The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
August 10 - 12, 2019 Bloomington, Indiana
The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival - known as Bloomington Boogies - features acclaimed piano players, dancers, and refreshments. With free and ticketed performances at multiple venues and free educational components, the 2016 festival was voted one of the top 10 festivals in Indiana!
This year we have two free public events on Saturday, Aug. 10, multiple free and ticketed public events on Sunday, Aug. 11, and four concerts in schools followed by free piano workshops for the public on Monday, Aug. 12. See the schedule for details.
Our mission is to present piano players in ticketed and free performances and to present free educational programs, so that young people and young pianists are exposed to world-class artists in Bloomington, Indiana.
Bloomington Boogies has presented the best blues, boogie woogie, and stride pianists in the world, outstanding Zydeco accordionists, Gospel pianists, world-class percussionists, and professional dancers. Artists have included Bob Seeley, Henry Butler, Marcia Ball, Carl Sonny Leyland, C. J. Chenier, Rob Rio, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Judy Carmichael, Daryl Davis, Eden Brent, Bill Sims, Jr., Mark Braun - aka Mr. B, Josh Paxton, Cynthia Girtley, Ricky Nye, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Henri Herbert, Katharina Alber, Cassidy Gephart, David Barry, Mike Lucas, Craig Brenner, Ross Martinie Eiler, and Michelle Brentano. Our rhythm section has included Alfred "Uganda" Roberts/congas, Gordon Bonham/guitar, Joe Donnelly/sax, Ron Kadish/bass, Dan Hosteler/drums, and Lori Brenner/percussion.
Explore our website and click below for photos and videos from past festivals.