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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, Oct. 16, 2018

    Melanie, Friends, and Family: An Evening of Songs and Stories

    Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with both passion and eloquence, to write at once with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song . . . and nobody does this better than Melanie.

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    Strunz & Farah

    Performing together since 1979, Strunz & Farah are the innovators of an entirely new expression for the acoustic guitar. Well ahead of their time, they created an original style that now is widely influential. Originally from Costa Rica and Iran, respectively, Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah have brought the musical influences of their native lands into their highly virtuosic, rhythmic, and improvisation-rich original instrumental compositions, inspiring fans and many guitarists worldwide. Their meeting in 1979 in Los Angeles, where they are still based, marked the first time that Latin American and Middle Eastern music, along with other important elements, came together on the guitar. They remain the undisputed masters of the style they created.

  • Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

    Billy Strings

    Billy Strings plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he has been known to break multiple strings per song. He bases the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. His new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, taps into a deep vein of psychedelia in Americana, referencing everything from the Grateful Dead to Sturgill Simpson, but all underlaid by Strings’s undeniable virtuosity and his knowledge of the roots of American music. He is one of the most beloved young bluegrass guitarists today within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is constantly filled up with Nashville’s best roots musicians just picking up a storm.

  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

    John Scofield’s Combo 66

    Iconic Grammy Award–winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970s, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album Grammy Awards for Past Present and Country for Old Men—for which he also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental solo. He received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson, with all-star bandmates Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, and John Medeski. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield’s new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz’s limitless direction. EARLY and LATE SHOW!

  • Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

    Skerryvore

    Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music “Live Act of the Year” Award (2011 and 2016), Skerryvore has been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to international tours that have included performances at Central Park in New York City, the Ryder Cup in Louisville, Kentucky, and the World Exposition in Shanghai, China.

  • Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

    Nobuntu

    Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-jazz to gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements.

    The word nobuntu embodies an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity, and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty, and heritage through art. Their mission holds the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender, and economic boundaries.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

    Jesse Colin Young [SOLD OUT]

    Jesse Colin Young, critically acclaimed solo artist and lead singer of the legendary classic rock band the Youngbloods, took the nation by storm when the Youngbloods’ single “Get Together” became a worldwide Top 10 hit and a prominent soundtrack for peace. After seven group releases, Young began the production of more than fifteen acclaimed solo albums, including Song for Juli, Light Shine, Songbird, and a live album with his great touring band, titled On the Road. In 2005, he released the most comprehensive collection of his music to date: The Very Best of Jesse Colin Young. For the first time ever, songs from his solo career as well as hits from the Youngbloods were placed in a two-CD package.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

    Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson + Moanalani Beamer

    One is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack-key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. The other is a rising star of the next generation of slack-key players, who uses the style’s open tunings to explore multiple genres with ease and flair. Together, they present an evening of superb guitar that explores the beauty of Hawaiian music as it reflects its native land, the range of Hawaii’s many cultural influences, and the complexity of technique that has shaped the distinctively resonant sounds of Hawaii.

    They are joined by lovely dancer Moanalani Beamer, who brings hula and Hawaiian chants to the stage and adds musical texture with ancient Hawaiian instruments.

  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    The Steel Wheels

    Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they have been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet, their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild as We Came Here.

    The band’s name is a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress, and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. Their musical style weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into their recording sessions for the first time, Wild as We Came Here adds new textures to their catalog, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection.

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