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This May, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is set to host an eclectic lineup of renowned artists from various genres. Ranging from bluegrass to jazz, pop, and more, the MIM’s stage will be filled with incredible talent, offering music lovers a month-long celebration of exceptional live performances.

On Friday, May 12, the Mighty Poplar bluegrass ensemble will grace the stage, featuring Noam Pikelny and Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers), Andrew Marlin (Watchhouse), and Greg Garrison (Leftover Salmon). This star-studded collaboration promises an unforgettable night of bluegrass tunes starting at 7:30 p.m.

The following night, May 13, jazz enthusiasts can enjoy the Boss Tenors, with Jerry Weldon and Doug Lawrence leading the way. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Manhattan Transfer will treat jazz fans to multiple performances over two days. On Sunday, May 14, they will perform at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., followed by two more shows on Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The music will continue with other top-tier artists, such as singer-songwriter Eric Andersen, blues musicians Corey Harris and Cedric Watson, jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright, and pop singer Haley Reinhart. The month will also feature Classic Albums Live’s tribute to The Eagles’ “Hotel California” and Andrew Walesch and His Orchestra’s “My Way: The Sinatra Songbook.”
Looking forward to June and beyond, the MIM will host other notable artists, including jazz legend Al Di Meola, country stars Kathy Mattea and Suzy Bogguss, and the incomparable Peabo Bryson. With such a diverse lineup, there’s something for everyone at the MIM.

Located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix, the Musical Instrument Museum is an extraordinary venue for music enthusiasts. Be sure to secure your tickets to these exceptional shows and celebrate the joy of live music at the MIM. For more information, call 480-478-6000 or visit