With a storied history spanning more than nine decades and beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl has long been regarded as one of the best places to see a concert on the West Coast. Scan the full list of remaining 2014 events on the Hollywood Bowl tickets page through Vivid Seats to see one of the upcoming performances at this legendary venue.
On July 21, Motley Crue will bring its farewell tour to the Hollywood Bowl with special guest Alice Cooper, marking the last chance to see this group play in Los Angeles before retirement. Several more co-headlining rock shows will also stop in this open-air amphitheater over the course of the summer, including Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden (Aug. 25), Elvis Costello and Ben Folds (Sept. 5-6), and Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, and AFI (Sept. 15). Later in the year, on Sept. 26, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will stage a much-anticipated concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Kings of Leon will appear near the end of the season on Oct. 3.
Country and Americana Concerts
Celebrate the Fourth of July from July 2-4 when Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers pair with Edie Brickell for three nights of bluegrass and roots music. Each nightly performance from Martin and Brickell, who won the 2014 GRAMMY for Best American Roots Song, will be followed by a patriotic fireworks show. In October, catch solo concerts from Blake Shelton (Oct. 4) and Luke Bryan (Oct. 25).
Blues, Jazz, and R&B Concerts
Early in June, the annual Playboy Jazz Festival will take over the Bowl from June 13-15, featuring celebrated performers like Jamie Cullum, Diana Reeves, Fantasia, and many more. Later that month, Janelle Monae will promote her 2013 album The Electric Lady with a June 22 concert. In August, legends Herbie Hancock (Aug. 6) and Gladys Knight (Aug. 8-9) will perform, and Frampton’s Guitar Circus with Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy will also touch down at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 27.
Hollywood Bowl Celebrates Music in Pop Culture with Hair, The Simpsons, and More
With the world-famous Hollywood sign visible from the bleachers, this amphitheater is the perfect spot to honor the influence of music in pop culture. In 2014, the venue will stage the iconic ‘60s musical Hair for three nights (Aug. 1-3), with a cast including Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Beverly D’Angelo, and more.
The Bowl also will host two movie sing-along events this summer, Grease (July 13) and The Sound of Music (Sept. 20), in addition to The Big Picture: Hitchcock! (Aug. 30), during which time the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will perform the best scores from legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s extensive body of work. From Sept. 12-14, the venue’s orchestra also will celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons by accompanying screened clips from the animated show alongside live music. Each night of The Simpsons tribute will include a fireworks spectacular.
Tribute Concerts Honor James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and The Beatles
On Aug. 13, vocalists Aloe Blacc and D’Angelo will join members of the James Brown Alumni Band to pay tribute to the Godfather of Soul during Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration. One week later on Aug. 20, the L.A. Philharmonic will be on stage to back John Legend and Sharon Jones as the two perform Marvin Gaye’s landmark album What’s Going On in full. Later that weekend, Hollywood Bowl will commemorate one of the most significant events in pop music history with The Beatles’ 50th at the Bowl. From Aug. 22-24, three separate performances will recreate The Beatles’ first set at Hollywood Bowl in 1964 under the direction of Eurythmics member, Dave Stewart.