Hollywood Bowl Returning This Summer with H.E.R., James Blake, Kamasi Washington, and More

The schedule also includes Earl Sweatshirt, Brittany Howard, Jamila Woods, and Sergio Mendes.

The LA Phil is returning to the Hollywood Bowl this summer with over 50 performances that range from Christina Aguilera to Kool & the Gang to James Blake.

“With the return of in-person performances to the Hollywood Bowl, we are seeing both the return of the beloved summer tradition and the reunion of a community built by sharing in live musical experiences with one another,” said Chad Smith, Chief Executive Officer. “We can’t wait to welcome audiences back to the Bowl and begin the kind of healing and celebration that music can provide. With the support of Kaiser Permanente, we are fortune to open our season with free concerts for the frontline and essential workers whose heroism brought us all through the darkest of the pandemic and continue with an incredible line-up that features a little something for everyone.”

The LA Phil will host five free concerts for healthcare works, first responders, and essential workers. Those concerts will include two performances by Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Grammy-winning group La Santa Cecilia, and Thundercat with Flying Lotus.

The Bowl will reopen to the public on July 3 for their annual July 4 Fireworks Spectacular with Kool & the Gang for two nights, and run through September 28. Highlights include Kamasi Washington and Earl Sweatshirt (July 18), H.E.R. with the LA Phil (August 13 and 14), Brittany Howard with Jamila Woods and Georgia Anne Muldrow (September 18), Sergio Mendes (August 15), and James Blake with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (September 25).

There will be two sections for non-vaccinated attendees with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of attendance. There’s more information about their health guidelines here. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale to the public on June 1. Check out their site for more ticket info and the full schedule.


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