Past Shows
We've performed in a variety of venues and are always happy to consider more! Please contact us if you would like to book us for a show. We're located in Bloomington, Indiana.

Friday, Mar 31
Volunteers in Medicine 10th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, Mar 2
Indiana University First Thursday Party
IU Auditorium Plaza

Saturday, Feb 11
Saturday's Child radio show, WFHB
Monroe County History Center

Sunday, Dec 18
Interfaith Vigil to Remember Sandy Hook Victims
Trinity Episcopal Church

Saturday, Oct 29
The Dragonfly Gallery
Spencer, IN

Sunday, 22 May
Meadowwood Retirement Community

Wednesday, 04 November 2015
Player's Pub

Saturday, 12 September 2015
Pop-up concert!

Behind the Law school by Sample Gates

Saturday, 11 April 2015
Tenth anniversary concert party!

UU church
Thank you to everybody who came out to celebrate our milestone concert—it was a fantastic love fest! Many thanks to our media sponsor, Bloom, and to our ticket sponsor, Relish! Please support these local treasures!

Saturday, 8 November 2015
Private party

18-21 September 2015
21st Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
We are performing two mainstage sets and leading a community sing at the second-largest world music festival in the United States!

19 September 2015
WFHB live show

wfhb.org

Sunday, 17 August 2015
Bryan Park Concert Series

Presented by Bloomington Parks and Rec and sponsored by Relish.

Saturday, 24 May 2015
Krista Detor's "Time Travels: Following the Footsteps"
Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium

With Arbutus Cunningham, Janiece Jaffe, Amanda Biggs, wizard of juggling Steven Ragatz, the accordion duo of Lenny & Lou, Windfall Dancers Youth Ensemble, and more.

Saturday, 19 April 2014
Blue Room Concert Series

Sunday, 19 January 2014
The Project School
MLK Day Celebration

Sunday, 08 December 2013
An Evening of Story and Song with Arbutus Cunningham and Kaia

Monroe County History Center Auditorium
All proceeds to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Monday, 11 November 2013
Monroe County Public Library—Ellettsville Branch

Saturday, 2 November 2013
Monroe County Public Library

A family-friendly set with special fun for kids!

Saturday, 12 October 2013
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

8th & Morton

Saturday, 12 October 2013
Ethnic Expo

1st Street Stage
Columbus IN

Sunday, 9 June 2013
GRATITUDE! A Sound Celebration with Janiece Jaffe and Friends

Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Other performers include Malcolm Dalglish, Nell Weatherwax, Curtis Cantwell Jackson, Michael Beck, and more!

Friday, 19 January 2013
Congregation Beth Shalom/Bloomington

Private function installing the new rabbi

Friday, 16 November 2012
Private party

One lucky person won an evening with Kaia and catering as part of a benefit for The Project School. If you would like us to perform at your next house party, please contact us!

Sunday, 11 November 2012
Unlikely Bedfellows: Sophia Travis' Art of Life

Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Please join us as we come together with people from all walks of life to celebrate the unique, late Sophia Travis.

Saturday, 03 November 2012
Congregation Beth Shalom/Bloomington

3750 East 3rd Street (Third & Smith Road)

Saturday, 15 September 2012
Farmers Market

8th and Morton

Thursday, 19 July 2012
Third Street Park

3rd and Washington/Lincoln

Friday, 11 May 2012
Edible Lotus

Deer Park Manor

Saturday, 21 April 2012
Blue Room House Concert Series

732 Whitethorn Place
Great music and desserts to die for.

Thursday, 19 April 2012
Afternoon Mix

WFHB
91.3/98.1 or listen online

Saturday, 11 February 2012
CD Release Party

Unitarian Universalist Church
An exhilarating evening of new songs and old favorites as we celebrate the release of our new CD, Freedom Land!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Artworks radio broadcast

WFIU
Listen to this archived interview with Amy and Cairril as they discuss authenticity, mashups, and the relevance of current events to Kaia's work.

Thursday, 2 February 2012
Womenspace radio broadcast

WFHB
Amy and Cairril as guests on Carolyn VandeWiele's program Womenspace.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
IU Retired Faculty Association Annual Holiday Luncheon

Private event

Saturday, 15 October 2011
Voices Against Violence

Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Curtis Cantwell Jackson, the Quarryland Men's Chorus, Gladys DeVane, Arbutus Cunningham, Janiece Jaffe, Diane Kondrat, and "Roadkill": Sylvia McNair, Mary Ann Hart, and Marietta Simpson.

Friday, 30 September 2011
BPP AwareFest
Bloomington Playwrights Project

We will be presenting a special set of music to kick off the BPP's Themester show Bomb|Shell, a collection of 8 plays on the theme "Making War, Making Peace."

Thursday, 18 August 2011
The Weekly Special
WTIU

With Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, Davy Jay Sparrow, Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, and more, in an episode entitled "Best of Musical Guests VI."

