Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall are coming back. Here’s how the concerts will work

The Hollywood Bowl will return with concerts for the public in July. Photo by Adam Latham.

The Hollywood Bowl is reopening this summer. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct many of the classical concerts. Artists like Christina Aguilera, Flying Lotus, and Kool and the Gang will also perform. There’ll be five free concerts for frontline workers. KCRW’s World Festival returns too.

Shows in May and June will be socially distanced, then in July, capacity will likely expand to 67% of the venue’s 17,500 seats, says LA Phil CEO Chad Smith. People must wear masks when entering and exiting. Those who haven’t been fully vaccinated — but can show a negative COVID-19 test — will be seated in special sections.