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U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

  • pt.fwd presents Josh Henderson's "One More Night"
    pt.fwd presents Josh Henderson's "One More Night"
    Tue, Apr 23
    McLean County Museum of History
    Apr 23, 2024, 7:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Apr 23, 2024, 7:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    A tour-de-force evening-length performance piece created by multi-instrumentalist Josh Henderson and inspired by "The Day the Music Died"
  • pt.fwd presents Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble
    pt.fwd presents Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble
    Sat, May 04
    Bombsight Recording
    May 04, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Bombsight Recording, 801 W Chestnut St Ste D, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    May 04, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Bombsight Recording, 801 W Chestnut St Ste D, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Local favorites close out our 2023-2024 season

Past Events

  • pt.fwd presents Claire Rousay, ft. Emily How
    pt.fwd presents Claire Rousay, ft. Emily How
    Thu, Nov 09
    McLean County Museum of History
    Nov 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Nov 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Live performance at the McLean County Museum of History
  • Wine Down Wednesday at Stave Wine Bar, benefitting pt.fwd
    Wine Down Wednesday at Stave Wine Bar, benefitting pt.fwd
    Wed, Oct 25
    Normal
    Oct 25, 2023, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Normal, 111 W North St, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    Oct 25, 2023, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Normal, 111 W North St, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    Our friends at Normal's Stave Wine Bar & Market will be hosting a 'Wine Down Wednesday' event benefiting pt.fwd!
  • pt.fwd presents Dorothy Carlos
    pt.fwd presents Dorothy Carlos
    Fri, Sep 22
    Bombsight Recording
    Sep 22, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Bombsight Recording, 801 W Chestnut St Ste D, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Sep 22, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Bombsight Recording, 801 W Chestnut St Ste D, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Improvised cello and electronics from Chicago
  • pt.fwd fifth anniversary block party!
    pt.fwd fifth anniversary block party!
    Fri, Jul 28
    Normal
    Jul 28, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Normal, 621 S Linden St, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    Jul 28, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Normal, 621 S Linden St, Normal, IL 61761, USA
    On Friday, July 28, 2023 pt.fwd will celebrate our fifth birthday with a block party!
  • pt.fwd fifth birthday silent auction fundraiser
    pt.fwd fifth birthday silent auction fundraiser
    Fri, Jul 28
    Virtual silent auction
    Jul 28, 2023, 12:00 AM CDT – Aug 06, 2023, 11:50 PM CDT
    Virtual silent auction
    Jul 28, 2023, 12:00 AM CDT – Aug 06, 2023, 11:50 PM CDT
    Virtual silent auction
    Online silent auction to raise funding for our upcoming programming
  • pt.fwd presents Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble
    pt.fwd presents Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble
    Sat, Apr 15
    McLean County Museum of History
    Apr 15, 2023, 7:00 PM CDT
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Apr 15, 2023, 7:00 PM CDT
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    We welcome back Bloomington-Normal's most exciting new music group!
  • pt.fwd presents Jeremy Young
    pt.fwd presents Jeremy Young
    Sun, Mar 19
    McLean County Museum of History
    Mar 19, 2023, 4:00 PM CDT
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Mar 19, 2023, 4:00 PM CDT
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Jeremy Young (Montréal, Canada) performs sketches for tape loops, oscillators, and EMF waves.
  • pt.fwd presents John McCowen
    pt.fwd presents John McCowen
    Sun, Oct 30
    The Hangar Art Co.
    Oct 30, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT
    The Hangar Art Co., 105 W Jefferson St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Oct 30, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT
    The Hangar Art Co., 105 W Jefferson St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    John McCowen (Reykjavik, Iceland) is a composer/clarinetist focused on extending the possibilities of the contrabass clarinet and other instruments.
  • pt.fwd presents Daniel Wyche
    pt.fwd presents Daniel Wyche
    Sat, Sep 17
    Bloomington
    Sep 17, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Bloomington, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Sep 17, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Bloomington, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    To kick off pt.fwd's fifth season, we're thrilled to welcome Daniel Wyche to the McLean County Museum of History!
  • NON:op + pt.fwd present "Six Words"
    NON:op + pt.fwd present "Six Words"
    Fri, Jun 24
    McLean County Museum of History
    Jun 24, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Jun 24, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Using archival research, community dialogue, and collaborative music-making, "Six Words" engages directly with Central Illinois residents, non-profits, and youth organizations to reflect on our collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • pt.fwd presents Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble
    pt.fwd presents Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble
    Fri, May 13
    McLean County Museum of History
    May 13, 2022, 7:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    May 13, 2022, 7:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Debut performance by Bloomington-Normal's most exciting new music group! Students will play arrangements of American classics and improvisations with guest artists.
  • NON:op + pt.fwd present "Six Words" Youth Writing Workshop
    NON:op + pt.fwd present "Six Words" Youth Writing Workshop
    Sat, May 07
    McLean County Museum of History
    May 07, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    May 07, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Youth workshop to write brief reflections on the Central Illinois pandemic experience.
  • Jon Mueller
    Jon Mueller
    Thu, Mar 17
    McLean County Museum of History
    Mar 17, 2022, 7:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Mar 17, 2022, 7:00 PM
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Jon Mueller's "Afterlife Cartoons" are solo acoustic percussion performances that use repetitive patterns and subtle shifts in grid-like pulsing to instigate overtones, phasing, and choir-like acoustic phenomena that transform the work from mere drum solo to the sonic illusion of a small orchestra.
  • Lia Kohl & Macie Stewart
    Lia Kohl & Macie Stewart
    Sat, Feb 26
    McLean County Museum of History
    Feb 26, 2022, 7:00 PM CST
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Feb 26, 2022, 7:00 PM CST
    McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
    Lia Kohl and Macie Stewart are a Chicago-based duo creating freely improvised music that explores rich harmonies, timbres, and textures. Starting from the quartet of their two voices, cello, and violin, the duo’s varied sound centers curiosity and an uncanny receptivity to each other.
  • pt.fwd presents The Quarantine Concerts: Friday, Sept 3, 2021
    pt.fwd presents The Quarantine Concerts: Friday, Sept 3, 2021
    Fri, Sep 03
    Facebook Live
    Sep 03, 2021, 7:00 PM CDT
    Facebook Live
    Sep 03, 2021, 7:00 PM CDT
    Facebook Live
    Join us for a streaming concert and artist fundraiser featuring performances by sonic artists, musicians, and composers from Central Illinois and beyond. All donations will go to our performers.

All pt.fwd events are free and open to the public.

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