The Korean Music Festival key element of success is a result of the all-star casting of the artists whose fan base virtually covers all generations. In close cooperation with its broadcasting partners in Korea, the Korea Times has been able to invite artists that are reflective of all generations.

The Korean Music Festival’s patrons will enjoy the best ensemble of contemporary Korean music from traditional trot singers to teenage idol groups along with spectacular fireworks.The Korean Music Festival provides a night of harmony that is often difficult to achieve among generations. It is the perfect night to bring the family together for a night that the whole family can enjoy.



In 2003, the inaugural Korean Music Festival was brought to Southern California by the Korea Times to create a memorable night of music and harmony among Korean Americans.The Korea Times, as the leading news organization in the Korean American community, set into motion a variety of plans to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Korean American immigration to the United States and boldly presented a grandiose show that had never been attempted before. As one of the largest music festivals throughout Southern California, the Korean Music Festival’s one of a kind program brings to our patrons only the most noted artists of Korea to celebrate the lives of Korean Americans of all generations.

Each year, the Festival surpasses all expectations and records as it takes root as a Korean American tradition.The inaugural concert in 2003 featured more than 18 top-tiered artists from Korea, and aroused overwhelming encouragement and anticipation from the community. With such attention, the inaugural concert successfully opened to a sold-out show, selling out 18,000 seats in a mere 14 days. As a single concert, it is the largest in its scale, demonstrating a cohesive marketing effort that had never been tested in major venues. With enormous support from corporate sponsors and the community, the Korean Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl continues to gain indisputable popularity and reputation as it records a sellout every year.

The Korean Music Festival is held at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl and attracts people not only from Southern California, but also from the rest of the nation and the world.The Korean Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl puts its patrons at the center of the Korean Wave that is sweeping across Asia. Globally renowned artists such as BoA and Rain have graced the stages of the Korean Music Festival to elevate it into an occasion enjoyed by Koreans and non-Koreans alike.



The Bowl is a friendly sociable place where Southern Californians gather to picnic and enjoy outstanding music under the stars. Throughout the summer the LA Phil presents the best in jazz, classical, Broadway, and world music, featuring artists that range from Sarah Chang to Diana Krall, John Williams to Pet Shop Boys, and Nancy Wilson to Arcade Fire.The Bowl is home to the annual Korean Music Festival, which brings to Southern California some of the most noted artists of Korea to create a memorable night of good music and fireworks.

The Bowl is also the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The Bowl Walk is a great way to learn about the Bowl and enjoy the park-like grounds. Pick up a flyer at the Bowl Museum or the Information booth (next to the Box Office).If you would like more information on the history of the Hollywood Bowl, please visit here.