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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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

    Extreme Acoustic Guitar Featuring Bill Dutcher, Adam Armijo, and Mark Miracle

    When Bill Dutcher picks up an acoustic guitar, the music that fills the room cannot be branded with a simple sentence. When you see him play live you’re experiencing an event that shatters the preconceived notion of what a solo acoustic can do.

    Adam Armijo is an American guitarist and in-demand session musician currently residing in the Phoenix area. Growing up in an art- and music-loving home, Armijo took to guitar very early and began playing professionally at the age of sixteen. He is known for his unique approach, musicality, and the ability to play many genres authentically.

    Award-winning mandolinist Mark Miracle has been playing bluegrass/Americana music for over forty years. His stylings and expertise have made him a sought-after bandmate, guest artist, and teacher. His roots deep in traditional bluegrass are only the foundation for what Mark brings as a contemporary musician and vocalist.

  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

    Nachito Herrera: Bach to Havana

    Combining Western Classical music with traditional Cuban rhythms, Nachito Herrera has been at the forefront of an exciting renaissance in Cuban music. While in his twenties, Herrera took the job of musical director at the famous Tropicana nightclub in Havana, Cuba, playing every night and deepening his repertoire. He spent the late 1990s touring with ¡Cubanismo!, serving as lead pianist, arranger, and musical director as they toured the world. Herrera received an American Heritage Award from the American Immigration Council, one of three musicians in 2012 to receive this prestigious prize (the last Latin musician to receive the honor was Carlos Santana). He was also named an Immigrant of Distinction by the State of Minnesota in 2014.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

    R. Carlos Nakai Quartet [Night 1]

    With the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, R. Carlos Nakai continues his musical experiment by joining the haunting sound of the cedar flute with sax, bass, keyboards, drums, and female vocals.

    Of Navajo-Ute heritage, Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory, Nakai was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it. His first album, Changes, was released on the Canyon Records Productions label in 1983, and since then he has released over sixteen more recordings with Canyon. In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, pianist Peter Kater, the classical ensemble Tos, and various symphonies; founded the classical jazz ensemble Jackalope; and released an album, Island of Bows, with Wind Travelin’ Band, a traditional Japanese ensemble from Kyoto.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

    R. Carlos Nakai Quartet [Night 2]

    With the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, R. Carlos Nakai continues his musical experiment by joining the haunting sound of the cedar flute with sax, bass, keyboards, drums, and female vocals.

    Of Navajo-Ute heritage, Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory, Nakai was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it. His first album, Changes, was released on the Canyon Records Productions label in 1983, and since then he has released over sixteen more recordings with Canyon. In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, pianist Peter Kater, the classical ensemble Tos, and various symphonies; founded the classical jazz ensemble Jackalope; and released an album, Island of Bows, with Wind Travelin’ Band, a traditional Japanese ensemble from Kyoto.

  • Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

    Joy Williams of The Civil Wars with Special Guest Anthony da Costa [SOLD OUT]

    Joy Williams is a singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, California, who now lovingly calls Nashville, Tennessee, home. Formerly of four-time Grammy Award–winning folk, country, and Americana duo the Civil Wars, Williams recently recorded her forthcoming solo album, Front Porch, produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids. Following the recent birth of her second child, Williams is steadily performing new music from Front Porch live in advance of the album’s release in 2019.

  • Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2019

    Robyn Hitchcock

    Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist, and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

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