Be Golden Empowerment Conference

Genre:

LECTURE/LITERARY

Festival Packages

Description:

A multi-day conference, Be Golden provides community, mentorship, education, and tools to inspire and empower women and their allies to spark the change they want to see in themselves and the world around them. The 2022 conference includes speakers, workshops, sessions, a keynote presentation, after parties, and a brunch. Gold Badge ticket holders get access to the Friday Gold Lounge that includes a professional photoshoot along with hair and makeup touch ups. Be Golden will reenergize you to be the best version of yourself!

The Gold Lounge for VIP ticket buyers on Friday, September 30th will be hosted at another Bloomington venue. On Sunday, October 2nd we will be hosting a farewell brunch at another local venue. Details for each of these will be provided later.

You must purchase one of the Passes/Ticket Subscriptions before you can redeem/ add tickets to the cart for the individual days. Your purchase is not complete until you redeem the ticket vouchers. If you need assistance please call or visit the Bloom Box Office.

Doors open 30 minutes before each event. You can choose virtual tickets or will-call. Wearing a mask indoors is greatly appreciated. COVID FAQ. This conference is recommended for people 18+ due to the sensitivity of some of the topics discussed.

Festival Events

Be Golden Empowerment Conference

Festival package savings available for this event.

09/30/2022
10:00 am Tickets
10/01/2022
10:00 am Tickets
10/02/2022
10:00 am Tickets

Dates:

September 30-October 2

Duration:

24 hour 0 minutes

Description:

A multi-day conference, Be Golden provides community, mentorship, education, and tools to inspire and empower women and their allies to spark the change they want to see in themselves and the world around them.

You must purchase one of the Passes/Ticket Subscriptions on the Festival Page before you can redeem/ add tickets to the cart for the individual days. Your purchase is not complete until you redeem the ticket vouchers. If you need assistance please call or visit the Bloom Box Office.

29TH ANNUAL LOTUS WORLD MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Genre:

MUSIC

Festival Packages

Description:

The 29th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival is Thursday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 25th, 2022. 

The Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, the only festival of its kind in Indiana, is a celebration of global music, art, and culture. It takes place in downtown Bloomington and this year showcases over 20 different artist groups from around the world. The Lotus Festival brings in gifted artists who are exemplars in their field, wowing audiences with their musical craft, instrumentation, and experimentation. Artists from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America all find their musical home in this milieu. Join us for a weekend celebrating and exploring the diversity of the world & cultures through the music, dance, arts workshops, food, and an incredible lineup.

Types Of Passes, Tickets, & Pricing

Festival Passes:
The All Access Pass will get you into all events Thursday – Sunday. ($85, Must purchse in advance, Includes pin)
The Weekend Pass will get you into all Friday – Saturday events. ($55 in advance, $65 on Friday)

Day Passes:

The Friday Pass gets you into any event on Friday. ($30 in advance, $35 the day of the show)
The Saturday Pass gets you into any event on Saturday. ($30 in advance, $35 the day of the show)
Group Discounts available for same day partys of 20 or more. Use Code: GROUP (Must purchase in advance. $25 each)

Single Show Tickets:
Thursday Opening Concert ticket. ($20 in advance, $25 day of show)
The Lotus Pin is your ticket into the closing concert on Sunday. ($15 Only available for individual purchase in the Bloom Box Office or Lotus Store)

Artist Schedule

Thursday Artist:
LUCIBELA

Friday Artists:
BAZURTO ALL STARS / BLATO ZLATO / CEDRIC WATSON & BIJOU CREOLE / É.T.É. / FLYING BALKAN LAIKAS / JOANNA HYDE & TADHG Ó MEACHAIR / KARDEMIMMIT / LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA / NATU CAMARA / SALAAM / SEFFARINE / VAN-ANH VO / VIVALDA NDULA / VOLO BOGTROTTERS

Saturday Artists:

AMAAN & AYAAN ALI BANGASH / BLATO ZLATO / BRAD LEFTWICH & THE HUMDINGERS / CEDRIC WATSON & BIJOU CREOLE / É.T.É. / FEDDERSEN, GOURLEY, AND MILLER / FLYING BALKAN LAIKAS / FORGOTTEN TRIBE / KARDEMIMMIT / LADAMA / LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA / NATU CAMARA / PUULUUP / SEFFARINE / VAN-ANH VO / VIVALDA NDULA

Sunday Artists:
FEDDERSON, GOURLEY, & MILLER / AMAAN& AYAAN ALI BANGASH

If you purchase one of the All Access or Weekend Passes/Ticket Subscriptions on the Festival Page you must redeem/add tickets to the cart for the individual days to complete your order. Your purchase is not complete until you redeem the ticket vouchers for the events.If you need assistance please call or visit the Bloom Box Office.

