The Hollywood Bowl celebrates 100 years: Everything you need to know

A vertical illustration in the shape of the shell of the Hollywood Bowl. The text reads "Hollywood Bowl at 100."
After being delayed a year due to the pandemic, the Hollywood Bowl’s 100th-anniversary celebration kicks off June 3.
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After the pandemic delayed the Hollywood Bowl’s centennial celebration by a year, the iconic outdoor venue is honoring its past and looking to the future.

Though The Bowl has been around for more than a century and remains one of the quintessential California experiences.

Take a spin through the venue’s history with tales of Janis Joplin and the Beatles, the L.A. Philharmonic and a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Mickey Rooney.

We have memories about $1 shows, ushering at the venue and dozens of submissions from readers like you.

We’ll also share tips on the best ways to get to the Bowl and where to park, where you can grab a picnic on the way there and more.