Steve Martin, the accomplished banjo player who occasionally sidelines as an actor/comedian, will headline this year's July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl. The fireworks at the Bowl are indeed spectacular — perhaps the best show in all of L.A. (and you know that's saying something!). Martin, with songwriting partner Edie Brickell and their band, the Steep Canyon Rangers, will perform tracks from their new album, Love Has Come for You; they will be joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducted by John Morris Russell) and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West for some patriotic tunes. They'll also perform this show (with fireworks) Wednesday, July 2, and Thursday, July 3, in case you want to get your America on early. So bring a picnic and enjoy live music and fireworks under the open sky. Happy Independence Day, y'all. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave, Hlywd.; Wed., July 2-Fri., July 4, 7:30 p.m.; $13-$138. (323) 850-2000, hollywoodbowl.com.
Wed., July 2, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., July 3, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., July 4, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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