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You Make Our Summers

November 10, 2019
We took a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about all of the beautiful faces we saw here this summer. So many! You make our summers, you really do. When you brave the traffic, get in your steps as you climb to your seat and still have a smile, it’s like gold. ​
Swan Lake

A magical new Swan Lake

October 31, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
There could not be a more fitting finale for the IGNITE @ the FORD! series than Michael Keegan-Dolan’s version of Swan Lake, or Loch na hEala, a co-presentation with UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. 
Favorite Things

Ford Faves Forever

October 24, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
Another season has come and gone, yet here we are still dreaming about those summer nights at the Ford. From TAIKOPROJECT’s awe-inspiring Japanese taiko drumming to a sold-out two-day Día de los Muertos concert with Lila Downs, there are so many shows worth reminiscing about. So, we asked our staff to share their faves with us (and you).
Dia de los Muertos at the Ford

Día de los Muertos at the Ford!

October 09, 2019
With pumpkin spice and sweater weather on the horizon, you know that summer is over and fall is finally settling in. One of the most celebrated - and one of our personal favorite - SoCal fall activities is Día de los Muertos. This year, we thought we’d join in the fun by hosting a weekend of free Día de los Muertos daytime activities as the final event of our 2019 season. 

We Are KING’s Spellbinding Blend of Synthesizer Soul

October 02, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
For the past several years, We Are KING have been building a fan base with their loving homage to rich vocal harmony, vintage keyboards, synthesizers and rhythm machines via inspired original material and choice covers. The Minneapolis-born ladies are performing at the Ford Theatres on Saturday, October 12, with a show that blends their love of synthesizers with live strings. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that the sisters are proud to have happen at the Ford due to their deep abiding affection for the venue.
Lila Downs

Chiles for the Altar

September 24, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
It’s early Tuesday morning, and Lila Downs is in her kitchen in Oaxaca with bandmates. She’s making ginger tea with honey and a friend is cutting up tasajo for a soup. They cook together a lot, to the background rhythms and bright horns of music. Downs is preparing for a three-month tour that spans both sides of the border.
Hassan Hajjaj

Clash & Like It: Hassan Hajjaj at the Ford

September 11, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
In My Rockstars Experimental - Live, Hassan Hajjaj will bring this visual flare to a live performance format. Hassan will not be onstage himself - rather, true to his work as a portrait photographer and filmmaker, he will curate the playing musicians and style them, as well as the stage, creating a sumptuous visual experience to match the eclectic soundscape.

Rock Out 5! with Moby, Luis Rodriguez & More!

September 04, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
There is nothing like a great poem to get your brain buzzing and Jail Guitar Doors-USA is pleased to present Luis J. Rodriguez who will open the Rock Out 5! show with his magical words. This year’s concert features a rare headlining performance by Moby.