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  • Sep. 30, 2020
  • Hollywood Bowl and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Will Open for 11-Day Voting Period and
    Offer Free Parking to Voters


    LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2020) — The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association  and The Music Center jointly announce their respective partnership with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office to host Vote Centers at two of L.A.’s iconic cultural landmarks: the Hollywood Bowl and the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. While currently shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each campus will open to registered voters for an extended voting period from Saturday, October 24–Monday, November 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


    Los Angeles County voters are able to vote at any Vote Center and no longer need to be assigned to a specific polling place. The new Ballot Marking Device, available at the Hollywood Bowl and The Music Center along with other County Vote Centers, makes it easy for voters to customize the voting experience to fit their needs. Voters can access 13 languages, adjust the touch screen to a comfortable angle, change the display settings such as text size and contrast or go through the ballot using a provided audio headset and control pad. 


    The Vote Centers at the Hollywood Bowl and The Music Center will provide safe-in-person voting; each venue will follow state and county public health and safety guidelines, including: Voters must wear face coverings (coverings and gloves will be made available for voters if requested); hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry and exit of the Vote Center, as well as at key stations throughout the voting process; all Ballot Marking Devices and commonly touched surfaces at the Vote Center will be cleaned and disinfected after each voter; all in attendance must observe social distancing of six feet while waiting in line and throughout the check-in and voting process; and election workers must wear protective gloves and masks, among other practices. Voters are encouraged to take measures to help expedite check-in and the voting process in order to limit their time inside the Vote Center (i.e., verifying their voter registration in advance, pre-marking their Sample Ballots, bringing their Sample Ballots with them, etc.).


    “The Los Angeles Philharmonic is proud to partner with the County of Los Angeles to open the Hollywood Bowl to provide a safe, secure and easily accessible location for people to vote,” said Gail Samuel, President, Hollywood Bowl and Chief Operating Officer, LA Phil. “The Hollywood Bowl has always been more than a performance venue. For nearly 100 years, this County park has been a welcoming home for thousands of Angelenos each summer. While we’re unable this year to gather for magical concert experiences, we are honored to be able to support our community by helping to ensure that everyone has a voice in our democracy.”

    “The Hollywood Bowl holds a special place in the hearts of Angelenos and now will also play a pivotal role in the general election as a key Vote Center, conveniently located between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who represents the Third District, which includes the Hollywood Bowl. “I'm grateful to the LA Phil for heeding its civic duty and allowing one of the most recognizable spots in the county to be a polling place this fall. Arriving at the Hollywood Bowl to vote will undoubtedly be a memorable voting experience.”


    “As an arts and cultural institution, The Music Center is thrilled to fulfill our civic duty and offer our

    venue as a Vote Center for Los Angeles County in what we all expect to be a pivotal election this fall. Given our size and location, which is central to public transportation and walking distance from major businesses and downtown residents, The Music Center can accommodate many hundreds of voters in a safe and accessible manner,” said Rachel S. Moore, President and CEO, The Music Center. “Voting is a fundamental right and a vital opportunity for each individual to impact our government’s leadership and how the country, state and county are run. We invite every voter to come to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to exercise their right.”


     “We are pleased to add The Music Center and the Hollywood Bowl to the list of Vote Centers for the Presidential General Election,” said Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Los Angeles County. “As iconic local music and performance venues, The Music Center and Hollywood Bowl well-tuned to the unique voices of Los Angeles County making them ideal places for voters to cast their votes. Both are well suited to serve in-person voting in a safe, accessible, and healthy fashion and we are fortunate to partner with them.”


    “I thank The Music Center for taking a leading role in opening the doors of its Dorothy Chandler Pavilion so it can serve as a centrally located Vote Center for the upcoming General Election on November 3, which will provide local residents a safe space to either vote in person or drop off their ballot,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who represents the First District, which includes The Music Center. “I want this to be an accessible election for all voters, and this collaboration will ensure more people will get to conveniently cast their ballot. LA County will be in perfect harmony when we all exercise our right to vote this fall.”



    Calendar Editors:


    The Hollywood Bowl: Lot B Parking, Tier B4

    2301 N. Highland Ave.

    Los Angeles, CA 90068

    Dates:                   Saturday, October 24–Monday, November 2, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                                    Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Parking:                There will be free, non-stacked parking in Lot B. Free, non-stacked accessible parking will be available in Lot B, Tier B4.

    Location:              Entry to parking Lot B is off Highland Avenue South at the signal. Portable restrooms will be available.


    For more information:;



    The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: Stern Grand Hall

    135 N. Grand Ave.

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Dates:                   Saturday, October 24–Monday, November 2, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Parking:                There will be free parking in The Music Center main garage (Lot 14). Garage entry is on Grand Avenue between Temple and 1st Street.

    Location:              Stern Grand Hall is located on Level 2; Enter from main lobby doors, accessible from The Music Center Plaza. Restrooms will be available.



    Voting Centers may remain open later on Election Day to allow for processing of voters still in line at 8 p.m.



    For more information, visit and For more information about voting and elections in Los Angeles County, visit



    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, offering something for everyone. 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 performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards, and in November 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.


    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic



    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of live performances – orchestral, pop, rock, country, jazz, blues, Latin, world music, opera, chamber, Baroque, organ and celebrity recitals, theatrical performances, explorations of film music, dance, comedy, groundbreaking multimedia productions and an unmatched commitment to commissioning and performing music from the composers of today – at three of L.A.’s iconic venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall (, the Hollywood Bowl ( and The Ford ( The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September to June and at the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford throughout the summer. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, learning and community programs.


    About The Music Center


    The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of deepening the cultural lives of every resident in Los Angeles County. The non-profit performing arts organization has two divisions: TMC Arts and TMC Ops. TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, provides year-round programming inside The Music Center’s four theaters, on The Music Center Plaza, outside at Grand Park—a 12-acre adjacent green space—in schools and other locations all over Los Angeles County and on a digital platform called The Music Center Offstage. TMC Arts presents world-class dance with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, free and low-cost public concerts and events, as well as K–12 arts education programs along with workshops, performances, interactive experiences and special events on The Music Center Offstage. TMC Ops manages the theaters, the Plaza and Grand Park on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. The Music Center is also home to four renowned resident companies—Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic. For more information, visit Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MusicCenterLA.




    Sabrina Skacan
    The Music Center



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