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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 stories@laphil.org or share your tale on social media using #YourBowlStories and tell us what you’ve been getting up to at your summer home.

You can send videos, photos, voice notes, special Bowl recipes—anything that represents your best Bowl memories!

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

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

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

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

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
Cindy

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

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

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

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”
Rigo

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
Laura

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
Carl

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

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.

Upgraded
Sasha

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
Deborah

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
Yvette

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

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.