Venues for 2019 Public Performances
Monroe County History Center - Saturday, August 10, 2019
The Monroe County History Center, 202 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47408, is the venue for two events:
- "Saturday's Child" on Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. "Saturday's Child" is WFHB's free monthly live music showcase. The Aug. 10 program offers a free preview of the fifth Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival, featuring guest artists Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, and Scott Patterson. Listen live on WFHB or join us at the Monroe County History Center.
Master Class on Stride Piano. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Judy Carmichael, one of the foremost interpreters of stride and swing piano, will present a free Master Class, co-sponsored by the Monroe County History Center and with support from the Bloomington Arts Commission, for up to 20 intermediate and advanced pianists—and up to 60 observers interested in the history of jazz piano--on America’s first popular music, ragtime, and discuss how ragtime evolved into the early jazz piano style known as “stride” and how both influenced the jazz that followed. You must register to be a participant in the Master Class. Observers are welcome to attend.
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center - Sunday, August 11, 2019
The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404, is the daytime venue Sunday, Aug. 11. Street parking is free on Sundays in Bloomington. There are several events at the Ivy Tech Waldron:
- Free music outside on the Arts Plaza beginning at 1 p.m. and throughout the afternoon, featuring Josh Christina, Michael Drexler, Anju Marie Chandy, Kid Kazooey, and Noah Selo
- Refreshments available on the Arts Plaza beginning at 1 p.m. and throughout the day, including 812 Barbecue, Cardinal Spirits, and Upland Brewing Co.
- Ticketed concerts in the Whikehart Auditorium beginning at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 2 p.m. concert includes Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi Duo, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Dr. Keith McCutchen, Henri Herbert, Craig Brenner, and Rhythm Section of Alfred "Uganda" Roberts/congas, Gordon Bonham/guitar, Joe Donnelly/sax, Ron Kadish/bass, Dan Hostetler/drums, & Lori Brenner/percussion. The 5:30 p.m. concert includes Bob Seeley, Judy Carmichael, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Scott Patterson, Ben Toury and a Grand Finale, with the rhythm section of Alfred "Uganda" Roberts/congas, Gordon Bonham/guitar, Joe Donnelly/sax, Ron Kadish/bass, Dan Hostetler/drums, & Lori Brenner/percussion.
Bloomington Boogies After Hours at Malibu Grill - Sunday, August 11, 2019
Malibu Grill on the Square, 106 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404, is the venue for free evening performances. The public is welcome to meet and mingle with festival artists. Bloomington Boogies After Hours at Malibu Grill will be hosted by Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, and features informal free performances by festival artists, beginning at 8 p.m.
Venues for School Performances - for Students, Faculty, Staff, School Administration and Invited Guests
Fairview Elementary - Monday, August 12, 2019
Fairview Elementary, 500 W. 7th St., is the location of one school concert and a free boogie woogie and blues piano workshop after school on Aug. 12. Registration is required to participate in the workshop. An Artful Learning School, staff, students, and families take collective responsibility for providing a respectful, rigorous and engaging learning environment where the artistic process, inquiry and collaboration promote life-long learning and high levels of achievement for all students. Bloomington Boogies is excited to partner with Fairview!
Templeton Elementary School - Monday, August 12, 2019
Templeton Elementary School, 1400 S. Brenda Ave., is the location of one school concert and a free boogie woogie and blues piano workshop on Aug. 12. Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Part of the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC), Templeton serves students ages 3-13 (preschool-grade 6) in brain-compatible, multi-age, looping and single grade classrooms that focus on meeting the needs of all children. Templeton is committed to the development of inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and globally minded learners. Templeton's motto, created by a student, is "Templeton Elementary… a place where children and adults want to be!" Bloomington Boogies is excited to partner with Templeton!
View photos and videos from school concerts.
Tri-North Middle School - Monday, August 12, 2019
Tri-North Middle School, 1000 W. 15th St., is the location of two school concerts and a free piano workshop on improvisation on Monday, Aug. 12. Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Tri-North Middle School provides a learning environment where all students master the fundamental knowledge and skills of their classrooms’ challenging curricula, are evaluated using a variety of assessment tools, and are continuously supported to ensure success academically and as part of our community. Bloomington Boogies welcomes Tri-North as an educational partner!
Venues for Free Piano Workshops - Monday, August 12, 2019
This year we are offering three free piano workshops for pianists of all abilities. Fairview Elementary, Templeton Elementary, and Tri-North Middle School will all have workshops after school on Monday, Aug. 12.
We began presenting piano workshops in 2016. In 2017 we presented workshops at Fairview Elementary and Templeton Elementary, and in 2018 we expanded to three schools - Fairview, Templeton, and Tri-North Middle School.
In 2016, artist and blues educator Ricky Nye presented the workshop following a concert at Templeton. A piano and music theory instructor for 35 years, Ricky has taught blues and boogie woogie piano at the Augusta Heritage Foundation "Blues & Swing Week" at Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV. Ricky encouraged students to make videos of his presentation so they could continue working on his examples.
In 2017, Bill Sims, Jr. presented a workshop at Fairview Elementary, and Josh Paxton presented at Templeton Elementary. Bill Sims, Jr., vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and internationally respected master of the blues, is the subject of a PBS documentary, An American Love Story. A member of the Heritage Blues Orchestra, Mr. Sims lives in New York City, where he mentors a new generation of blues and roots musicians. Josh Paxton resides in New Orleans. He attended the University of Miami and Bowling Green University, studied under Ellis Marsalis at the University of New Orleans, and earned a master's in Jazz Piano. Josh focuses on the New Orleans Rhythm and Blues piano style.
Click here for more information or to sign up for one of the free piano workshops.