What is Granfalloon?

Presented by the IU Arts and Humanities Council and inspired by legendary Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Granfalloon brings together musicians, artists, thinkers, and good people from all walks of life for a celebration of art, ideas, and community.

The festival kicks off the Bloomington summer arts season and highlights the creative spirit of our region by tapping into the enduring ethos of Vonnegut’s life and work: promoting civic engagement, encouraging independent thought, and championing art and creativity as essential to the spiritual life of individuals and the health of our democracy.

Granfalloon is presented concurrently and in partnership with the Indiana University Writers’ Conference and the Bloomington Handmade MarketFestival events take place in venues all around Bloomington and encompass a wide range of creative forms including live music concerts, literary readings, art exhibits, film screenings, theatrical performances, panel discussions, craft workshops, interactive demos,and more! 

We had a blast at Granfalloon 2023! Stay turned for information about Granfalloon 2024!

Granfalloon 2023 Musical Acts

The Flaming Lips

June 10 @ Kirkwood Ave.

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Arrested Development

June 10 @ Kirkwood Ave 

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Son Lux

June 9 @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater 

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Langhorne Slim

June 9 @ The Bluebird Nightclub 

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June 10 @ Kirkwood Ave 

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June 9 @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater 

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Mark Bingham

June 6-8 @ Multiple Locations 

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Salo Pallini

June 8 @ The Bishop Bar 

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Daniel Villarreal

June 9 @ The Orbit Room 

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Girls Rock Bloomington

June 10 @ Kirkwood Ave 

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Billy Pilgrim and the Earthlings

June 8 @ The Bishop Bar

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Pat Kearns Duo

June 9 @ The Bluebird Nightclub

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David T. James

June 8 @ Blockhouse Bar

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DJ Angst

June 6 @ The Back Door, June 10 @ Main Stage

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Jordan Munson

June 8 @ Bishop Bar

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Bloomington Handmade Market

June 10 @ Kirkwood Ave

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. receives an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana University, 1973.