Tickets on sale this week

The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Winter/Spring 2018 Concert Series, sponsored in part by Sanderson Lincoln. The series includes more than fifty concerts from January through April, spanning multiple genres from across the globe.

Highlights this season include Beach Boys cofounder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Al Jardine, who will share stories about the Beach Boys’ music and sing along with his son Matt Jardine. Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala, who is featured in the recently Grammy-nominated album Baby Driver (Music from the Motion Picture), will present a remarkable theatrical performance. He will reenact his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall with several miniature stages, a cast of puppets, turntables, and the dynamic Afiara Quartet playing on the piano and string instruments. Americana country superstar Lyle Lovett will join forces with legendary singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen for an unforgettable night of song and stories. Presented in coordination with MIM’s special exhibition, Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum, pipa virtuosa Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band will perform stories of life in rural China, with shadow puppets, lutes, fiddles, and other traditional instruments.

Guests can look forward to the return of several favorites to the MIM Music Theater, including “Father of Modern Soul Music” Booker T. Jones; Mongolian throat-singing group Huun-Huur-Tu; fourteen-year-old jazz pianist prodigy Joey Alexander; and Karla Bonoff, one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation.

The series also welcomes some artists who will be performing at the MIM Music Theater for the first time. New performers include blues guitarist and singer Joanne Shaw Taylor; jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, featuring the E-Collective; Afro-Cuban jazz singer Daymé Arocena; and Canadian country singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, who has been compared to classic country stars such as Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn.

The MIM Music Theater’s complete schedule of winter/spring 2018 concerts can be viewed here. Tickets will go on sale to members who give $250+ annually on Monday, December 4 at the Winter/Spring 2018 Concert Series Preview Event. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. Members who give $500+ annually receive 10% off concert tickets.

Additional artists will be added to the lineup throughout the season. To get the latest information on these announcements, visit and sign up to receive concert newsletters.

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