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2401, 2019

Lotus Firebay Open House

January 24th, 2019|

We hope you'll join us as we open our newly renovated Firebay venue to our friends and neighbors. Stop by the Lotus Firebay on Saturday, February 23, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for an event packed with free hands-on fun, live performances, interactive activities, and more.

2401, 2020

Dates for the 27th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and a new home for Lotus in the Park

January 24th, 2020|

January 24, 2020 — The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation has announced the dates for the 27thannual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. This iconic, Bloomington event will take place September 24-27, 2020.  Every year at the Lotus Festival, diverse sights and sounds fill the streets of Bloomington.
Established in 1994, the Lotus Festival, a flagship […]

1701, 2020

Lotus Education & Arts Foundation Supporters Raise $65,000

January 17th, 2020|

January 17, 2020 — Through the generous philanthropy of Lotus supporters, the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation has reached its goal of raising $65,000 by January 31, 2020. The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, through its Lily Endowment Match Program, donated an additional $32,500 to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment and the new Lee Williams […]

1001, 2020

Introducing Our New Operations and Business Manager Marc Tschida

January 10th, 2020|

We are thrilled to announce that long-time member of the Bloomington arts community Marc Tschida will join the Lotus team as the new operations & business manager. Marc, who was previously the managing director at Cardinal Stage Company, will be in charge of running sound for Lotus events, keeping the building in good shape, and […]

2909, 2019

Lotus Welcomes a New Booking Consultant

September 29th, 2019|

Another Lotus Festival is in the books!  A huge shout-out to all the volunteers who made the Festival function so smoothly and to all the artists who brought their incredible musical talents to our community.

And speaking of talent: We are so very appreciative of the work of Rob Simonds, our Booking Consultant for 2018 and […]

3009, 2019

Give us your feedback on #LotusFest2019

September 30th, 2019|

Thank you to everyone who came to the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival!

Let us know how we did by taking our post festival survey!

Fill out the survey by Nov. 1, 2019 and you will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to next year’s festival!

With you helping us by taking this […]

2709, 2019

Why I Love Lotus

September 27th, 2019|

As the 26th Lotus World Music Festival is set to begin in just a few days, I have been thinking a lot about the event. The staff is working long hours to ensure each band safely arrives, each venue is properly set up and each volunteer knows exactly what to do. This year will be […]

2309, 2019

Lotus Workshops Around Town

September 23rd, 2019|

Cicada Song –  Mathers Museum (416 N Indiana Ave)
Frontera Bugalú – FAR Center (4th and Rogers)
Songwriting Workshop –  MCPL (303 E Kirkwood)

The Lotus Festival schedule is packed! From performances with artists to interactive art exhibits. There’s something for every person of every age. Aside from performances, Lotus is holding several workshops around town with the […]

1709, 2019

Free Events at #LotusFest2019

September 17th, 2019|

The Lotus Festival schedule is packed! From performances with artists to interactive art exhibits. There’s something for every person of every age. The best part? So many Festival events are free, thanks to donors, sponsors, and all the volunteers that bring it together. Here are some of the free activities happening at Lotus Festival next […]

1107, 2019

Meet the Interim Festival Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Lollis

July 11th, 2019|

We are happy to welcome Sarah Lollis to be our 2019 Interim Festival Volunteer Coordinator! Sarah is a senior at Indiana University, majoring in Arts Management, with a concentration in music, and minoring in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. She is originally from Northwest Indiana, and music has always been her passion. Her past three years volunteering […]

1107, 2019

Balla Kouyate Awarded National Heritage Fellowship Award

July 11th, 2019|

If you’ve been perusing the performer list on our website, you know that Balla Kouyaté will be playing at the 26th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, as part of a duo, with Mamadou Diabate. What you may not know is that Balla has just been awarded a 2019 National Heritage Fellowship Award, an honor […]

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