THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL - HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
The Hollywood Bowl is located only a few blocks north of Hollywood Boulevard. The site had been the home of a small band of Gabrielino Indians. In the 1920s the area had been a chicken ranch. Because the site was a perfect amphitheater shape the Hollywood Bowl was built in 1926.
On warm summer evenings up to 18,000 viewers gather to picnic, often in high style, under the stars to listen to classical, country, pop, jazz and rock music. The Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since the 1920s. Most popular concerts include the Easter Sunrise Service, the July 4th program, and the Tchaikovsky Spectacular with cannons, a military band and fireworks.