Will-call will be available for pick up at the Bloom Box Office until 6pm on Friday and Saturday at which time it will be handed off to the Lotus will-call tent located in front of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Kirkwood Ave. Doors will open 30 minutes before the Thursday and Sunday event at the Buskirk- Chumley Theater. Gates for the multiple stages in downtown Bloomington will open at 6pm for the Friday and Saturday events. For more venue information visit the Lotus website HERE. You will recieve a map and libe up upon entry. In a welcome back to a full, live festival program, Lotus has extended previous student and senior prices to all tickets sold this year. Therefore, there is no further student or senior discount at this time.

Festival Events

29th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Day Pass

Festival package savings available for this event.

09/23/2022
06:00 pm Tickets
09/24/2022
06:00 pm Tickets

Dates:

September 23-September 24

Duration:

5 hour 0 minutes

Description:

The Lotus Day pass is available for purchase. The Friday Pass gets you into any event on Friday. The Saturday Day Pass gets you into any event on Saturday. Group Discounts are available for same day partys of 20 or more. Use Code: GROUP (Must purchase in advance. $25 each)

Friday Artists: 

BAZURTO ALL STARS / BLATO ZLATO / CEDRIC WATSON & BIJOU CREOLE / É.T.É. / FLYING BALKAN LAIKAS / JOANNA HYDE & TADHG Ó MEACHAIR / KARDEMIMMIT / LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA / NATU CAMARA / SALAAM / SEFFARINE / VAN-ANH VO / VIVALDA NDULA / VOLO BOGTROTTERS

Saturday Artists: 

AMAAN & AYAAN ALI BANGASH / BLATO ZLATO / BRAD LEFTWICH & THE HUMDINGERS / CEDRIC WATSON & BIJOU CREOLE / É.T.É. / FEDDERSEN, GOURLEY, AND MILLER / FLYING BALKAN LAIKAS / FORGOTTEN TRIBE / KARDEMIMMIT / LADAMA / LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA / NATU CAMARA / PUULUUP / SEFFARINE / VAN-ANH VO / VIVALDA NDULA

If you are interested in the All Access Pass which will get you into all events Thursday – Sunday or the Weekend Pass which will get you into all Friday and Saturday events please visit the LOTUS FESTIVAL PAGE. If you are intereste in the Thursday night opening concert click HERE. If you are interested in the Sunday Pin which gets you into the Sunday Event click HERE.

If you purchase one of the All Access or Weekend Pass/Ticket Subscriptions on the Festival Page you must redeem/add tickets to the cart for the individual days to complete your order. Your purchase is not complete until you redeem the ticket vouchers for the events. If you need assistance please call or visit the Bloom Box Office.

Will-call will be available for pick up at the Bloom Box Office until 6pm on Friday and Saturday at which time it will be handed off to the Lotus will-call tent located in front of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Kirkwood Ave. Doors will open 30 minutes before the festival at the Buskirk- Chumley Theater. Gates for the multiple stages in downtown Bloomington will open at 6pm for the Friday and Saturday events. For more venue information visit the Lotus website HERE. You will recieve a map and line-up upon entry.

29th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Sunday Pin

Festival package savings available for this event.

09/25/2022
03:00 pm Tickets

Dates:

September 25-September 25

Duration:

3 hour 20 minutes

Description:

The Lotus Pin is your ticket into the Sunday Concert. These are only available for purchase individually in the BCT Box office or the Lotus store during the festival. This pin is a part of the All Access Pass available upon will-call pick up.

Featuring: Feddersen, Gourley, and Miller, on twin fiddles and guitar and Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash on the classical Indian sarod.

Boston-based Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen are highly regarded young players of traditional Irish music. Their playing is steeped in lifelong study of the Irish tradition and is at same time colored by their American roots. The pair have developed a unique style of twin fiddling, sometimes playing in taut unison, sometimes exploring chordal harmonies and rhythmic and melodic variations. Devotees of Bloomington’s old-time and Celtic music and dance scene will recognize Laura, who grew up in our rich old-time music community, playing at sessions and set dances. Brian Miller, a frequent collaborator, joins them on guitar and bouzouki.

Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash grew up learning the intricacies of the sarod – the four-stringed lute of classical Indian music. Sons of sarod master Amjad Ali Bangash (Amjad Ali Khan), they are the seventh generation of a musical lineage known as the Senia Bangash School. Since childhood, they have performed throughout the world with their father, and as a duo, experimenting with collaborations that bring the sarod into harmony with other cultural traditions and musical genres.

Doors open at 2:30pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for this general admission event. Wearing a mask indoors is greatly apreciated.

