Award Marks 13th Consecutive Win for Iconic Venue
Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2017) - The Hollywood Bowl, one of the leading outdoor music venues in the world, and the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was honored as the Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue tonight at the 28th Annual Pollstar Awards at the Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles' LA Live. This distinction marks the thirteenth consecutive nomination and subsequent award for the iconic venue and affirms the Hollywood Bowl as a premiere 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, and world music. During the 2016 season, the Hollywood Bowl concert series included performances by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Steely Dan, Chicago, John Williams, Brian Wilson, Diana Ross, Lang Lang, Dr. John, Yuja Wang, Gladys Knight, Sufjan Stevens, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sergio Mendes, Ben Harper, Brandi Carlile, Yo-Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock, Culture Club, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Kraftwerk, and Sigur Rós, among many others. Special presentations by the LA Phil included the Playboy Jazz Festival, film nights with live orchestra, 50 Years of Jeff Beck, a return of The Black Movie Soundtrack, the annual musical - this past summer A Chorus Line with an all-star cast, concert performances of West Side Story, a tribute to Ray Charles, the final Los Angeles appearance of A Prairie Home Companion, and Puccini's Tosca. The team of Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva also brought a star-studded line-up that included concerts from David Gilmour, The Cure, Black Sabbath, Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Sia, Bon Iver, Dixie Chicks, Andrew Bocelli, Sting and Peter Gabriel.
"It's always an honor for the Hollywood Bowl to be recognized by Pollstar," said Gail Samuel, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. "We take great pride in creating memorable summer nights at the venue and are thrilled that our industry colleagues recognize us for it. So much goes into a Bowl season, and with our presenting partners and the ongoing support of the County of Los Angeles, we look forward to another exciting summer in 2017."
The Pollstar Awards honor the best of the worldwide concert industry. The awards are peer-voted and winners are determined by the international readership of Pollstar.
The line-up for the 97th season at the Hollywood Bowl will be announced on Tuesday, February 14, at 9:00 am PST.
About the Hollywood Bowl
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In February 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the thirteenth year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.
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