Can you believe it?! The JVC Jazz Festival aka the “Smooth Summer Jazz” festival is just two weeks away! In preparation for the event on Sunday, August 20th at 6:00pm, we decided to put together this blog post to provide you with all the information you could need regarding how to get there, what to bring, etc. We hope you find this useful!
The JVC Jazz Festival will have Dave Koz, the Ohio Players, Morgan James, and Keiko Matsui gracing the stage with their talent! To read more about each artist, check out this blog post we wrote!
How to Get to the Hollywood Bowl
There a bunch of different ways you can get to the Hollywood Bowl:
1. Driving to the Hollywood Bowl
This is probably the most convenient option, as you can go at your own pace and schedule, but it can also be the most stressful, as you will have to sit in the infamous Los Angeles traffic and pay for parking. According to the Hollywood Bowl site, parking is very limited, with only Lots A, B, C, and D. These parking lots open four hours prior to the event, so be sure to plan accordingly!
2. Taking the Metro
We personally recommend taking the Metro to get to the Hollywood Bowl if you can! Not only will you avoid all the traffic, but the Metro has teamed up with the Hollywood Bowl and will be providing FREE shuttles!! It doesn’t get better than that! To learn more, call (323) GO-METRO.
3. Park & Ride
Still want to drive yourself but have no patience for the traffic? Get the best of both worlds by taking advantage of the Hollywood Bowl’s Park & Ride! This option lets you park in your neighborhood and take a ride directly to the Bowl. Pre-purchase your tickets for $7 round trip, or $12 at the lot (cash only). See below for the departure times and locations for the JVC Jazz Festival and purchase your tickets here!
What to Bring, What Not to Bring
You can bring any food and drink with you to the Hollywood Bowl! You may also bring wine bottles, wine glasses and beer bottles. Kegs are not allowed in the Hollywood Bowl, as well as large containers or carriers measuring more than 15” wide, 15” high and/or 22” long. The Hollywood Bowl also has a variety of restaurants and picnic boxes you can purchase if you’d rather not lug around your own food. As for photography, no professional cameras, camera stands, selfie sticks, drones, recording devices or laser pointers are allowed.
For any other questions regarding the Hollywood Bowl, they have a lot of information on their website that we encourage our members to check out! Please also feel free to reach out to us at ACEBSA for anything else at (213) 485-2485. We’ll see you there!