It was named one the 10 best live music venues in the US by Rolling Stone magazine… welcome to the Hollywood Bowl!
Here’s 6 of our fave facts:
- One of the most distinctive features of the Hollywood Bowl is its natural amphitheatre shape. While the stage is set against the backdrop of the stunning Hollywood Hills, the distinctive white, half-dome shell behind the stage is considered an acoustic marvel.
- It has its own museum which showcases the history of the Bowl through artifacts, photos, and memorabilia. It’s also home to the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, whose honourees include John Williams, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Henry Mancini, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra and more. Even better, admission is free.
- Speaking of free, the Bowl regularly opens the rehearsal sessions of the LA Philharmonic to the public on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
- An unexpected but essential part of the Hollywood Bowl’s ecosystem are a small colony of bats nearby. Sounds weird but they play a vital role in pest control, helping to keep the area around the Bowl pretty much mosquito-free during performances.
- In summer, the Hollywood Bowl holds its own version of what we would know as the Skyshow – however, these spectacular fireworks shows are synchronised with live music!
- KISS bass player Gene Simmons has claimed that the band is ‘planning all kinds of surprises’ at their upcoming Hollywood Bowl show…
Nov 3rd: Hollywood Bowl. If you can get tickets, be there. We are planning all kinds of surprises. pic.twitter.com/bYu2MI0LJw
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) May 23, 2023
- We want to send you there as part of 96FM’s Three Concerts in Three Cities in the USA competition!