LAX AND THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® SHOWCASE THE EVOLUTION OF THE GRAMMY®, SURPRISE PASSENGERS IN TERMINAL 2
Guests in Terminal 2 can view the display showing the evolution of the GRAMMY®Award.
(Los Angeles, CA) What do U2, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen all have in common? They all have GRAMMY® Awards! And now Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) does, too – at least through the end of the year.
Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) welcomed guests to LAX during a special GRAMMY Week® celebration to highlight a new exhibit showcasing the evolution of the GRAMMY® Award through the years, complete with cases displaying five statues from the collection at the GRAMMY Museum®. The exhibit can be found in LAX’s Terminal 2 under the stairwell access to airline lounges. LAX is the first airport to host an exhibit in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum®.
"The GRAMMYs® are part of the fabric of L.A.’s entertainment culture," said Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. "Our partnership with the GRAMMY Museum® provides our guests arriving at LAX with a taste of this special event that they can’t experience anywhere else. LAX is the only airport in the world to host an official GRAMMY® exhibit, and we are excited to share this unique installation as a warm welcome to Los Angeles throughout the year.”
"We're thrilled to have a presence at LAX to help welcome visitors as they arrive in L.A.," said Michael Sticka, Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum®. "We wanted to create the perfect entrance into the music capital of the world."
Today, guests were also surprised with official GRAMMY® merchandise and had the chance to take commemorative photos with a GRAMMY-branded backdrop as a capella singers performed covers of GRAMMY®-nominated songs. The celebration continued in the baggage claim area in Terminal 2 with a giant GRAMMY® Award on display and additional items being handed out, courtesy of the GRAMMY Museum® and in anticipation of the upcoming 61st GRAMMY® Awards being held this coming Sunday, Feb. 10.
The GRAMMY Museum® installation will be on display in Terminal 2 of LAX through the end of the year.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fifth busiest airport in the world and second in the United States, was named in Skytrax’ 2018 top 10 U.S. airports. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled 700,362 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2017.
An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy™ and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum® is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.