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 Music of the Middle East

April 22 & 23
Explore the rich musical traditions of the Middle East! These sounds and instruments have a long and storied history—come experience a part of that history at MIM!

Experience the Caribbean

May 13 & 14
Kick off summer with some tropical tunes! Discover the musical melting pot of the Caribbean and all that these African-influenced styles have to offer.

Celebrate the Blues

June 10 & 11
The blues is the mother of American music—come celebrate the genre and its history at MIM!

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.