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14 Sunday / August 14, 2016

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm on Aug 15
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, and Malibu Grill on the Square

The second annual Bloomington Boogies Piano Festival is Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, with additional educational elements Monday, Aug. 15, offering residents and visitors multiple opportunities to listen and dance to acclaimed blues and boogie woogie pianists. Activities include two ticketed concerts at the Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium, free live music outside the Ivy Tech Waldron throughout the day, refreshments from DATS on Grant, Function Brewing, La Poblano Taco Truck, and Falafel’s Middle Eastern Grill, a free piano workshop, and additional informal performances Sunday evening at two Bloomington Boogies After Hours venue: Malibu Grill on the Square.

Artists include Bob Seeley, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Mark Braun aka Mr. B, Bill Sims, Jr., Cynthia Girtley, Ricky Nye, Craig Brenner, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues, a rhythm section with Gordon Bonham (guitar), Joe Donnelly (sax), Dan Hostetler (drums) and Ron Kadish (bass), and swing dancers Jamis Wadsworth-Carr and Calla Holmes-Robbins, instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

Tickets to the Waldron concerts are available at the BCT Box Office, or at http://bloomingtonboogies.com/tickets

Major Sponsors include VisitBloomington, Ivy Tech Community College, Carmin Parker P.C., Maple Grove Farms, LP, Bloomington Arts Commission, and Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association. Bloomington Boogies received a 2016 Visit Bloomington Tourism Grant, a 2016 Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association Zone Arts Grant, and the festival is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program. Festival Underwriters include Bloom Magazine, GRAZIE! Italiano, Tim and Cheri DeBruicker, Becky Hrisomalos, Robert Kissel’s Foundation, IU Credit Union, MPI Solar, Mother Bear’s Pizza, Stumpner’s Building Services, Inc., The Ryder, Trojan Horse Restaurant & Tavern, The Uptown Café, and Charlotte Zietlow. Additional supporters are listed at http://bloomingtonboogies.com/sponsors .

Cost: $20 advance

For more information contact:

Craig Brenner
(812) 334-0415
[email protected]

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