Celebrate Bluegrass with Musical Instrument Museum

Enjoy lively bluegrass performances and other fun activities celebrating this American roots genre MIM – Musical Instrument Museum.

Banjo Craft from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – You will have a chance to create your own banjo. Stop by and pick up a free craft kit to assemble at MIM or at home.

Photo Booth from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – You’ll be able to have your photo take with hands-free photo booth and digitally share your pictures instantly! Use tag #MIMphx for a chance to be featured on our social media.

Mini Gallery Talk: Bluegrass History and Instruments from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. – Curator Rich Walter will teach you all about bluegrass music—its origins, stars, and current trends. Take a closer look at the classic instruments displayed in MIM’s recently updated Bluegrass exhibit.

Saturday Pop-Up Performance: The Sonoran Dogs at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (Saturday only) – Listen to a mix of originals, traditional and contemporary bluegrass songs, and Americana standards. The Sonoran Dogs consists of Mark Miracle on mandolin and vocals, Brian Davies on bass and vocals, three-time Arizona state banjo champion Tyler James on banjo, and national flatpicking guitar champion Peter McLaughlin on guitar and vocals.

Sunday Pop-Up Performance: Cisco & The Racecars 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (Sunday only) – Enjoy the energetic style, diverse arrangements, and unique blend of old and new with one of the premier bluegrass bands in the Southwest, Cisco & The Racecars, led by Arizona state banjo champion Francisco Briseno.

Performance by James Reams & The Barnstormers at 12:30 and 2:15 p.m. James Reams, an established bluegrass storyteller and bandleader for 30 years, has greatly contributed to the bluegrass tradition with his original songs and new sounds. Their driving rhythms and hard-edged harmonies make this nationally recognized group a bluegrass staple.

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Programming is subject to change.

To support social distancing, we are limiting the number of guests at each activity. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supported by Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band


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Date: Saturday, June 5 & Sunday, June 6
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Price: Included with paid museum admission, FREE for members
Phone: +14804786000

See you there!

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