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 (and boozy picnics) and it’s hosted everyone from the Beatles to the Muppets; as long as there’s no performance, it also doubles as a public park.
|Venue name:||Hollywood Bowl|
2301 N Highland Ave
|Opening hours:||Box office: Tue–Sun noon–6pm|
|Price:||Tickets $1–$150; parking $22–$60|
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‘An American in Paris’ in Concert
’S wonderful! ’S marvelous! ’S a teensy bit smug! Yes, Vincente Minnelli’s groundbreaking, breathtaking musical hits the stage at the Hollywood Bowl with a digital restoration, giving a new generation of viewers the chance to admire Gene Kelly in a puce...Thursday September 12 2019
Rod Stewart + Jeff Beck
A half century ago, prolific rock singer Rod Stewart and guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck were budding stars, with Stewart soon to start Faces and Beck just off his time in the Yardbirds. In the late ’60s, the two joined forces in the Jeff Beck Group for a couple...Rock and indie Friday September 27 2019
Vampire Weekend aren’t phoneys. Firstly, they chose their name before the whole prepubescent Twilight craze kicked off. What’s more, they all studied musicology, making them that rare thing on today’s rock scene: a band who know their shit. Their music,...Rock and indie Wednesday October 2 2019
The great bard of Irish R&B turns up for a show at the Hollywood Bowl. You never know what you’re going to get from a Van gig—or what mood the famously prickly singer-songsmith will turn up in—but he remains one of the least contrived performers of his...Blues Sunday October 6 2019
The Who—that is, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, some other musicians and two very prominent ghosts—come to town on their “Moving On!” tour. Despite the name, though, this isn’t a farewell scenario; instead, the band is pegging this as a new chapter, with...Rock and indie Friday October 11 2019 - Sunday October 13 2019
If you tuned out after “Love Song,” you may have penciled in Bareilles as a one-hit wonder. But instead, the singer-songwriter’s profile has only grown over the years, most notably with her turn on Broadway, penning the music and lyrics for Waitress....Pop Saturday November 2 2019
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Beautiful, massive venue located in the Hollywood Hills. The event we saw allowed food so we stocked up on snacks, brought blankets for the chilly night and enjoyed the show. The production value (audio, the screens) is amazing and the way the fireworks light up the bowl is really beautiful. Try your best to arrive early and plan your transportation situation!!! The crowds before and after the show are insane and surge prices for ride shares are ridiculous. Regardless, going to the Hollywood Bowl is something everyone in LA has to do at least once.
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.
I've grown up coming to this incredible venue, and each time it never ceases to amaze me. The design, the massive scale, the location, the theatrics... all if it truly makes for a memorable experience. The only thing I'd say is that I wish the jumbo screens were even bigger, or that the put some farther in the back. I've sat close, and I've sat far, for different concerts... and when I've been farther back, even the jumbotrons aren't enough to truly see the detail of what's going on down there. However, it's still an amazing experience that makes you feel part of something greater, with everyone enjoying the same experience in the same awesome place. Definitely a must-do on your LA list!
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!