LAX Presents 2019 Line-Up is Announced

LAWA & Grand Performances partnership features 38 cultural performances at LAX from March to December

Sunny War performs in LAX Terminal 1 as part of LAX Presents | Photo: LAX, Facebook

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Grand Performances have announced the third season of LAX Presents, a cultural performance series staged in locations across the airport's domestic and international terminals from March until December. Now in its third year, LAX Presents will bring 38 performances featuring an eclectic array of styles, such as smooth bossa nova, vintage West Coast rock, Mexican folklórico dance, a music and Japanese calligraphy collaboration, jazz piano, and classical ensembles.

"These performances offer points of connection to the people, places, and cultures of Los Angeles, and we’re delighted to keep the LAX Presents series playing into 2019," said Sarah Cifarelli, LAX Art Program Director. "With 38 performances, we’re confident that our guests will have a chance to enjoy genuine expressions of Los Angeles."

Last year, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted to increase funding for the program and bring additional performances to LAX guests. The 2019 season will more than double the number of performances from 2018, and will also feature 14 acts, compared to nine in 2018.

Artists comprising the 2019 season are drawn from some of L.A.'s most respected music and cultural performance venues, including McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica; The World Stage in Leimert Park Village; Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights; Tuesday Night Project based in Little Tokyo; and the American Youth Symphony, a Los Angeles organization dedicated to preparing young musicians to lead 21st century orchestras and ensembles.

Love Uninhibited Orchestra performs at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal

Love Uninhibited Orchestra performs at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal | Photo: LUO, Facebook

The 2019 season of LAX Presents kicked off on March 21 with the Love Uninhibited Orchestra, a 16-piece live orchestra that plays the greatest hits from the golden age of love songs karaoke-style and invites the audience to sing along. LUO performed classics from the Bee-Gees, the Carpenters, Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow, Al Green, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, The Captain and Tennille, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Sonny & Cher. Taking place in the Great Hall at Tom Bradley International Terminal, the show celebrated the deeper, broader, universal aspects of love through music.

LAX Presents
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Black Nile Live at Union Station | Photo: Black Nile, Facebook


May 7 and May 8: Black Nile – Terminal 7

May 21 and May 22: Alanna and These Fine Gentlemen – Terminal 4

Gingee on stage at Coachella 2018

Gingee on stage at Coachella 2018 | Photo: Gingee, Facebook


June 4 and June 5: Gingee and Ancestral Vision Movement  – Tom Bradley International Terminal

June 25 and June 26: Harold Land, Jr. – Terminal 4

Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi at JACCC

Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi | Photo: JACCC


July 16 and July 17: Paul Dateh & Kuniharu Yoshida – Terminal 8

July 30 and July 31: Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi  – Terminal 4


August 13 and August 14: Trio Dinicu – Tom Bradley International Terminal

August 27 and August 28: Vardan and Artyom  – Terminal 1


September 10 and September 11: Mariachi Los Reyes – Terminal 7

September 17 and September 18: Dead Rock West – Terminal 7

September 24 and September 25: Vardan and Artyom  – Terminal 1

Folklor Pasión Mexicana

Photo: Folklor Pasión Mexicana, Facebook


October 8 and October 9: Folklor Pasion Mexicana – Auxiliary Curb

October 22 and October 23:  Black Nile  – Terminal 4


November 5-7: American Youth Symphony – Terminal 6, Pre-TSA

November 12-14:  American Youth Symphony – Auxiliary Curb


December 10: Love Uninhibited Orchestra - Tom Bradley International Terminal