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Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl with John Legend

Ring in Hollywood Bowl’s summer season this June 15 at the venue’s special Opening Night event! Expect cocktails, gourmet food, a spectacular performance by John Legend and a bright fireworks finale.

All About Opening Night

Good music, good friends, and good vibes. All things you can expect to find at Opening Night at the Bowl with John Legend. The night will kick off on Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. Arrive early as a VIP package-holder for a pre-concert cocktail reception and gourmet meal. During the concert, expect well-known hits as well as new releases from John Legend. And afterwards, enjoy one of the biggest and best fireworks shows in the area. You can view VIP package prices (regular admission is officially sold out) here. All proceeds from Opening Night benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its learning and community programs.

While You’re There, Eat Some Food

If the gourmet meal doesn’t quite fill you up (it’s okay, get it), grab some snacks inside Hollywood Bowl. Side note: The Bowl’s culinary program was designed by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. In other words, the food is really good. Order complete meals ahead of time, served right at your seats. Or, pick up a pre-ordered “picnic box” to enjoy at your seat or at one of the Bowl’s picnic areas. You can also stop by one of the three Marketplaces within the Bowl for sandwiches, salads, artisanal snacks and drinks.  

You Can Tour a Museum Too

Get to Hollywood Bowl early and peruse the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Walk through exhibits and learn about the Bowl’s rich 100-year history in the Los Angeles area. See how iconic performers like Nat “King” Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles and Elton John made the Hollywood Bowl what it is today. Check out all the museum’s exhibits on display here. The museum is open year-round with special seasonal hours. You can peruse at your leisure or you can book special group tours for the best behind-the-scenes experience.

Other Upcoming Concerts at Hollywood Bowl

If Opening Night is a little too pricey, consider visiting during one of the Bowl’s other summer concerts:

  • June 24 | 7 p.m. – Santana with The Doobie Brothers
  • June 25 | 7:30 p.m. – Hootie & The Blowfish
  • June 30 | 7 p.m. – ABBA: The Concert
  • July 5 | 8 p.m. – Leon Bridges Rhye
  • July 14 | 7:30 p.m. – Kristin Chenoweth

For the complete list of upcoming performances, take a look at the Hollywood Bowl event calendar.

Stay at Sportsmen’s Lodge

Looking for a luxurious stay to complement your Opening Night festivities? Search no further than the nearby Sportsmen’s Lodge. Known for its many iconic guests and historic Hollywood glamour, a stay at Sportsmen’s is the best end to a trip to Studio City.   The Hollywood Bowl is a great place to catch exciting concerts and performances. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience this year’s Opening Night! Mark your calendars, grab your tickets and book a stay at Sportsmen’s Lodge.


Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl
Where: Hollywood Bowl | 2301 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
When: June 15 | 8 p.m.

Where To Stay

Sportsmen’s Lodge With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley.
12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700

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