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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, Jun. 27, 2017

    Alice Smith

    The New York City–bred singer-songwriter-producer, Alice Smith, known for her four-octave vocal range and stunning stage presence, made a name for herself with her critically acclaimed 2006 debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, released on BBE Records. At the time, her artful blend of bluesy, soulful vocals and mid-tempo grooves garnered a passionate following that packed venues such as New York City’s Mercury Lounge and Joe’s Pub, while Vibe magazine gushed that her sound “evoke[s] Fiona Apple’s finest material.” Her single “Dream” was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Urban/Alternative category.

  • Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

    Mariachi Flor de Toloache

    Over the course of the last few years, Mariachi Flor de Toloache’s performances have dazzled audiences at world-renowned stages in Europe and India. In November 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. After performing to sold-out audiences in the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Italy, and France, they continued to captivate crowds in the United States at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

  • Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017

    The Waifs [CANCELLED]

    Due to unforeseen reasons The Waifs have canceled their summer tour. All ticker buyers have been contacted and issued a full refund.

  • Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

    Sean Rowe

    Although Sean Rowe has often made his hometown of Troy, New York, and its surrounding areas his creative base, New Lore brought a new environment and a new producer. Appropriate to his love of folk-blues legends such as Howlin’ Wolf, Rowe ventured to the Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee, to work with Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price). They tapped into the history of the legendary space to hone a sound that is at once rich and stark, putting Rowe’s deep and dynamic rage at the forefront. Because if high notes can shatter windows, Rowe’s low and guttural ones can meld sand into glass.

  • Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

    Las Cafeteras

    Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008 with the purpose of documenting the histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they started as students of the Eastside Café project, a Zapatista-inspired community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of son jarocho, traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico.

  • Sunday, Jul. 02, 2017

    Kathy Mattea

    GRAMMY Award–winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. Her eighteen albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences and have garnered multiple Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and GRAMMY Awards. Her most recent album, Calling Me Home (2012), is a collection of songs that celebrate the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center. Early and Late show!

  • Thursday, Jul. 06, 2017

    Pat Martino Trio

    One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Pat Martino, together with his trio, presents an evening of unparalleled jazz virtuosity.

  • Friday, Jul. 07, 2017

    Lucy Kaplansky

    Blending country, folk, and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or singing pop favorites by the Beatles and Nick Lowe. Kaplansky’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including in commercials for Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world, from National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition and Morning Edition to BBC Radio and CBS Sunday Morning.

  • Saturday, Jul. 08, 2017

    Paris Chansons

    Paris Chansons is Los Angeles’s premier French performing group. Recently featured on the CBS/KCAL news, they are known for their original renditions of French favorites from Aznavour, Brel, Dassin, Piaf, and Montand, all the way to contemporary artists such as Zaz. Their exhilarating performances are punctuated by traditional jazz standards in addition to classics in Russian, Italian, and other languages.

  • Sunday, Jul. 09, 2017

    Federspiel

    Creativity, spontaneity, and joy run high on the list of priorities of the brass-band ensemble Federspiel. In 2005, seven young musicians, all students of the University of Music and Performing Arts–Vienna or the Vienna Konservatorium, joined together to form Federspiel. Folk music from Austria, neighboring countries, and beyond is the starting point for their concerts. The musicians work on the melodies, improvise over them, and let them sound new in their very specific tone—always with a splash of humor and self-irony.

  • Monday, Jul. 10, 2017

    Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

    The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers began as a collective of friends getting together in the summer of 2010. A choir of up to fifteen revived the old gospel spirit with songs such as “I Shall Not Be Moved,” “12 Gates,” and “In My Time of Dying.”

    Slowly, they evolved into a band of six, committed to embracing the richness found in early twentieth-century recordings. Influenced by past gospel musicians such as the Dixie Hummingbirds, Washington Phillips, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as well as current bands such as the Black Keys, Wilco, and Calexico, Eagle Rock creates a unique style drawing from rhythm and blues, alt-country, indie rock, and folk.

  • Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

    Catherine Russell

    In 2012, Catherine Russell won a GRAMMY Award for her appearance as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire. In 2013, she contributed three songs to the soundtrack album for the movie Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg.

