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17 Friday / May 17, 2019

Bloomington Early Music Festival

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The Bloomington Early Music Festival is an annual series of concerts celebrating performances and workshops by local, regional, and national performers and scholars.

Schedule of events: http://www.blemf.org/calendar.html

Education / Festivals / Live Music

17 Friday / May 17, 2019

Nature Sounds: From Music to Medicine

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Rev. Ernest D Butler Park, 812 W 9th St

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. Follow along from the trees to the flowers, knowledge of their healing powers, oral histories passed over hours and hours. Experience the healing properties of the natural world, from the medicinal properties of leaves and bark to the healing power of music, rhythm and sound. We will learn about the healing properties of rhythm with percussionist, Lara Weaver. Friday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park Nature topic: From Music to Medicine Musical guest: Lara Weaver Admission to Nature Sounds concerts is free. Bring your own seating.

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

17 Friday / May 17, 2019

It’s A Beautiful Wound

07:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Lotus Fire Bay, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

The true story of NYC based playwright Rich Orloff’s adventures in underground, psychedelic-assisted therapy with MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms, inspired by cutting-edge experiments to help people heal from deep psychological wounds. A tale of one person’s journey towards reconciliation with the soul, with a slight detour for an appendectomy–And a few wise-ass comments along the way.


“It’s a Beautiful Wound is a remarkable and deeply moving portrayal of psychedelic therapy and its potential for profound healing.”- Ingmar Gorman. PhD, Co-Clinical Investigator, MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study

“It’s a superb play that presents the real human struggles most of us face in a gripping but entertaining way.”- Rabbi Neal Kaunfer

“Very moving and wonderfully uplifting. It’s a Beautiful Wound gave me my favorite experience, which is laughter through tears. I love that people will learn about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in this entertaining and provocative way.”- Julie Holland, MD, editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide

“It’s a Beautiful Wound was engaging, funny, and relatable in ways I didn’t anticipate. Truly, the play was a wonderful sharing of the journey in healing through psychedelics.”- Kwasi Adusei, founder, Psychedelic Society of Western New York

Doors open at 7, play begins promptly at 7:30. Advance tickets will not be sold for the show and seating is not guaranteed. First come first served. donations accepted at the door, sliding scale $10 and up. All proceeds will benefit MAPS, The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. www.maps.org

Shows Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.


17 Friday / May 17, 2019

Stone Belt’s “Belt Out Loud!” Benefit Concert feat. The Dynamics and King Bee & The Stingers

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Celebrating 60 years of preparing, empowering, and supporting people with developmental disabilities, Stone Belt Arc presents “Belt Out Loud!,” a benefit concert featuring The Dynamics and King Bee & The Stingers. The concert is sponsored by IU Credit Union.

Stone Belt is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and supports for about 1,300 individuals with disabilities in Monroe, Lawrence, and Bartholomew counties. Established in 1958, it is the oldest and largest agency of its kind in south-central Indiana. Its supports range from residential, community employment and mental health services to Lifelong Learning day programs, family and behavior supports and manufacturing employment opportunities.

The Dynamics are an award winning, R&B group doing classics by such artists as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, the Neville Brothers, and Parliament/Funkadelics. To that mix, they also add current (and-soon-to-be classic) R&B flavored songs by such artist as Santana, Prince, The Dave Matthews Band, and others. The band also includes a mixture of tasty originals, and Classic Covers from their October 1996 debut CD release, “Make That Change“, their LIVE CD release, “Doin’ It…LIVE!!!” released September 2000, as well as material from their latest CD release, “You Ain’t Got To Go Home”, which includes both live and studio recorded materials.

Bloomington’s own King Bee & The Stingers will launch the concert. King Bee & The Stingers were founded in 2006 and influenced by the works of Big Momma Thornton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Beth Hart, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Lester Butler, STAXX, and Steve Cropper. The band has played at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, where they were semifinalists in 2018 and 2019.

VIP Tickets for this event include up front seating and a post-concert VIP event, supported by Upland Brewing Company, to be held in the orchestra pit. Enjoy a meet-and-greet event with the bands, plus drinks and appetizers.

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