About Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival is an annual festival featuring acclaimed piano players, dancers, food and beverages. 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! Our mission is to present acclaimed 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.Artists to perform in the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium ticketed concerts include Bob Seeley, C. J. Chenier, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Rob Rio, Mitch Woods, Bill Sims, Jr., Josh Paxton, and Craig Brenner, with rhythm section of Gordon Bonham/guitar, Joe Donnelly/sax, Ron Kadish/bass, and Dan Hostetler/drums; professional swing dancers. Additional artists will perform free on the Arts Plaza adjacent to the Ivy Tech Waldron, and at "Bloomington Boogies After Hours" at Malibu Grill on the Square, hosted by Austrian pianist Katharina Alber.