Mumbai: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Grand Performances have announced this year’s LAX Presents line-up, which will feature musical acts, dancers, a DJ and even puppeteers. “LAX is proud to show the travelling public that Los Angeles has some of the best music and cultural acts in the world,” said Sarah Cifarelli, Airport Art Manager. “These performances help make LAX feel less like a stop-over and more like a memorable experience in its own right.”

Now in its second year of a three-year contract, LAX Presents brings together artists from across Los Angeles to perform in the unique spaces of an international airport. The 2018 line-up includes 18 performances across nine months, including six classical performances, a DJ with dancers and a percussionist, a puppet show, and an Indian dance troupe.

“Grand Performances is excited to continue showcasing our city’s amazing artists through this partnership with LAX,” said Mari Riddle, Director, Grand Performances Executive. “We hope travellers, Angelenos and visitors alike have an opportunity to learn about new artists and cultures through this unique programme.” Last year, the LAX Presents programme included performances in four different terminals. This year, it will expand to six terminals, including one location that is pre-TSA Security, at the Terminal 2 baggage claim area. The other performance sites will all be beyond security, in Terminals 1, 4, 5, 7 and Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

In December of 2016, the Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved funding for the three-year pilot programme in partnership with Grand Performances, Los Angeles’ premier presenter of free, outdoor summer performing arts programmes. In addition to showcasing some of LA’s finest musical talent, LAX Presents will enliven the airport’s public spaces and deliver distinctive cultural encounters to travellers.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the City of Los Angeles Department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports, as well as aviation-related property in Palmdale.

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