PHOENIX (December 3, 2021) — The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Winter/Spring 2022 Concert Series, with tickets on sale to the public on December 9 at 10:00 a.m. The new series, which runs from January through May, includes more than 40 concerts spanning multiple genres and featuring artists from around the world.

Highlights this season include prominent blues musician Taj Mahal; Lee Ritenour, a Los Angeles guitarist whose career spans five decades; the husband-and-wife duo of legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert and Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall; Zakir Hussain’s Triveni Trio, which features Indian classical music virtuosos; and acclaimed folk artist Tom Rush, who has influenced musicians such as James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, and Garth Brooks.

The Winter/Spring 2022 Concert Series welcomes several artists who will perform at the MIM Music Theater for the first time. New artists include heartfelt storyteller and guitarist John Moreland; jazz piano grand master Kenny Barron; Grammy-winning songwriter Janis Ian; and DeVotchKa, a quartet blending indie music, cabaret, and genres from around the globe.

Concertgoers can also look forward to the return of several favorites to the MIM Music Theater, including Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin; Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African vocal group that has been spreading a message of peace, love, and harmony for more than 60 years; piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker; and the Steve Gadd Band, led by one of the most influential drummers in contemporary music.

The MIM Music Theater often presents nearly 300 concerts each year, and more than 150 Grammy-winning artists have performed on its stage. The theater has been recognized as one of the top music venues of its size anywhere in the world. Audiences and musicians have praised its unparalleled intimate atmosphere and acoustically superb sound quality.

“When you look at the MIM Music Theater, perhaps more so than any other theater in Phoenix, we have programming that isn’t just robust—it’s music of incredible quality that spans the entire world,” says Patrick Murphy, MIM Music Theater manager.

Tickets go on sale to members who give $250+ annually on Friday, December 3, at the Winter/Spring 2022 Concert Series Preview Event. Circle of Friends members starting at $250enjoy exclusive theater benefits, including advance purchase opportunities for concerts and invitations to Concert Series Previews with MIM’s artistic director. Members who give $500+ 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, visit and sign up for concert newsletters.

2022 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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