With his thirdsolo album Lift Your Spirit, the rapper-turned-singer Aloe Blacc wowed the crowd at last night’s Live From T5 Concert Series at JFK Airport. Selling over 1.1 million singles, the acclaimed pop-soul singer and songwriter, brought an of-the-moment twist to JetBlue’s surprise and delight concert series. JetBlue and Aloe Blacc partnered with XIX Recordings/Interscope Records and Radio 103.9 to provide some of Aloe’s biggest fans with special access to the show and a VIP Meet & Greet. Additionally, as a special treat, JetBlue provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to several lucky loyal TrueBlue members and their guests traveling through JFK. As top members of the airline’s loyalty program, these dedicated customers were able to personally meet Aloe Blacc before the performance.
August 20, 2013
We’re excited to announce the next up in our Live From T5 concert series: an exclusive live performance by the newly reunited hip hop group – Goodie Mob on Monday, September 9 at 6 p.m. ET.
Celebrating their reunion after a 14 year hiatus, Grammy-Award winning artist CeeLo Green will join original Goodie Mob group members Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo to perform selections from their new CD “Age Against the Machine,” which drops on August 27. This pioneering rap group will perform their critically acclaimed first single entitled “Special Education” as well as other songs. CeeLo will also perform some of his solo hits.
This exclusive concert marks the first hip hop performance as part of our concert series. JetBlue’s Live From T5 concerts are held post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and are available exclusively to ticketed customers and lucky contest winners.
JetBlue and Goodie Mob have partnered with Atlantic Records to provide some of Goodie Mob’s biggest fans with special access to this show and an opportunity to meet the group. Additionally, as a special treat, JetBlue will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to several lucky TrueBlue members.
April 18, 2013
We’re pleased to take to the streets (or our rooftop) with the next Live From T5 concert, an exclusive live performance by multi-platinum selling trio Lady Antebellum. This intimate concert marks the first time our Live From T5 concert series will take place outside of the airport terminal. Concerts are normally held post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York as a surprise for customers. On Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m. ET, at a private show on the roof of our New York support center, Lady Antebellum will help us paint the town blue by performing selections from their forthcoming CD “Golden,” available in stores May 7.
This performance is a dual celebration highlighting our one year anniversary in Long Island City, NY and Lady Antebellum’s single “Downtown” reaching #1 on the Country radio charts. With Manhattan as their backdrop, Lady A will perform their #1 hit “Downtown” as well as additional songs and new music off their upcoming album. Select fans and contest winners will receive special access to this unique rooftop set by the GRAMMY award winning group.
We’re partnering with Capitol Records for a contest providing some of Lady Antebellum’s biggest fans with access to the private show. Beginning today, fans can enter for a chance to win passes (winner plus a guest) to this exclusive, intimate concert by Lady Antebellum. More details to come on the band’s websites.
April 9, 2013
We’re excited to announce the next up in our Live From T5 concert series: an exclusive live performance by Emeli Sandé on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. ET.
Sandé gracefully weaves together blues, jazz and R&B on her critically acclaimed debut CD “Our Version of Events.” She will perform her chart topping single “Next to Me” as well as other selections during the first Live From T5 concert of the spring season. JetBlue’s Live From T5 concerts are held post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and are available exclusively to ticketed customers and lucky contest winners.
We’ve partnered with DailyCandy – the multi-platform digital women’s media company known for its expertly curated discoveries of fashion, food and fun — and Capitol Records to provide some of Emeli’s most devoted fans with access to this intimate performance. DailyCandy will be hosting sweepstakes for fans in six of their popular city editions–Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C–for a chance to meet Emeli and win a weekend trip to New York City. Winners will receive passes to the concert (winner plus a guest) and travel accommodations. Additional details, including how to enter and official rules, will be posted at DailyCandy.com/jetblue.
February 20, 2013
Monday’s Live From T5 performance was a special one. Not only did Phillip Phillips nail every song in the 30-minute set, but he strolled through the terminal and posed with loads of fans before making a spontaneous announcement at Gate 9. Phillips joked with the customers of Flight #83 JFK-SEA that everyone assigned to a middle seat would be switched to an aisle or window seat, instead!
The American Idol winner’s grand finale was his hit song “Home,” and our large crowd belted out the beloved tune with the musician.
Fun Fact: One of our JFK Tech Ops crewmembers teaches karate to the cello player in Phillips’ band! Needless to say, he was pumped to see his student perform at T5!
Check out our concert covered by Fox News.
February 5, 2013
We’re pleased to announce an exclusive live performance by Phillip Phillips on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3 p.m. Since his “American Idol” win, Phillip’s single “Home” has remained on top of the charts. He will perform “Home” as well as other selections from his debut CD, “The World From The Side Of The Moon,” at a special Live From T5 concert this President’s Day. JetBlue’s Live From T5 concerts are held post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and are available exclusively to ticketed customers and contest winners.
