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  • Hollywood Bowl Named Top Amphitheater at 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards
  • Nov. 14, 2018

    Award Marks Second Consecutive Win for Iconic Venue


    Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2018) - The Hollywood Bowl, one of the leading outdoor music venues in the world, managed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, was honored as Top Amphitheater at the Billboard Live Music Awards, on Tuesday night at the Montage Beverly Hills. The Billboard Live Music Awards honor the top tours, festivals, venues, executives, and touring artists in music. This distinction marks the second consecutive Billboard Live Music Award for the iconic venue.

    Renowned for its exquisite setting, the Hollywood Bowl plays host to a tremendous diversity of artists, from classical and pops to jazz, rock, and world music. During the 2018 season, the Hollywood Bowl concert series included performances by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Diana Ross, The Go-Go’s, Jennifer Hudson, Itzhak Perlman, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Kristen Chenoweth, Charlie Wilson, Joshua Bell, Bon Iver, Randy Newman, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Queen Latifah, Common, John Williams, Plácido Domingo, The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio, and Beck, among many others. Special presentations by the LA Phil included the Playboy Jazz Festival, film nights with live orchestra, Harry Connick, Jr. leading a 300th birthday celebration of New Orleans, Annie with an all-star cast, and the first-ever concert at the Hollywood Bowl dedicated to música norteña in honor of Mexican Independence Day.

    In exclusive partnership with the LA Phil, the team of Live Nation-Hewitt Silva LLC brought a star-studded, genre-spanning line-up that included concerts from Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Googoosh, LCD Soundsystem, Andrea Bocelli, Paul Simon, Kevin Hart, Post Malone, Luis Miguel, Dierks Bentley, Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, Interpol, and the Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson.

    Details of the 2019 summer season at the Hollywood Bowl will be announced in February 2019.

    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 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards and in November, 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.


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