As 2014 races to the finish line, I am inspired to share something recently overheard as I was leaving one of our downtown venues (The BCPA) after attending an amazing event. ( The Illinois Symphony Holiday Pops concert with Circus Flora) ” Isn’t it wonderful that we live in a community that so many people enjoy? ” asked a well dressed mother of her adolescent child. “Yeah, I guess, ” offered the child, with a half smile. After a pause for reflection, he looks up and adds, “that was pretty cool, mom,” to which she replied ” We are richly blessed.”
I smiled quietly, because this was NOT the first time I’ve overheard this sentiment, and I’m certain it won’t be the last. From legendary entertainers like the Spinners or Kenny Rogers, to wunderkinds like Matthew Curry or Tallan Noble Latz, downtown Bloomington provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening with family and friends. As you consider last minute gifts this holiday season, be sure to check out special offers from the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, and The US Cellular Coliseum. This would be a great way to show off your hometown!
Lots of great things coming our way in 2015 – Join us! be a part of the scene. We’d love that!
On behalf of the Downtown Bloomington Association, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a magical and memorable New Year! Thank you for your continued support!