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Hollywood Bowl Season to Include Marvel Tribute, Roots Picnic, Mitski



The 2024 summer season at the Hollywood Bowl was announced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Tuesday, with highlights including a first-time Marvel Studios night; LA Phil-accompanied shows by Laufey, Beck, Natalia Lafourcade and Harry Connick Jr.; the inaugural edition of a west coast iteration of hip-hop’s celebrated Roots Picnic; tributes to Henry Mancini and Sammy Davis Jr.; the return of Zubin Mehta; and standard, non-orchestral gigs by Jason Isbell, Mitski. Mt. Joy, Boyz II Men and many others.

Returning favorites include the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival (which replaced the Playboy Jazz Festival), a Juneteenth celebration, fireworks spectaculars over the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends, a Tchaikovsky Spectacular, the traditional sing-along screening of “The Sound of Music” and — of course — a little John Williams and a lot of Gustavo Dudamel.

Sure to be one of the most sought-after tickets is the global debut of Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga Concert Experience, conducted by Dudamel. It’s described as a concert that will “transport audiences on a cinematic journey through the franchise’s first 23 films, weaving together the legendary characters of the Marvel universe into one story from an all-new perspective.”

The handful of nights when performers from the pop world are paired with the Phil typically provide some of the greatest only-in-L.A. experiences. As Variety predicted last year when Laufey was killing it with the Phil across the ravine at the Ford, the singer will make the leap over to the Bowl on Aug. 7. Beck is a Bowl veteran who’ll be doing his first show with the Phil on July 6. Connick will join the signature orchestra for real and figurative fireworks (July 2-4). And Natalia Lafourcade, an 18-time Latin Grammy winner, will join Dudamel and company Sept, 6-7.

The Roots Picnic will bring the perennial east coast favorite west on June 29, with the Roots joined by Queen Latifah, Common, Digable Planets, Arrested Development, the Pharcyde and Black Sheep.

Other artists outside of the classical realms who’ll be playing this summer include Patti Labelle (July 7), Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Sylvan Esso (July 21), Chaka Khan (July 26), India.Arie (Aug. 9), the Gipsy Kings (Aug. 16-17), Gary Clark Jr. with the War and Treaty (Aug. 21), Mt. Joy (Aug. 25), Trombone Shorty (Sept. 4), Vance Joy (Sept. 8), Boyz II Mean (Sept. 13-15), Rodrigo y Gabriela (Sept. 18), cumbia artists Grupo Cañaveral de Humberto Pabón, La Sonora Dinamita, and Los Hermanos Flores (Sept. 22), and Mitski with Sharon Van Etten (Sept. 28).

For film score lovers, this year’s official opening night attraction is a 100th birthday salute to the late Henry Mancini, featuring Michael Bublé, Dave Koz and Monica Mancini (June 23). John Williams will be back in the flesh for orchestral accompaniment to film clips, joined by David Newman (July 12-13). A screening of “Singin’ in the Rain” will have David Newman conducting the LA Phil (Aug. 27). Marvel isn’t alone among studios in getting a singular salute: Disney will get its own tribute July 19-20, specifically to the studio’s films from the ’80s ad ’90s.

Opera stars on board include Diana Damrau and Jonas Kaufmann. Classical giants booked throughout the summer include Joshua Bell, Augustin Hadelich, Diana Damrau, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jonas Kaufmann, Midori, Pinchas Zukerman, Ray Chen and Yunchan Lim.

The lineup for the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival on June 15-16 includes Jodeci, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Yebba, Christian McBride, Cory Henry, Charles Lloyd, Baby Rose, the Soul Rebels with Seun Kuti, Mulatu Astatke, Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, Alex Isley, Aneesa Strings and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble at UCLA. Another jazz standout is “Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 50th,” resurrecting thst classic albums’s original 1973 lineup of Harvey Mason, Bennie Maupin,and Bill Summers, with Marcus Miller taking the place of the late fPaul Jackson (Aug. 14).

Tickets will go on sale on a staggered basis. New subscriptions and group sales for the summer series are now on sale. “Create your own” packages will be offered in just over a month, on March 19. But it’ll be another three months before individual tickets go on sale — on May 7.

