HOLLYWOOD BOWL NAMED
OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE OF THE YEAR
AT 34TH ANNUAL POLLSTAR AWARDS
LOS ANGELES (February 22, 2023)—Today, 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 Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year at the 34th Annual Pollstar Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. This award has now been bestowed on the iconic venue 16 times, and, in 2021, the Hollywood Bowl was also awarded Amphitheatre of the Decade at the 32nd Pollstar Awards. These distinctions reaffirm the Hollywood Bowl as a premier destination for performers and audiences alike.
Renowned for its exquisite setting, the Hollywood Bowl plays host to a tremendous range of artists, from classical and jazz to rock and reggae to iconic film music and special presentations of musical theater. In 2022, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association celebrated the Hollywood Bowl’s centennial season with over 100 concerts, including 10 with Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and shows featuring Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani, Duran Duran, Ricky Martin, Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina, A.R. Rahman, John Fogerty, a-ha, Sheryl Crow, UB40, Boyz II Men, TLC, Grace Jones, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Gipsy Kings, Flying Lotus, CHVRCHES, Pentatonix, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by Thomas Wilkins, and many others. Special presentations by the LA Phil included the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Martin Short, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko; film nights with live orchestra, including the Oscar®-winning Amadeus; the annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks; classical superstars including Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Seong-Jin Cho and dancers from Paris Opera Ballet; tributes to Bowl Legends with special guests Billie Eilish and Debbie Harry; Broadway musical Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein; John Williams conducting three nights of his iconic film music; and Herbie Hancock, the LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz. The team of Live Nation-Hewitt Silva also brought a star-studded lineup to the Bowl in 2022 that included Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Halsey, Pitbull, Stevie Nicks, New Order & Pet Shop Boys, The Who, and Florence and the Machine.
On February 7, the Hollywood Bowl 2023 Summer Season was announced. Subscription renewals are currently available online at hollywoodbowl.com or by phone at 323 850 2000. “Create Your Own” packages will be available Tuesday, March 14, 2023, and the Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single-ticket sales Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
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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 2023 the venue was named the Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year at the 34th Annual Pollstar Awards, an honor bestowed 15 previous times. The Hollywood Bowl was also named Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards as well as Top Amphitheater at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com
About the LA Phil
Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.
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