    Her sixth album and latest release, Harlem on My Mind, was released in September 2016 on the Jazz Village label and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

  • Friday, Jul. 14, 2017

    Judy Collins [Night 1]

    Folk music does not produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly fifty years, she has been performing and recording folk, pop, and art music at a very high level. A classical piano prodigy, Collins turned to folk music early on, embracing the social and musical elements of the movement. Her performances since the mid-1970s have balanced her original material with her other hits and gems by artists such as the Beatles and Harry Chapin—all showcases for her haunting, focused voice.

    The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” from her landmark 1967 album Wildflowers, has been entered into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Collins’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 GRAMMY Awards. Throughout her career, she has garnered several top-ten hits and numerous gold- and platinum-selling albums. In 2008, contemporary and classic artists, such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen (who passed away in 2016), honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

  • Saturday, Jul. 15, 2017

    Judy Collins [Night 2]

    Folk music does not produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly fifty years, she has been performing and recording folk, pop, and art music at a very high level. A classical piano prodigy, Collins turned to folk music early on, embracing the social and musical elements of the movement. Her performances since the mid-1970s have balanced her original material with her other hits and gems by artists such as the Beatles and Harry Chapin—all showcases for her haunting, focused voice.

    The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” from her landmark 1967 album Wildflowers, has been entered into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Collins’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 GRAMMY Awards. Throughout her career, she has garnered several top-ten hits and numerous gold- and platinum-selling albums. In 2008, contemporary and classic artists, such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen (who passed away in 2016), honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

  • Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

    Feufollet

    Feufollet is Americana at its finest—reverential but wholly nonconformist. The young and vibrant Southwest Louisiana band takes Cajun, honky-tonk, and string-band music as its starting point and keeps an open mind about where their song craft will lead them. On Two Universes, their first studio album in over five years, Feufollet proves that their Cajun roots do not define them as much as propel them forward. Whispers of the swamp and its time-honored waltzes trigger a modern and broad musical imagination, one that finds equal expression in blues, old-time country ballads, and rock and roll, all for the sake of the song.

  • Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

    Delta Rae + Liz Longley

    Headlining over one hundred shows each year and performing as a regular on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, Delta Rae gives larger-than-life performances that have earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Hangout Fest, Voodoo Fest, and Lollapalooza. They have received national attention with features on National Public Radio and in the Washington Post and the New York Times, in addition to multiple late-night performances and inclusion in Forbes’s “30 Under 30” list. Now signed to Big Machine Label Group’s imprint, the Valory Music Co., Delta Rae will bring its intriguing sound to country radio with its new single, “A Long and Happy Life.”

  • Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017

    Reckless Kelly

    In one sense, it is remarkable in the way of any musician, athlete, or businessperson who bucks the odds. In another, though, it is utterly natural that Reckless Kelly, born in the dreams of the two Braun brothers and their heritage but nurtured in the bumpy road of maturity, became the very essence of Americana music in all its far-flung glory.

  • Friday, Jul. 28, 2017

    Pharoah Sanders Quartet

    NEA Jazz Master Ferrell “Pharoah” Sanders is a legendary jazz saxophonist who has shown a remarkable facility in performing in a variety of styles—from free to mainstream—displaying what has been called “hard-edged lyricism.” Emerging from John Coltrane’s groups of the mid-1960s, Sanders is known for his distinctive sound. His work embodies the spiritual foundation of avant-garde jazz, and he has shaped his own sonic world that encompasses the primal wails and fierce energy of the late Coltrane and the stomping R&B of his Little Rock youth, Asian modes, and Moroccan grooves, while balancing his explosive improvisations with gentle ballads of sublime simplicity. Early and Late Show!

  • Monday, Jul. 31, 2017

    Amadou and Mariam

    Over the span of three decades, Amadou and Mariam have developed an international following, having recorded eight full-length albums and toured around the world. Their album Welcome to Mali (2008) was nominated for the Best Contemporary World Music Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Tour highlights for the duo include supporting U2 on their U2 360 Tour, performing at the 2010 World Cup for FIFA’s Kick-Off Celebration, and performing alongside major acts across multiple genres, such as Blur, Coldplay, and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, among others.

  • Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

    The Fixx (Night 1)

    The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band have always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx’s themes are often complex, introspective, and thought-provoking, but the band also has mass appeal with three number 1 hits, five in the Top 5, a dozen reaching the Top 10, and millions of albums sold worldwide.

  • Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

    The Fixx (Night 2)

    The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band have always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx’s themes are often complex, introspective, and thought-provoking, but the band also has mass appeal with three number 1 hits, five in the Top 5, a dozen reaching the Top 10, and millions of albums sold worldwide.

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