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The Summer Music Scene in BN!

Whether you’re looking for smooth jazz or an upbeat pop band, you’ll be sure to find a live performance that fits your style somewhere in the Bloomington-Normal area! Various stages and locations throughout the area are coming to life this summer with local artists and national touring musicians.

Here’s your guide to summer music in the BN area:

Loungeabout the Roundabout

Uptown Normal

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Uptown Normal while listening to local artists in the Roundabout. Performances range from funk and jazz to folk and R&B. It’s the perfect summer evening activity with family or friends. Performances are every Wednesday and Saturday through September.

Upcoming Schedule:

6/23 6-8pm: Andy Bordewick

6/26 6-8pm: Leah Marlene

6/30 6-8pm: Backseat Radio

7/7 6-8pm: Jorden Street

7/10 6-8pm: Tyler Sweitzer

7/14 6-8pm: Blue Car

7/17 6-8pm: Femme Fatale

7/21 6-8pm: Disorganizer

7/24 6-8pm: The Neals

7/28 6-8pm: Marc Boon

7/31 6-8pm: NoRobot

8/4 6-8pm: Hello Bob

8/7 6-8pm: Lou DiBello

8/11 6-8pm: Dan Hubbard

8/18 6-8pm: Catching Hickory

8/21 6-8pm: She Said So

8/25 6-8pm: Brett Conlin

9/1 5:30-7:30pm: Long Ladder Home

9/4 5:30-7:30pm: John Till

9/8 5:30-7:30pm: The JR Eagles

9/15 5:30-7:30pm: Adie Mendez

Sounds of the Connie Link Amphitheatre

Connie Link Amphitheatre

The Sounds of the Connie Link Amphitheatre returns! Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (no alcohol permitted) and relax as you are serenading by amazing local musicians.

Upcoming Schedule:

July 8, 6:00 pm: The Bygones (Nostalgic Rock)

July 11, 4:30 pm: Sweetwater (70-80’s Rock, Pop, Disco & Country)

July 16, 6:00 pm: Lisa G and the Good Reasons (70’s Pop)

July 22, 6:00 pm: Brass Band of Central Illinois

July 25, 4:30 pm: Kevin Hart & The Vibe Tribe (Modern/Latin Jazz)

Aug. 1, 4:30 pm: Ray’s Rockets (50-80’s, Classic Rock/Pop)

Aug. 5, 6:00 pm: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

Aug. 10, 6:00 pm: Hobnob String Band

Aug. 13, 6:00 pm: Last Call

Aug. 15, 4:30 pm: AKA (Classic Rock)

Aug. 19, 6:00 pm: Retro Fit (80’s Party Tunes)

Aug. 21, 6:00 pm: Twilight Zona (Old Time Rock/Roll, Bluegrass)

Aug. 29, 4:30 pm: Heartland Jazz Orchestra

Sept. 2, 6:00 pm: Adam Larson Quartet (Jazz)

Sept. 16, 6:00 pm: Turas (Irish/Celtic Music)

Sept. 18, 6:00 pm: Biscuits-n-Gravy (70-80’s Classic Rock)

Sept. 26, 4:30 pm: Jim Markum Swing Band (Big Band Swing)

Sept. 30, 6:00 pm: Illinois Rail (Bluegrass)

Summer Lunchtime Concerts

Withers Park / Downtown Bloomington

The lunchtime concerts feature quality musical entertainment during the noon hour. Stop by Wither’s Park in Downtown Bloomington (corner of East and Washington Street) on Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to catch a free afternoon concert.

Upcoming Schedule:

June 23: Jim & Tommy / Acoustic Rock

June 30: The Aristocrats / Big Band, Swing

Free Franklin Park Concerts

Franklin Park

Join conductor Michael Wallace and the Community Concert Band as they perform a wide variety of music including marches, overtures, show tunes, dance music, novelty, and traditional selections. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come out to enjoy the historic surroundings of Franklin Park and beautiful live music.

Upcoming Schedule: Every Thursday at 7pm through July 22

Saturdays on the Square

Downtown Bloomington Museum Square

This new FREE concert series, presented by The Castle Theater and the Pantagraph, will make your summer in BN unforgettable! There will be a total of 4 family-friendly concerts by national touring artists on the Museum Square this July through September. Come listen, eat, drink, and enjoy the music as it fills the streets of Downtown Bloomington.



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