JetBlue and Phillip Phillips have partnered with Interscope Records to provide tickets to some of Phillip’s most deserving fans to attend this special performance. Fans in select cities can enter for a chance to win prize packages which include passes (winner plus a guest) and travel accommodations to this exclusive concert. Stay tuned for additional details, including how to enter and official rules.
December 4, 2012
There’s nothing like a trio of operatic tenors to put you in the holiday spirit. We’re stoked to announce that acclaimed Italian operatic teen trio Il Volo (Italian for “flight”) will be performing a special Live From T5 show at JFK today. If you’re flying with us today at 5 p.m. join us for the festive, free show in our T5 Marketplace!
Send us your questions for @ilvolo now! We’ll reply to our favorites at #LFT5 from JFK tomorrow!
December 1, 2012
The industry group Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) recently held a concessions conference in Denver, where our Live From T5 concert series was recognized with an award. The event brought together concession and airport managers, small business owners, and concession operators to discuss the latest in retail and restaurant design, as well as merchandising trends — all in the hope of exploring potential partnerships.
At the conference, Live From T5 received a Honorable Mention award for “Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept or Practice.” We’re happy that industry professionals appreciate what a great compliment LFT5 is to our concessions program at T5 and its ability to deliver a unique customer experience.
November 27, 2012
We’re proud to announce an exclusive live performance by critically acclaimed Italian operatic teen trio Il Volo (Italian for “flight”) on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5 p.m. ET at our world class Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Celebrating the recent release of their second CD “We Are Love” and their current tour with Barbra Streisand, Il Volo is spreading holiday cheer throughout New York, first with a performance at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting on Nov. 28, culminating with a performance as part of our Live From T5 concert series on Dec. 4.
To bring holiday cheer to some of New York’s most deserving residents and to show our appreciation for the hard work of the city’s emergency personnel, we’re partnering with Il Volo to extend special invitations to the performance to first responders and crewmembers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Our Live From T5 concerts are held post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and are available exclusively to ticketed customers and contest winners.
As a special holiday treat, JetBlue has also partnered with Interscope Records and Il Volo for a contest to provide tickets to some of the group’s most dedicated fans. Beginning November 27, fans can enter via the group’s website and social media channels for a chance to win passes (winner plus a guest) to this exclusive, intimate concert as well as a private meet and greet with the trio. Fans in the New York area who are members of the Il Volo mailing list can enter via IlVoloMusic.com.
October 12, 2012
We’re pleased to announce the first-ever one-day music festival at our home terminal with featured artists from CMJ Music Marathon. The CMJ Music Access Live From T5 concert will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at 1 p.m., a collaboration with CMJ that is the first music showcase partnership in our Live From T5′s three-year history. As CMJ’s five-day music marathon kicks off in New York, a Live From T5 show featuring Icona Pop, JJAMZ, Matt Sucich and Kate Earl will serve as the perfect addition to the world’s most important platform for new music discovery. This Live From T5 concert will be held post-security at our Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Focusing on enhancing the overall customer experience, Live From T5 performances are available exclusively to JetBlue ticketed customers and contest winners.
To celebrate our first multi-artist concert, fans can tweet #TrueBlueAccess to be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win two passes to Live From T5 plus two badges for all-week access to CMJ Music Marathon from Oct. 16-20. The TrueBlue Access contest ends on October 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Additionally, several notable music blogs and sites will also provide fans with a chance to win all-day access to the Live From T5 show.
Artists performing at the CMJ Music Access Live From T5 concert include:
- Icona Pop – an electro-pop duo made up of Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt. Hailed as one of the best songs of the summer by Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, Pitchfork and The Fader, this Swedish sensation have taken the States by storm by brandishing their in-your-face, ode to the ’90s, electronic masterpiece “I Love It.” The song will be featured on the forthcoming Iconic EP, set for release on October 16, 2012.
- JJAMZ - a pop band comprised of James Valentine (Maroon 5), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion, and Z Berg (The Like). The band name is an acronym using the first letter of each member’s first name. JJAMZ was formed as a means of escape from each member’s respective bands. Their freshman album, Suicide Pact was released on July 10, 2012. The song “Heartbeat” was featured in a promotional video for an upcoming update for the social media site MySpace.
- Matt Sucich - The Astoria, Queens-based singer-songwriter who performed at Bonnaroo in 2012 is known for his soothing voice and heart-breaking lyrics. What appear at first glance to be simple love songs quickly reveal a Wilco- and Iron & Wine-like depth.
- Kate Earl – Not long ago, this remarkable young singer was living in tiny Chugiak, Alaska, nursing musical ambitions between shifts at her parents’ gas station. After a move to Los Angeles, Kate released a couple major label albums that garnered acclaim and placements on network TV, yet the process left her lost in someone else’s vision. Kate re-emerges and flourishes on her Downtown Records debut Stronger. Written and recorded with a crew of well-respected Californians, including Brett Dennen and Blake Mills, Stronger shows off the development of a singular voice and finds this thoughtful songwriter coming into her own. With the LP set for release November 19, the first single, “One Woman Army,” came out in September.