May 10 – May 12, 2018
The Arts & Humanities Council is proud to host Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence, a three-day conference/festival in celebration of the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut. This festival includes musical performances by Father John Misty, Noname, Shabazz Palaces, Oh Sees, Waxahatchee, and more.
Much like Vonnegut, who consistently blended genres and challenged traditional artistic boundaries, Granfalloon is a truly unique event—part symposium, part exhibit, part performance, part music…and a celebration of all things Vonnegut. Highlights include discussions led by world-renowned Vonnegut scholars and friends, performances by top-notch musicians, a staged reading of the musical version of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, access to archival gems (some of which still carry the lingering scent of the old man’s Pall Malls), a few very special guests, and much, much more. For a complete list of events, many of which are free and unticketed, visit the IU Arts & Humanities website.
MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKET OPTIONS
$90 WEEKEND PASS – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
* access to the Friday show
* access to Saturday shows at all three venues
* a ticket to the staged reading of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (instructions for claiming ticket will be sent with email receipt)
* entrance to IU Cinema on Thursday, May 10th, for a conversation with filmmaker, biographer, and Kurt Vonnegut’s personal friend, Robert B. Weide about the making of his long-awaited film, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
A weekend pass gives you the option to attend the Thursday event or any Saturday show but does not guarantee entry as each venue is subject to capacity limits.
$45 FRIDAY UPLAND CONCERT – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Voces Novae, Rodeola, Damien Jurado, and Father John Misty (solo) perform at Upland’s outdoor venue.
If the concert is not sold out, tickets may be purchased at the venue, credit card payments only. This will be a large event and lines are expected to be long at times. We recommend purchasing in advance – and picking up your ticket at the BCT Box Office in advance – to skip the line and save time.
Please note that outside food and drink, coolers, lawn chairs, and other bulky items will not be allowed into the venue.
$60 SATURDAY CLUBFEST PASS – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
This pass includes access to all three Saturday venues:
* Bluebird (21+) – 6–11pm – White Moms, Shabazz Palaces, Oh Sees
* Bishop (18+) – 9:30pm–1am – Amy O, Kevin Krauter, Waxahatchee
* Rhino’s (all ages)- 6–11pm – Sen Morimoto, Baths, Noname
A Clubfest Pass gives you the option to attend any Saturday show but does not guarantee entry as each venue is subject to capacity limits. Venue-specific ticket-holders will be admitted before pass-holders.
SATURDAY VENUE-SPECIFIC TICKETS
The Bluebird (21+) – a limited number of $25 venue-specific tickets are available through the venue’s website or at the door (cash only), if not sold out. Purchase of this ticket guarantees admission to the show.
White Moms, Shabazz Palaces, Oh Sees
The Bishop (18+) – a limited number of venue-specific tickets are available through the venue’s website or at the door (cash only), if not sold out. Purchase of this ticket guarantees admission to the show.
Amy O, Kevin Krauter, Waxahatchee
Rhino’s (all ages) – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
A limited number of $20 venue-specific tickets are available to purchase through the BCT Box Office, using the link above. Tickets will be sold at the door (credit card only, purchased via your device), if not sold out. Purchase of this ticket guarantees admission to the show.
Sen Morimoto, Baths, Noname
MUSIC PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Schedule is subject to change. The most current information about the festival schedule is on the IU Arts & Humanities website.
Friday, May 11
Upland Brewing Company
350 W 11th St
5:45 – 11pm
Father John Misty (solo)
Saturday, May 12
The Bluebird (21+)
216 N Walnut St
doors open at 7pm
8pm – White Moms
9:30pm – Shabazz Palaces
11pm – Oh Sees
Saturday, May 12
The Bishop (18+)
123 S Walnut St
doors open at 7:30pm
8:30pm – Amy O
9:30pm – Kevin Krauter
10:45pm – Waxahatchee
Saturday, May 12
Rhino’s (all ages)
331 S Walnut St
doors open at 5pm
6pm – Sen Morimoto
7pm – Baths
9pm – Noname
GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
122 S Walnut St
Cardinal Stage presents a staged reading of the musical Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, adapted by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid). This musical is a fantastical and savagely funny satire about a man who seeks purpose in his life by giving away his fortune, with Vonnegut’s sharp observations about class, capitalism, and the nature of sanity.