Tickets on sale to the public April 4 at 10:00 a.m.

PHOENIX (March 18, 2024) — The MIM Music Theater is excited to announce its Summer 2024 Concert Series, with tickets on sale to the public Thursday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m. The series, which runs May through August, includes more than 40 concerts from multiple genres and features artists from around the world.

This season’s highlights include performances by Robby Krieger, the founding guitarist of the Doors; Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant; long-running big band jazz group the Count Basie Orchestra, performing with special guest Nnenna Freelon; and Grammy-winning bluegrass fiddler Michael Cleveland with his band, Flamekeeper.

The Summer 2024 Concert Series also features exciting debut performances at the MIM Music Theater. Among the newcomers are Grammy-nominated blues musician Cedric Burnside, renowned Korean kayagŭm performer Seo Jungmin, American Idol winners Ruben Studdard and Candice Glover, Chris Barron of the alternative rock band Spin Doctors, and Australian rock band the Church.

Several favorites will also return to the MIM Music Theater, including Grammy-winning jazz fusion outfit the Steve Gadd Band; celebrated zydeco group C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band; Grammy-winning country group Riders in the Sky; Jamaican ska legends the Skatalites; Japanese pianist Keiko Matsui; Grammy-winning bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle with her band, Golden Highway; and Band 2, which features Tim Ries and Bernard Fowler, longtime members of the Rolling Stones’ touring band.

“We are delighted to present another season of incredible performances at the MIM Music Theater,” says Andrew Walesch, artistic director of the MIM Music Theater. “This is truly a remarkable lineup that features exemplary musicians from all corners of the world and offers something for everyone.”

Circle of Friends members who give $250 or more annually can buy tickets at the Summer 2024 Concert Series Premiere on Wednesday, March 27. Members who give $250 or more also enjoy exclusive member benefits year-round, including advance purchase opportunities for concerts and invitations to concert series preview events with MIM’s artistic director. Members who give $500 or more annually also receive 10% off concert tickets.

Additional artists will be added to the lineup throughout the season. To get the latest announcements from the MIM Music Theater, sign up for concert newsletters at

2024 Concert Series sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln


About MIM and the MIM Music Theater

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.

In addition to hosting performances by renowned artists, the MIM Music Theater introduces guests to emerging talents from around the world. It has been called “the best 300-seat venue in the country” by Grammy winner Shawn Colvin. Each performance is an extension of the museum’s exhibits―showcasing the instruments, the people who play them, and the musical language we all share.

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