Lee Williams has been booking musicians for Lotus since the very beginning, but his history as a music programmer in Bloomington goes back to the early 1980s.
Like its namesake, the song "Sophia" blends an international pedigree with homegrown craft.
This year’s Lotus World Music & Arts Festival features three acts with local roots, one of which won’t actually be making any music -- The Hudsucker Posse.
The Lotus Festival of World Music draws more people to Bloomington, Indiana than practically any other event. For over a decade, it has become a Mecca for world music fans, and this year promises live up to that standard with artists from Scotland to Nigeria. The producers of Artworks found out more with Executive Director Lee Williams.
It's fall again, and for many residents of Bloomington, Indiana that can mean only one thing. The Lotus Festival of World Music will be taking over much of the downtown with the sights and sounds of one of the area's most anticipated events. The line-up this year includes musicians from Africa to the northern shores of Scotland. And, as executive director Lee Williams says, a couple of themes have emerged .
The Lotus Festival of World Music has been bringing artists from the around the world to Bloomington, Indiana since 1994. The festival, held in late September or early October, has continued to expand its focus. A few years ago, a festival preview in mid-summer was added to the docket, “Summer Night of Lotus.” Executive Director […]