Photos courtesy of Musical Instrument Museum
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is set to host an eclectic array of musical performances this February, offering a vibrant blend of genres that cater to all tastes. The concert series promises evenings filled with legendary artists and rising stars, celebrating the universal language of music.
Bluegrass: Peter Rowan
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
Bluegrass fans can revel in the tunes of Grammy Award winner Peter Rowan. With a career spanning over five decades, Rowan, a protégé of the bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, brings a treasure trove of songs from his illustrious journey in the genre.
Singer-Songwrite: Rickie Lee Jones
Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Rickie Lee Jones, the voice that enchanted the music scene in 1978, will grace the stage for two nights. The Grammy winner will perform selections spanning her career, including her jazz-inspired renditions from the Great American Songbook.
Jazz: Mardi Gras Mambo 2024!
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, alongside Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas, will fill the hall with the spirit of New Orleans. Their performance is a high-octane blend of bebop, funk, R&B, and soul, paired with the lively zydeco dance music.
Blues: Albert Cummings
Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Blues guitarist and singer Albert Cummings will deliver a performance infused with the influences of modern blues greats. Cummings, whose talent was recognized after his debut album produced by members of Double Trouble, will share his passion through his powerful guitar riffs and heartfelt vocals.
Bluegrass: Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg – Celebrating the Lloyd Loar Mandolin Centennial
Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
The evening will celebrate a century of mandolin music with virtuosos Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg. The duo will offer a dynamic performance honoring the legacy of Lloyd Loar, featuring classical pieces and Americana standards.
Singer-Songwriter: Shawn Phillips
Monday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Shawn Phillips, known for his rich contributions to the music industry and collaborations with legends, will present his unique blend of folk and rock. Phillips continues to evolve as an artist, promising an evening of classic hits and new explorations.
Guitar: International Guitar Night 2024
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
This annual event will feature a cadre of the world’s most talented guitarists. From acoustic rock to blues slide guitar, the performers will showcase their dexterity and innovation on the guitar strings.
Singer-Songwriter: Judith Hill
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Judith Hill, discovered by Prince, will take the audience on a soulful journey. Her performance will highlight her powerful vocals and her personal blend of funk and soul.
Global: Las Migas
Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
The all-female flamenco ensemble Las Migas will offer a performance rich in Spanish tradition and modern flair. Their music is a passionate and energetic celebration of flamenco’s vibrant rhythms and melodies.
Country: Kathy Mattea
Sunday, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Country music icon Kathy Mattea will bring her award-winning vocals to the MIM. Mattea’s performances will delve into the depth and breadth of country music, from traditional ballads to contemporary sounds.
Classic Albums Live: Supertramp’s Breakfast in America
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 29, 7 p.m.
Classic Albums Live will close out the month with a tribute to Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America.” The album will be performed live in its entirety, providing a nostalgic end to a month-long musical celebration.
MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., in Phoenix. For more information, visit mim.org.