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Your Guide to the Bowl’s 100 Year Celebration

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View of the Hollywood Bowl shell and audience at night, 1940s, courtesy of The Music Center Archives/Otto Rothschild Collection

Since 1922, incredible things have been happening at the Hollywood Bowl, and this summer, we're paying tribute to an incredible legacy. With a free day-long festival, concerts with some of our favorite musicians, tributes to legends of the past, a new coffee table book, a vinyl box set, and special opportunities to support the next 100 years, there’s a whole lot going on. Read on to learn what all we have in store.

101 Fest

What it is: To kick off the centennial season at the Bowl and the summer season at The Ford (season details to be announced), the LA Phil will host a free two-day festival celebrating the rich history of our two outdoor venues on either side of the 101 Freeway.

When & where: June 11 the Hollywood Bowl and June 12 at The Ford

Hot to get tickets: This is a free event! Registration opens May 10 for your chance to get free tickets.

See Lineup

Hollywood Bowl: The First 100 Years coffee table book

What it is: To commemorate the centennial, the LA Phil has published Hollywood Bowl: The First 100 Years, written by Derek Traub and edited by Julia Ward and Robin Rauzi. This image-filled, coffee-table-style publication comprises ten theme-based chapters that move fluidly through time, drawing on first-hand accounts and rarely seen photographs, to answer the deceptively simple question: What makes the Hollywood Bowl, the Hollywood Bowl?

Where you can get it: The book is available now! Exclusively for purchase through the LA Phil Store and The Bowl store–both online and in person.

Get the book

Hollywood Bowl 100: The First 100 Years of Music vinyl box set

What it is: A stunning collection of seven LPs including nearly 100 years of recordings from the Hollywood Bowl, featuring classical, pop, rock, film music, jazz, Broadway, and selections from the American Songbook. The vast majority of the set’s tracks have rarely, if ever, been heard after their initial live performance! More than 70 iconic musicians and musical ensembles are featured in the collection, many of them giving performances they later deemed as career-defining moments.

Where you can get it: Just like the book, is available for purchase exclusively through the LA Phil Store and The Bowl Store, both online and in person.

Order your box set now

The First 100 Years Podcast Series and Multimedia Website

The First 100 Years will also include a 10-episode podcast series. Each episode tells a story about the Hollywood Bowl in relation to a specific location from the Hollywood Bowl’s 88-acre campus, from Highland Avenue to the back benches, from 1922 to today. Written and hosted by the book's author Derek Traub, the podcast series shares never-before-told and long-since-forgotten stories drawn from dozens of oral history interviews and thousands of documents from the Bowl’s archive and historical collections across Southern California. Photos from the LA Phil’s archive will accompany each episode online. Each of the ten episodes is tied to a specific location on the Bowl’s campus. Listen in-person at the Bowl to enjoy the series as a self-guided audio walking tour.

Listen now & Take the Tour

The Bowl Store 

With the main location right at the Bowl’s entrance and several pop-up shops scattered throughout, there’s no reason you can’t be fully prepared and looking your best for this historic season. Keep an eye out for exclusive partnerships and merch drops to celebrate the centennial.

Visit in person before or after your concert, or during intermission—or shop online.

You can browse right now:

Go to The Bowl Store

Claim a Piece of History: Name a Seat at the Bowl!

What it is: Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of the first seat-naming campaign in the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year history by naming a box, bench, or seat.

Why support? Gifts to the Your Name Under the Stars campaign support the work of the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl, including capital improvements, concert programming, learning and community initiatives, audience development, technology projects, and general operations.

Naming opportunities begin at just $500. 

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Introducing Club 101!

We invite you to become an inaugural member of Club 101, a membership program specifically designed to enhance your experience at both our historic summer homes: the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford. Each membership level includes a unique set of benefits catered to amplify your experience at our two iconic venues. Check it out and join today!

Join the Club

Get Involved: Support the Hollywood Bowl

Why support? Did you know the Hollywood Bowl is run by the LA Phil, a non-profit performing arts organization? In fact, the Bowl has been run by non-profit organizations since its very beginning. Ticket purchases only account for some of the revenue that makes the Bowl possible. The LA Phil relies on donors just like you to operate.

How you can support: There are many ways to support the Bowl. You can give whenever the spirit strikes you or become a member to get closer to all the things you love about the Bowl. Keep an eye out for special centennial giving opportunities to be announced soon!

Memberships: Take your love for the Bowl to the next level by becoming a sustaining member. Members get exclusive invites and special discounts. 
Direct and immediate support: Making a gift is simple, and by donating, you’ll help to ensure the Bowl’s next 100 years.