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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  • Barry Gibb Concert Review

    Barry Gibb at the Hollywood Bowl - June 4, 2014

    red and black sign accompanying barry gibb on his emotional solo tour

    It eventually got dark.

    A preamble to this highly biased Barry Gibb concert review: I love all things Bee Gees. I love the early stuff. I love the disco years. I love Robin's quavering tremolo. I love Andy Gibb. I love Barry's shiny jacket in the video for Stayin' Alive. I love that Maurice's name is pronounced "Morris." I love it ALL. So the chances of me disliking Barry Gibb's first ever solo tour were fairly slim.

    You're never going to believe this, but I loved it! The show was entitled Mythology and dove right in with some vintage Brothers Gibb video footage before Barry even hit the stage. Barry entered to an unmistakable beat and started up with a trifecta of Jive Talkin', You Should be Dancing and Lonely Days.

    This was theoretically the last stop of the Mythology tour, but Barry said it may continue in the fall. If that is the case, future concert-goers be warned: this is a very emotional show. You're probably thinking, "Well, of course it's an emotional show! He's the last surviving brother. He's touring by himself. I'm not an idiot!" First of all, I didn't say you were an idiot. Second of all, you may think you are prepared for the emotion, but my friend you are not. Barry cries A LOT. He cries when you would expect him to, like when he talks about his brothers. He cries at somewhat surprising times, like at the end of New York Mining Disaster. He cries when you least expect him to, like when he does a Bruce Springsteen cover. He sometimes gets overcome and they turn off the lights for a moment until he regains his composure. And you will be right there with him. I somehow held it together during the Andy tribute and when Barry sang How Can You Mend a Broken Heart with Maurice's daughter. I did not hold it together when Robin unexpectedly popped on screen during I Started a Joke. Nor was I dry-eyed for the finale, the unexpectedly moving Immortality, a Bee Gees-penned hit for Celine Dion.

    Immortality was not the only number Barry sang that was written for someone else. I was delighted to hear Islands in the Stream and Grease sung by Barry himself. A back up singer joined him for Islands and the duet Guilty, and then proceeded to sing a seemingly endless version of Woman in Love, which the Gibbs wrote for Barbra Streisand. I understand that Barry is 67 and not superhuman like Bruce Springsteen and needed a break. But my god, Woman in Love would not end.

    Barry Gibb concert review random notes:
    Barry's son Steve plays guitar on this tour. He traded verses with his Dad on I've Gotta Get a Message to You, which was awesome because Steve is a tatted up badass with a deep scary voice and you could totally imagine him on death row.

    Barry Gibb singing an Andy Gibb song sounds exactly like Andy Gibb singing an Andy Gibb song.

    I was somehow unfamiliar with the song Morning of My Life, written by Barry in 1965. It is breathtaking.

    Ladies, Barry still has the falsetto. The first time he hit it, I involuntarily exclaimed "Damn!" and several women around me shrieked uncontrollably. He may not look exactly like when I was a toddler and my mother pulled me aside, showed me the Saturday Night Fever album cover, pointed at Barry and instructionally said, "Now THAT is a good looking man!" But he still brings the hotness.

    incredibly poor photo of barry gibb on the big screen

    Barry looked much hotter than this photo suggests.

    I would love to hear from other Bee Gee fans. What did you love about the Hollywood Bowl show?

    * This actually happened and is one of the first memories of my entire life.

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.