By Brenda Diaz
With summer fast approaching, East Los Angeles College students are beginning to make plans for their summer vacations. A great way for students to indulge in musical diversity during summer is to attend one of the many summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.
As students, part of our educational agenda involves an array of art and artistic diversity. In partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl will hold a series of concerts highlighting a variety of musical genres.
The Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor venue that lets audiences from around the world enjoy spectacular music under the stars.
The concerts will run from June 21 to Sept. 28 and will feature several firework spectaculars.
In addition to bands and musical artists, the Hollywood Bowl will be home to other special concerts such as the Beatles 50th Anniversary concert and the Sound of Music sing-a-long.
One anticipated event that will take place on Sept. 12-14 is The Simpsons 25th Anniversary special. The special will consist of scenes from the beloved animated series “The Simpsons,” accompanied by an orchestra and feature special guests and a firework finale.
For those students who have children, the Hollywood Bowl, will hold a series of events for children called Summer Sounds World Music for Kids.
This event is a great place for students and their children to learn about different music, arts and culture from around the world.
This four-week summer series will feature different activities each week and will run weekday morning from July 7-Aug 1 and are $15 a ticket.
The Hollywood Bowl encourages customers to take public transportation to the concerts, as the parking lot gets extremely full during concert times. The bowl also provides free shuttles from distant parking lots to the venue.
The Hollywood Bowl allows guests to bring their own food and drinks to all concerts and provide concession stand food and drinks as well. Picnic tables are available for those who wish to eat before the show.
Admission prices for all summer concerts vary but usually range from $13-$290, depending on the seats you select. The views from most seats at the Hollywood Bowl are great due to the angle of the seating benches, box seats and super seats.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office, by phone and through Ticketmaster outlets.
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles. For more information and a full list of all summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, visit hollywoodbowl.com.