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Not a lot going on at the moment: local performances this week


Welcome back! Here is all the information you need for Bloomington’s music scene from May 3-7: 

18+ activities 

Sadly enough, it seems as though most house show venues have closed down for the summer. Venues like The Arcadia, The Reef and The Orion plan to revive the magic in the fall. For those staying in Bloomington over the summer, check out Let’s Go Bloomington on Instagram for community events and shows. 

21+ activities 

Local indie ensemble Middle Name Basis takes the stage at 9 p.m. on Tuesday at The Bluebird. Tickets are $5. 

Bloomington’s indie-soul-funk-pop bands Six Foot Blonde and Street Pennies are set to perform at 10 p.m. on Wednesday at The Bluebird. While the drinks are $1, tickets to see these bands are $10. 

Related: [IU celebrates Indiana’s musical legacy at annual Jazz Celebration April 29] 

The Cadillac Three stops in Bloomington on their Bandana Tour at 8 p.m. on Thursday at The Bluebird. Tickets to see this contemporary country band are $25. 

Rod Tuffcurls and The Benchpress return to the stage at 9 p.m. on Friday at The Bluebird. Tickets are $15. 

Ready for an acoustic set? Queen Bonobo, Liv Lafluv and Eli Cherry take the stage at 5 p.m. on Saturday at The Orbit Room. Tickets are $8 with an additional table reservation available for $15. 

Country hunk Hank Ruff performs live at 9 p.m. on Saturday at The Bluebird. Tickets for this show are $10. 

Related: [The heart of retro-pop-indie-soul: Bloomington’s Six Foot Blonde on their upcoming EP] 

Cincinatti trio Black Planet joins forces with Evening Standards for a live show at 9 p.m. on Saturday at The Orbit Room. Tickets are $8. 

Future forecast: Bloomington this summer 

Jeff Cannon celebrates his studio session release “High Tea for Poets” at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Tickets are $15, or $25 to include the CD. 

The Kurt Vonnegut-inspired music and book festival Granfalloon is back this summer. This concert series will feature live performances from The Flaming Lips, Indigio De Souza, Arrested Development and more. Events will be from June 6-10 with the free mainstage concert at 5 p.m. June 10 at 200 E. Kirkwood Ave. Tickets for all the events can be found on their website, typically ranging from $10-30. 

Indie country band Sarah Shook and The Disarmers supported by Sunny War will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. June 29 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Tickets range from $20-30. 

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