2021 Festival Dates:
Sept 23 -26, 2021
The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the
diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
The Festival is proudly based in downtown Bloomington and named in part for Indiana musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989).
A wristband is your passport to multiple performances each showcase night, at multiple venues. Stages range from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater to standing-room-only street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.
Design your own Lotus experience: Fit every performance into your schedule, dashing from venue to venue, or savor just a few. Keep your options open for the unusual and the unexpected.
Lotus offers both ticketed showcases and free events for all ages. Saturday’s Lotus in the Park is packed with live performances, hands-on art projects, and interactive workshops with Festival artists.
Your contributions, large and small, make our work possible. When you donate to Lotus, you commit to helping foster the love of the diversity of the world’s cultures in South Central Indiana. There are many ways to donate to Lotus. Click “Donate” for more information.