The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts presents the Summer Virtual Concert Series, streaming for free at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday from July 6 - August 13.

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.

ANDREA RICKER is Features Editor The Vidette. She can be contacted at Follower her on Twitter at @ricker_andrea    

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