This gorgeous outdoor amphitheater has been hosting concerts since the LA Philharmonic first played here in 1922. Nestled in an aesthetically blessed fold of the Hollywood Hills, the 18,000-seat venue can bring out the romantic in the terminally cynical. It's the summer home of the LA Phil, but it's hosted everyone from the Beatles to Big Bird. Today, summers at the Bowl are a mix of classical concerts and the biggest names from all genres, from rock and pop to country and musical theater.
Los Angeles has no shortage of concert venue options, from historic theaters to stadiums. When big-name bands come to town, they're just as likely to play in an open-air amphitheater surrounded by trees (hello, Hollywood Bowl) as they are in a stadium or converted movie palace. Luckily for Angelenos, some of the best large venues in town are also some of the city's most beautiful buildings, which means great live music in great spaces. In a city as diverse as Los Angeles, you just can't go wrong.