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Whatever your Hollywood Bowl story is, we want to hear it—and share some of our favorites. Drop us a line at or share your tale on social media using #YourBowlStories and tell us what you’ve been getting up to at your summer home.

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While you're reminiscing, enjoy these stories from fans just like you... 

The Bowl’s Self-Appointed Ambassador

Ron loves the Bowl so much, his dream is to have an apartment built in the green towers so he can be here year round. (We’ll get back to you on that one, Ron!).

A Lifetime of Memories

Rose’s friend Norma was the spark that lit a shared love for the Bowl in her group of friends. And those friends are determined to keep the party going in her memory.

Place Your Bets

When Diana Ross plays the Bowl, she knows how to make an appearance. So Ryan and his friends placed a friendly wager on what she’d be wearing.

Do It Your Way
Brad & Rick

Some people stand up and boogie, some people wiggle in their chair. Brad and Rick don’t let their styles get between them—they’ve been coming to the Bowl together for 32 years.

Stretching Out in the Boxes

A lot of people bring blankets to the Bowl. Not many bring a pillow. Zenia’s husband did things his own way.

A Former Usher Tells All

When you’re an usher at the Bowl, you get a different view of the stage—and the audience. Bailey worked as an usher throughout high school.

Musical Healing

Janine had surgery on her spine, but when her friends brought her to the Bowl, she didn’t feel any pain.

From the Boxes to the Stage

Tami raised her daughters in the Bowl’s boxes. One year, they entered a costume contest—and ended up on stage!

Welcome to Ellie's House

Ellie’s been going to the Bowl since she was 3 or 4. She’s so comfortable here she says it’s like her house—albeit one she shares with a few other people.

Together Again Under the Stars

Errol and Angie loved to go to the Bowl together—and now, they’ll be side by side at every single concert. This is Errol’s Hollywood Bowl story.

Smile for the Camera
Mark & Anya

Mark and Anya took a special tour of the Bowl before the Fireworks Spectacular. Anya had no idea how special that tour would be...

Dancing in the Living Room

Chanell grew up dancing with her dad in their living room. So when he came to visit in LA, she paid him back with a surprise trip to the Bowl.

My LA Happy Place

Dianne goes above and beyond to get the same bench seat every time she goes to the Bowl—and now she’s stamped her name on the place.

Mayor of the Top

Charles understands that jazz is a way people can work collectively without losing their identity and individual voice. That’s just one of the reasons he’s the Mayor of the Top of the Bowl.

Date Night Becomes Family Night
Pernell & Harper

Pernell and his wife started coming to the Bowl on date nights. Now when they come, it’s become the setting for family night, where Pernell and his daughter Harper bond.

Feeling Fine with Food and Wine

From the moment she steps on the shuttle, Cindy is energized by the vibes—you might even see her shed a tear or two.

The A to Zs of Music
Gio & David

At the Bowl, Gio and David haven’t just seen everyone from Alanis Morissette to the Zac Brown Band—the A to Zs. They’ve written their own dictionary.

Five Generations Strong

Cathy’s grandmother and grandfather started coming to the Bowl in 1938. Her family has been coming back ever since.

Movie Night at LA’s Biggest Theater

Thy likes to take her friends to the movies—especially when they don’t realize they’ve got one of the biggest theaters in California in their own backyard.

Twin Centennials

Linda Martin brought her mother to the Bowl for her 100th birthday. Then her mom became the star of the show.

Have a Cigar
Calvin & Gayla

Calvin wanted Gayla to teach him how to smoke a cigar. She said she would. Then she disappeared. So he found her and they haven’t been out of one another’s sight since.

“Baby, you’re a firework”

When Rigo brought a friend to the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl, he had no idea that one day he and his husband would call it their summer home.

Bon Appetit at the Bowl

There’s no wrong way to picnic at the Bowl. But some people take it a little farther than others. Laura shares her story (and a few recipes).

Frozen margaritas at LA’s biggest reunion

Everybody knows Carl. People who bring pitchers of frozen margaritas to the Hollywood Bowl tend to make a lot of friends, after all. Meet one of the Bowl’s most sociable patrons.

The Future Conductor

Zane didn’t know he was going to become a conductor one day when he went to the Hollywood Bowl as a 13-year-old. All he knew was that he wanted to sing along with Mitch.


Someone took Sasha and her family’s seats while they were in the bathroom. It turned out to be one of the best nights of their lives.

A stroll to the Bowl

When Deborah moved to LA from Chicago, she knew she wanted to be able to walk to the Hollywood Bowl. That was 21 years ago, and she’s still showing up on foot.

The world’s best engagement party

Robert isn’t the kind of guy to draw a lot of attention to himself. But when he fell in love with Yvette, he knew it was a very, very big deal. This is the story of how one couple, their families, a whole lot of friends, and Charlie Wilson all celebrated love together at the Bowl.

Kristina and her mom, Betty

Kristina’s mom Betty was a mainstay at the Bowl—just ask Phoenix’s Thomas Mars. Or the elevator attendants. Or security. Or the servers. Or pretty much anyone else.