The Hollywood Bowl will be back this summer, with a 14-week schedule of public performances starting in July.
A full schedule is expected to be released by May 11, but so far, only three specific concerts have been confirmed, all of them shows rescheduled from last season: Daryl Hall & John Oats (October 1), Alanis Morissette (October 5), and Andrea Bocelli (October 24).
Before the venue welcomes back the general public, it will host four free concerts for healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers.
“We can’t wait to enjoy the experience of live music under the Southern California night sky with you again,” an announcement on the Hollywood Bowl website states. “As we prepare to reopen, the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring that you have an exceptional Bowl experience, with confidence in the policies and procedures designed for the safety of our guests.”
Precise details of protocols and capacity are still being developed. The statement notes that, under current public health guidelines, the venue would be able to accommodate 4,000 attendees, but that guidance is expected to change before July.
Other outdoor performance venues in the region have also begun to announce schedules. The Greek Theatre has posted events starting as soon as May 30. That venue’s 2021 lineup includes Maren Morris (July 24), Deftones (September 17), and John Legend (September 21).