The Hollywood Bowl – one of the premier outdoor music venues in the world and the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic – was honored at the 21st Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards on February 17, 2010, as the Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue. This marks the sixth consecutive nomination and subsequent award representing an industry-wide acknowledgement of the Hollywood Bowl as an iconic venue, a leader in versatile and dynamic presentation, and a relevant destination for performers and audiences alike.
Renowned for its exquisite setting, the Hollywood Bowl plays host to a tremendous diversity of artists, from classical and pops to jazz, rock, pop and world music. “We are honored to be acknowledged by our peers,” said Arvind Manocha, Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. “The Hollywood Bowl is privileged to be recognized not only for our versatile presentation but also for the work we do to create a successful summer season.” Subscriptions for the Bowl’s 2010 season are on sale now, and single tickets will be available for purchase beginning May 2, 2010.
During the 2009 season, the Hollywood Bowl concert series included performances by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Plácido Domingo and Yo-Yo Ma, Ravi Shankar, Grace Jones, Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Liza Minnelli and Herbie Hancock, among others. The team of Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva also brought artists including Eric Clapton, The Killers, Barry Manilow and Maxwell to the Bowl, and the venue played host to the Playboy Jazz Festival and the 20th anniversary of Mariachi USA.
The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards honor the best of the concert industry for their accomplishments. Nominees were selected by over 125 concert business peers (agents, managers, promoters and industry professionals), and winners were determined by ballots cast by Pollstar subscribers. Other 2010 Pollstar winners include Madison Square Garden, Royal Albert Hall, 02 Arena, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Club Nokia L.A. Live, the Greek Theatre, the Coachella Festival and the Glastonbury Festival. For over 20 years, Pollstar has provided music business professionals with the most reliable and accurate source of worldwide concert tour schedules and ticket sales results.
Nestled snugly in the Hollywood Hills, the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States. Seating nearly 18,000 patrons, the Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and presents outdoor concert performances each summer featuring classical, jazz, and world music presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. The Bowl's summer music festivals have become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers and Disneyland. The Bowl grounds themselves - one of Los Angeles County's most renowned parks - are open year-round for visitors to enjoy free of charge. For more information please visit www.hollywoodbowl.com.
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