When you receive the Hollywood Bowl program, you know everything is almost back to normal. There was no 2020 season because of the pandemic but the Bowl is back! The 2021 season will be slightly abbreviated to a four-concert series, but the program will return to six concerts in 2022. This summer, Brittany Howard, Kamasi Washington, Ziggy Marley, and James Blake are part of the lineup, here are all the details:
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and KCRW will continue their longtime partnership for the 2021 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The four shows during this historic Hollywood Bowl season feature an eclectic line-up of artists including Kamasi Washington and Earl Sweatshirt (July 18) hosted by KCRW Program Director of Music Anne Litt; Reggae Night with Ziggy Marley and Wailing Souls (Aug. 1) hosted by KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe; Brittany Howard, Jamila Woods and Georgia Anne Muldrow (Sept. 18) hosted by KCRW’s co-host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Novena Carmel; and James Blake with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins (Sept. 25) hosted by KCRW’s co-host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Anthony Valadez.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 Bowl season due to COVID-19, the LA Phil and KCRW collaborated to present highlights of past KCRW’s World Festivals at the Hollywood Bowl through an exclusive series of archival concerts broadcast on-air featuring live recorded sets from Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Femi Kuti, Janelle Monae, Robyn, Blondi, St. Vincent, Blood Orange, Cibo Matto, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Devotchka, Little Dragon, Jimmy Cliff, Flying Lotus, Santigold, Sigur Rós, Toro y Moi, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
KCRW’s long-standing partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl embodies the adventurous musical spirit of both organizations by featuring artists from a wide array of genres. Hundreds of artists have performed at the iconic venue as a result including, A.R. Rahman, Adele, Arcade Fire, Ben Harper, Bon Iver, Caetano Veloso, Cesaria Evora, Café Tacvba, David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Gary Clark Jr. Goldfrapp, Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Hugh Masekela, Lauryn Hill, M83, Massive Attack, Miriam Makeba, Natalia Lafourcade, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Os Mutantes, Ray LaMontagne, Sade, Solange, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, Underworld, Willie Nelson, Yo Yo Ma, Yola, Yoko Ono, Zero 7 with Sia, and many more.
2021 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:
• Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM
Anne Litt, host
Kamasi Washington brings ambitious scale to bear on jazz history, and Earl Sweatshirt gets personal.
• Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 7:00 PM
Reggae Night XIX
Travis Holcombe, host
Ziggy Marley and Wailing Souls turn the Bowl red, gold, and green for Reggae Night.
• Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 8:00 PM
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Novena Carmel, host
The Alabama Shakes singer steps out with definitively modern soul, while Jamila Woods and Georgia Anne Muldrow show off their visions for R&B.
• Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 8:00 PM
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Anthony Valadez, host
Singer and producer James Blake expands his unique – and emotionally bracing – electronic music with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins.
For more information on the entire Hollywood Bowl 2021 summer season, click here.
Tickets will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:
Subscriptions for current subscribers only are on sale today, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
“Create Your Own” 3-concert packages will be available May 25, 2021
The Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single ticket sales Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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