Live, in-person concerts will officially return to the Hollywood Bowl and most of the venue’s seating will go to vaccinated individuals.
Along with its concert lineup reveal Tuesday, came an announcement that it would be a “mostly vaccinated” venue.
Under its “mostly vaccinated” regulations, audience members will have to show proof of full vaccination through either a physical vaccine card, a photo of their vaccine card, or other digital documentation that shows full vaccination, plus a photo ID.
Non-vaccinated individuals may sit in one of two dedicated non-vaccinated sections, but will still need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test and a photo ID.
Once inside the venue, mask regulations will still be enforced, as well.
The venue will resume concerts with several special event performances from artists such as Christina Aguilera, James Blake, H.E.R., and a one-night only return of world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
“With the return of in-person performances to the Hollywood Bowl, we are seeing both the return of a beloved summer tradition and the reunion of a community built by sharing in live musical experiences with one another,” CEO of the L.A. Philharmonic said in a statement. “From the artists on stage to the hundreds of returning seasonal employees, we can’t wait to welcome audiences back to the Bowl and begin the kind of healing and celebration that music can provide.”
The bowl’s first performance will take place this Saturday, May 15, as conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic will perform the first of five free concerts for frontline workers.
The general public will then enjoy the bowl starting July 3 and 4, as Kool & the Gang will perform alongside the Hollywood Bowl orchestra to restart its annual “Firework Spectacular.”
The final weekend concert in the summer series will be performed by Grammy award-winning jazz pianist Herbie Hancock on Sept. 26, and as of this writing, the last scheduled bowl concert will be Tuesday, Sept. 28 as the L.A. Phil will hold an all-Mozart performance.
With L.A. County moving into the yellow tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the Hollywood Bowl to run at 67% of its full seating capacity.