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The Hollywood Bowl

A modern amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles

The Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheatre in the United States located at 2301 North Highland Avenue right off the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles, California. The Bowl was first utilized in the 1920's as a natural amphitheatre for symphonic music, although beginning soon after its inception the Bowl began to host events such as opera, modern dance and jazz. The Bowl has a seating capacity of 17,376 and is set among the Hollywood Hills with the famous Hollywood Sign viewable to the northeast.

There are many dining options while experiencing the unrivaled live music the Hollywood Bowl has to offer. Not only can concert goers choose from refreshment stands, but there are also a wide selection of restaurants including the Roof Top Grill, which provides diners a beautiful view of the Hollywood Hills, a gourmet to go counter at Staccato or the Market Place where picnic diners can grab last minute dining items. The Hollywood Bowl also offers box service which must be pre-ordered before the day of the event and catering for private events. The Bowl is surrounded by green space which creates a great area for picnicking before events. Most picnic sites are first come first serve although large sites for groups of 30 or more people are available by reservation.

The Hollywood Bowl is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and hosts many renowned concerts throughout the entire year. The Bowl is a sociable venue where music lovers can picnic, socialize and enjoy music under the open sky of Southern California. For information regarding specific events and ticket prices please visit

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