MIM. The most extraordinary museum you will ever hear. Watch the video and see why CNN ranked The Musical Instrument Museum as one of five must-see Phoenix attractions.
Don't miss the chance to experience one of the BEST concert venues in Phoenix, Arizona! With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue.
Take a look at the amazing lineup of 2013 concerts coming to Phoenix. The 2013 Concerts are listed below ...
Arizona Opera Up Close Series: Double Entendré
Thursday, April 11 | 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear the two lead couples from both casts of The Marriage of Figaro as they share the spotlight on stage for one night only at the MIM Music Theater. With an impressive collection of debuts and accolades spanning the globe, the quartet will perform from their signature operatic roles and other selections from a variety of genres. Featuring Sari Gruber, Joelle Harvey, Jason Hardy, and Daniel Okulitch with Arizona Opera Head of Music Allen Perriello on piano.
Sunday, April 21 | 7:00 p.m.
The Klezmatics take one of the wildest approaches to klezmer, the traditional dance music of Eastern European Jews. Although their music is heavily influenced by the recordings of Abraham Ellstein and Dave Tarras in the 1940s and 1950s, their lyrics comment on a wide variety of political and social issues and have led the group to be labeled “the planet’s radical Jewish roots band.”
Get the Beat! World Drumming Series: Rhythms of the Middle East
Saturday, April 27 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 per class or $40 for four classes
Join the circle and get the beat! Each month, Frank Thompson, founder of AZ Rhythm Connection, offers a chance to experience community drumming for all levels, from absolute beginners to enthusiastic professionals. Each fun, relaxing, and family-friendly session will highlight a new culture or genre, plus provide plenty of time for making music and jam sessions. Guest artists and MIM curators will stop in to demonstrate or share information about instruments, cultures, or rhythms. Bring your own drum or use one provided. To register, please contact Annabel Rimmer at 480.245.6919 or grouptours@MIM.org.
Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: Free with museum admission unless otherwise noted
Join MIM for this kick-off celebration of Asian American Heritage Month! See music and dance performances by local and international artists, participate in hands-on activities and workshops, listen to exhibit talks and lectures, and enjoy Indian cuisine in the MIM Café. Visit MIM.org for a full schedule of events.
Thursday, May 23 | 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50 - $37.50
Mexican singer-songwriter whose powerful vocals and heart-wrenching lyrics have earned her two Latin Grammy Awards and multiple Grammy nominations. “Call her Mexico’s answer to Adele.” – ABC News
Joy Kills Sorrow
Thursday, May 30 | 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $17.50 - $22.50
Bringing together a national flatpicking guitar champion, a Béla Fleck‒inflected banjoist, a young mandolin dazzler, and a John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner with a haunting voice, Joy Kills Sorrow is a modern American string band with an indie rock sensibility
Wednesday, June 12 | 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $52.50 - $62.50
Internationally recognized as the greatest living Dobro guitar player, Jerry Douglas ranks among the top contemporary artists in American music. He has graced over two thousand recordings by artists ranging from James Taylor to Phish and has won fourteen Grammy Awards
Saturday, June 22 | 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24.50 - $32.50
Canadian-born of Greek parentage, Pavlo Simtikidis (better known simply as Pavlo) incorporates the world’s most exotic instruments into his classic Mediterranean sound. Pavlo’s music integrates the Chinese erhu, the Portuguese guitarra, the Arabic flute, the Indian sitar, and, of course, the Greek bouzouki
John Jorgenson’s Gypsy Jazz Quartet
Sunday, June 23 | 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50 - $37.50
Leader of America’s best gypsy jazz band and MIM artist-in-residence, John Jorgenson plays the MIM Music Theater for an evening of dazzling music in the spirit of Django Reinhardt