Enjoy and dance to the world's best blues and boogie woogie pianists-- Marcia Ball, Bob Seeley, Carl Sonny Leyland, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Craig Brenner and more-- in a four-hour program in the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Whikehart Auditorium.
A rhythm section and professional dancers will accompany the pianists, and additional free music is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. on August 8 outside the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center. After the conclusion of the concert, you can continue to enjoy the music at Bloomington Boogies After Hours at Malibu Grill, located on the Courthouse Square in downtown Bloomington, where the pianists will also perform.
Schedule Subject To Change:
12:30 PM: East Coast Swing & Blues Dance Lessons, taught by Josh Davis. Advance registration available.
Ongoing: Swing dancer inside Waldron. Food & beverage available outside.
2:00 PM: Music Outside on Arts Plaza - Ross Martinie E. Eiler and members of the 1 2 3s. FREE.
3:00 PM: Indoor music performances begin. *Tickets required.*
Craig Brenner with rhythm section
Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes with rhythm section (3:35 PM)
Carl Sonny Leyland with rhythm section (4:10 PM)
4:45 PM: Break - Music Outside on the Arts Plaza - Michele Brentano, Lee VanBuskirk and Zain Mackey of O2R Blues Band. FREE.
Music recommences inside.
Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues Duo (5:30 PM)
Bob Seeley solo (6:05 PM)
Marcia Ball with rhythm section (6:35 PM)
Grand Finale - all pianists with rhythm section (7:10 PM)
7:45 PM: After Hours at Malibu Grill - informal performances. FREE.
More information is available at http://www.craigbrenner.com/2015-bloomington-boogies-festival or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available at http://www.craigbrenner.com/2015-bloomington-boogies-festival or email email@example.com
Major sponsors include Ivy Tech Community College and Carmin Parker P.C. The festival is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission's Arts Project Grant Program.
Festival underwriters include VisitBloomington, Tim and Cheri DeBruicker, IU Credit Union, Robert Kissel, Maple Grove Farms LP, Mother Bear's Pizza, Nick's English Hut, Oliver Winery, and Trojan Horse Restaurant & Tavern.
Additional supporters include Function Brewing, Thomas Gallagher, Malibu Grill, Royale Hair Parlor, Downtown Bloomington Inc., Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility, Adrian and Linda Eversoll, Griffin Realty, Owen County State Bank, Jawn and Karen Bauer Family, Curry Auto Center, Val Haughton and Frank Motley, Newhouse Construction, World Wide Automotive Service, Michele Brentano, Bill C. Brown Associates, Chris Gaal and Dr. Beth Florini, Rob Stone and Karen Green Stone, Kevin Robling & Jenny Stephens, Renaissance Rentals, Marcy and Michael Wenzler, Phil and Linda Stafford, Story Insights, MainSource Bank, Andrew Davis Clothiers Inc., Rod Young, Nature's Way, Stephen Percy, Monroe County History Center, and Bob Arnove.
Doors open 30 minutes before show time. All tickets are $20 at the door and only cash/checks will be accepted. This event is expected to last about 4 hours.