Hollywood Bowl has officially canceled its entire 2020 concert season. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, “The move marks the first time in 98 years that the iconic amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles has canceled its season. Shows have never ceased for more than two weeks during the past 100 summers at the Bowl.”
The famous L.A. bandshell is the summer home of the L.A. Philharmonic, which also manages the venue. In addition to the many orchestral performances by the L.A. Phil and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl normally hosts hundreds of shows by a wide array of artists each year from June through September.
Read the full statement from the Hollywood Bowl below:
We are sad to share that, for the first time in its almost century-long history, the Hollywood Bowl will be silent this summer. In response to the latest guidance of public health officials and in an effort to protect our artists, audiences, staff, and community from the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling the 2020 season at the Hollywood Bowl. This includes LA Phil-presented concerts scheduled from June 6 through September 26. …
The Hollywood Bowl is managed by the LA Phil, a non-profit organization. If you are able, please consider donating your tickets to support the LA Phil’s work enriching lives through our music and learning and community programs including YOLA.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to sharing the music we all love with you in the future. Please visit hollywoodbowl.com/covid19 to learn more.