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September 2019

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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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. A soon-to-be announced IU student band…

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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   Come hear “border folk” music, dance, and share experiences from the borderlands of Mexico and the US with the artists from Frontera Bugalú. This is a bilingual…

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Songwriting Workshop with Sofía Viola & Dat Garcia

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 505 W. 4th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Free

Sunday, September 29 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Far Center for Contemporary Arts | 505 W. 4th St FREE | Limited Capacity | Pre-Registration required All women and non-binary people are invited to learn songwriting from Lotus artist Sofía Viola on her debut U.S. tour. This is a bilingual program in Spanish and English.…

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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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