Performances At the Museum

Upcoming Free Performances: 

August 22: The Pangean Orchestra: Founder Colin O'Donohoe will lead many original members from the Pangean movement in an unforgettable one night only event. With musicians from all over the world, they deliver a message of peace through the international language of music.

The Museum is proud to present this special return engagement on Friday, August 22nd at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but all donations will help the musicians and the mission of the orchestra to continue.

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photo by Chris Redfield Guardiola


September 13: The Guitarnauts: a progressive group of multiple guitar players

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Photo courtesy of the Musical Instrument Museum

September 20: Composition Competition II: a premiere of new pieces of music performed live and judged by an expert panel and the audience to determine a winner and runner-up.

October 11: The Jon Rauhouse Orchestra: Jon Rauhouse and his favorite musicians play everything from big band to torch songs to country swing while featuring some of the best pedal steel guitar west of Texas.

October 24: Halloween with the Tetra String Quartet: This show will take you through a world of monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolves and witches. Scary? Yes, indeed, and perfect for the season.

November 14: Exhibit opening for The Tempe Sound: The Tempe Sound features some of the best pieces of Tempe music memorabilia, including guitars, t shirts and posters from notable Tempe bands. Hear long-time local favorites: The Dead Hot Workshop, Has Olson and other special guests.

November 22: Thanks for Songwriters: Give thanks to local songwriters and learn how they write those catchy songs. Hosted by Carol Pacey.

December 5: Christmas with Pick and Holler: Enjoy a Holiday show with a great bluegrass band sharing an old-time string band tradition.

December 13: Japhy's Descent: Japhy's Descent is a Tempe band that plays glass rattling, toe tapping, mind altering music wrapped in a fun bow.