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September 2018

The Art Behind the Music: Up Close With Lotus Stage Backdrops

September 7 - September 29
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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September 7 - 29  |   Hours Vary Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center   |   Miller, Treasurer’s, and Vault Galleries Free + Open to the Public Explore the world of Lotus stage backdrops up close for the first time in this unique exhibit. Featuring the following works: 2001 Piece/Full Impression, 2003 “An extravaganza of…

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Lotus Thursday Kick-Off Concert

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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$20 - $25

Lotus Kick-Off Concert Featuring Uncle Earl and Mamadou Kelly Thursday, September 27   |  7:00 pm Buskirk-Chumley Theater   |   114 E. Kirkwood Tickets $20 in advance/$25 day of show BUY TICKETS NOW! Don’t miss the long-awaited Lotus reunion of Uncle Earl (US), the stringband supergroup that is Abigail Washburn, Kristin Andreassen, KC Groves, and…

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Festival Arts Village

September 28 - September 29
6th Street b/w Walnut & Washington, 100 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Festival Arts Village Friday, Sept. 28 & Saturday, Sept. 29   |   6:00 – 10:00 pm daily 6th St., between Walnut & Washington FREE   |   All Ages   |   Open to Public Free all-ages fun and open to the public, Arts Village is located in the heart of the Festival.  Enjoy…

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Projection Mapping Display

September 28 - September 29
Monroe County Courthouse, 100 W. Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Free

Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29 Twilight-Midnight  |  Monroe County Courthouse Dome Free  |  Open to the Public When it gets dark, be sure to turn your attention to the Monroe County Courthouse dome for for a dazzling 360° “projection-mapping” display celebrating 25 years of the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival in Bloomington.…

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“Big Tent” Multimedia Experience

September 28 - September 29
4th & Washington (Fenced area), 230 E. 4th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29 6:00-midnight  |  4th & Washington Streets (fenced area) Free  |  Open to the Public Programming Details TBA Big Tent, a 360° video and audio projection installation/venue (free, located at 4th & Washington), leverages immersive technology to create a unique, communal viewing experience for Festival attendees. In this age…

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Friday Evening Showcases

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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$40 - $72

Lotus Friday Evening Showcases Friday, September 28   |   6:00 pm - Midnight Various venues in downtown Bloomington BUY TICKETS NOW! YOUR WRISTBAND is your passport to music and dance from around the globe!  Venues range from classic theaters and clubs, to standing-room street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.  Single-night or Fri/Sat weekend…

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IU Marching Hundred Drumline

September 28 @ 10:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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We're celebrating our 25th anniversary with a little help from one of the greatest university drumlins in the country! The IU Drumline will perform in the Festival HQ area on Kirkwood in front of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

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Festival Unwind Yoga Part I

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Big Tent Multimedia Installation, 4th & Washington (fenced area)
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
Free

Festival Unwind Yoga Part I Saturday, September 29   |   10:30 am - 12:00 pm Inside the "Big Tent" Multimedia Experience (4th and Washington St.) FREE; voluntary donations accepted Restore yourself mid-Festival with a unique yoga experience set inside a special art installation. Students of all levels are welcome to join this accessible practice and encouraged…

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Rio Mira Community Celebration / Rio Mira Celebración de la Comunidad

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Rio Mira Community Celebration / Rio Mira Celebración de la Comunidad Saturday, September 29   |   11:00 am – 12:30 pm St. Paul Catholic Center (1413 E. 17th St. Bloomington, IN 47408) FREE and open to the public / GRATIS y abierto al público Multilingual program in Spanish and English / Programa multilingüe en español e inglés (Para…

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James Hill “Booster Uke” Ukulele Workshop

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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Free

Join award-winning, chart-topping, ukulele artist James Hill for a workshop that will boost your uke skills, no matter what your level! FREE -- limited capacity, pre-registration required.

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Lotus in the Park

September 29 @ 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 29   |   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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Lotus Ukulele Jam

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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Free

Join award-winning, chart-topping, ukulele artist James Hill for a workshop that will boost your uke skills, no matter what your level! FREE -- limited capacity, pre-registration required.

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Saturday Evening Showcases

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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$40 - $72

Lotus Saturday Evening Showcases Saturday, September 29   |   6:00 pm - Midnight Various venues in downtown Bloomington BUY TICKETS NOW! YOUR WRISTBAND is your passport to music and dance from around the globe!  Venues range from classic theaters and clubs, to standing-room street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.  Single-night or Fri/Sat weekend passes…

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Festival Parade

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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Free

Lotus Festival Parade Saturday, September 29   |  8:30-9:00 pm Downtown Bloomington FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Meet at 4th & Washington; ends at Buskirk Chumley Theater. Follow the big brass-band sounds of Festival artist Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Canada) and join in as the procession takes over Walnut Ave. Grab a flag, shake a tail…

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Festival Unwind Yoga Part II

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Free

Festival Unwind Yoga Part II Sunday, September 30   |   11:00 am - 2:30 pm Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center - Rose Firebay (122 S. Walnut St.) FREE; voluntary donations accepted Unwind and restore with a unique yoga experience after an exciting Festival weekend.   Students of all levels are welcome to join this accessible practice…

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Sunday World Spirit Concert

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

Sunday World Spirit Concert Sunday, September 30   |  3:00 pm (Doors at 2:30 pm) Buskirk-Chumley Theater  |   114 E. Kirkwood Admission: Your commemorative 25th anniversary Lotus Pin The 2018 Commemorative Pin ($5) gets you into the Sunday World Spirit Concert so that you can wrap up your Festival weekend with a celebration of music close…

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