Hollywood Bowl Upcoming Events

Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2018

All hail the Hollywood Bowl 2018 schedule! Before the season even officially starts, we’ve got some A+ lease events including Paul Simon, James Taylor (not together), Beauty and the Beast in Concert and of course perennial favorite the Playboy Jazz Festival. Hollywood Bowl opening night 2018 features the supreme Diana Ross (see what we did there?). The 4th of July Spectacular stars The Go-Gos, and closing night stars Harry Connick Jr, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves! In between there is plenty to love including Andrea Bocelli, Seal, Charlie Wilson, Michael McDonald and YOU KNOW Jennifer Hudson is singing with the whole orchestra! Classical music lovers have the usual dazzling array to choose from including nights devoted to Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and of course the Tchaikovsky Spectacular that is so incredibly, inexplicably popular every year. And if you love the movies, you are in for a real treat this year! The Bowl has really stepped up their cinematic game with tons of nights showing favorite films with the Bowl orchestra providing the soundtrack. We’ve got Star Wars, Harry Potter and Jaws, just to name a few! The summer singalong is Grease, which is sure to be interesting in this #metoo era. Peruse our Hollywood Bowl 2018 Schedule, then don’t delay- tickets are on sale now!

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  • Hollywood Bowl Food and Drink Options

    If You Must Buy Food at the Bowl

    If you need to purchase your refreshments, heed the following advice about the Hollywood Bowl food and drink options, culled through years of attending concerts at the Bowl.

    One of the great things about the Hollywood Bowl is that you can bring your own food and drinks. Most events allow you the delightful privilege of bringing your own beer and wine. Even during no-BYOB Hollywood Bowl lease events, you can bring in non-alcoholic beverages in re-usable or sealed containers (no glass) and your own eats.But whether you are coming straight from work or you're running late or whatever the reason, sometimes you need to spend money on some Hollywood Bowl food and drink. If that's the case, listen up.

    Alcoholic libations at the Bowl range from average-concert-venue-overpriced to egregiously overpriced, depending on what you fancy. Beer-wise, I personally prefer the overpriced locally made Golden Road Brewery IPA to the overpriced Heineken. For wine, I can usually find a fairly nice, not horrifically overpriced bottle in the Market Cafe next to the Wine Bar. Be warned, the Market Cafe often has a big line. Also be warned- your cashier is about to unceremoniously dump your carefully chosen vintage into a giant plastic cup with a straw. Don't worry, they give you some smaller cups, too, if you feel like sharing. For non-alcoholic drinks, remember that you can bring your own sealed water or Gatorade or whatever, as long as it is sized one liter or less. If you failed to bring your own, well...you've probably been to a concert or baseball game before, so you know what to expect. You still may want to brace yourself when you see the price of a Coke.

    Food options at the Bowl range from typical soft pretzel-hot dog-popcorn type stuff (available on every level) to a few nice Patina-run restaurants to full service waitstaff in the Box seats. I've never eaten at the restaurants, and the one time I lived like the other half and had a Garden Box seat, we brought our own chocolate and Champagne buffet (ah, memories). An option I like is the aforementioned Market Cafe, kind of an upscale convenience store with plastic containers of tasty sushi and pasta and whatnot for sale. And if you want a no muss no fuss picnic, you can order a picnic box for two ahead of time from Patina for $69. Your date will love it!

    Has anyone come across any good deals on Hollywood Bowl food and drink?

Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2017

The Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2017 is here, and let’s just say we will be spending A LOT of money on concert tickets this summer! Weekend Spectaculars include Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Kool and the Gang and of course the annual Tchaikovsky Fireworks Spectacular. The Hollywood Bowl 4th of July 2017 featured artists? Pentatonix! Cinephiles will be delighted to see all the movies accompanied by live orchestra on the schedule, including Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Singin’ In The Rain and TWO Harry Potter flicks! Classical music fans will thrill to a whole lot of Dudamel, along with several nights featuring one composer only. What about Jazz, you say? What about Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, Mavis Staples and Trombone Shorty, we say! Lease events (AKA you cannot bring your own booze events) include Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Queen with Adam Lambert, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown Band and Chance The Rapper. What are we most excited about? The Moody Blues on Hollywood Bowl Opening Night 2017, and The Muppets for the Fireworks Finale! brb, gotta go drain our bank account. What are YOU most excited for on the Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2017?

Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2016

The Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2016 is just about finalized, and it looks like a doozy! Weekend Spectaculars include Diana Ross, Weird Al Yankovic and Culture Club. Classical nights include Mozart, Beethoven and the ever-popular Tchaikovsky fireworks. KCRW’s got a bunch of World bands we are not nearly cool enough to have heard of. And there are a load of great looking Lease Events on the calendar! One night each of Andrea Bocelli, Black Sabbath, Janet Jackson and Dixie Chicks, two nights of Sting and Peter Gabriel (on the same bill!) and David Gilmour, three nights of The Cure. Does the Hollywood Bowl really need THREE nights of The Cure? Apparently so! Of course you can count on the July 4th Spectacular to be something special. 2016 features Chicago! Stay tuned for the rest of the Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2016 as events are announced!

Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2015

The Hollywood Bowl schedule 2015 is already shaping up, and it is looking great! Perennial favorites like the Playboy Jazz Festival and the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular are back. New traditions such as the Sound of Music Sing-a-Long return as well. If you just can’t wait until the 2015 Hollywood Bowl Opening Night on June 20, you can get your fix ahead of time with Lease Events including Lana Del Rey, Neil Diamond and the highly anticipated Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett tour. Did we mention that Smokey Robinson is the July 4th 2015 special guest performer? Ooh, baby baby!

Hollywood Bowl Schedule 2014

As usual, the Hollywood Bowl Upcoming Events for 2014 are an eclectic mix, sure to please every palate. Dig dance music? Check out Robyn and Royksopp. Jonesing for some Jazz? Get your fix from Eliane Elias or Gregory Porter. If you are all about star power, you can’t get much bigger than John Legend or Gladys Knight. Classical music fans will be pleased to see that besides the usual Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi greatest hits, some Mozart deep cuts will be performed by the estimable LA Phil. Of course, we’ve always been partial to the Hollywood Bowl Weekend Spectaculars. No matter which of the Hollywood Bowl Upcoming Events you choose, whether you go to see Hair, Elvis Costello, John Williams or the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Beatles at the Bowl, prepare to leave your chosen Hollywood Bowl concert with a big ol’ smile on your face.