Here’s What’s Coming to the Hollywood Bowl this Summer

Including Father John Misty, LCD Soundsystem, and Star Wars

Heading out for a concert and picnic at the Hollywood Bowl is an annual tradition for Angelenos, and we’re already looking forward to doing it again this summer. Our favorite outdoor concert venue just released its 2018 schedule, including a program of classical concerts by the L.A. Phil, jazz, world, pop, and folk music, and film screenings with live score performances and sing-alongs.

KCRW returns with its World Festival series, which this year features Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, Father John Misty, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio, and other favorites. Film fans will be excited for live orchestra performances accompanying Jaws, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and four nights of Star Wars flicks, in addition to a gala celebration of 40 years of award-winning scores by John Williams. Also: Ozzy Osbourne.

April 2018

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Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman – April 14

The 16th Korea Times Music Festival – April 28


May 2018

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LCD Soundsystem and Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs – May 4 and 5

Luis Miguel – May 6

Googoosh – May 12

Paul Simon – May 22, 23, and 28

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt – May 31


June 2018

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt – June 1

Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G – June 2

Kevin Hart – June 7

Playboy Jazz Festival – June 9

Diana Ross – June 16

Flying Lotus and Little Dragon – June 17

Andrea Bocelli – June 20

Mariachi USA – June 23

Father John Misty and Gillian Welch – June 24

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper – June 25 and 26

Grease Sing-a-Long – June 30


July 2018

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Reggae Night XVII – July 1

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Go-Go’s – July 2, 3, and 4

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert – July 5

Jennifer Hudson with Orchestra – July 6 and 7

L.A. Phil Bernstein 100 Celebration with Gustavo Dudamel – July 10

Dudamel Conducts Rachmaninoff – July 12

Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Christopher Cross with Orchestra – July 13 and 14

Verdi’s Otello with Gustavo Dudamel – July 15

Beethoven Masterpieces with Víkingur Ólafsson – July 17

Seal with Orchestra and Corinne Bailey Rae – July 18

Mozart and Tchaikovsky with Ray Chen – July 19

Jaws in Concert – July 20 and 21

Sibelius and Ravel with Augustin Hadelich – July 24

Masterworks by Grieg with George Li – July 26

Annie – July 27, 28, and 29

Elgar’s Enigma Variations with Matthias Pintscher – July 31


August 2018

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TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Melissa Etheridge, and Deva Mahal – August 1

Dynamic Dvořák with Paolo Bortolameolli – August 2

Charlie Wilson with Orchestra and The O’Jays – August 3 and 4

Bon Iver and TU Dance – August 5

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert – August 7 and 10

The Pink Panther in Concert – August 8

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – August 9 and 11

Randy Newman: The Albums 1968 to 2018 – August 12

The Nutcracker with Dudamel – August 14 and 16

Gregory Porter: Nat King Cole & Me and Savion Glover – August 15

Rodrigo y Gabriela with Dudamel – August 17 and 18

Smooth Summer Jazz – August 19

Dudamel and Perlman – August 21

Queen Latifa and Common – August 22

Chopin Piano Concerto with Sergio Tiempo – August 23

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks – August 24 and 25

Carmina Burana – August 28 and 30

George Benson, Ledisi, and José James Celebrates Bill Withers – August 29

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies 40th Anniversary Celebration – August 31


September 2018

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John Williams: Maestro of the Movies 40th Anniversary Celebration – September 1 and 2

Mozart Under the Stars with Jennifer Koh – September 4

Haydn and Schubert with Johannes Moser – September 6

Fireworks Finale with Harry Connick, Jr. Celebrating the 300th Birthday of New Orleans – September 7, 8, and 9

Dave Matthews Band – September 10

Thibaudet Plays Bernstein – September 11

Plácido Domingo Conducts Music from Spain – September 13

Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Lil Buck and Jared Grimes, and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Gerald Clayton Trio – September 20

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long – September 22

Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – September 23

Beck – September 28

Ozzy Osbourne – October 11

For complete details and ticketing information, visit the Hollywood Bowl website

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