Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

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September 22, 2011 - 5:00am - September 25, 2011 - 5:00am

Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
18th annual • September 22-25, 2011 • Bloomington, Indiana

The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.

The Festival is proudly based in downtown Bloomington and named in part for Indiana musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989).

A wristband is your passport to multiple performances each showcase night, at multiple venues. Stages range from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater to standing-room-only street tents, to churches where traditional music shines.

Design your own Lotus experience: Fit every performance into your schedule, dashing from venue to venue, or savor just a few. Keep your options open for the unusual and the unexpected.

Lotus offers both ticketed showcases and free events for all ages. Saturday’s Lotus in the Park is packed with live performances, hands-on art projects, and interactive workshops with Festival artists.

2011 Lotus Artists:

Abigail Washburn
Australia's Strange Fruit
Bernard Woma
Bomba Estéreo
Brock McGuire Band
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Creole Choir of Cuba
Eilen Jewell
Joaquin Diaz
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole
Lotus Dickey Song Workshop
Luisa Maita
Masters of Mali: Sidi Touré Trio
Mavis Staples
Mike + Ruthy
Orchid Ensemble
Quebe Sisters Band
Staff Benda Bilili
Tareq Rantisi, Ali Amr, & Srinivas Krishnan
Te Vaka

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