MIM Music Theater

ACOUSTICALLY SUPERB! Immerse yourself in the sounds of the world in the state-of-the-art MIM Music Theater. Offering spacious seating and exceptional acoustics, the intimate 300-seat theater showcases an inspiring array of live concerts by major artists from around the globe. MIM also offers workshops, films, lectures, and interactive performances that draw guests deeper into global musical traditions and trends.

Upcoming Shows for MIM Music Theater

  • Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

    The Mother Road Trio

    Get your kicks on Route 66 with the Mother Road Trio. Passing through eight states and stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, the super slab of wigwam dreams, neon empires, giant plastic dinosaurs, and American Pie carries on. The Mother Road Trio (MRT) embodies the quirky and free-wheeling spirit of this mighty highway.

    MRT’s style is as diverse as Route. 66 itself, with offerings of rhythm and blues, original ballads, Motown, swing, jazz standards, and good old rock ’n’ roll.

  • Thursday, May. 24, 2018

    Janiva Magness

    It should go without saying. Anyone who has ever heard Janiva Magness sing—live or on any the baker’s dozen of releases she has put out since coming on the scene twenty-six years ago—can immediately predict that this is a strong, resilient, commanding woman in masterful control of her voice and her destiny, if not always her heart. In the space between the notes, you can hear a performer who has survived a difficult life by anyone’s measure to become one of the top blues vocalists of her generation. She is only the second woman, after blues legend Koko Taylor, to win the Blues Music Awards’ coveted B. B. King Entertainer of the Year award.

    A seven-time Blues Music Award winner, Magness has more than earned her right to sing the blues. Her life story comes straight out of a blues song. As she recounts in her soon-to-be-published memoir, she was born in Detroit, Michigan, and among the fondest memories of her childhood were the sounds of her father’s blues and country record collection.

  • Friday, May. 25, 2018

    Madeleine Peyroux

    Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty, and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues, and jazz.

    With her trio that had been touring together for two years—electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori—Peyroux set out to record in a live setting a collection of songs with their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness and inner dialogue, a communal consciousness, and a spiritual essence. Early and Late Show!

  • Saturday, May. 26, 2018

    Chano Domínguez: Flamenco Sketches

    For over four decades, the award-winning, Spanish-born pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator Chano Domínguez has synthesized the blues-based, African American improvisations of jazz with the dynamic, duende-flavored, Afro-Gitano-Moorish inventions and dimensions of flamenco into a profound and personal artistic expression that combines the best of those musical worlds.

    With over twenty recordings as a leader and his collaborations with a wide variety of stars, including Paquito D’Rivera, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Lovano, Chucho Valdés, Martirio, and Wynton Marsalis, as well as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Domínguez has extended, elaborated, and redefined the artistic boundaries of jazz and flamenco, performing his own compositions as well as the music of Harold Arlen, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and the Spanish classical composer Joaquín Rodrigo.

  • Sunday, May. 27, 2018

    The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

    When you are part of a musical dynasty, it is only natural that the personal and professional aspects of your life should intersect. It was no different for Devon Allman, whose late father Gregg Allman helped helm one of the most important and influential American bands of the past fifty years. It is also little wonder that the younger Allman, an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist in his own right, should feel the tug of family responsibility and the desire to honor his father’s fabled legacy.

    In March, his new six-piece band, the Devon Allman Project, launched a world tour with special guest Duane Betts, the son of Allman Brothers cofounder Dickey Betts. The two men have known each since 1989 when Devon was seventeen and Duane was twelve. “We’ve had this enduring friendship ever since we were kids,” Allman muses. “We’ve always talked about going out on tour together, and now the time seems right. He’ll start the show, then I’ll do my portion and finally the two of us will share the stage for the encore.” Early and Late Show!