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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.
Olga Pericet

A Flamenco Dynamite at the Ford

August 28, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
Flamenco is bursting with vitality—a new generation has contemporized the centuries-old form. So it’s fitting that the “new world” setting of the Ford Theatres should welcome into its midst a foremost practitioner of "nuevo flamenco."
Boleros de Noche

A Night for Lovers

August 21, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
Imagine…the night sky above, your favorite person by your side, and the dreamy sounds of bolero music - Latin America’s most romantic musical style that originated out of Cuba. Sounds like the perfect date night, right?
Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women Blew My Mind

August 07, 2019 | Behind the Scenes
As a dancer and woman of color, watching Urban Bush Women take up space and beam pure light from the Ford Theatres stage left me mesmerized and ignited my love for jazz music and Afro-diasporic movement in one mind-blowing evening. - by Leanna Bremmond