Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum Announces Music Festival ft. La Santa Cecilia and More, Tickets on Sale Today

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Photo of Krar Collective by Andrej Firm.

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix has announced their first outdoor global music festival, set to take place this fall on October 18 and 19. According to the museum, the two-day music festival will be “set against the backdrop of the stunning Arizona desert and inspired by MIM’s commitment to celebrate musical traditions and cultures from around the world.”

The lineup, with more confirmed artists on the way, features an appearance by La Santa Cecilia (have you seen their beaut tribute to immigrant workers in their “Strawberry Fields Forever” video yet?), Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta repping classic mambo and cumbia sounds, plus Ethiopian beats from Krar Collective, West African ngoni music from Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba, and a whole lot more.

Tickets to MIMFest went on sale today at 10 a.m.; one-day and two-day passes are available for $30 and $55 respectively at


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