Diana Ross to Appear at Hollywood Bowl, 8/3; Dee Dee Bridgewater and More Added to 2013 Season


Diana Ross will appear at the Hollywood Bowl this summer for a special one-night-only performance on Saturday, August 3. Subscriptions are now available for purchase. Single tickets will be available for purchase in early May 2013.

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry. She is an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has put her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the '60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970, and has not stopped since. Ms. Ross last performed at the Hollywood Bowl in July 2008.

Also just added to the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season is Dee Dee Bridgewater, confirmed as a special guest for Dr. John's Tribute to Louis Armstrong; Lyle Lovett, who will open for Willie Nelson's two-night stand; and Jonathan Butler, Morris Day & The Time, and Yellowjackets, who will perform as part of the annual Smooth Summer Jazz concert.

Program details:

Props To Pops: Dr. John's Tribute to Louis Armstrong
The Blind Boys of Alabama, Dee Dee Bridgewater special guests
Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Arturo Sandoval,
Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Brunious, guest trumpeters
Additional special guests to be announced
New Orleans pianist Dr. John, with special guest trumpeters and singers, pays a loving tribute to New Orleans' most famous son, the great Satchmo. From "Mack the Knife," "When the Saints" and "Wonderful World" to his other lesser-known but seminal works, we bring Pops' world to life with gritty, swamp-style grooves and some unexpected renditions.

In a very special, one-night-only performance, American icon Diana Ross returns to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate her most memorable hits and an unparalleled career that spans more than 40 years.

An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra * David Campbell, conductor
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Country music star, activist, songwriter and American music legend, 10-time Grammy-winner Willie Nelson is one of the world's most famous troubadours and a unique interpreter of the Great American Songbook. With hits such as "Crazy" and "Georgia on My Mind," Nelson returns with his humor and vocals to share the stage with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. American singer/songwriter and witty lyricist Lyle Lovett brings his Large Band to open the evening.

Smooth Summer Jazz
The LA Phil's annual smooth jazz concert features Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2013 with special guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Morris Day & The Time, Jonathan Butler and Yellowjackets. Additional artists to be announced.

For a complete calendar, visit hollywoodbowl.com.

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif. Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. "Five or More" subscriptions will be available beginning March 19. For more information, call 323.850.2000.