This Saturday, June 10th, the Hollywood Bowl season unofficially begins as the LA Phil presents the 39th Playboy Jazz Festival. Just four years ago the Playboy Jazz Festival was produced by Playboy Enterprises and had the distinction of being the only lease event to be treated as an LA Phil produced event where concert goers could bring in their own alcohol. Since then the PJF has been organized by the Los Angeles Phil and the exception no longer is needed.
There have been a slew of lease events this spring including just last night’s Lady Antebellum. For lease events the Pool Circle boxes are replaced with folding chairs. This morning the Hollywood Bowl crew already have the boxes back in place. The 2-day Playboy Jazz festival is a favorite of mine and a great way to spend the weekend. Get there early and enjoy the music.