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MIMFEST 2015: Outdoor Music Festival in Phoenix

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) presents MIMFest 2015, a weekend-long celebration of music from around the world. Extraordinary local, national, and international musical acts will perform on three stages, offering guests a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

MIMFest 2015 is inspired by MIM’s commitment to celebrating musical traditions of the world. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Arizona desert, the two-day festival showcases more than 20 musical and performance acts as well as 12 food trucks serving global fare, Four Peaks beers, and local wines. It will be a weekend of incomparable entertainment, culture, and cuisine!

MIMFEST 2015 Video: Sue Stops by MIMFest

Watch our Editor get the inside scoop on MIMFest 2015!

MIMFEST 2015 Headliners

This year’s headliners include Ozomatli, a Los Angeles–based group performing Latin/funk/hip-hop and everything in between, on Saturday and renowned songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird on Sunday. Other highlights include a performance by Paraguay’s inspiring Recycled Orchestra, composed of youths playing instruments made from recycled trash, which will kick off the festival on Saturday and Grammy-winning bass guitarist Victor Wooten.

In addition to performances on the three stages, there will be a variety of local musicians, dancers, and artists to enhance the experience, including a samba group, aerialists, and a Dixieland band. Guests of all ages will also enjoy rangoli folk art, complimentary face painting, henna art, acoustic instrument demonstrations, and craft activities.

MIMFEST 2015 Visitor Info: Tickets & Where to Park

Tickets can be purchased online at MIM.org, via phone at 480.478.6000, on-site at MIM’s Guest Service desk, or at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary parking and shuttle service from Horse Lovers Park (19224 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix) will also be available. Visit MIM.org for more information.

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