JUNETEENTH: A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM
AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
LINEUP INCLUDES ANTHONY HAMILTON, BILLY PORTER, DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, JHENÉ AIKO, KILLER MIKE, LUCKY DAYE, MARY MARY, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, MICKEY GUYTON, ROBERT GLASPER, THE ROOTS,
AND THE RE-COLLECTIVE ORCHESTRA
THOMAS WILKINS AND DERRICK HODGE TO CONDUCT; QUESTLOVE AND ADAM BLACKSTONE TO SERVE AS MUSICAL DIRECTORS
THE RE-COLLECTIVE ORCHESTRA MARKS FIRST APPEARANCE EVER OF AN ALL-BLACK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ONSTAGE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED
LOS ANGELES (May 20, 2022) – Sunday, June 19, 2022 marks the anniversary of Black Independence Day in America—Juneteenth. In recognition of this day, a JUNETEENTH: A Global Celebration of Freedom will take place at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, June 19, featuring a diverse lineup of thoughtful, impactful, and essential Black artists.
The bill includes Anthony Hamilton, Billy Porter, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Earth Wind & Fire, Jhené Aiko, Killer Mike, Lucky Daye, Mary Mary, Michelle Williams, Mickey Guyton, Questlove, Robert Glasper, The Roots and The Re-Collective Orchestra (a 68-piece all-Black symphony orchestra). Notably, the event makes history as it will be the first time an all-Black orchestra performs on stage in the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year history. Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Thomas Wilkins and Derrick Hodge will conduct, while Adam Blackstone and The Roots co-founder and Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Questlove will serve as the evening’s Musical Directors. It promises to be an unforgettable celebration of Black culture and excellence brought to life and powered by Black creators. Additional artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are currently available online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000. Programs, artists, prices and dates 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 website: hollywoodbowl.com/safety.
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