Musical Acts Invited to Apply for Parks and Recreation’s 2020 Summer Concert Series

(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musicians and bands to apply to participate in the 2020 Performing Arts Series, which takes place May through August in City parks throughout Bloomington.

Performers are selected by a jury based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, and cost.

Those interested in applying to perform next summer must submit an artist application online; the link to the application is available at Applicants must include within the application links to online music or mp3s, with at least three examples of original music and recent publicity for the individual or group.

Applications must be received by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department no later than Jan. 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until all performance dates are filled. Booking takes place from January through February 2020.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation has a long history of providing free music and theatrical performances in city parks, and of showcasing local musical talent. The summer Performing Arts Series provides several delightful venues for outdoor performances, and promotes music as a way for local residents to experience different musical cultures and to bring neighborhoods together.

The 2020 schedule of performances includes:

  • Peoples Park Thursday Concerts, May through August from 4:30-6 p.m. at Peoples Park
  • Music on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn in conjunction with the Strawberry Shortcake Festival. The performance is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.
  • Sunday concert series at Bryan Park, July and August from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information about the summer 2020 Performing Arts Series, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3725 or