812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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Lotus Friday Showcase

Presented by: Lotus Ed. & Arts Foundation

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Friday Indoor/Outdoor Advanced: $USD 30.00

Friday Outdoor Only Advanced: $USD 20.00

Friday Indoor/Outdoor Day Of: $USD 35.00

Friday Outdoor Day Of: $USD 25.00


No showtimes available.


Weekend Passes and Outdoor Only Day Passes are still available. Call 812-323-3020 or visit the BCT Box Office from 12pm-5pm to purchase. Passes are also available to buy at the ticketing tent the night of.

For full details about the festival and passes click HERE.

A wristband is your passport to all 15+ globe-spanning performances on Friday night! Venues across downtown range from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, to standing-room-only street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.

Featuring artists such as Blato Zlato (Balkan/US), Bohola (Ireland), Dr. Nativo (Guatemala), Martha Redbone Roots Project (Native America/US), Nation Beat (Brazil/US), Nohe & Sus Santos (Honduras/US), Pajunen & Skrede (Norway/Finland/US), Pamyua (Inuit), Rayna Gellert and Kieran Kane (US), San Salvador (France), Saraswathi (India), Thornetta Davis (Gospel/US), and Yacouba Sissoko and SIYA (Mali).

An updated schedule and artist details available at www.lotusfest.org.

Want more Lotus? Save money when you buy a weekend pass and enjoy both nights of the Festival! Or consider the All–Inclusive Package, which includes a ticket to Thursday’s concert, both Friday and Saturday showcases, and the festival pin, which grants you access to Sunday’s concert and a livestream concert.

All festival tickets can be picked up in advance at the BCT Box Office and we strongly encourage you to skip the line and collect your tickets in advance. On Friday, will-call will close in the box office at 5pm and will re-open at 5:30pm at the Lotus ticket tent on Kirkwood Avenue.

To gain access to music venues, all tickets must be traded in for a wristband at the Wristband Exchange tent, located on Kirkwood Avenue. The tent will open at 5:30pm.

Wearing a mask is required in the building. Vaccine verification or negative covid test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue. COVID Policy FAQ. Children ages 3 and older need a ticket & wristband. Children ages 2 and younger do not. Students (high school and college) must show a valid ID at Lotus wristband tent. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the performance.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation mission is to create opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world’s cultures, through music and the arts. All Lotus programming supports the institutional mission: the annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival,  Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach, and Edible Lotus, as well as a vibrant Visual Arts program.  Lotus also offers special programming and events with community partners throughout the year.

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