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 […]

2007, 2015

2015 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Preview

July 20th, 2015|

The 22nd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
September 24-27, 2015
Downtown Bloomington, Indiana
Presenting Sponsors:
Bloomingfoods Market & Deli, Blueline Media Productions,
and Indiana University
Click here for a full list of our awesome 2015 Festival Sponsors!

Tickets on sale now! – Online at; Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office (114 E. Kirkwood), 812-323-3020.  Weekend Passes also available at most Bloomingfoods locations.

Watch […]

110, 2014

A Round of Applause for Our Sponsors

October 1st, 2014|

At the end of our twenty-first festival season, we thank the many sponsors who stepped forward to underwrite nearly half of the costs necessary to bring Lotus to life on the streets of Bloomington.  […]

2905, 2014

Calling All Sponsors!

May 29th, 2014|

With spring behind us, the Lotus office is now “all Festival, all the time.” September may seem far away, but in our world, it’s just around the corner. Right now, the most important initiative (in addition to booking artists, of course) is making contact with business sponsors – new and returning – whose support will provide the foundation for the 2014 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.


207, 2013

Become a Lotus Sponsor — Help Bring the World to Bloomington

July 2nd, 2013|

It takes lots of community buy-in to create the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival every year: from volunteers, from fans who buy tickets, from the City of Bloomington, and from the many diverse sponsors who step forward to provide crucial financial support. Large and small, every festival sponsorship counts. Which means that you (yes, you) could be a Lotus sponsor, too.


2812, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Dr. Lisa J. Baker, DDS

December 28th, 2012|

As 2012 comes to a close, the Lotus board and staff are giving thanks for the 100+ sponsors who provided crucial support for both Lotus Blossoms and our 19th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. We’d like to salute one of our long-time, enthusiastic Festival sponsors here: Dr. Lisa J. Baker, of Baker Family Dentistry, PC. […]

1403, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Donors Come through for Lotus Blossoms

March 14th, 2012|

In addition to our presenting sponsor, the Raymond Foundation — and the local businesses who step up to help underwrite our outreach – the Lotus Blossoms sponsor list includes many “Adopt-a-School” donors, all of whom want to help bring the Lotus experience of world music and arts into schools. […]

2812, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Lotus & the Collins Living-Learning Center

December 28th, 2011|

One of our sponsors and outreach partners is Indiana University’s Collins Living-Learning Center. Associate Director Yara Clüver talks about the Lotus-Collins connection. […]

1708, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Mark Hood & Echo Park

August 17th, 2011|

In 1994, a fledgling local business risked some precious cash to become a charter sponsor of a new, unproven world music festival in Bloomington. Co-owner Mark Hood reflects on Echo Park Studio’s nearly two-decade sponsorship of Lotus and how the two have grown up together in Bloomington’s expanding cultural landscape. […]

808, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Mallor Grodner LLP

August 8th, 2011|

For years, one of the best parties associated with the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival was hosted by lawyers and community patrons Andy Mallor and Geoffrey Grodner. Kicking off the Festival “was fun, and a great way to thank our clients, many of whom were already Lotus supporters and patrons,” reminisces Grodner. […]