Hollywood Bowl by Steven

Previously we have shown you where to attend outdoor concerts during the summer for free. While those are fun, you may be looking for a venue that hosts performances continuously throughout the year. One of my favorite affordable places to go to for music is the Hollywood Bowl.

The Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States. Those who have seen the film “Yes Man” may recall a certain scene in the Bowl where Jim Carrey kisses Zooey Deschanel. With trees surrounding the light-filled amphitheater and the Hollywood sign and moon seen prominently in the distance, the Bowl provides an unforgettable sight for dates.

Of course, I also mentioned that attending the Bowl can be affordable. I managed to hear the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform music from Pixar movies for only $11 (sans Internet service fee). There are also $15 tickets (sans Internet service fee) to watch film composer John Williams conduct some of his most well-known hits on August 31st and September 1st. In addition to hosting orchestral performances, the Hollywood Bowl has also hosted concerts featuring remarkable talents like Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga.

The experience doesn’t just end in the amphitheater. There is also a museum situated near the entrance. In addition, many patrons like to picnic on the grass outside the amphitheater prior to the performance. Unlike most indoor venues, you are allowed to bring food and drinks to the Bowl. You can purchase a glass of wine from the concession stand, but if you want to save money, you can buy a whole bottle of wine for the same price at a local supermarket and some disposable wine glasses from a 99 cent store. Since it’s outdoors, it may get cold at night so do bring a jacket or blanket.

So bring your favorite merlot, and have a beautiful night at the Hollywood Bowl with your friends, family, and loved ones. The Hollywood Bowl is located on 2301 North Highland Avenue slightly north of Hollywood. Because the parking lots in the Bowl can cost anywhere from $17 to $35 and are stack parking, it is more convenient for you to park in Ventura, Hollywood, or the LA Zoo. From there, you can take a shuttle for only $5 for a round trip!! If you park in Hollywood and prefer not to take a shuttle, it is only a 20-minute walk to the Bowl.

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Do you have a favorite Hollywood Bowl experience? Leave your answer in our comment section!

Until next time,



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