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For the last 30 years, The Ford has invites independent artists, presenters, producers, or producing collectives to present on our stage in partnership with The Ford. The FordLab program is offered in partnership with LA Phil, providing production mentorship, general marketing support to reach important sales milestones, customer service, box office support, and more. 

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6 Events
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DILLA JAZZ featuring DJ Battlecat and Bilal, plus J. Rocc & Special Guests

An architect of the West Coast hip-hop sound gathers some friends to salute an all-time great.

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Artists

  • DJ Battlecat
  • Bilal
  • J. Rocc
  • Medusa
  • Daru Jones
  • Cameron Graves
  • Cocoa Sarai
  • DJ Wyldeflower
  • The Pocket Queen
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8th Annual Boleros De Noche featuring José Feliciano and Los Caramelos

The annual celebration of romantic, Golden Age boleros returns with local favorites and a musical legend.

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Artists

  • José Feliciano
  • Los Caramelos
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100 Años de Libertad

Folk dance, storytelling, and music celebrate the men and women of the Mexican Revolution.

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Artists

  • Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company
  • Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando
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Noche de Cumbia:
Son Rompe Pera, Reyna Tropical, and Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

Stars from Colombia, Mexico, and LA share the range and power of Cumbia.

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Artists

  • Son Rompe Pera
  • Reyna Tropical
  • Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto
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Blue13: 100 Seconds to Midnight

The celebrated contemporary dance ensemble returns with a new program inspired by the Doomsday Clock.

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Program

    • Achinta S. MCDANIEL

    100 Seconds to Midnight

Artists

  • Blue13 Dance Company
  • Achinta S. McDaniel, Founding Artistic Director
  • Jon Paul, Associate Director
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Island Womxn Rise:
Ruby Ibarra, Klassy, Rocky Rivera, Faith Santilla & Kimmortal

Ruby Ibarra and a wide range of Filipina talent share a message of pride and self-love.

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Artists

  • Ruby Ibarra
  • Klassy
  • Rocky Rivera
  • Faith Santilla
  • Kimmortal
  • Ladies of Sound, DJ Collective