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, Nov. 21, 2018

    Heart Society

    Heart Society is more than a band; it’s a movement. They celebrate the ties that bind humanity together, while prizing the beauty of individuality. Their groove-heavy blend of folk, soul, and rock ’n’ roll will make you want to get out of your seat and dance, and their inspiring journey and message of equality will stir your heart. The band’s debut EP, Wake the Queens, speaks clearly about female empowerment and unapologetic authenticity and is an invitation for every listener to shed convention and become a powerful force for good in the world.

  • Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

    Nolan McKelvey and Muskellunge

    After being dubbed “central to the Somerville (Boston) roots revival” by WBUR, a public radio station in Boston, Nolan McKelvey moved back to Arizona in 2004 and quickly formed Muskellunge. Over the course of his twenty-year career, he has performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival, and many more. McKelvey’s band won a Boston Music Award for “Best Folk Act,” and he has performed on nationally syndicated radio shows such as Bluegrass Breakdown (Nashville) and World Cafe (Philadelphia). McKelvey has been called “one of the best songwriters of the Southwest” (FlagLive!) and was selected as “Best Musician” by the Arizona Daily Sun Reader’s Poll.

    Muskellunge creates contemporary, original American music that incorporates the traditions of the past into the topics of today.

  • Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

    Jane Monheit

    Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians.

    With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald—the first to be released on her own Emerald City Records—the Long Island native has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. Monheit had thought about recording an Ella tribute for a long time. Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook albums held biblical importance for her when she was growing up and have never lost their hold on her.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

    David Benoit—A Charlie Brown Christmas Joined by the Phoenix Girls Chorus [SOLD OUT]

    For three decades, the Grammy-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. Born in Bakersfield, California, he grew up in Los Angeles and was bitten by the jazz bug after watching a Charlie Brown special on television and listening to the music of Vince Guaraldi in 1965. “I was already a fan of the comic strip,” he says, “but when I heard that jazz piano trio, that was the defining moment when I decided that I wanted to play like Vince Guaraldi.”

  • Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

    MIM Musical Interludes Series: Outstanding Pianists from the Studio of Dr. Baruch Meir

    Join us for a morning of musical celebration featuring award-winning piano students performing memorable classics. Their professor, pianist Baruch Meir, has performed extensively in Austria, England, France, Israel, Portugal, and throughout the United States. A Bösendorfer Concert Artist since 2003, Meir is currently an artist/teacher professor of piano at Arizona State University. He maintains a class of outstanding pianists from all over the world who have won more than forty prizes and awards in various competitions within the past five years, including first place at the Young Concert Artists International Competition, the Schimmel Young Artist concerto and solo competitions, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)–Arizona, ASU concerto competition, and the grand prize at the Phoenix Symphony Guild competition.

  • Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

    Los Texmaniacs

    Grammy Award winners, Los Texmaniacs are the new kings of Tex-Mex. Anointed by fellow-Norteño musician Flaco Jiménez, Los Texmaniacs feed the masses with only the best in musical fare. The band, founded by Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals), is a product of Baca’s wide-ranging experience touring and recording with Jiménez, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven, and even the Rolling Stones.

  • Saturday, Dec. 01, 2018

    A Special Holiday Concert with Gypsy Soul

    Authentic and excellence are the words most often used to describe Gypsy Soul and its music. The duo’s multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of roots, pop, blues, and jazz. Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/USA) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.

    Like its creators, Gypsy Soul’s music is much like fine fusion cuisine: Italian, Irish, South African, and Ukrainian to be precise. As with any work of art, their music is born from heartache, struggle, love, and determination infused with many textures, nuances, and flavors. Their message is both universal and intimate, familiar yet otherworldly.