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Jeremy Shere Live Music at The Pourhouse Cafe

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Pourhouse Cafe, 314 East Kirkwood Avenue
http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere

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.

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A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Jan 25
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/568506316953563/

Cicada Cinema and Landlocked Music are excited to present:

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

A mix of film, audio, slides and lecture presented by Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson. This presentation attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes — from the first star being born to the current age of bizarre technology.
Subjects covered will include the cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying, the untold early history of recording technology, the rise of blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be, and some hopeful messages about the future.

Mississippi Records is a store and label based in Portland, Oregon. They’ve released over 240 records spanning nearly every genre of music, ran a store for 15 years, and traveled the world with presentations such as this one. All of this has been done with no online presence, no promotion or advertising of any kind anywhere and no general existence in the digital world!

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

7 Tuesday / April 7, 2020

Cielito Lindo Concert

07:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Lotus Firebay
http://www.lotusfest.org

You are invited to the Lotus Firebay to experience the lively music of the mariachi group Cielito Lindo. Chicago-based Cielito Lindo will bring five members of the Lucero family, who perform modern, Latino mariachi. Cielito Lindo, which is the name of a quintessential mariachi song, performs the traditional music of Mexico and cites bands like Los Lobos and Trio Los Panchos as part of their inspiration.

$5 per person. Children sitting on laps are free.

Entertainment / Live Music

9 Thursday / April 9, 2020

Harold López-Nussa

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/harold-lopez-nussa/

Hailing from Havana, Cuba, prodigious composer and virtuosic pianist Harold López-Nussa is rapidly becoming a household name in jazz with a feverous global following. With his brother, drummer and percussionist Ruy Adrían López-Nussa, Harold’s tight-knit trio and quartet captivate audiences with a relentless vivaciousness that “bridges generations and genres” according to Billboard Magazine. His performance reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements, as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation.

Within two days of release, Harold’s new album Un Día Cualquiera was “The Most Added on Jazz and College Radio in the United States.” In the past year alone, Harold has performed for sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center and SFJAZZ, along with the best jazz festivals in the world: Newport, North Sea, Monterey and Detroit.

“López-Nussa’s single-note grace is akin to Herbie Hancock’s, and his two-fisted attacks are as joyous as Chick Corea’s!” – Downbeat Magazine

“Nussa is a genius in the manner in which he pulls together jazz, classical and traditional Cuban styles.” – JazzTimes

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10 Friday / April 10, 2020

Nature Sounds: Spring Peepers

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Switchyard Park, South Activity Lawn, 1601 S. Rogers St., Bloomington IN 47403
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/nature

Acoustic musical performances and educational nature presentations.

Friday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the South Activity Lawn at Switchyard Park

Nature topic: Spring Peepers
Musical guest: The Viking Kittens (youth fiddle music)

Did you know that there are frogs that chirp? Others can whistle, croak, ribbit, peep, cluck, bark and grunt. Spring is a great time to appreciate the chorus of frog sounds. Learn about Bloomington’s local frogs, and how their calls are as unique as the frogs themselves! You will have the chance to mimic frog sounds using props while you enjoy a musical performance by the Viking Kittens.

Admission to Nature Sounds concerts is FREE. Bring your own seating.

For more information, please visit: https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/nature

Animals / Children / Live Music / Outdoors

11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

02:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Woolery Mill
http://www.lotusfest.org

Drink beer, support Lotus! Lotus will once again be the charity partner for the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival. A portion of all proceeds from the event will help Lotus continue to celebrate music, song, dance, and storytelling from around the globe, for audiences of all ages — building appreciation and respect for different cultural traditions and the people who bring them to life.

Ticket Info:
Early Bird (2 – 6 p.m.): $50 in advance online, $60 day of at the gate if available

General Admission (3 – 6 p.m.): $35 in advance online, $45 day of at the gate if available

Designated Driver (may enter with the rest of their party; no alcohol may be consumed): $10 in advance online, $10 day of at the gate if available

Want to help out? We’re recruiting volunteers to help out with the festival while helping us maintain our charity-partner status. If you are interested in participating, please coordinate with Sarah at volunteer@lotusfest.org.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

13 Monday / April 13, 2020

The Corn Potato String Band Concert

07:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Lotus Firebay
http://www.lotusfest.org

Lotus hopes to see you at the Corn Potato String Band Concert at the Lotus Firebay. The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise for its performance and preservation of traditional American music from Central and Southern United States. In addition to being champion fiddlers (Aaron won first place in bluegrass fiddle at the 2018 Galax Fiddlers Convention), band members Aaron Jonah Lewis and Lindsay McCaw play the banjo, guitar, bass, and mandolin.

$5 per person. Children sitting on laps are free.

Entertainment / Live Music

15 Wednesday / April 15, 2020

Hoop Dancing Workshop with Violet Duncan

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Lotus Firebay
http://www.lotusfest.org

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to join Native American storyteller and powwow dancer Violet Duncan for a hoop dancing workshop here at the Lotus Firebay. Duncan, who facilitates workshops to promote spiritual wellness and cultural education across the US, Canada, and Europe, is a proud member of the Plains Cree of Kehewin Cree Nation & Taino. She held the title of Miss Indian World in 2006 and was featured in Nelly Furtado’s music video Big Hoops as the Native American Fancy Dancer. We hope to see you there!

$5 per person. Children sitting on laps are free.

Entertainment / Live Music

16 Thursday / April 16, 2020

Mask Making Workshop with Violet Duncan

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Lotus Firebay
http://www.lotusfest.org

Would you like to learn to make a mask with Native American hoop and powwow dancer Violet Duncan? Join Lotus for an interactive workshop with Violet Duncan who facilitates workshops to promote spiritual wellness and cultural education across the US, Canada, and Europe and is a proud member of the Plains Cree of Kehewin Cree Nation & Taino.

$5 per person. Children sitting on laps are free.

Entertainment / Live Music

17 Friday / April 17, 2020

Moira Smiley with String Accompaniment


FAR Center for the Contemporary Arts
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/moira-smiley/

Hand Picked Music Series Presents: Moira Smiley with String Accompaniment

Moira Smiley is a Singer/Composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice – and composing – are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums. She accompanies herself with banjo, accordion, piano and percussive movement, and when she’s not leading her own group, moira smiley & VOCO, Moira has toured with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, Irish super-group, Solas, The Lomax Project, and Billy Childs’ “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. She’s also toured with Paul Hillier’s Theater of Voices and KITKA.

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