The Ford Blog

2017 Broadway Sing-a-long JAM

Where Everyone Has a Voice

November 15, 2017
At the Ford, we are building a community where everyone has a voice, where music, dance and theatre serve as points of connection to bring people together. Thank you for being part of this community!
The Zev Terrace at night

See you on The Zev

October 18, 2017 | Announcements
So…remember when we said the season was coming to a close? Well, it turns out we have a couple more events up our sleeve. 

A Final Week of Groundbreaking New Music and Performance

October 04, 2017
As our celebratory 2017 season winds down, we thought we’d close the season with a bang. A big bang.
Monk Centennial Celebration

Celebration of Thelonious Monk Flips the Jazz Giant’s Classics

September 27, 2017
100 years after his crash landing on our planet with a melodious thunk, the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk remains among the most original, thrilling, challenging and inventive music ever composed in any genre. And since Monk’s arrival on the bebop scene in the ‘40s, musicians the world over have shown their love and respect for both the man and his music. 

What's Coming Up at the Ford

September 20, 2017
September already? Feels like we just got started and before you know it, the summer’s almost over. Not to worry, though! You’ve still got a few more weeks to experience LA’s freshest artists at our newly renovated digs before our celebratory 2017 season comes to a close, sniff, sniff. Not sure what to see? No prob. We’ve compiled a handy list of some of our faves…
The Hubble Cantata

An Entertaining, Immersive and Explosive Night of Music, Art and Science

September 13, 2017
The words “virtual reality” have been thrown around a lot these past few years. The idea conjures up everything from Princess Leia’s holographic plea for help to a fully immersive experience a la Avatar.
Bang on a Can All-Stars: Road Trip

Bang on a Can Takes a Road Trip Across America to The Soundtrack of The Thrilling Unknown

September 06, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
Bang on a Can is not a band, it’s a movement – one dedicated to the creation, proliferation and preservation of mindsets bent on unfettered musical imagination. 
Patti Austin

Patti Austin & Friends Swing, Shine & Scat in “100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday”

August 30, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
If there is any singer optimally suited to saluting the extraordinary Ella Fitzgerald, it is Patti Austin.