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1006, 2020

Volunteer Profile: Jillian Kinzie

June 10th, 2020|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
When I moved to Bloomington as a graduate student, I was looking for music-oriented events and I immediately found the Lotus Festival. The prospect of volunteering in exchange for a ticket fit my graduate student budget, but more importantly, as a newcomer to Bloomington, it provided me […]

1006, 2020

2020 Lotus Lineup Release Party, Virtual Edition

June 10th, 2020|

Even though we need to be distant physically, we can still enjoy each other’s company, find out the amazing lineup for this year’s Lotus Festival, and savor some excellent beer, cider, or non-alcoholic beverages from our event partner, Switchyard Brewing Company.
The Lineup Release Party will take place on Thursday, June 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m on […]

2705, 2020

Lotus Named Recipient of Two Grants

May 27th, 2020|

Lotus is happy to announce that it recently received grants from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and from the Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) and Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA). During this time of live-event cancellations and financial uncertainty, these grants bring hope and increased stability to Lotus.
“Lotus is deeply appreciative of the […]

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 […]