The BCT Presents 90th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Bloomingfoods, Bloomington Economy Cleaners, the Indiana Arts Commission, Midwest Color Printing, Nick's English Hut, Oliver Winery and Upland Brewing Company.
BCT presents Crystal Bowersox Sunday, July 28, 8PM $35 VIP Package $20 General Admission
Crystal's emotive folk-rock-country style has been catapulted from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America when she placed second Season 9 of American Idol.
Thursday, August 29, 5:30 PM BCT PresentsThe Mix Off! Bloomington's Ultimate Bartender Showdown $20 General Admission $10 Designated Driver/Under 21
In August of 2013, Bloomington will find out who is the reigning champion among bartenders. From a large group of bartenders from across the Bloomington bar scene a jury will pick 3-5 contestants to participate in a competition in front of a live audience. More Here
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Work closely with national touring groups and local performers in a creative team environment!
Associate Director, full-time - seeking energetic individual able to pursue long term goals while paying attention to detail. Experience and superior skill in a combination of the majority of the following areas required: non-profit management, fund development, marketing, technology and design. - More Here
Box Office Assistant Manager, part-time - Outgoing, customer service-oriented individual able to work in fast paced environment. Experience with point of sale required. - More Here
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by June 17
Announcing Steve Earle
BCT presents Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses) w/ The Mastersons Tuesday, August 6, 8PM $41 Main Floor/Lower Balcony, $35 Upper Balcony
On April 19, 2013 Grammy Award winning recording artist Steve Earle released his 15th album The Low Highway. The 12-track LP, his fourth studio album for New West Records, following his 2011 Grammy Award- nominated I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, has been garnering some of the best reviews of his career. Billed as “Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses),” The Low Highway features Earle’s live band consisting of Chris Masterson & Eleanor Whitmore (of The Mastersons, who will open the show in Bloomington on August 6), Kelley Looney, Will Rigby and Allison Moorer and was co-produced by Earle and Ray Kennedy.
The album was awarded four stars by Mojo and The Guardian, a cover feature by Magnet Magazine and a riveting feature in the Wall Street Journal, which hailed him as “one of the most gifted and consistent singer-songwriters of the generation that followed Bob Dylan.” American Songwriter exclaimed: “If you’re listening to a Steve Earle album, you know you’re going to get the truth. The good news is that this one is so powerful and varied that it will make those hard truths a little easier to bear even after the disc ends.”
Ever the road warriors, Earle and his band will hit the highways and byways of North America to play these new songs influenced by life on the road, amongst heaps of other tunes from his catalog and will make a stop at Bloomington’s historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Tuesday, August 6th.
2012 was a year marked by a major milestone. The Buskirk-Chumley Theater building, originally known as the Indiana Theatre, celebrated its 90th anniversary. We would like to thank all of our patrons, donors, sponsors and community partners for reaching this milestone as a community.
Last year was also one of renewed success for the Theater. We would like to invite you to explore our results by reading our annual report, available online now.
We hope to see you soon at Bloomington's Community Theater
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is owned by the City of Bloomington and operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible community resource and performance venue, operated in a fiscally responsible manner. Support from the City of Bloomington, Indiana University, the Indiana Arts Commission, our many corporate sponsors and community donors helps maintain this historic community resource and bring a wide diversity of programming to the stage each year.