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Granfalloon Festival

Friday, May 9 – Saturday, May 11, 2019

The  Arts & Humanities Council is proud to host Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence, a festival of arts and culture inspired by the life and writings of Kurt Vonnegut and shaped by the unique community spirit of Bloomington, Indiana, held May 9-11, 2019. Granfalloon is a truly unique event that connects the IU campus with the Bloomington community through music, comedy, art, theater, scholarship, and other creative activities.

Highlights of Granfalloon 2019 include public events on writing, art, and activism featuring acclaimed author and editor Dave Eggers; a city-wide music festival; theatrical productions; academic panels and public lectures; archivist presentations; and community arts activities.

The concert at the Upland Brewing Company’s outdoor venue will be ticketed through the BCT Box Office, as will Dave Eggers’ appearance at the BCT. Several Granfalloon-related events hosted by The Comedy Attic, The Bluebird, The Bishop, WonderLab require tickets, which must be purchased through their individual websites. Most events related to the academic conference, including panel discussions and archivist talks, are free and open to the public.

For a complete list of events, many of which are free and unticketed, visit the IU Arts & Humanities website.


MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKET OPTIONS

$75 MUSIC PASS  – WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE 1/11 – 1/31
Pass includes:
* admission to The Bluebird (venue 21+) on Friday night – featuring Sudan Archives and Khruangbin
* admission to The Bishop (venue 18+) on Friday night – featuring Barrie and a fantastic act to be announced in February
* admission to the Upland Brewing Company outdoor venue on Saturday night – featuring Neko Case, Parquet Courts, and Durand Jones & The Indications
* a $3 discount for WonderLab After Dark: The Science of Vonnegut – discount code will be provided in email receipt, see below for details

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FRIDAY VENUE-SPECIFIC TICKETS
The Bluebird (21+) – $25
216 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm
Sudan Archives, Khruangbin
If not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door (cash only). Performance is expected to last five hours.

The Bishop (18+) – $20
123 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404

doors open at 9pm, show at 10pm
Barrie and others to be announced
If not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door (cash only). Performance is expected to last five hours.

SATURDAY UPLAND CONCERT TICKETS
Upland Brewing Company Outdoor Venue (all ages)
$50, with a limited number of $30 tickets available for those 18 and younger

350 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
doors open at 3pm, show at 5pm
Neko Case, Parquet Courts, and Durand Jones & The Indications
Doors for this show will open at 3pm. If not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door (credit card payments only). Purchasing and collecting tickets in advance from the BCT Box Office is encouraged to avoid long lines. Performance is expected to last seven hours. Please note that this is a standing outdoor venue. Outside food and drink, coolers, lawn chairs (unless needed for accessibility purposes), and other bulky items will not be allowed.

Will-Call will be available to pick up at the BCT Box Office until 2pm on the day of the concert. After 2pm, tickets will be available to pick up at the Upland venue.

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DAVE EGGERS

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408
Friday, May 10
doors open at 6:30pm, talk at 7pm

Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including The CircleThe Monk of MokhaWhat Is the WhatA Hologram for the King, and The Lifters.

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WonderLab After Dark: The Science of Vonnegut

WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology
308 W 4th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Thursday, May 9
6 – 9pm

Join us for hands-on activities based on the science behind some of Vonnegut’s works. Enjoy local food and drink as you explore the museum and learn more about Vonnegut and his legacy. Buy tickets at  wonderlab.org. Music pass holders will receive a Wonderlab discount code with their purchase.

Vonnegut On Stage: A staged reading of “Epicac” and “Report on the Barnhouse Effect”

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
122 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
May 10 & May 11

Cardinal Stage Company presents a staged reading of two short stories from Welcome to the Monkey House. This event is not included in the music pass.

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The most current information about the festival, and the performance schedule, is on the IU Arts & Humanities website.