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Discover some of Bloomington’s most awaited arts events for after Spring Break


Despite the semester being halfway over, there are still a lot of exciting events in Bloomington waiting for students once they come back from spring break. The arts scene has always been an integral part of Bloomington’s community and a full list of events can be found on VisitBloomington’s website. 

The Reef 

The Reef has been a showcase for live music for the past 2 years. However, they announced that they would no longer be based in Bloomington after their four final shows this year. The first of these four final shows was held Feb. 24 in the First United Church by Indie rock band Okey Dokey and local bands The Stratospheres and The Matriarch. The remaining shows are also predicted to be in untraditional spaces with popular artists. The artists and the venues for the upcoming shows have yet to be announced on The Reef’s Instagram

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Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert 

The Grammy-nominated show choir, The Singing Hoosiers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Musical Arts Center. With their long history of accomplishments, the group has come to be known as IU's "ambassadors of song." The ensemble has gone on to perform for audiences in over 25 countries. From timeless classics of the Great American Songbook to contemporary hits, the Singing Hoosiers’ performance will be open to all ages. The tickets can be found on IU Jacobs School of Music website

Mania: The ABBA Tribute 

MANIA, the ABBA tribute band, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. MANIA will present a two-hour show recreating one of ABBA's iconic concerts with dazzling costumes and staging. The tribute band recently completed their 10th US tour, visiting 18 states in the process. MANIA will showcase some of ABBA’s most famous songs like "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen," “Super Trouper” and more. The tickets can be purchased on the Buskirk Chumley website

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The Hoosier Cosmic Celebration 

At 1 p.m. April 8 at the Memorial Stadium, the Hoosier Cosmic Celebration is set to take place before the total solar eclipse at around 3 p.m. Headlining the event is the Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monáe and William Shatner, known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in Star Trek Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to venture into space, will also be speaking at the event. The celebration will start with a performance by IU’s Marching Hundred. There will then be a range of performances featuring students from the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Tickets can be bought from the IU Auditorium website for $15 onwards. 

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