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1911, 2015

Help keep the music playing!

November 19th, 2015|

Encore!  Encore!  Our Lotus artists heard this refrain over and over from 12,000 Festival patrons who didn’t want the music to end.  And we hear this call year-round, from the thousands of people served by our mission – students, families, teachers, social-service agencies, at-risk youth, and participants of all ages, lifestyles, and incomes – who look […]

2910, 2015

2016 Dates Announced!

October 29th, 2015|

2016 Dates Announced for Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

September 15-18, 2016 | Bloomington, Indiana

**For Immediate Release 10/29/15**

For more information and for high-res images contact Sunni Fass,, 812-336-6599  

Bloomington, IN – The 23rd annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival will return to the heart of Bloomington, Indiana in 2016 on September 15th-18th, filling […]

2010, 2015

Big Thanks to Our Volunteers!

October 20th, 2015|

We at Lotus want to offer our sincere and deepest thanks for your hard work and enthusiastic spirit, as you volunteered for the 2015 Festival. The gifts of your time and energy mean the world to us, allowing us to bring the music of the world’s cultures to our Bloomington doorstep. You are the key […]

2010, 2015

Growing Up Lotus, by Emma Percival

October 20th, 2015|

Lifelong Lotus patron (and current IU freshman) Emma Percival has been coming to the Festival since childhood, and this year she volunteered for the first time.  Emma shared with us her thoughts and reflections on the Festival, its influence on her life, how it can impact youth, and the thrill of being a first-time volunteer. 

Growing up at […]

2109, 2015

#LotusFest 2015 Playlists

September 21st, 2015|

It’s officially Lotus week! Enjoy all of our playlists we’ve shared over the past few months.


2010, 2015

Thank You!

October 20th, 2015|

Thank you for another amazing Festival!  Yes, YOU.  Lotus is truly a gift FROM the whole community, TO the whole community…and we couldn’t do it without you.

To our Volunteers:  Over 500 strong and counting, you are the gears in this glorious (and sometimes rather Seussian) machine.  Our deepest thanks to our committee members and to […]

2109, 2015

The Festival is upon us!

September 21st, 2015|

The Festival is upon us!

We are just one week away from the 22nd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival!  Can you believe it is almost here?

Four days of live music in the streets and venues of downtown Bloomington, Indiana! With artists from over 23 countries, ticketed and free events, buskers, and amazing acts, we have […]

1509, 2015

Sponsorship Spotlight: Mark Hood/Echo Park & Jim Krause/Tabletop Productions

September 15th, 2015|

As the 22nd annual Festival draws near, Mark Hood of Echo Park Studios and Jim Krause of Tabletop Productions, two longstanding Lotus supporters recall how Lotus has been intertwined in their personal and professional lives over the past 22 years.

Mark Hood and founding partner Mike Wanchic, started Echo Park Studies 22 years ago with the […]