Craig returns to the site of his most recent recording, "Live At The Old Mint," for this solo performance during the concluding weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, in a concert presented by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. http://www.nps.gov/jazz/index.htm
Craig & The Crawdads will perform on the Courthouse stage in downtown Bloomington! Bring your friends, family, and co-workers to the festival, brought to Bloomington each year by the Boys & Girls Club Ladies Auxiliary. This fundraiser benefits the Club and is an annual town favorite! The festival itself runs from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Craig & The Crawdads play from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost is $5 per serving and includes shortcake, ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream!
Craig plays barrelhouse piano at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, 401 N. Morton St., next to City Hall. Locally grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available. Purchase food directly from farmers. Tantalizing scents and the inviting atmosphere may cause you to make the Market a weekend tradition.
Craig explores the jazzy side of blues and boogie woogie piano at the Tuesday Market at the corner of N. Madison and W. Sixth Street, next to Bloomingfoods Near West Side. Purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers directly from growers. Enjoy outdoor dining at this relaxing evening occasion to shop and mingle. Easy parking makes the Tuesday Market a convenient stop on your way home from work.
It's only $5/day for a carload to enter McCormick's Creek State Park, where every year in June your entire family can enjoy the annual Arts in the Park Festival!
Once inside the park, follow signs to the Nature Center. You'll see a group of white tents with artists celebrating a wide variety of local arts underneath the high canopy of our native tulip, oak, and beech trees, while musicians perform all day on stage.
Jeffersonville's annual state BBQ competition, at the corner of Spring Street and Riverside Drive. Professional BBQ teams vie for the championship trophy and share in a purse of over $8,500.00.
Amateurs compete in the Backyard division to see who reigns supreme.
Listen to music on two stages as you stroll down the river smelling the smoke of the BBQ. Beer Garden open during the event for those 21 and over.
Located on the courthouse square in Bloomington, IN, the wine bar features wine flights, wine cocktails, small plates and desserts. Enjoy locally grown and bottled wines from Creekbend Vineyard, plus well-known favorites including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Moscato, with music the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Craig explores the jazzy side of blues and boogie boogie piano on June 18.
The Ragin' Texans headline this Friday night concert at the Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park (formerly Third Street Park), part of Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Performing Arts Series. An opening band will begin the concert at 6:30 p.m. More information at http://bloomington.in.gov/concerts
The Ragin' Texans play roots rock and blues on one of three stages. The band includes Jim Bracken and Gordon Bonham on guitars, Craig on keys, Brian Lappin on electric bass and Tim Brookshire on drums. Over 50 of Bloomington's most unique restaurants come together for a day of fun, food and live music. A portion of net proceeds benefits the Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association, Downtown Bloomington, Inc., the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and Monroe County Community Kitchen. - See more at: http://www.visitbloomington.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&menuID=129&eventid=23690#sthash.EP7TBGQy.dpuf
The annual Fountain Square Art Festival is the largest and oldest fine arts fair on Chicago's majestic North Shore. Featuring eclectic works by more than 225 juried artists, this sprawling art showcase epitomizes words like "cosmopolitan" and "sophistication." The festival takes place in downtown Evanston, steps from the eponymous Fountain Square, and features a popular children's art tent with fun activities overseen by the acclaimed Evanston Art Center, food, and a soothing jazz-centric music lineup featuring Craig & Lori at 6 p.m. http://www.craigbrenner.com/calendar
Craig & Lori return to the People's Park Tuesday Lunch Concert series, which runs May through August. Bring your lunch and enjoy original blues, jazz and boogie woogie, and tunes we love to play by others!
Craig on the Steinway grand piano & Lori on various percussion instruments and vocal will play Craig's original jazz, blues and boogie woogie tunes, along with favorites by Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Memphis Slim, and others.
Mallow Run Winery was selected 2008 Indiana Winery of the Year! The tasting room is located in the hayloft of a 19th Century timber-frame barn built circa 1870 by George Mallow. It is believed that much of the current barn may date back to an earlier barn, perhaps built in the 1830's. Craig & The Crawdads will make this day a memorable one! http://mallowrun.com/