Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces
Headlining Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl, with special guests Roberto Bolle, Branford Marsalis, UCLA Bruin & USC Trojan Marching Bands and Let It Happen, with Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil and members of YOLA
Programming for the FREE 101 Fest includes Ben Harper, Mon Laferte, Cut Chemist, Mereba, Taylor McFerrin, Thomas Wilkins, YOLA and many more!
All part of the Hollywood Bowl’s celebration of its first 100 seasons
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2022 – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today additional programming for the 2022 Hollywood Bowl season, including Gwen Stefani headlining the annual Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl (Friday, June 3), and further programming details for the FREE 101 Fest (Saturday, June 11, at the Hollywood Bowl and Sunday, June 12, at The Ford).
The 2022 season of the Hollywood Bowl launches with multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani for Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl. This special event benefits the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s learning and community programs, which serve more than 150,000 youth, families and teachers every year. The evening also features the LA Phil led by Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil’s YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and special performances from ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and dancing sisters Let It Happen. Also together for the first time ever in their histories will be members of both the UCLA Bruin and USC Trojan Marching Bands. The evening opens with the world premiere of a new fanfare for orchestra, performed by the LA Phil, created as a gift to mark the Bowl’s centennial by composer John Williams. The celebratory night concludes with the Bowl’s spectacular fireworks display (Friday, June 3).
Continuing the centennial celebrations, the FREE two-day weekend festival 101 Fest, held at both the Hollywood Bowl (June 11) and The Ford (June 12), will celebrate the rich history of the Los Angeles’ two outdoor venues on either side of the 101 freeway.
Saturday’s free concert at the Hollywood Bowl will be interspersed with historical footage of the storied venue, and also includes hosts, speakers, poets and DJs. The evening’s featured performers include DJ Cut Chemist; marching bands from USC and UCLA; the LA Phil with special guest violinist Ray Chen; “the Queen of percussion” Sheila E.; YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) with members of the LA Phil conducted by Thomas Wilkins; Chilean songstress Mon Laferte; and multi award-winning and California’s own, singer-songwriter Ben Harper.
Across the freeway, the festival continues at The Ford on Sunday, June 12, and will be hosted by KCRW DJ Novena Carmel with performers including Get Lit poets; DJ, percussionist and vocalist Gingee; hip-hop band Weapons of Mass Creation; singer-songwriter MAYE; bassist, vocalist and composer Tonina; Jimetta Rose & her choir Voices of Creation; and DJ, producer, keyboardist and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin. The festival closes with multifaceted singer-songwriter Mereba.
Both days of the festival will begin with a specially commissioned performance by Native Americans from both the Chumash and Tongva people, presented by Eyooxaarin (meaning “our existence” in Tongva) led by Jessa Calderon & Tina Calderon, honoring our Native communities, preserving the history of the land that both venues are built upon and the commitment of the LA Phil to the people of Los Angeles.
Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl
Friday, June 3, 2022, 8PM
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Roberto Bolle, ballet dancer
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
UCLA Bruin Marching Band
USC Trojan Marching Band
Let It Happen
The Hollywood Bowl
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Eyooxaarin led by Jessa Calderon & Tina Calderon
USC Marching Band
UCLA Marching Band
Members of the LA Phil
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Ray Chen, violin
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Eyooxaarin led by Jessa Calderon & Tina Calderon
Novena Carmel, Host
Weapons of Mass Creation
Jimetta Rose and Voices of Creation
Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2022 summer season will be available online at
hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000 on the following dates:
Full programming for The Ford 2022 will be announced on Tuesday, April 5, with ticket packages available online at theford.com that day; single tickets on sale Tuesday, April 19, at 10AM.
Programs, artists, prices and dates are subject to change. Ticket limits may apply.
Prior to attending, audiences are encouraged to view the LA Phil’s updated COVID protocol guidelines posted on the websites: HollywoodBowl.com/safety and TheFord.com/safety. Both venues will continue to receive public health guidelines from Los Angeles County, and as policies evolve over the summer, more information can be found here.
About the LA Phil
Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.
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 June 2021, the Hollywood Bowl was awarded Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards. It was also awarded the Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year award at the 31st Annual Pollstar Awards, an honor bestowed 14 previous times, as well as Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com
About The Ford
The Ford is one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles, with an outdoor 1,200-seat amphitheater and a rich history dating back to 1920. Situated in a 32-acre park and under the stewardship of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Ford presents an eclectic summer season of music, dance, film, and family events that are reflective of the communities that comprise Los Angeles.