Wakanda Forever! An all-new Black Panther concert is coming soon — here are all the details.
The Hollywood Bowl is an iconic amphitheater located in Los Angeles, California. It has been home to many live performances of Disney classics, such as The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. It has also hosted the incredibly popular Star Wars concert series, where all Guests are encouraged to use their lightsabers to light up the night sky.
Today, the Hollywood Bowl announced their 2021 lineup after having to cancel their 2020 summer concert series for the first time in 98 years. While the Bowl is bringing back some classics, like their 4th of July celebration concert series, as well as its popular Sound of Music sing-a-long, there will be a new concert series that is sure to hit at the heart of all Marvel fans.
This fall, the Bowl will be celebrating the power of Wakanda with their newest performance — Black Panther in concert. The Hollywood Bowl released the following information on its website:
When Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther was released in 2018, its vibrant depiction of Black excellence and its rich Afrofuturism created a cultural force, showing a new dimension of what superhero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.” Now, for the first time anywhere, you can relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger all while the LA Phil performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar-winning score live to picture.
Those who attend Black Panther in Concert will be able to watch the film on several large screens that are placed throughout the amphitheater while listening to the talented L.A. Philharmonic play the film’s score live.
Tickets for this limited-time concert experience are currently only available to Hollywood Bowl subscribers. For those who are not subscribers, tickets to Black Panther in Concert will be available beginning June 1. If you would like to attend more than one Hollywood Bowl event, you can buy the “Create-Your-Own” concert package that allows you to put together a three-concert package. Those packages will go on sale beginning May 27.
When it opens for performances beginning on May 15, the Hollywood Bowl will be following strict health and safety procedures. While non-vaccinated patrons will be allowed into the amphitheater, they will only be allowed to sit in designated areas. According to the Hollywood Bowl website:
For the 2021 season starting in July, the Hollywood Bowl is designating the majority of all concert seats to fully vaccinated patrons and limiting total capacity to 67%.
Total capacity will continue to follow public health guidelines throughout the season. Proof of vaccination and photo ID will be required upon entry. Fully vaccinated seating sections will not be socially distanced.
There will be two seating sections for patrons who are not fully vaccinated. These seats will be socially distanced and separated from vaccination-required sections. Guests will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test result and a photo ID upon entry.
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