Scroll through to see the complete lineup:


Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 15, 3:30PM

Arsenio Hall, host

Christian McBride

Charles Lloyd with Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier, and Brian Blade

Mulatu Astatke

Alex Isley

Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA

Sunday, June 16, 3:30PM

Arsenio Hall, host
Kamasi Washington

Robert Glasper with special guest Yebba

Cory Henry

Soul Rebels with special guest Seun Kuti

Baby Rose

Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band

Aneesa Strings

Juneteenth Celebration

T-Pain Plus Special Guests

Wednesday, June 19, 8PM

Color of Noise Orchestra
Derrick Hodge, conductor

Opening Night at the Bowl
Henry Mancini 100th Celebration

Sunday, June 23, 7:30PM 
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Special guests to include Michael Bublé, Dave Koz, and Monica Mancini

Roots Picnic: Hip-Hop is the Love of My Life

Saturday, June 29, 8PM         

The Roots
Queen Latifah
Digable Planets
Arrested Development
The Pharcyde
Black Sheep
And more…


July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular with Harry Connick Jr.
Tuesday, July 2, 7:30PM 
Wednesday, July 3, 7:30PM 
Thursday, July 4, 7:30PM 

Harry Connick Jr.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Beck with the LA Phil

Saturday, July 6. 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Steven Reineke, conductor

Patti LaBelle

Sunday, July 7, 7:30PM


Tuesday, July 9, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Elim Chan, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Unsuk CHIN  subito con forza
PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No. 2


Thursday, July 11, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Isabel Leonard, vocalist
GERSHWIN  Cuban Overture
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue
GERSHWIN  Song Selections
GERSHWIN  Variations on “I Got Rhythm”
GERSHWIN  An American in Paris

Maestro of the Movies: John Williams with the LA Phil

Friday, July 12, 8PM
Saturday, July 13, 8PM
Sunday, July 14, 7:30PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
John Williams, conductor
David Newman, conductor

Ray Chen Plays Tchaikovsky

Tuesday, July 16, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
David Afkham, conductor
Ray Chen, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Big Band Night
Maria Schneider Orchestra • Count Basie Orchestra

Wednesday, July 17, 8PM

Ballet Folklórico de Mexico with the LA Phil

Thursday, July 18, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
     Salvador López López, general director
     Viviana Basanta, artistic director
CHÁVEZ  Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía India”
Juan Pablo CONTRERAS  Mariachitlán
Gabriela ORTIZ  Antrópolis
REVUELTAS  Sensemayá
Arturo MÁRQUEZ  Danzón No. 2
LARA (arr. Ferrer)  Danzones de Lara
MONCAYO  Huapango

Disney ’80s-’90s Celebration in Concert

Friday, July 19, 8PM
Saturday, July 20, 8PM
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit • Sylvan Esso

Sunday, July 21, 7PM
KCRW Festival

Mozart Under the Stars

Tuesday, July 23, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
MOZART Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 3
MOZART  Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”


Thursday, July 25, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor
Sunwook Kim, piano
Clara-Jumi Kang, violin
Hayoung Choi, cello
BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN  Triple Concerto
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5

Chaka Khan  

Friday, July 26, 8PM 

The Music of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, and More:
Boublil and Schönberg’s Do You Hear the People Sing?

Sunday, July 28, 7:30PM

Stravinsky & Khachaturian

Tuesday, July 30, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Kevin John Edusei, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin
KHACHATURIAN  Violin Concerto
KHACHATURIAN  Spartacus Suite No. 2
STRAVINSKY  The Firebird Suite (1919 version)


Schumann & Bruch

Thursday, August 1, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Xian Zhang, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
WAGNER  Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
BRUCH  Violin Concerto No. 1
R. SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 1, “Spring”

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

Friday, August 2, 8PM
Saturday, August 3, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Otto Tausk, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
USC Trojan Marching Band
TCHAIKOVSKY  Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY  Suite from Sleeping Beauty
TCHAIKOVSKY  1812 Overture

