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The Mirage Summer Music Series features a collection of national, international and local musicians with shows from June 25  to August 27, 2022 and is the perfect way to beat the summer heat!


This eclectic ten-show line-up offers Jazz, Folk, Soul, World, Classical and much more. 


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June 25


Dom Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, slam poet, music scholar, historian and record collector. He is an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones.

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July 2


XIXA combines gritty guitars, the bumping grind of Peruvian chicha, and dark, swirling psych-rock into a mesmerizing stew, the guitar-slinging six-piece have spent years exploring this sonic territory.

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July 9


Jeff Parker is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. With a prolific output characterized by musical ideas of angularity and logic, he works in a wide variety of mediums - from pop, rock and jazz to new music - using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms.


William Tyler is a Nashville guitarist and composer. He spent years woodshedding and touring with Nashville groups like Lambchop and Silver Jews before breaking away to focus on his version of instrumental guitar music.

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July 16


Arouna Diarra, a twelfth-generation musician, was destined to bring traditional West African music into the modern-day, and further develop it while remaining true to its roots. 

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July 23


Qais Essar is a contemporary Afghan composer, instrumentalist and producer who channels his melodic designs through the rabab, a 2,500-year-old instrument from Afghanistan.

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July 30


Rising Sun Daughter is music that is atmospheric, lyrical, wafting, and beautiful. The musical work of Phoenix desert-based musician Grace Rolland.

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August 6


Califone is an experimental rock band from Chicago. The band is named after Califone International, an audio equipment manufacturer. Califone has released an album and feature film, both of which are titled All My Friends Are Funeral Singers.

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August 13


Raquel Denis is a singer-songwriter and poet based in Akimel O'otham land. Her heart-centered folk songs range from meditative to visceral and offer raw expressions of grief, worth, forgiveness, defiance and familial love.

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August 20


Carly Bates is a pianist, educator, and artistic collaborator from Phoenix, creating with all kinds of storytellers such as musicians, movers, poets, and theatre artists. She has a background in classical, jazz and popular styles of piano.

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August 27


The Downtown Chamber Series features compositions for woodwinds, horn and piano, including the Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds, Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds, and selections for solo piano.

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