Barbara Bowl in California to the Lincoln Center in New York; from the Montreal Jazz Festival to WOMAD Festival in the UK.
While performing or recording, Las Cafeteras play music with the spirit that can only be explained through an ancient African Proverb, “if you can walk, you can dance, and if you can talk you can sing.”
27 Wednesday / February 27, 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).