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Summertime Entertainment in Downtown Bloomington

Downtown Bloomington has plenty of fun planned this summer! Come enjoy their festivals, entertainment, and live music all summer long. Be sure to also shop, eat, and explore the art galleries that fill #DowntownBLM.


Front Street Music Festival

August 21 | 1 pm 

Front Street Music Festival is back for 2021! This jazz festival celebrates music, art, and fun and is a wonderful cultural experience for the entire community. Come dance, eat, and enjoy the Downtown Bloomington atmosphere from Front Street at this lively event. Lineup will be announced soon.


The Downtown area is not short of live concerts in the summertime. Many of the restaurants, bars, and open areas host local artists throughout the warmer months. Here’s where you can catch a concert around Main Street this year.

Saturdays on the 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. Downtown business are also encouraged to stay open late for those who wants to peruse prior to the concert.


This local restaurant fills their summer evenings with live entertainment! Enjoy a rock, jazz, or metal concert while eating some delicious food and local craft beer. Click here for their upcoming events.

Six Strings

If you’re looking for live Country music, Six Strings is the spot for you. This local bar hosts local country artists as well as karaoke nights and open mic nights. Check out their website for upcoming performers.

Jazz Upfront

On a warm summer evening in Downtown Bloomington, jazz music can be heard coming from Front Street. For a small jazz club, Jazz Upfront produces a lot of sound. With its weekly live music, drink specials and cool yet casual environment, Jazz Upfront offers a taste of big city entertainment to downtown. Check out their Facebook page for the upcoming jazz artists performing.


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