The Hollywood Bowl has jut announced its summer 2024 lineup, and it includes concerts from the likes of Beck, Laufey and Natalia Lafourcade (all of whim will be performing with the LA Phil), Mitski, Gary Clark Jr. and Toto, plus already announced anchor shows like the July 4th fireworks spectacular with Harry Connick Jr. (Boyz II Men will play the pyro-filled season closer) and the Roots Picnic, which includes the Roots, Queen Latifah and Common.
That’s all in addition to a handful of evenings that promise stacked lineups of special guests, including a Sammy Davis Jr. tribute, a Juneteenth celebration headlined by T-Pain, a season opener with Michael Bublé that marks the late Henry Mancini’s 100th birthday, a Herbie Hancock concert that reunites his Head Hunters collaborators and the annual two-day Jazz Festival, which includes Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and Jodeci.
If you’re a Hollywood Bowl veteran, you already know the drill when it comes to ticketing: Subscriptions are available now, single shows will be posted in a couple of months. But for any first-timers, here’s how it works: You can currently buy subscriptions for entire series of tickets for groups of 10 or more. On March 19, “create your own” packages will go on sale, followed by individual show tickets on May 7 (if there’s one date to remember here, it’s this one). This all applies to the just-announced LA Phil-produced shows (which also boast a BYOB-friendly policy) as opposed to the already-on-sale lease events like Joni Mitchell, Netflix is a Joke Fest and Noah Kahan.
Back to the schedule, this summer’s cinema selections have largely moved away from single-film selections (aside from an LA Phil live score of Singin’ in the Rain) in favor of a handful of themed multi-film evenings. Conductor Sarah Hicks will lead the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in an assortment of Disney films from the ’80s and ’90s, with guest vocalists performing alongside clips from the films. And Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the LA Phil for the Marvel Studios Infinity Saga Concert Experience, which will incorporate works from the MCU’s first 23 films. Iconic composer John Williams will once again return for his yearly outing with the LA Phil, with David Newman sharing the conducting duties.
We could go on and on about the lineup: a tribute to lyricist Alain Boublil and composer Claude-Michel Schönberg that includes songs from Les Misérables and Miss Saigon; a performance by Ballet Folklórico de Mexico; an ABBA tribute show; an evening filled with opera stars; programs focused on George Gershwin and Sergei Rachmaninoff; and concerts from Jason Isbell, Chaka Khan, Mt. Joy, Trombone Shorty, Patti LaBelle, Vance Joy, India.Arie, the Gipsy Kings and Camilo.
You can find the full schedule of nearly 60 shows on the Hollywood Bowl’s website, but we’ve included a slightly more digestible list of some of our favorites below.
25 shows in the Hollywood Bowl’s 2024 season lineup we’re most excited about
Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival
Sat, Sun June 15, 16 at 3:30pm
Juneteenth Celebration with T-Pain
Wed June 19 at 8pm
Opening Night at the Bowl: Henry Mancini 100th Celebration
Michael Bublé, Dave Koz and Monica Mancini
Sun June 23 at 7:30pm
Roots Picnic: Hip-Hop is the Love of My Life
The Roots, Queen Latifah, Common, Digable Planets, Arrested Development, The Pharcyde, Black Sheep
Sat June 29 at 8pm
July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular with Harry Connick Jr.
Tue–Thu July 2–4 at 7:30pm
Beck with the LA Phil
Sat July 6 at 8pm
Maestro of the Movies: John Williams with the LA Phil
Fri, Sat July 12, 13 at 8pm; Sun July 14 at 7:30pm
Ballet Folklórico de Mexico with the LA Phil
Thu July 18 at 8pm
Disney ’80s-’90s Celebration in Concert
Fri, Sat July 19, 20 at 8pm
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit + Sylvan Esso
Sun July 21 at 7pm
The Music of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and More: Boublil and Schönberg’s Do You Hear the People Sing?
Sun July 28 at 7:30pm
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks
Fri, Sat Aug 2, 3 at 8pm
Laufey with the LA Phil
Wed Aug 7 at 8pm
Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters 50th
Wed, Aug 14 at 8pm
Gary Clark Jr. + The War and Treaty
Wed Aug 21 at 8pm
Singin’ in the Rain in Concert
Tue Aug 27 at 8pm
Marvel Studios Infinity Saga Concert Experience
Fri, Sat Aug 30, 31 at 8pm
Toto + Christopher Cross
Sun Sept 1 at 7:30pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue + Big Boi
Wed Sept 4 at 8pm
Natalia Lafourcade with the LA Phil
Fri, Sat Sept 6, 7 at 8pm
Sammy Davis Jr. at 100
Wed Sept 11 at 8pm
Dudamel and the Stars of Opera
Thu Sept 12 at 8pm
Boyz II Men
Fri–Sun Sept 13–15 at 8pm
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Wed Sept 18 at 8pm
Mitski + Sharon Van Etten
Sat Sept 28 at 8pm