2022 Hollywood Bowl Summer Lineup Announced

This morning the 2022 Hollywood Bowl summer lineup was announced. While last year was a pandemic shortened season, the 100th Anniversary summer season is in full swing! The 2022 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season is packed with new performances and a few old favorites.

The Hollywood Bowl’s 2022 summer season will include a three-night stand by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Duran Duran, a fireworks-laden 4th of July engagement by the comedy/bluegrass team of Steve Martin and Martin Short, a Loggins & Messina reunion, a fully staged production of Cyndi Lauper’s Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” and a salute to Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee that will feature Billie Eilish and Debbie Harry, among others. The LA Philharmonic is scheduled to perform 34 shows, 10 of which will be under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel.

Martin and Short, whose routing as a touring act has often taken them seemingly everywhere but L.A., will be in the house for the Bowl’s annual July fireworks extravaganza July 2-4, joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Babko and the LA Phil, conducted by Thomas Wilkins. The Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Spectacular is a great way to start the July 4th holiday weekend.  We always go on July 2nd (which is a Saturday this year) to get into the patriotic mood.

The 2022 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season brings a welcome variety of performances. We are looking forward to some of the bigger names performing this simmer like Duran Duran, Billie Eilish, Loggins and Messina, Trombone Shorty, Sheryl Crow and Ricky Martin. There are a few performances that seem to repeat more often than they should.  Diana Ross, John Fogerty and Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks have all performed many times at the Hollywood Bowl.  I even have the Back to the Future decorations from the last time the movie played.  I guess this is just the price you pay as a long time Hollywood Bowl subscriber.

The annual fully staged Broadway musical will be Kinky Boots, the recent smash hit that was penned by Cyndi Lauper (music and lyrics) and Harvey Fierstein (book) and won six Tony Awards. The Bowl’s production will feature an all-star cast (to be announced) and will be directed and choregraphed by Tony-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell (July 8, 9 and 10).

To kick off the 100th season at the Bowl and the summer season at The Ford (season details to be announced), the LA Phil will host a FREE two-day weekend festival (June 11 at the Hollywood Bowl and June 12 at The Ford) celebrating the rich history of its two outdoor venues, on either side of the 101 freeway. Further details to be announced on May 10.

The concerts are listed below and here is the official Hollywood Bowl calendar.  Subscription packages for the Hollywood Bowl 2022 Summer Season are on sale now.


101 Festival – Hollywood Bowl
Saturday, June 11, 5PM (free ticket)

101 Festival – The Ford
Sunday, June 12, 5PM (free ticket)

Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 25, 3:30PM
Sunday, June 26, 3:30PM
The Roots
Gregory Porter
Tower of Power
Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Cory Wong
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
Gerald Clayton
Fantastic Negrito
The Azar Lawrence Experience
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
The Lao Tizer Band
LAUSD Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert
Thursday, June 30, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic


July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin & Martin Short
Saturday, July 2, 7:30PM
Sunday, July 3, 7:30PM
Monday, July 4, 7:30PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Steve Martin & Martin Short
Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

Kinky Boots
Friday, July 8, 8PM
Saturday, July 9, 8PM
Sunday, July 10, 7:30PM
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Jerry Mitchell, director and choreographer
Cast To Be Announced

The Music of Leonard Bernstein
Tuesday, July 12, 8PM
Thursday, July 14, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Program to be announced

Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina
Friday, July 15, 8PM
Saturday, July 16, 8PM

The Valkyries
Sunday, July 17, 7:30PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuval Sharon, director*
Christine Goerke, Brünnhilde
Matthias Goerne, Wotan*
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Sieglinde
Alexandria Shiner, Gerhilde
Laura Wilde, Ortlinde
Tamara Mumford, Waltraute
Ronnita Miller, Schwertleite
Jessica Faselt, Helmwige
Laura Krumm, Siegrune
Taylor Raven, Grimgerde
Deborah Nansteel, Rossweisse
(70) WAGNER Die Walküre Act III

Dudamel and Paris Opera Ballet
Wednesday, July 20, 8PM
Thursday, July 21, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Paris Opera Ballet

Ricky Martin with the LA Phil
Friday, July 22, 8PM
Saturday, July 23, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

A.R. Rahman
Sunday, July 24, 7PM

Beethoven’s Fifths
Tuesday, July 26, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Seong-Jin Cho, piano*
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Tribute to Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra with special guests Billie Eilish, Debbie Harry, Dianne Reeves, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and more
Wednesday, July 27, 8PM
Christian McBride, musical director
The Count Basie Orchestra

