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September 2019

Backstage Blend II Release – Tasting and Brunch at Needmore

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Needmore Coffee Roasters (104 N. Pete Ellis Dr.), W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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You're Invited to this brunch and coffee tasting! (No Cover). Hang out with Lotus staff and volunteers, and taste the efforts of the Needmore/Lotus Collab: Lotus Backstage Blend II. And be the first to purchase selected Festival Merch! (Credit Cards Accepted.) BAG purchases SUPPORT LOTUS! A great gift for a friend or special client? If…

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26th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

September 26 - September 29
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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Save the date for the 26th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival as it returns to the heart of Bloomington, Indiana,  September 26-29, 2019.  We look forward to our 26th year of filling the downtown streets with an eclectic blend of global sound and spectacle. For more than two decades, the non-profit Lotus Education and Arts…

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Cicada Song — A Workshop/Demonstration of Music and Culture of the Dong (Kam) People of Southwestern China

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Cicado Song Workshop featuring Yandong Grand Singers of China Thursday, September 26   |  5:00 pm Mathers Museum of World Cultures   |   416 North Indiana Ave. FREE Living in the mountainous areas of Southwestern China, the Dong (Kam) people have developed a unique culture in which music plays a central part. Without a…

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Lotus Thursday Kick-Off Concert

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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$20 - $25

  Lotus Kick-Off Concert Featuring Çudamani Thursday, September 27   |  7:00 pm (Doors 6:30) Buskirk-Chumley Theater   |   114 E. Kirkwood Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 day of show   Every year the Lotus Kick-Off Concert begins the fun and excitement for Lotus Fest. Don’t miss this year’s opening concert featuring the remarkable Çudamani ensemble…

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Lotus in the Meadow

September 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dunn Meadow, N Indiana Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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Free

Lotus in the Meadow with 47Soul Thursday, September 26   |  9:00 pm Dunn Meadow   |   Corner of Indiana Ave. & 7th St. FREE Walk down after the Lotus Kick-Off Concert and put on your dancing shoes for a new co-production with Lotus and the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). Indiana University (IU) Union Board…

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Festival Unwind Yoga I

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 221 E 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Festival Unwind Yoga I Sat. Sept. 28 10:30am-noon First Presbyterian Church,  Lyman Hall (221 E. 6th St.) Enter from the doors facing the parking lot behind the church on 7th St. Students of all levels are welcome to join these accessible practices and are encouraged to work at their own pace. Sessions contain multiple segments…

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Frontera Bugalú Connecting Borders Community Celebration

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 505 W. 4th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Free

Saturday, September 28 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Far Center for Contemporary Arts | 505 W. 4th St FREE  |  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  |  ALL-AGES Participate in an interactive workshop with Frontera Bugalú, learning rhythms of "border folk" music, along with some choruses to songs touching on social issues experienced by those who…

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Lotus in the Park

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waldron, Hill, & Buskirk Park, 331 S. Washington
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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Free

Lotus in the Park Saturday, September 28   |   Noon – 5:00pm Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park, 331 S. Washington St.) FREE  |  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  |  ALL-AGES A full afternoon of performances, workshops, and hands-on fun for the whole family!  Bring your lawnchair or blanket and enjoy the festivities.  Lotus in the Park…

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Festival Unwind Yoga II

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Festival Unwind Yoga II Sun. Sept. 29 11am-12:30pm Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Rose Firebay (122 S. Walnut St.) Students of all levels are welcome to join these accessible practices and are encouraged to work at their own pace. Sessions contain multiple segments and participants may drop in or leave as they choose. Multiple…

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Songwriting Workshop with Sofía Viola & Dat Garcia

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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Free

Sunday, September 29 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Monroe County Public Library | 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Meeting Room 1C FREE | Limited Capacity | Pre-Registration required Learn songwriting from #LotusFest2019 artist Sofía Viola with Dat Garcia. FREE Workshop for women ages 12+. Empower women in music! All women and non-binary people are invited…

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Sunday Closing Concert

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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$5

Sunday Closing Concert with Steam Machine and Jayme Stone's Folklife Sunday, September 29  |  3:00 pm (Doors at 2:30 pm) Buskirk-Chumley Theater  |   114 E. Kirkwood Admission: Your commemorative 26th anniversary Lotus Pin Each year the Sunday Closing Concert wraps-up the Lotus Fest weekend with a celebration of music close to home with a salute…

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