Home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl is the largest amphitheater in the United States, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000. Locals and out-of-town visitors flock to the Bowl all year round for musical events and shows. Opened in 1922 and featured in numerous films and TV shows like Beaches, Yes Man, and CSI: Miami, the Bowl stands out as one of the most legendary cultural monuments in Los Angeles.
Hollywood Bowl Fireworks — Photo courtesy of Hollywood Bowl
Prominent historical figures and performers that have appeared here include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Cher, and Fred Astaire. Hosting performances all year round, the Hollywood Bowl is specially known for its summer concert season from June through September. Love jazz, world music, or popular musicals with an all-star cast? Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights are dedicated to specific musical genres while Weekend Spectaculars are fun for the whole family, ending with an impressive display of fireworks to top your unique night out.
An exciting 2012 schedule boasts Norah Jones, Pixar in Concert, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Hop on the Metro or take a shuttle from various locations throughout L.A. for easy access to the Hollywood Bowl. Pack a picnic, complete with a bottle of wine, and sit back and enjoy the show!