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September 23, 2013 / ivytechartspartner

Artist of the Week – Lotus Festival — 20 Years of Lotus

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Lotus Festival  this year takes place September 25-29 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Bloomington, Indiana (est. 1994). Its 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 special programming and events with community partners. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Each year, the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation puts together an amazing array of art and artists from around the world, allowing visitors and residents alike to experience world music and culture, right here in downtown Bloomington. This year’s performers include acts from Ireland, Columbia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Finland, Canada, Tunisia, Poland and more!

Schedule of events: 
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Power of Pattern Backdrop Reception – 4:30-6 pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Festival Kickoff – African Showcase – 7 pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Thursday, Sept. 26
Lotus Thursday with the Monkey Puzzle Reunion & Frigg – 7 pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theater
IU+Lotus Campus Kick-Off- Alumni Hall, Indiana University. FREE Admission.
Friday, Sept. 27
Lotus Campus Kickoff – 8 pm, Alumni Hall, Indiana University
Arts Village – 6-10:30 pm, 4th Street between Washington & Lincoln
Evening Showcases – 6:30 pm to Midnight, Multiple Venues
Saturday, Sept. 28
Arts Village – 6-10:30 pm, 4th Street between Washington & Lincoln
Lotus in the Park – 12-5 pm, Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park
Evening Showcases – 6:30 pm to Midnight, Multiple Venues
Lotus Parade – 8:15 – 8:45 pm, Downtown Festival Area
Sunday, Sept. 29
World Spirit Concert – 3-5 pm, Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Check out the complete Festival Artist Roster for more information on this year’s musical performers. Reserve your tickets now and check our special offers page for discounted deals on lodging!

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