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July 2019

Castle Theatre – Black Dirt Music Festival

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Castle Theatre,
209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Black Dirt Music Festival is a one day urban music festival held in historic downtown Bloomington, IL. The event aims to bring diverse artists and attendees together to celebrate music and community in the heart of the heartland. The inaugural event will take place July 27, 2019 in the Rock Lot of the Castle Theatre. Artist Bios Backyard Tire Fire: Backyard is BACK! That’s right, Edward David Anderson and his able co-conspirators return from hiatus to headline the inaugural Black… Find out more »

Jazz Upfront – Con Alma

July 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Jazz Upfront,
107 W. Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Come join us for an evening with Con Alma! Latin American rhythmic map, including Salsa, Jazz, Africa, Europa and the galaxy! Find out more »

nightshop – Khemmis, Cloak, and more!

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Khemmis (Denver, CO) – Doomed Heavy Metal Anticipation was high for the release of ‘Hunted’ in 2016, the sophomore album from Denver’s Khemmis and follow up to acclaimed debut ‘Absolution.’ Rather than the all too common sophomore slump, Khemmis raised the stakes and blew everyone away with their rapidly progressing songwriting and production quality, culminating in ‘Hunted’ being named Album Of The Year for 2016 by Decibel Magazine. After wrapping up the Decibel Magazine Tour with Enslaved, Wolves In The… Find out more »

nightshop – Great Grandpa with Nectar & Heck

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
517 N. Main
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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  WEDNESDAY JULY 31ST | ALL AGES | NIGHTSHOP DOORS AT 6PM | SHOW AT 7PM | $10 Great Grandpa – Nectar – Heck – BUY TICKETS:   Find out more »
August 2019


August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DISCOVER ALL THAT DOWNTOWN BLOOMINGTON HAS TO OFFER! WE STAY OPEN LATER THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH AND INVITE YOU TO COME MEET, MIX AND MINGLE WITH YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE! THE ART THEME FOR THIS MONTH IS “ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS” Stop in our galleries and learn more from the master’s themselves, and while you’re walking about, do some shopping at our wonderful boutiques! This month, We also share downtown with Sunrise Rotary for their annual… Find out more »

Castle Theatre – The Menzingers with The Sidekicks and Queen of Jeans

August 2 @ 7:30 pm
Castle Theatre,
209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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The Menzingers is a pop punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Sidekicks are a Punk band from Cleveland, Ohio, USA. A mix of Destiny’s Child, just a touch of Madonna’s wild side, with Janet Jackson’s smile – throw in a body like Jennifer’s.” -Pitchfork Find out more »
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