Festival Events

There are two stages with events throughout both days. 

like a music festival within an art festival like a poetry festival within an art festival


2017 Music Stage

Starting Sat. Sept. 2 at 10:00 AM & ending at 6:00 Pm

Saturday Sept. 2

Bloomington Community Band
Counter Point
Bloomington Peace Choir
Helber Sisters
Dave Sharp & Dan Lodge Regal
Bloomington Pipers Society
Curtis Cantwell Jackson'
All About Belly Dance

Sunday Sept. 3

Bloomington Swing Band
Bloomington Youth Philharmonic
Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble
O2R Blues Band
Misty Stevens & Mark


2017 Spoken Word Stage

Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington and supported in part by the Bloomington Arts Commission and the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

(Incomplete list)
Tony Brewer (poetry)
Shakespeare’s Monkey (poetry band from Evansville)
Shayne Laughter (fiction)
Adam Henze (poetry)
James Dorr (horror fiction)
Joan Hawkins (fiction/creative nonfiction)
New Leaf New Life volunteers (poetry and fiction by Monroe Co. jail inmates)
5 Women Poets (poetry)
Matt Hart (poet from Cincinnati)
Bloomington Storytellers Guild (storytelling)
Arbutus Cunningham (storytelling)
Shana Ritter (poetry)
Jack Ramey (poetry)
Bloomington High School South (poetry)
Fig Tree Fellowship Radio Players (FRANKENSTEIN radio play)
Butch D’Ambrisio (sonnets from NYC)
Lisa Kwong (poetry/personal essay)
Abegunde (poetry)
Merry MAC Players (children’s theatre)
Alex Hollett (poetry)
PrideSlam Showcase (poetry)
Steve Henn (poetry)
Cricket’s Bone Caravan (live audio theatre)
Jasper Wirtshafter (poetry)