Prepare to stuff that picnic basket with boozy goodness: Tickets to the Hollywood Bowl season go on sale tomorrow.
Here's what to see.
Sweet Harmonies: The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour
Their songs alone conjure up a SoCal we all wish still existed. And while they're not quite boys anymore, it's the first time all the surviving members have performed together in decades.
Sat Jun 2 @8p. $41-171
Worldly Beats: Ben Harper, Fitz and the Tantrums, Vieux Farka Touré
Soft acoustic ballads mixed with loud rock anthems – what more can you ask for from a guy like Ben Harper? Plus, opener Farka is a Malian-born guitarist who makes Jimi Hendrix look limp.
Sun Jul 1 @7p $17-148
The Voice: Norah Jones
Jones' new set of tracks produced by Danger Mouse blows away the sleepy charmers that earned her nine Grammys and 40 million albums sold.
Fri Aug 10 @8p $15-175
Pet Sounds: Animal Collective
Psychedelic rock didn't die. It was only hibernating. Brian Wilson was the first to do it, and now this Baltimore-based group continues the trend with wildly weird experimental sounds.
Sun Sep 23 @7p $17-148
Manic Music: Wilco
Jeff Tweedy and company close out the summer season with their heady blend of alternative/folk-rock/indie/alt-country. Or you can just call them a rock band. That works, too.
Sun Sep 30 @7p $31-73