Saturday, 11 June 2011
Luna Festival
Fountain Square Mall

Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Singing History Through Spirituals
With the Templeton 3rd & 4th Grade Choir

Guest artists along with Kid Kazooey

Friday, 25 March 2011
UU Coffeehouse
Unitarian Universalist Church

With trombone quartet The Hornbones, and poets Deborah Hutchinson, Patricia Coleman, and Julia Dadds.

Saturday, 09 October 2010
Farmers Market

Sunday, 10 October 2010
Out of the Darkness
North side of IU Football Stadium

Sunday, 17 October 2010
Birthday celebration for Audrey Heller

Private event

Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Lunch in the Park
People's Park

Saturday, 11 September 2010
Krista Detor CD Release Concert
Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

We'll be joining Dena Al-Saffar, Keith Skooglund, Jaime Reed, Steve Mascari, Janiece Jaffe, and a variety of other artists to help celebrate the release of Krista's latest outstanding album, Chocolate Paper Suites. Also enjoy Cirque Juggler Steve Ragatz!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Middle Way House
New Wings Dedication
318 & 338 S Washington

Friday, 25 June 2010
Parks & Rec Show
Third Street Park

Sunday, 18 April 2010
Homeward Bound

Third Street Park

Thursday, 25 March 2010
Indiana University
Collins Living-Learning Center

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Community Celebration
18 January 2010
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Special guest speaker: Rev Jesse Jackson

Other performers included the African-American Choral Ensemble and Margaret Chun.

Sunday, October 18 2009
VOCO
UU Church

Opened for Moira Smiley's wonderful ensemble VOCO

Friday-Saturday, September 25-26 2009
LOTUS WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Two sets and a workshop at one of the nation's premiere world music festivals: Lotus!

Tuesday, September 29 2009
Parks & Rec Lunchtime in the Park

People's Park

Friday, September 4 2009
Indiana University Emeriti House

Private event


Friday, June 26 2009
Rock the Shops!
Wandering Turtle Art Gallery

Saturday, March 28 2009
Democratic Womens Caucus

Madeline M. Kunin Dinner
IMU Tudor Room

Kaia is the featured entertainment at this annual DWC event.

Saturday, April 4 2009
Farmers Market

Showers Common

CD RELEASE/RENT PARTY
Saturday, February 28
2009
Waldron Auditorium

Join Kaia for a CD release party unlike any you've experienced before! Portions of the proceeds will benefit Rhino's, our landlords. Celebrate the release of Kaia's best CD to-date, Get Down, Rise Up!

Monday, January 19, 2009
Dr Rev Martin Luther King, Jr Day Community Celebration

Other performers include the IU African-American Choral Ensemble Hip Hop ConnXion- Indiana.

Saturday, December 20 2008
Holiday Hoopla benefit for Girls Inc.

Fountain Square Mall

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Monday, November 17 2008
Indiana Legends: George Taliaferro

Special recording
(private session)
A video of our performance will be featured on the documentary website and our recording will accompany the end credits, scheduled to debut on WTIU, Channel 30, on 01 December.

Monday, November 3 2008
Lift Your Voice & Vote!

Circle Sing with Janiece Jaffe
City Hall atrium, Bloomington

Kaia joins Janiece Jaffe in a community circle sing to encourage people to vote and send out positive vibes on Election Eve.

Saturday, November 1 2008
Share the Harvest Gala & Auction

Benefit for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
tutto bène café and wine bar

Kaia and the Indiana Preserve Jazz Quartet

Friday, October 6 2008
Participatory Design Conference

Hosted by the Indiana University School of Informatics

Private event

Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 2008
Get Down, Rise Up!

John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

2007-2008 BAAC Performance Series
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS — DEATH-DEFYING MUSIC
Special thanks to Kingsnake Sound, the fabulous folks at the BAAC, and our tremendous volunteers!

Saturday, March 29 2008
Luna Festival Women's Craft Fair

Showers Building
Monika Herzig, Hip Hop ConnXion, Mark Stonecipher, Baila!Baila! Flamenco, and Dark Side Tribal.

Sunday, February 17 2008
Soup Bowl Benefit for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank
Bloomington Convention Center
Sheasby Matiure and The Mutinhimira Marimba Ensemble of Indiana University and Steve Sobiech.

Friday, February 15 2008
Academic Leadership Program
Indiana University
Evening

A private show for future leaders from Big 10 universities.

Monday, January 21 2008
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Day Community Celebration
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

African American Choral Ensemble, the IU Childrens Choir, jazz genius David Baker.

Saturday, December 8 2007
Holiday Hoopla benefit for Girls Inc.

Fountain Square Mall

Kaia, Ladies First, Sophia Travis, Sarah's Swing Set, Beth Garfinkel.

