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  • Feb. 17, 2016
  • Award Marks 12th Consecutive Win For Iconic Venue

    San Francisco, CA (February 12, 2016) - The Hollywood Bowl, one of the leading outdoor music venues in the world, and the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was honored as the Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue tonight at the 27th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards at the SF Masonic in San Francisco, CA. This distinction marks the twelfth consecutive nomination and subsequent award for the iconic venue and affirms the Hollywood Bowl as a premiere destination for performers and audiences alike.

    Renowned for its exquisite setting, the Hollywood Bowl plays host to a tremendous diversity of artists, from classical and pops to jazz, rock, and world music. During the 2015 season, the Hollywood Bowl concert series included performances by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Journey, Ed Sheeran, Smokey Robinson, Yuja Wang, Harry Connick, Jr., Death Cab for Cutie, Audra McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Joshua Bell, Jamie Cullum, Diana Krall, Ziggy Marley, Yundi, Heart, and The B-52s, among many others. The team of Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva also brought a star-studded line-up that included concerts from Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Steely Dan, Elvis Costello, Van Halen, Alt-J, Duran Duran, and Kanye West.

    “It’s an honor for the Hollywood Bowl to be recognized by Pollstar as the best major outdoor concert venue for the twelfth consecutive year," said Gail Samuel, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. “We love this wonderful venue and we are always thrilled to have confirmation that our industry colleagues love it too. So much goes into a Bowl season, and with our presenting partners and the ongoing support of the County of Los Angeles, we look forward to another exciting summer season in 2016.”

    The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards honor the best of the concert industry for their accomplishments. Nominees were selected by a cross section of international music business professionals and winners were determined by the international readership of Pollstar.  

    The line-up for the 96th season at the Hollywood Bowl was announced on February 9 and can be seen here.

    Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season will be available online at or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates: 

    •        New subscriptions are on sale now.

    •        “Five or More” packages will be available March 15, 2016.

    •        The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on May 1 at 10AM

    About the Hollywood Bowl
    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl.” In February 2016, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the twelfth year in a row at the 27th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.

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