San Diego International Airport (SAN) will join more than 20 airports from across North America for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour livestream will take place at 3 p.m. PST on May 6 on San Diego International Airport’s Facebook Live.
Each airport will feature a musician local to their city in support of the creative community during the COVID-19 crisis. San Diego will feature Nico Hueso, a San Diego polyglot and frequent SAN Arts Program performance artist. Hueso is a classically trained violist who has performed around the world in symphony orchestras, music festivals and master classes. In addition, he freelances and records in multiple genres as a violinist, guitarist, and electric bassist. Hueso will perform a 10 minute set which will include original music.
“San Diego International Airport is excited to join other airports around the nation to showcase the arts in this innovative and collaborative way,” said Kim Becker, President and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “While many people may not be visiting our terminals during this time, participation in JetStream provides us another outlet to foster positive relationships and support the community through the arts.”
SAN started the Arts Program in 2002 with a mission to surprise and delight travelers with presentations of the highest caliber, and to showcase San Diego’s rich cultural community. Within the terminals, the Arts Program includes visual arts, performing arts, film and more. The program provides enhanced customer service by exhibiting artwork and presenting programs that engage travelers in innovative, memorable and considerate ways, creating an ambiance unique to San Diego and welcoming people to the airport and to the region.
Jetstream viewers will be able to tip musicians throughout the performance as well as learn about and donate to organizations assisting the communities in each city. Viewers are encouraged to join in the celebration using the hashtag #JetStreamFest. For more information—including how to tune in and the full lineup—click here.
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San Diego International Airport (SAN) offers nonstop service to more than 70 destinations in the continental U.S., Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. In operation since 1928, the airport celebrated more than 90 years of service to the San Diego region in 2018. The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has managed the airport since 2003. The Airport Authority plans for and provides air transportation services to the region with safe, effective facilities that exceed customer expectations. For more information, please visit san.org.