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.
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2301 N Highland Ave
|Opening hours:||Box office: Tue-Sun noon-6pm|
|Price:||Tickets $1-$150; parking $17-$35.|
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A Perfect Circle
Far less ambitious (not to mention less interesting) than Tool, alt-rock holdouts A Perfect Circle are nevertheless worthy of your attention, simply due to the fact that they include that band's riveting frontman, Maynard James Keenan, along with Smashing...Punk and metal Sunday May 7 2017
Train, the San Francisco quintet responsible for half the songs you belt out in the shower (do “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Marry Me” ring a bell?), returns to L.A. to play through some new tracks and radio favorites at the Hollywood Bowl. Don’t worry; you’ll...Rock and indie Saturday May 13 2017
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La La Land in Concert
The La La Land concert of our dreams? A recreation of the "Another Day of Sun" opener on the 105 and 110 connector. But we'll take "City of Stars" in the Hollywood Hills as a close second. La La Land is set for a screening and live concert at the Hollywood...Performances Friday May 26 2017 - Saturday May 27 2017
Dead & Company
Deadheads everywhere shed a tear when the wildly popular Fare Thee Well shows marked the final concert appearance of the "core four" Grateful Dead members (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh). But some hope lies with its run of shows...Rock and indie Wednesday May 31 2017 - Thursday June 1 2017
Lady Antebellum, the sort of Fleetwood Mac of the modern Nashville pop-country scene, brings its upcoming album, Heart Break, on the road. The band's country-rock sensibilities have often found the group at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart, but don't...Folk, country and blues Saturday June 3 2017
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Playboy Jazz Festival
Keen to see jazz greats past and present? Get ready for mellow harmonies and earthy grooves at the annual Playboy Jazz Festival this summer. Audiences can also expect a light, jovial affair as comedian George Lopez will be hosting for the fifth year in...Festivals Saturday June 10 2017 - Sunday June 11 2017
Phoenix, while relatively more noticeable overseas than here in the States, exploded on both fronts with 2009's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, a record brimming with shimmering guitar lines, irrepressible hooks and awash with brightness. Though their follow-up Bankrupt ceased...Rock and indie Thursday June 15 2017
The Moody Blues
Justin Hayward leads his eternally popular proggy psych-rock gang through selected bits of their heady back catalogue. They haven't released a studio album for over a decade, so new stuff'll be fairly thin on the ground—instead you can expect the current...Rock and indie Saturday June 17 2017
Each summer the Hollywood Bowl hosts an evening dedicated to Jamaican music. For Reggae Night XVI, Ziggy Marley performs his own track as well as some of his father Bob Marley's with backup from the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He shares the bill with the...Reggae and dancehall Sunday June 18 2017
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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!