Saturday, November 17 2007
Interfaith Community Mixer/Habitat Build Coffeehouse

Baha'i Center

The new Kaia is delighted to debut with Barb Qualls; Beth & Dan Lodge-Rigal; Jerry Farnsworth; Kevin & Gloria Bruner; and Sharon, Philip, & Patrick Wailes.

Saturday, May 12, 2007
Kaia presents: Roots & Sass
Concert & CD Release Party!
John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

2006-2007 BAAC Performance Series
Special thanks to Mark Armitage and Chris Ramsey of Kingsnake Sound, Mike Price and all the fabulous folks at the BAAC, Sweet Annie's Catering, Walnut Grove Spring Water, and our tremendous volunteers!

Sunday, April 29 2007
Unity of Bloomington

Friday, April 27 2007
Edible Lotus: A Feast from the Four Corners of the World
College & 3rd St, Bloomington

Fantastic food, liberating libations, arresting artistry, and delicious company. Kaia, Svetla Vladeva, and the inimitable DJ Oop!

Thursday, April 26 2007
Professional and Business Women's Luncheon
First United Methodist Church Great Hall

Members of Kaia will perform Lara’s arrangement of Arise!, a stirring anti-war proclamation.

Saturday, April 14 2007
Step It Up: Reverse Global Warming
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

Other featured musicians and speakers include Mayor Mark Kruzan, Congressman Baron Hill, singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer, author Scott Russell Sanders, Buff Brown, pianist Julian Bransby and Para Luxe.

Tuesday, March 20 2007
Middle Way House Annual Meeting
First Christian Church, Great Room

Kicked off the annual meeting with inspirational and tear-down sound.

Wednesday, February 21 2007
Arts Leadership Awards
Bloomington Convention Center

Kaia and Monika Herzig

Friday, February 9 2007
Diversity in Music
Unitarian Universalist Church

Kaia, the Moroccan Andalusian Classical Orchestra of Bloomington, Daniel Reed and friends, and pianist Sally Todd.

Saturday, December 9, 2006
Girls, Inc “Holiday Hoopla” Benefit
Fountain Square Mall

Kaia, Sophia Travis, Jack Carpenter, Beth Garfinkle, Jenn Cristy, The Heptet, and Sarah's Swing Set to benefit Girls, Incorporated of Monroe County.

November 10 2006
Healing Sounds Concert
Wellness Expo 2006: Creating Healthy Sustainable Communities
University Plaza Hotel
Kaia, Janiece Jaffe & Dave Brueker, and the African-American Choral Ensemble.

August 12 2006
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 24 2006
Tango & Beyond

The Lodge
A benefit for Project Safe Place

June 3 2006
Bryan Park

Women Making Music Performance Series

March 25 2006
John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

2005-2006 BAAC Performance Series
Special thanks to Chris Ramsey of Kingsnake Sound, Mike Price, the BAAC, Middleway Food Works, and all our fabulous volunteers!

March 23 2006
Womenspace

WFHB 98.1 or 91.3 FM or listen online

March 4 2006
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Third Annual Middle Way House Women's History Month Art Fair Benefit
Showers Atrium, Showers Plaza

February 19 2006
Soup Bowl Benefit
Bloomington Convention Center

January 12 & 13 2006
New Frontiers/Contemporary Traditions
Indiana University Ruth N. Halls Theatre

The Department of Kinesiology with the Department of Theatre and Drama present New Frontiers /Contemporary Traditions, an evening of innovative, cutting-edge modern dance.

December 2 2005
U-Club Grand Opening

7th & Walnut

December 3 2005
Bloomington Playwright's Project Grand Opening Extravaganza!
6:00 pm
Bloomington Playwright's Project

107 W 9th
Kaia joins Craig Brenner, Jeff Isaac, Krista Detor, the Postmodern Jazz Quartet and the Afro-Hoosiers to celebrate the grand opening of the Bloomington Playwright's Project in its new home on 9th Street.

November 26 2005
1:30-3:00 pm
Holiday Market

Showers Common

November 17 2005
7:30 pm
A Celebration of Women's Voices
Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

114 East Kirkwood
Kaia will be performing with Carrie Newcomer, Sophia Travis, Krista Detor, Janas Hoyt, Arbutus Cunningham, and more of Bloomington's best-loved singer-songwriters and poets in a benefit for the Bloomington Women's Writing Center.

October 15 2005
10:00-11:30 am
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

October 16 2005
9:00 and 11:15 am
Unitarian Universalist Church
We'll be singing at two UU services with the themes of Green Sanctuary and Eco-Justice.

Sunday, April 24 2005
Spring Concert

Unitarian Universalist Church
Special thanks to Steve V. Johnson of The Culchies for being a great sound man!

Thursday, April 14 2005
WFHB Womenspace radio show

Saturday, April 9 2005
Second Story nightclub

Saturday, April 9 2005
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

Sunday, March 27 2005
Soma Coffeehouse

Saturday, March 26 2005
Blooming Lotus yoga studio

Monday, February 21 2005
Soma Coffeehouse