Concerts are a classic summer event, and even during a time of social distancing the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts help audiences enjoy local music from a variety of genres.
The Summer Virtual Concert Series will last seven weeks to showcase central Illinois musicians. The recorded sessions will stream at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday on the BCPA social media platforms, which can be found on their website. All performances are free to watch.
The series will kick off 7:30 p.m. July 2 with the upbeat country band Brushville. On July 9, the rock and R&B group Last Call Band will take the virtual stage. July 16 the Sarah Quah Band will bring a blend of rock, country and rhythm and blues. July 23Soft Spoken will perform multiple music styles, including funk, traditional jazz, R&B, contemporary jazz and neo soul.
On July 30 the blues, R&B and rock group 3rd Street Down will perform, and on Aug. 6 the jazz group Disorganizer will perform. To wrap up the concert series, the Heartland Jazz Orchestra will perform on Aug. 13.