Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Dr
Phone: (760) 438-5996
The Museum of Making Music explores the multifaceted history of the American music products industry from its beginnings in the 1890s to today and presents a variety of events, educational programs and special exhibitions. It explores the connections between the people (those who envision, design, make, distribute, sell and play musical instruments), the instruments themselves and the ultimate result of the music we all make.
Discover connections between people, instruments and the music we make.
HoursTue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur’s 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis” has enshrined her in the hearts of baby boomers everywhere. But despite her considerable pop music success,...
07:00 PM - 03/04/2017
California Guitar TrioComprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the California Guitar Trio (CGT) has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition...
07:00 PM - 03/18/2017
Guitarmania to BeatlemaniaLed by world-renowned guitarist Laurence Juber, this musical discussion and presentation focuses on the six-string guitar and its relatives, from its roots in the...
02:00 PM - 03/25/2017
Laurence JuberGuitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer, arranger and GRAMMY winner. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles,...
07:00 PM - 03/25/2017
Tom Paxton & The Don JuansThree musical icons gather for a performance in celebration of songwriting, storytelling and the Dreadnought. GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk...
07:00 PM - 03/31/2017
Learn to… SongwriteGRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon, Tom Paxton, teams up with the GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter duo The Don Juans - Don Henry & Jon Vezner...
10:00 AM - 04/01/2017
An Evening with Graham NashThe Event Cocktail & Dessert Reception Graham Nash Photography Exhibition Viewing Play it Forward Tribute Award Performance featuring Graham Nash The Artist Legendary...
07:00 PM - 04/08/2017
BeauSoleil avec Michael DoucetSince forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet take...
07:00 PM - 04/21/2017
Classic Strings & Modern BrewIn partnership with the San Diego Guitar Festival we present a night of classic string music and modern craft beers. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost...
06:00 PM - 04/29/2017
James Hill & Anne Janelle - SOLD OUTFour strings and a favorite chocolate bar: that's all James Hill – “possibly the best ukulele player in the world” (Waikato Times) – and Anne Janelle –...
07:00 PM - 02/23/2017
Ages and AgesWhether you classify them as indie-folk or choral pop, the Portland-based group Ages and Ages will get your heart pumping and your hands clapping. Referred to as...
07:00 PM - 02/17/2017
San Diego Symphony Presents Sensory Friendly Kinder KoncertsWe are thrilled that the San Diego Symphony has partnered with the Music Therapy Center of California (who hosts our monthly ATPF Musical Playgroups) to create these...
11:00 AM - 02/16/2017
Sensory Friendly KinderKoncertPresented by the San Diego Symphony, we are proud to announce our first sensory-friendly concert. This concert provides children on the autism spectrum a comfortable...
11:00 AM - 02/15/2017
Family Fun ToursFamilies are invited to an interactive, kid-friendly guided tour through the Museum galleries. Led by trained museum education specialists, this tour is designed...
11:00 AM - 02/11/2017
Lowell Levinger: Banana from the YoungbloodsCelebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Youngbloods, at age 70, Lowell Levinger (aka Banana from the Youngbloods) is still rocking, playing and singing...
07:00 PM - 02/04/2017
Carl Verheyen Band [SOLD OUT]The Carl Verheyen Band will be a rare chance for audiences to experience a powerful mix of blues, rock, jazz and even country from three world-class musicians. Verheyen...
07:00 PM - 01/28/2017
Muriel Anderson's "Wonderlust"Muriel Anderson returns with a “dreadnought spin” for her annual concert at MoMM. In addition to her signature harp guitar, Muriel will select several dreadnought...
07:00 PM - 01/26/2017
Steph Johnson BandAward-winning musician Steph Johnson and her all-star band return to MoMM for a concert and VIP Party. 2011 San Diego Music Awards Best Jazz Artist nominee and winner...
06:00 PM - 01/14/2017
Charlie Hunter QuartetGuitarist, songwriter and bandleader, Charlie Hunter and his quartet perform at the Museum of Making Music in support of his latest album, “Everybody Has A Plan...
07:00 PM - 12/15/2016
MIX SoundLoungeGet your shop on... Finish up your holiday shopping at our pop up shop with cool local vendors. Craft cocktails Tis’ the season for spiked eggnog, hot buttered...
05:00 PM - 12/10/2016
Alana Banana CD Release PartyAlana Banana is back! Kids and families are invited to the CD release party for The Alana Banana Show Album. The Alana Banana Show inspires children's imaginations...
11:00 AM - 12/10/2016
Petra Haden & Jesse HarrisPetra Haden’s affinity for music has led her far and wide, from jazz to classical to folk to punk. Daughter of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden, her name has...
07:00 PM - 12/02/2016
Omar Sosa // Joo Kraus Duo7-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban composer and jazz pianist Omar Sosa has assembled a new duo with award-winning German trumpet player, Joo Kraus. Omar is a musician...
07:00 PM - 11/17/2016
Sue Palmer QuartetBest known for her beehive-wearing stint with blues diva Candye Kane in the '90's, Sue Palmer has been making her mark over the last decade with her high-energy...
07:00 PM - 11/05/2016
Encore Saxophone QuartetWinner of the 2016 Beverly Hills National Auditions competition, the Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angeles’ premier performing ensembles. Formed in 1984...
07:00 PM - 10/29/2016
Glen PhillipsWidely recognized as the front man of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Glen Phillips is also a talented songwriter and solo performer. He started the alternative rock band...
07:00 PM - 10/28/2016
Gilbert Castellanos & The New Latin Jazz OrchestraGilbert Castellanos is one of San Diego’s top trumpeters. For this show he performs with his Latin jazz quintet featuring Irving Flores on piano, Omar Lopez on...
02:00 PM - 08/28/2016
Mimi Fox Guitar WorkshopIn this hands-on workshop with Mimi Fox (Mimi Fox Jazz Guitar), explore aspects of intermediate/advanced jazz guitar technique including scales, arpeggios, chordal...
02:00 PM - 08/21/2016
San Francisco String TrioTwo-time GRAMMY winning violinist Mads Tolling, six-time Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll Winner guitarist Mimi Fox Jazz Guitar, and internationally...
07:00 PM - 08/20/2016
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