Carmina Burana with Dudamel
Thursday, July 28, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Jorge Glem, cuatro
Elena Villalón, soprano
Santiago Ballerini, tenor
Elliot Madore, baritone
Los Angeles Master Chorale,
Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director
Gonzalo GRAU Cuatro Concerto (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
ORFF Carmina Burana

Boyz II Men
Friday, July 29, 8PM

John Fogerty
Saturday, July 30, 8PM

A-ha with Orchestra
Sunday, July 31, 7:30PM
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor


Musical Encounters
Tuesday, August 2, 8PM
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Musicians of YOLA
Encuentros Orchestra
Program to be announced

Sheryl Crow
Keb’ Mo’
Wednesday, August 3, 8PM

The Splendor of Saint-Saëns
Thursday, August 4, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
Pablo Ferrández, cello
Program to include:
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Back to the Future in Concert
Friday, August 5, 8PM
Saturday, August 6, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
David Newman, conductor

Polo and Pan
Sunday, August 7, 7PM

New World Symphony
Tuesday, August 9, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Dalia Stasevska, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Anna MEREDITH Nautilus
Daníel BJARNASON Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
Wednesday, August 10, 8PM
Trombone Shorty
Tank and the Bangas
Big Freedia
Cyril Neville: The Uptown Ruler
George Porter Jr and Dumpstaphunk perform the music of The Meters
The Soul Rebels

Thursday, August 11, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lina González-Granados, conductor
Teng Li, viola
Nina SHEKHAR Lumina
PAGANINI Sonata per la Grand Viola
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks
Friday, August 12, 8PM
Saturday, August 13, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
USC Trojan Marching Band
Program to Include:
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Durand Jones & The Indications
Sunday, August 14, 7PM

An Evening of Rachmaninoff
Tuesday, August 16, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

Thursday, August 18, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Joseph Young, conductor
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Carlos SIMON Portrait of a Queen
Michael SCHACHTER/Caroline SHAW/Tyshawn SOREY/Carlos SIMON (devised by Davóne TINES, text by Mahogany L. BROWNE) Concerto No. 2: ANTHEM (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
COPLAND Billy the Kid

The Gipsy Kings
Featuring Nicolas Reyes
Friday, August 19, 8PM
Saturday, August 20, 8PM

Flying Lotus and Hiatus Kaiyote with Orchestra
Sunday, August 21, 7PM
Flying Lotus
Hiatus Kaiyote
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Amadeus LIVE in Concert
Tuesday, August 23, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Pacific Chorale
Robert Istad, Artistic Director

Black Movie Soundtrack IV
Wednesday, August 24, 8PM
Marcus Miller, musical director
Craig Robinson, host
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Clara Schumann and Dvořák
Thursday, August 25, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Marta Gardolińska, conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Clara SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7

Diana Ross
Friday, August 26, 8PM
Saturday, August 27, 8PM

Smooth Summer Jazz
George Benson • Boney James
Lalah Hathaway
Sunday, August 28, 6:30PM

Beethoven’s Ninth
Tuesday, August 30, 8PM
Thursday, September 1, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Eva Ollikainen, conductor
Michelle Bradley, soprano
Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director
Program to include:
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9


Maestro of the Movies
Celebrating John Williams at 90
Friday, September 2, 8PM
Saturday, September 3, 8PM
Sunday, September 4, 7:30PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
John Williams, conductor
David Newman, conductor

Mozart Under the Stars
Tuesday, September 6, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin
MOZART Symphony No. 32
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4
MOZART Symphony No. 36, “Linz”

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Wednesday, September 7, 8PM

Wynton Marsalis’ All Rise
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Thursday, September 8, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
James Gaffigan, conductor
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton MARSALIS All Rise

Fireworks Finale: Duran Duran
Friday, September 9, 8PM
Saturday, September 10, 8PM
Sunday, September 11, 7:30PM

Itzhak Perlman Leads Tchaikovsky
Tuesday, September 13, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Itzhak Perlman, violin/conductor
Randall Goosby, violin
BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Pink Martini
Wednesday, September 14, 8PM

Lang Lang – The Animated Piano
Thursday, September 15, 8PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Jahja Ling, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
Saturday, September 17, 6PM Pre-show; 7:30PM film
Melissa Peterman, host

Reggae Night XX
Sunday, September 18, 7PM
The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson
Maxi Priest
Big Mountain

Latin Jazz Night
Wednesday, September 21, 8PM
Chucho Valdés La Creación (The Creation) with the Yoruban Orchestra
Hilario Durán and John Beasley, musical directors

ABBA The Concert (tribute band)
Saturday, September 24, 8PM

Grace Jones • CHVRCHES
Sunday, September 25, 7PM

Herbie Hancock
Wednesday, September 28, 8PM

Thursday, September 29, 8PM


Author: HBTips