March Meltdown was at the Coliseum, so the BCPA is still looking for their first show this year to make money. The Performance Fee below is from a show called the Adventures of the Tortoise and the Hare. I still don’t have that report.
I was missing one report from the BCPA – March Meltdown. The report claims a profit of $9,202.00
The FIRST show to have a profit in 2022: $1,702.00
The Illinois Symphony rents the BCPA, still waiting to find out how much they pay. So far this year they have rented it twice.
By: Diane Benjamin
None of the reports below have been posted to the City website as of 9:00 am today.
Why would the City of Bloomington not post good reports from events at the Coliseum? I had to FOIA reports for all events held so far in 2022 at both the Coliseum and the BCPA. All Coliseum events were rentals which means the City wasn’t risking money. Total estimated net revenue from 5 events:
Tim Gleason want to hire someone to book events at both.
IHSA Dance: $44,624.79 (Rental)
ISU Hockey: $2,774.00 (Rental)
IHSA Wrestling: $28,375.12 (Rental)
IHSA Cheerleading: $70,391.59 (Rental)
March Meltdown: $9202.00 (Rental)
1/14/2022 Neverly Brothers Profit: $2,458.02 before artist fee of $7,000.00 = <$4,541.98>
1/29/2022 Daily Show Writers Comedy Profit: $4,761.43 before artist fee of $10,950.00 = <$6,188.57>
2/4/2022 The Drifters Profit: $11,151.73 before artist fee of $11,500.00 = <$348.27>
2/8/2022 That Golden Girls Show Profit: $3,126.01 before artist fee of $12,800.00 = <$9,673.99>
2/23/2022 Bessie Billie Nina Pioneering Women in Jazz Profit: $382.00 before artist fee of $15,500.00 = <$15,118.00>
I am missing one event report from 2/10. I will add it to the list when it is received.
Total BCPA losses so far in 2022:
The BCPA has yet to show a profit on any event since reopening. Are we supposed to celebrate the Coliseum profits covered the BCPA losses? If that was the case I wouldn’t have to FOIA event reports for both to find out.
The BCPA staff isn’t fooling anybody by not putting the artist fee on the reports.
BCPA Source Documents, listed here to make reading easier:
Performance Fee for missing event report: