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

’Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM

December 18 & 19
Get in the holiday spirit at this merry event as MIM transforms into a musical “Winter Wonderland” with seasonal songs and musical traditions from around the world.

Celebrate Hip Hop

January 8 & 9, 2022
Break into the New Year during Celebrate Hip Hop at MIM with dance workshops and musical performances throughout the weekend.

Musical Icon: Bob Marley & The Wailers

February 5 & 6, 2022
“Get Up, Stand Up” and celebrate the legacy of musical icon Bob Marley and his reggae group the Wailers on the weekend of Marley’s 77th birthday.

Experience Ireland

March 12 & 13, 2022
Soak in the music and culture of the Emerald Isle with live performances, an Irish-inspired lunch menu, and more family-friendly activities.

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.