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 Parking Tips

    Whatever you do, do NOT park at the actual Bowl.

    That is the most essential Hollywood Bowl parking tip I could ever give you. Park at Hollywood and Highland, park at the nice church that doesn't have stacked parking, or better yet take the subway, a Park and Ride bus or the Hollywood Bowl Shuttle. Parking at the actual Hollywood Bowl is a traffic-ridden nightmare that will result in possibly hours of waiting for the stacked cars around you to leave post-show. Our Hollywood Bowl Parking tips, in detail:

    Hollywood and Highland
    Parking is $2 for the first two hours. Four hours, a reasonable amount of time to get to the bowl, picnic and see a show, will set you back $10. You can either walk the ten minutes to the Bowl or take H&H's $5 Hollywood Bowl Shuttle. Insider tip: To save time, get your parking validated before the show, and when the show is over exit the back way at Orange Ave.

    Hollywood United Methodist Church
    Located at Franklin and Highland (6817 Franklin Ave, to be exact) this church is quite near the Hollywood Bowl and offers NON-STACKED parking for $10 or $15. Insider tip: there is a lot right next to the church lot that is more expensive AND stacked AND one gets the feeling they don't mind being confused for the church. So be wary of pulling in too far North.

    Street Parking in Hollywood
    Stop laughing, it can be done! We were stunned on a recent weeknight trip to the Bowl to see that on some streets, metered parking is free after 6PM. After double and triple checking the signs, we shrugged, walked only about two minutes further than if we had parked at Hollywood and Highland and parked for FREE.

    Ride the Subway
    Folks coming from the Valley have a great option in parking for free at a Red Line station and taking the Metro to Hollywood and Highland. For folks near other Metro lines, taking the subway is do-able if you switch trains. However, parking may not be as easy-peasy as it is at the Valley stations, thus negating your entire reason for taking the subway in the first place.

    Bowl Shuttle, Park and Ride

    If the LA Zoo or Ventura and Lankershim is convenient to you, the Bowl Shuttle is a great option. For everyone else, Park and Ride can't be beat. Check out our Hollywood Bowl Park and Ride Tips.

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.