If you are interested in the All Access Pass which will get you into all events Thursday – Sunday or the Weekend Pass which will get you into all Friday and Saturday events please visit the LOTUS FESTIVAL PAGE. If you are interested in the Thursday opening concert ticket alone click HERE. The Friday Day Pass gets you into any event on Friday. The Saturday Day Pass gets you into any event on Saturday. If you are interested in single day passes click HERE

If you purchase one of the All Access Passes/Ticket Subscriptions on the Festival Page you must redeem/add tickets to the cart for the individual days to complete your order. Your purchase is not complete until you redeem the ticket vouchers for the events. If you need assistance please call or visit the Bloom Box Office.

 

29th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Thursday

Festival package savings available for this event.

09/22/2022
07:00 pm Tickets

Dates:

September 22-September 22

Duration:

5 hour 0 minutes

Description:

This year’s opening concert features the powerful vocals of Cape Verdean singer Lucibela. Her repertoire includes Brazilian pop and bossa nova, jazz, and the morna and coladeira genres.

This young Cape Verdean singer honed her vocal technique in hotels and bars across the Cape Verde islands, developing a repertoire that has included Brazilian pop and bossa nova, jazz, and the morna and coladera genres unique to that culture. Now based in Lisbon, Lucibela continues to share those traditions with audiences around the globe. “The world has been waiting for another Cape Verdean singer with [Cesaria Évoria]’s sublime poise and emotional power. We may have just found her in Lucibela” (Banning Eyre, NPR).

Doors open at 6:30pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for this general admission event. Wearing a mask indoors is greatly apreciated.

If you are interested in the All Access Pass which will get you into all events Thursday – Sunday or the Weekend Pass which will get you into all Friday and Saturday events please visit the LOTUS FESTIVAL PAGE. If you are interested in the Sunday Pin which gets you into the Sunday Event click HERE. The Friday pass gets you into any event on Friday. The Saturday Day pass gets you into any event on Saturday. If you are interested in single day passes click HERE.

If you purchase one of the All Access Passes/Ticket Subscriptions on the Festival Page you must redeem/add tickets to the cart for the individual days to complete your order. Your purchase is not complete until you redeem the ticket vouchers for the events. If you need assistance please call or visit the Bloom Box Office.

Bloomington Blues & Boogie-Woogie Festival

Genre:

MUSIC

Festival Packages

Description:

$40 advance purchase only. Senior, student, and child discounts available.

Are you ready for the 6th Bloomington Boogies Festival?  On Sunday, August 14, 2022, Bloomington Boogies presents two shows of acclaimed pianists and Zydeco accordionists, with rhythm section and dancers. Prepare to be moved by their artistry.

Ticketed shows are at the Monroe Convention Center Great Room, with free performers in the Lobby prior to/between shows. Purchase tickets early – usually shows sell-out in advance! Artists from around the world include pianists Judy Carmichael, Daryl Davis, Rob Rio, Stephanie Trick, Paola Alderighi, Ben Toury, Keith McCutchen & more; accordionists C.J. Chenier and Sunpie Barnes; vibist Lolly Allen; professional dancer Caroline Podetti; plus, rhythm section.

There are two ticketed shows – at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.  Each show is expected to last 2 hour and 15 minutes.  Tickets are available for each show, or save by purchasing the “All-Day Pass” which is only available in advance at the BCT Box Office.

Doors open 30 minutes before each show.  Any tickets not picked up in advance at the Bloom Box Office will be available at the door of the Monroe County Convention Center 30 minutes before the show. If this event is not sold out, tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Cash and check will be accepted as payments.

Major Sponsors include Carmin Parker P.C., Jonathan Dyson, Visit Bloomington, The Stardance Band/Mark Wiedenmayer, and City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

Festival Underwriters include Uptown Cafe, Monroe Convention Center, IU Credit Union Investment Services, Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, Maple Grove Farms LP, Mother Bear’s Pizza, David Carter, Tim & Cheri DeBruicker, Bob Kissel’s Foundation, Richard & Rene Malone, and Tom Noonan.

See bloomingtonboogies.com for complete list of sponsors, performers, and schedule.

Additional events take place at other locations Aug. 12 through 15, including free educational programs, music workshops, and master classes for which participants and observers must preregister at bloomingtonboogies.com/education

Join us at the sixth Bloomington Boogies, the first since 2019!

Doors open 30 minutes for before each event at the Monroe  Convention Center 302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN, 47403. Will-call that has not been picked up before the day of the show will be available for pick up at the convention center 30 minutes before each performance. Day of ticket purchaces will also be available via cash at the door 30 minutes before each performance. Tickets will no longer be available at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater the day of the festival. 

Festival Events