2105, 2020

Lotus Festival Announcement

May 21st, 2020|

We are happy to announce that the 2020 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival is on! Yes, you heard that right, the Lotus Festival (Sept 24-27) is going virtual. Audience members will be invited to participate in numerous ways to engage with online performances and activities, to dance in their living rooms, to eat festival […]

1305, 2020

Meet Our New Staff Members

May 13th, 2020|

It is with great pleasure that Lotus announces two stellar additions to the Lotus team: Lydia Campbell-Maher, the new director of community & arts engagement; and Katie Bethel, Lotus’s new development coordinator. With the uncertainty of the pandemic changing the landscape for the performing arts and for Lotus, their appointment brings renewed energy and commitment […]

505, 2020

Find Lotus Live-Stream Concerts Here

May 5th, 2020|

If you missed our Lotus Live-Stream Concerts, please find the videos here.
We loved seeing Giri and Uma Peters, Cielito Lindo, Aaron Jonah Lewis, and Kardemimmit in action.
Kardemimmit May 3, 2020

Aaron Jonah Lewis May 2, 2020

Cielito Lindo April 21, 2020

Giri and Uma Peters April 7, 2020

2904, 2020

Kardemimmit to Play Lotus Live-Stream Concert

April 29th, 2020|

Lotus is thrilled to announce another Lotus Live-Stream Concert featuring Finland-based band Kardemimmit. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m. EDT on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Simply navigate to one of these pages at 12:00 p.m. and you will see the live video.
Kardemimmit is a band of four awesome women […]

2804, 2020

Aaron Jonah Lewis to Play Lotus Live-Stream Concert

April 28th, 2020|

Lotus is happy to announce our next Lotus Live-Stream Concert featuring award-winning fiddle and banjo player Aaron Jonah Lewis. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Simply navigate to one of these pages at 8:00 p.m. and you will see the live video.
Feel free […]

2204, 2020

Lotus Blossoms Study Guides Available to the Public

April 22nd, 2020|

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is proud to announce that we are making our Lotus Blossoms study guides available to the public for the very first time. This means that parents and teachers interested in providing their children with in-depth knowledge about cultures from around the world, through the lens of music and art, […]

1504, 2020

Lotus 2020 Be More Award Nominees

April 15th, 2020|

The Be More Awards are the City of Bloomington’s way of honoring and applauding the outstanding, but often unrecognized efforts of our community volunteers. Lotus’ brilliant cohort of volunteers always makes choosing just a few volunteers to represent us – and you – a great challenge. This year, we looked at those who have been […]

1404, 2020

How Donors and Businesses Can Help

April 14th, 2020|

Charitable Giving through the CARES Act

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the daily reality for everyone in the US. Like many nonprofits, Lotus is looking closely at both our upcoming programming and our financial future, in a world where we can’t hold live ticketed events, and where businesses and friends are facing economic challenges.

Lotus is so […]

1004, 2020

Giri and Uma Peters Lotus Live-Stream Concert Video

April 10th, 2020|

We loved watching Giri and Uma Peters live for our first Lotus Live-Stream Concert. Giri and Uma are a brother-and-sister duo from Nashville, Tennessee who play a soulful blend of old-time, roots, and bluegrass music. As young people, their musicality and vocal harmonies showcase a creativity and originality far beyond their years. They were a big hit at the […]

1004, 2020

Announcing Lotus Live-Stream Concerts

April 10th, 2020|

Like all other arts-presenting organizations, Lotus was greatly saddened to have to cancel all of our spring Blossoms events, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Although recent weeks have brought incredible challenges, they have also allowed us to envision new ways to do outreach, and here we are, MAKING LEMONADE FROM LEMONS.
It is with great pleasure […]