Guide for Newcomers
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.
You may bring your own food and drink (details below) or purchase on site; options range from a gourmet restaurant to concession stands, all managed by the Patina Group. You can even order dinner in advance to be served at your box.
Click here for more information on dining options.
Exactly what food and drink you can bring depends on the type of event: Policies for lease events (concerts presented by other organizations).
You may eat at your seats (whether box seats, SuperSeats, or bench seats) or at one of the picnic areas scattered around the grounds. Come early because picnic benches are popular!
People wear whatever they find comfortable (but no bare feet, please!). Be aware that it can become quite cool later in the evening, so it’s a good idea to bring a blanket or an extra jacket.
The Hollywood Bowl is near various hotels that can provide overnight accommodations for those who are traveling.
Audience Services representatives are available to assist with all your Bowl-related questions, seven days a week, 10am to 6pm, at 323.850.2000.
Detailed Theater Policy information can be found here.
2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068
HB Radio 820 AM
Listen to the Hollywood Bowl radio traffic advisory for the latest update on traffic conditions in and around the Hollywood Bowl. Just tune to 820 on your AM radio dial.
“Parking prices are $26-$60. Arrive early to ensure availability. All parking lots are stack parked and there is no early exit. Preferred $60, Lot A $30, Lot B $28, Lots C and D $26, Buses and Limos $55, Motorcycles $10. For additional parking information, please call 323 850 2000. Parking is available for purchase at the lot only, on the day of the concert, and is CASH ONLY.”
Motorcycles can park in lots A, B and D for $10 per motorcycle.
Regular Metro lines serving the Bowl:
- No. 237 / 656 Local (from San Fernando Valley or L.A.)
- No. 222 Local (from West Hills, Burbank, and Hollywood)
For additional information on regular Metro lines, check with Metro Trip Planner at metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).
- The introductory Metro Tap Card discount for Shuttle use has been discontinued.
Park & Ride
- $12 per person at the lot.
- Tickets are cash only at the lot on the night of the concert. Please bring exact change ($12) and arrive at least 20 minutes early.
- Lots and locations subject to change.
Park & Ride Locations
Lot 3 Chatsworth (Line 653) – 3:30, 4:30 pm
Chatsworth Metrolink Station,10046 Old Depot Plaza Rd. (one block west of Canoga Ave.) Bus stop is in parking lot.
Lot 7 Torrance (Line 657) – 3:45, 4:00, 4:15 & 4:30 pm
Wilson Community Park, 2000 North Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson St. and Sepulveda Blvd.) Entrance to parking lot is off Jefferson St.
Lot 10 Lakewood (Line 660) – 3:30, 4:00 & 4:30 pm
Lakewood Center Mall (Lakewood Blvd. and Candlewood St.). Parking area is off Candlewood St. and Graywood Ave. Bus departs across from Hometown Buffet.
Lot 14 Rowland Heights (Line 665) – 3:30 & 4:30 pm
Schabarum Regional Park, 17250 E. Colima Rd. and Azusa Ave. (parking off Colima Rd.). Bus stop in parking lot.
◎ Shuttle tickets are not available in advance.
Round-trip cost: only $6 per person. Available in advance through Ticketmaster (available online and by phone until two weeks prior to concert, convenience charges apply).* Cash only when purchasing at the lot.
Lots are wheelchair accessible.
*Except Hollywood & Highland
Round-trip cost: only $6 per person. Cash only at the lot.
Lots are wheelchair accessible.
Detailed Maps and Directions
Departure times every 5-10 minutes, beginning 2 1/2 hours before concert.
(10801 Ventura Blvd., near Lankershim)
From the Hollywood Freeway (101) North or South, exit at Lankershim Blvd., to Ventura Blvd., turn right into parking lot.
Subject to stacked parking.
Shuttle ride is free when you show your valid Metro TAP Card (concert date only).