Signature Events bring the museum’s galleries to life by celebrating the world’s diverse music and cultures, popular music genres, and iconic musicians with exciting programs year-round. These family-friendly weekend events offer a variety of engaging activities, such as live musical and dance performances, curator talks, film screenings, workshops, storytelling, and more!

Programming supported in part by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission on the Arts


Members enjoy free admission to all Signature Events!

More Upcoming Signature Events

Experience India

August 13 & 14
Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds and rhythms of the music of India with live performances and cultural demonstrations.

Experience Japan

September 3 & 4
Take in the breadth of Japan’s illustrious music and culture with live demonstrations and informative discussions.

Experience Mexico

October 8 & 9
Experience the colorful sights and diverse sounds of Mexico’s rich musical traditions and go beyond familiar genres with live performances and workshops that celebrate MIM’s robust collection.

Special Exhibition Opening Weekend

November 11, 12 & 13
Discover the masterpieces that exemplify the rare power and storied history of music highlighted by our special exhibition.

’Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM

December 17 & 18
Ring in the holidays with MIM as we celebrate the merry melodies and seasonal traditions of global wintertime celebrations.

Stay tuned for more details!

Programming is subject to change.

Experience Cultural Programs

Immerse yourself in diverse music and cultures from around the globe. Each event focuses on a different country or geographic region.

Musical Icon Programs

Commemorate influential and inspiring artists who are known as icons of the musical world and featured in MIM’s galleries.

Celebrate Programs

Discover something new about musical genres and experience how different traditions begin, become popular, and develop over time.