This gorgeous outdoor amphitheatre has been hosting concerts since the LA Philharmonic first played here in 1922. Nestled in an aesthetically blessed fold in 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, and today mixes classical concerts with all manner of rock and pop.
|Venue name:||Hollywood Bowl||Contact:|
2301 N Highland Ave
|Opening hours:||Box office: Tue-Sun noon-6pm|
|Price:||Tickets $1-$150; parking $17-$35.|
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Shakespeare at the Bowl
Shakespeare may have died 400 years ago, but his work lives on in many forms. In this production at the Bowl, classic scenes from a variety of his plays will be performed by actors from Shakespeare's Globe. The program also includes music by the LA Philharmonic,...Until Thursday September 1 2016Read more
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The Black Movie Soundtrack II
Marcus Miller and Reginald Hudlin are reprising this audience favorite from the Hollywood Bowl's 2014 season. An all-star group of musicians and performers are descend on the amphitheater for another evening of film clips and funky favorites. Craig Robinson...Performances Wednesday August 31 2016Read more
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John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Nobody's film credits can compare to John Williams: Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and literally a hundred others. The 84-year-old composer isn't slowing down anytime soon; he's returning to the Hollywood Bowl armed with the...Performances Friday September 2 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016Read more
Jeff Lynne's ELO
The Electric Light Orchestra are back in business, with symphonic pop master Jeff Lynne playing three fireworks-filled shows at the Hollywood Bowl. Lynne was at the Fonda last year to launch ELO’s intimate new album Alone in the Universe, but this fireworks...Pop Friday September 9 2016 - Sunday September 11 2016Read more
Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl
Flying Lotus has created one of the most unique, experimental beat scenes under the imprint of his Brainfeeder label. FlyLo is bringing some of his label mates—Thundercat and local beatmaker the Gaslamp Killer—to the Bowl alongside Shabazz Palaces for...Rap, hip-hop and R&B Saturday September 17 2016Read more
The krautrock and electronic pioneers sent museumgoers into a frenzy over their intimate shows in New York and London institutions. While the Hollywood Bowl can hold a few more people than an art gallery, tickets to this career-spanning show should still...Dance and electronic Sunday September 18 2016Read more
Hall & Oates
The number one best-selling duo in music history stops by the Hollywood Bowl with their self-proclaimed "rock and soul" hits. Hall & Oates rarely saw critical acclaim back in the day, but today they’re having the last laugh, experiencing a resurgence...Rock and indie Tuesday September 20 2016Read more
Distinguished by the astonishing, crystalline voice of frontman Jónsi Birgisson, the Icelandic post-rockers play the Hollywood Bowl armed with seven albums worth of material. Outside of a field in Iceland, we can't think of a better location for the band's...Rock and indie Saturday September 24 2016Read more
Bloc Party + Bob Mould + Ezra Furman
After another long, long hiatus and a line-up change, Kele Okereke’s emotional post-punks finally reconvened for a fifth album and more dancey live performances. But Bloc Party aren't hitting the Bowl alone: Punk icon and Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman...Rock and indie Sunday September 25 2016Read more
With the release of their self-titled debut, the indie-folk band quickly became a household name with popular singles like "Stubborn Love". So, it was no surprise when Denver-based trio were nominated for two Grammys (Best New Artist and Best Americana...Rock and indie Wednesday October 5 2016Read more
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I live in LA for three years before I finally made it to the Hollywood Bowl, and boy was I blown away. The venue is simply stunning and the experience of seeing a show there is beyond anything you could possibly get anywhere else.
When I lived in Chicago, my LA-native friend once chided me for not knowing about the Hollywood Bowl. “You of all people should know,” she said. And seeing as I play music and generally enjoy going to concerts, she was right. I should have known. The Bowl is an absolute blast, and absolutely one of LA’s treasures. I’ll never forget bursting into tears from the first note of Audra McDonald’s show tunes set. Whether your favorite artist is performing, or you’re just looking for a great night of entertainment in the open air, the Hollywood Bowl is one of the first places you should go to fall in love with the city.
The Hollywood Bowl is one of those experiences that you can only get in Los Angeles. Watching a concert or show in the Bowl instantly transports you into another environment that feels miles outside of any city yet it's comfortably nestled between Hollywood and The Valley. If you traveling to LA or your a resident, you have to make it to a show here. Do it. Pick a show. Any show.
Seeing a show at the Hollywood Bowl is an essential LA bucket list activity. The location is just perfect, and it feels like you've stepped into a magical place; the walkways a twinkly and tree-lined, escalators zip patrons up and down the hill, there are picnic areas everywhere. It's so enchanting that you'd never know you're around the corner from one of the city's busiest intersections. As for the amphitheater itself, it's an enchanting place to see a show. Some summers are better than others, but there's always something exciting to see in the season schedule.
I always enjoy concerts here because its not too big so every seat has a good view. To avoid parking hassle, reserve a parking spot in advance here to guarantee your parking spot in advance. http://www.parkme.com/los-angeles-parking/hollywood-bowl
This is great, but for anyone checking this out there's TONS more shows on the Bowl website: Dudamel Conducts..., Pink Martini, Blue Man Group, etc. See you @ the Bowl!