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May 17, 2018


John Wayne Airport recently launched the JWAlive music program in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. Featuring a rotating roster of musicians, ticketed passengers at John Wayne Airport can enjoy live acoustic guitar and piano performances while waiting for a flight.

“As part of our commitment to elevating the superior guest experience at John Wayne Airport we introduced JWAlive, featuring live music in the post-security area of the Terminal,” said Airport Director Barry Rondinella. “Live music in the Terminal creates a peaceful ambience for our guests to unwind and relax before their flight.”

The JWAlive music program is made possible through the support of QSC and Keyboard Concepts.  The program utilizes a professional live sound system featuring the QSC TouchMix digital mixer and two K.2 Series powered loudspeakers. This highly portable and flexible system provides performing musicians with a combination of professional-level sound quality and incredible ease-of-use throughout the JWA facility.

“QSC is honored to sponsor the JWAlive program,” said Chris Humphrey, VP Marketing, QSC. “As a proud Orange County Top Workplace recipient for six of the last seven years, it is a rewarding and gratifying feeling to know that our products are being utilized to enhance our local airport environment, helping to create a more enjoyable travel experience for the many passengers who visit here, as well as those who, like QSC, call Orange County their home.”

The Yamaha N3X AvantGrand piano in use at John Wayne Airport is a major step forward in the evolution of the piano. This instrument combines cutting-edge digital technology with the same action as Yamaha's renowned grand pianos in a space-saving instrument. It offers the same touch, tone and most important, artistic connection of the Yamaha’s finest 9-foot concert grand piano without ever needing to be tuned.

“Keyboard Concepts is honored to have been asked to help enhance the guest experience at the John Wayne Airport,” said Jeff Falgien, Vice President, Keyboard Concepts, Inc. “The JWAlive music performance program is an incredible idea, and by providing the Yamaha N3X AvantGrand piano for use by the professional musicians and performance groups, we feel as if we’re playing a part in making air travel more enjoyable and less stressful.”

For a complete schedule of performances, locations and artist bios, visit, and follow us on Instagram @johnwayneair for videos of JWAlive performances.


Calling Costa Mesa, California, home since its founding in 1968, QSC is a globally-recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of high-performance audio, video and control (AV&C) products including the Q-SYS™ Platform, power amplifiers, loudspeakers and digital mixers. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for installed, corporate, portable, production and cinema customers worldwide.  


Since 1983, Keyboard Concepts has been Southern California’s #1 piano store for new, used, restored and rental pianos, with four locations in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Fountain Valley, and Pasadena. Keyboard Concepts has built their reputation as the “Go-To Piano Store” on courteous, professional service, outstanding selection, and competitive pricing. Favored by celebrity clients from the entertainment industry, the majority of Keyboard Concepts’ business comes from referrals by satisfied customers, teachers, tuners and music professionals. Keyboard Concepts is led by President/Founder Dennis Hagerty and Vice President Jeff Falgien.


John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves more than 10 million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be found at Like us on, or follow us on Twitter @johnwayneair and Instagram @johnwayneair.