Reggae Night XXII

Jamrock Reggae Night at the Bowl
Sunday, August 4, 7PM
KCRW Festival

Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Tuesday, August 6, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Ryan Bancroft, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano
PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 3
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 10

Laufey with the LA Phil 

Wednesday, August 7, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor to be announced

Symphonic Tango & Flamenco

Thursday, August 8, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
François López-Ferrer, conductor  
Blake Pouliot, violin
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Emilio Ochando, choreographer
FALLA  The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2
PIAZZOLLA  Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
RAVEL  Boléro

Artist to be announced
Saturday, August 10, 8PM
Sunday, August 11, 7:30PM


Friday, August 9, 8PM 


Tuesday, August 13, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Alexander Malofeev, piano
RACHMANINOFF  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
RACHMANINOFF  Symphony No. 2

Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters 50th

Wednesday, August 14, 8PM
Herbie Hancock
Harvey Mason
Bennie Maupin
Bill Summers
Marcus Miller 

The Elements with Joshua Bell

Thursday, August 15, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Rodolfo Barráez, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
COPLAND  El Salón México 
Kevin PUTS/Edgar MEYER/Jake HEGGIE/Jennifer HIGDON/Jessie MONTGOMERY  The Elements
BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

The Gipsy Kings
Featuring Nicolas Reyes

Friday, August 16, 8PM 
Saturday, August 17, 8PM 

Smooth Summer Jazz
George Benson

Sunday, August 18, 6:30PM

All-Dvořák with Midori

Tuesday, August 20, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Christian Reif, conductor
Midori, violin
DVOŘÁK  Carnival Overture
DVOŘÁK  Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 7

Gary Clark Jr.
The War and Treaty

Wednesday, August 21, 8PM 

The Rite of Spring

Thursday, August 22, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Program to include:
Michael Tilson THOMAS  Agnegram
STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring

Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes

Friday, August 23, 8PM 
Saturday, August 24, 8PM 

Mt. Joy

Sunday, August 25, 7PM
KCRW Festival

Singin’ in the Rain in Concert

Tuesday, August 27, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
David Newman, conductor

Gustavo Dudamel & Yunchan Lim

Thursday, August 29, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yunchan Lim, piano
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5

Marvel Studios Infinity Saga Concert Experience

Friday, August 30, 8PM
Saturday, August 31, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor


Christopher Cross

Sunday, September 1, 7:30PM

Carmen and Carnival with Dudamel

Tuesday, September 3, 8PM 
Thursday, September 5, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Sergio Tiempo, piano
Karin Lechner, piano
Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano
Roberto SIERRA  Fandangos
BIZET  Scenes from Carmen
Roberto SIERRA  Alegría
SAINT-SAËNS  Carnival of the Animals

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Wednesday, September 4, 8PM 
Trombone Shorty

Big Boi

Natalia Lafourcade with the LA Phil

Friday, September 6, 8PM 
Saturday, September 7, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Vance Joy
‘dream your life away’ 10-Year Anniversary Tour

Sunday, September 8, 7PM
KCRW Festival

Dudamel Leads Beethoven 9

Tuesday, September 10, 8PM 
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Key’mon Murrah, countertenor
Hera Hyesang Park, soprano
Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano
Anthony León, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass
Los Angeles Master Chorale
        Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
        Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director
BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 9

Sammy Davis, Jr. at 100

Wednesday, September 11, 8PM 

Dudamel and the Stars of Opera

Thursday, September 12, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
VERDI  Overture to I Vespri siciliani
MASCAGNI  Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
VARIOUS  Selected arias and duets
RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome

Boyz II Men

Friday, September 13, 8PM 
Saturday, September 14, 8PM 
Sunday, September 15, 8PM 
Fireworks Finale

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Wednesday, September 18, 8PM 

The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA

Friday, September 20, 8PM

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music Sing-along

Saturday, September 21, 6PM Pre-show; 7:30PM film

Melissa Peterman, host 

Cumbia at the Bowl!

Sunday, September 22, 7PM 
KCRW Festival

Grupo Cañaveral de Humberto Pabón

La Sonora Dinamita

Los Hermanos Flores


Thursday, September 26, 8PM


Sharon Van Etten

Saturday, September 28, 8PM


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