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Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

  • 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050
    • Phone: (480) 478-6000
    • Fax: (480) 471-8690
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The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) showcases instruments and music of cultures from around the world. Rated Phoenix’s number one attraction by TripAdvisor, MIM is the world's only global musical instrument museum.  Explore at your own pace the more than 6,500 musical instruments and objects displayed in MIM’s Geographic Galleries using our state-of-the-art guidePORT audio system, along with high-resolution video screens. Guests see and hear instruments being played in their original cultural context. Other MIM highlights include the Artist Gallery, featuring instruments played by renowned artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and more. Another favorite, in the Experience Gallery, guests can play instruments from around the world. Be sure to allow time for lunch or snacks in the award-winning Cafe Allegro. For live music, MIM Music Theater hosts more than 200 concerts each year presenting artists from around the world, from jazz to folk and American legacies to classical music. Open year round. Whether planning a visit with family and friends, or your special event, think MIM.

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  • Hours of Operation: Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Miles to Downtown Phoenix: 20
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Lucy Kaplansky

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
April 30, 2016
Lucy Kaplansky performs at MIM Music Theater

Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
April 30, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Recurring daily
The internationally beloved violin will be the star of a new exhibition that showcases ten exceptional historic and modern…

Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 2, 2016
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya perform at MIM Music Theater

Bob Schneider

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 4, 2016
Bob Schneider performs at MIM Music Theater

Nicholas David

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 5, 2016
Nicholas David performs at MIM Music Theater

Steve Poltz

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 6, 2016
Steve Poltz performs at MIM Music Theater

Sean Watkins

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 8, 2016
Sean Watkins with supporting act Sonya Kitchell

Bettye LaVette

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 9, 2016
Bettye LaVette performs at MIM Music Theater

The New Standards

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 10, 2016
The New Standards performs at MIM Music Theater

Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 11, 2016
Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide with supporting act Lee Harvey Osmond

Alpin Hong and the Voices of Tomorrow II

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 13, 2016
Alpin Hong performs at MIM Music Theater

Experience Polynesia at Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 14, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Recurring daily
Kick off the summer at MIM with a celebration of Pacific Island music and culture. Enjoy musical performances, dancing…

Matthew Mayfield

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 16, 2016
Matthew Mayfield performs at MIM Music Theater

“Guitar Safari” Albert Lee, Laurence Juber, and Jerry Donahue

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 19, 2016
Albert Lee, Laurence Juber, and Jerry Donahue perform at MIM Music Theater

James Hunter

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 20, 2016
James Hunter performs at MIM Music Theater

Freddy Cole

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 21, 2016
Freddy Cole performs at MIM Music Theater

Gingger Shankar

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 22, 2016
Gingger Shankar performs at MIM Music Theater

Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick: Classic Jazz in Four Hands

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 23, 2016
Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick perform at MIM Music Theater

Taj Mahal

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 24, 2016
Taj Mahal performs at MIM Music Theater

Nachito Herrera Cuban Trio

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 25, 2016
Nachito Herrera Cuban Trio performs at MIM Music Theater

Live from Laurel Canyon: Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 26, 2016
Live from Laurel Canyon performs at MIM Music Theater

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
May 31, 2016
Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs at MIM Music Theater

Morgan James

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 3, 2016
Morgan James performs at MIM Music Theater

Endre Balogh and Brian Head

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 5, 2016
Endre Balogh and Brian Head perform at MIM Music Theater

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 7, 2016
Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at MIM Music Theater

Fred Hersch and Anat Cohen

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 8, 2016
Fred Hersch and Anat Cohen performs at MIM Music Theater

Gloria Reuben & the Marty Ashby Quartet

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 10, 2016
Gloria Reuben & the Marty Ashby Quartet perform at MIM Music Theater

Del McCoury Band

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 15, 2016
Del McCoury Band performs at MIM Music Theater

John Mayall

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 16, 2016
John Mayall performs at MIM Music Theater

African Guitar Summit

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 21, 2016
African Guitar Summit performs at MIM Music Theater

CéU

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 22, 2016
CéU performs at MIM Music Theater

John Hollenbeck and the Claudia Quintet

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 24, 2016
John Hollenbeck and the Claudia Quintet perform at MIM Music Theater

The Bacon Brothers

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
June 26, 2016
The Bacon Brothers performs at MIM Music Theater

Khani Cole’s Sonic Table

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 2, 2016
Khani Cole’s Sonic Table featuring Ron Blake and Lenny Castro with Shea Marshall, Lamar Gaines, Alex Kyhn, and Mike Florio

Hinder (Acoustic Show)

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 3, 2016
Hinder performs at MIM Music Theater

Al Stewart

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 15, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Recurring daily
Al Stewart performs at MIM Music Theater

RUNA

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 17, 2016
RUNA performs at MIM Music Theater

Mindi Abair

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 21, 2016
Mindi Abair performs at MIM Music Theater

Django Festival All-Stars

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 22, 2016
Django Festival All-Stars performs at MIM Music Theater

The Pedrito Martínez Group

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 23, 2016
The Pedrito Martínez Group performs at MIM Music Theater

Billy Strings Trio

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
July 24, 2016
Billy Strings Trio performs at MIM Music Theater