Bloomington offers a wide spectrum of live music for enthusiasts of all genres. With IU’s famed Jacob’s School of Music at our doorstep, you can experience more than 1,100 performances a year, including up to seven fully staged operas. Venues such as The Bluebird, Buskirk Chumley Theater, IU Auditorium and The Bishop play host to entertainers from local rockabilly to Broadway to alternative and jazz. Climb to new heights of laughter at The Comedy Attic, downtown Bloomington’s only full time comedy club. The music scene climaxes each September as downtown Bloomington is transformed into a Global stage for the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, featuring over 30 premier artists from all corners of the globe. Live music not your thing? Kayaking, hiking, biking and Big Ten sports are just a few alternatives; all within simple reach.