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Hit the Right Note with These Upcoming Hollywood Bowl Concerts

Summer is here bringing with it longer days and an abundance of Hollywood outdoor concerts.

When you think of the top destination for live music in Southern California, there is one iconic venue that stands above all of the other amphitheaters in Hollywood. With the iconic silhouette of its famed band shell, The Hollywood Bowl has hosted every top act across all genres of music since its opening in 1922. This year, their slate of Hollywood outdoor concerts is just as ripe with talent. No matter your personal preference, from swinging crooners to pop legends to a leading man turning in his SAG card to hit the stage, we’ve rounded up some of the can’t-miss shows of the summer concert season:

Upcoming Hollywood Bowl ConcertsChrissie Hynde | Saturday, July 6 - The trailblazing lead singer of The Pretenders presents a world-premiere event, making her Hollywood Bowl debut to promote her new ‘jazz-dub’ album backed by a full orchestra. But fear not, your favorite Pretenders hits will be reimagined and mixed into the set list – truly the best of both worlds!

Tony Bennett | Wednesday, July 10 - His heart may have been left in San Francisco, but this living legend is bringing his talent to Los Angeles. With seven decades of repertoire, it will be a swinging night of jazzy joy underneath the Bowl.

Hugh Jackman | Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20 - The Man. The Music. The Show. Talk about a tagline that rings true as the star of the stage and the silver screen will be singing the hits from his variety of musical performances. From ‘The Boy From Oz’ to ‘Les Misérables,’ this former X-Man turned ‘Greatest Showman’ will be backed by a full orchestra and few special guest stars!

Lionel Richie | Monday, August 5 - There may be no ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ but you will be partying ‘All Night Long’ with this pop legend! Even better, this event is being performed under “House Rules”, meaning you can bring your own food and drink into the Bowl!

If you want to experience any of these Hollywood Bowl concerts (or any other special events on their full schedule), make sure to book a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Located less than 10 miles away, our comfortable accommodations and extensive range of amenities will provide you with the perfect standing ovation-worthy encore to your night at The Bowl!

Restricted Area” No More; Take a Warner Brothers Studio Tour!

Discover the magic behind the cameras during one of the best studio tours in California!

Warner Brothers Studio TourLos Angeles is the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ and home to many of the studios that create the magical moments we enjoy on the small and large screen! Normally, backstage access to these havens of movie and television magic are off limits to the general public. Yet fear not as there are a variety of movie studio tours in California that allow you behind-the-scenes access to your favorite franchises with sets, props, and even a chance to see some stars in action!

The Warner Brothers Studio Tour is an ever-changing experience exploring the back lot and soundstages of this famed production house. Every day, the route of the tour will change based on the productions being filmed on the lot at that time. Every tour will visit the exterior sets, a working soundstage, the Batmobile Collection, DC Universe Exhibit, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, along with countless other props from a variety of classic titles from their portfolio. 

As previously noted, there are three levels of tour access to choose from:
Studio Tour – The most popular option that includes all of the above behind-the-scenes access. Between the guided tour and your own walkthrough of the interactive areas, this tour will last around three hours.
Classics Tour – A play on the standard Studio Tour, your guide will take you through the same behind-the-scenes areas but with a focus on Warner Bros. Golden Age of Film and TV and lasts slightly longer due to the added ‘Classics Made Here’ extras.
Deluxe Tour – For the superfans of movie making magic, this tour includes the entire Studio Tour plus visits to the Costume Department, the Property Department and Warner Bros.’ Commissary Fine Dining Room for a complimentary lunch. With all of the added benefits, this tour will last over five hours!

If you want to experience any of the best studio tours in California, make sure to book a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Take advantage of our upscale amenities and enjoy spacious, modernly-appointed accommodations, all of which are conveniently located less than five miles away from the studio lot.

Monsters Unleashed Burbank is Bringing Hip-Hop to La La Land!

Unleash your inner rhythm when the original hip hop dance convention comes to Burbank in July!

Monsters UnleashedGuess who's back – Monsters Dance is bringing back their world-renowned hip hop dance convention to the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center on July 24 through July 28. For four full days, this part convention, part competition will bring the top choreographers in the hip-hop world together to offer workshops and new techniques to each level of dancer, from the most neophyte to the almost pros! At every stop of their Monsters Unleashed tour, there will be many different opportunities for attendees to advance their knowledge of dance and own standing in the world of hip-hop. With scholarships, seminars, freestyle battles, auditions, and so much more, you have to be there to truly experience the rhythmic insanity in all its glory.

Registering for the Monsters Unleashed Los Angeles Tour Finale will automatically give you a chance to join in on over four days of professional classes, a ticket to the Monsters Show, auditions for scholarships, workshops with some of the area’s top agencies, and complimentary daily buffet lunches. There are additional “add-on” packages that will get you into some of the more prestigious competitions at the event along with professional classes and headshot sessions with the top professionals in the business. The four day event is quite intense, but if you are willing to put in the effort, you will be sure to walk away one step closer to your ultimate hip-hop dancing dream. Whether that is dancing at the clubs with your friends or taking it to the professional level like the instructors you will meet, that is all up to your own personal goal for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Elevate your Monsters Unleashed experience by staying with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. As the host venue for this prestigious event, we are proud to offer great rates for the all its attendees. We can’t wait to help you unleash your inner monster as you experience everything their LA Finale has to offer!

With Telescopes and a Planetarium, Burbank is Your Gateway to the Cosmos!

Your ultimate guide to planning a trip to see the stars at this Burbank Observatory.

Planetarium BurbankYou may not even realize it, but we bet that you have seen The Griffith Observatory even if you have never been to Los Angeles. As one of the most iconic buildings in California, this Burbank Observatory that is perched high above the city in the Hollywood Hills has been in countless movies and television shows. With breathtaking views of the entire landscape below, from the Hollywood Sign to all of the glowing lights of La La Land itself, just visiting this mammoth of Griffith Park is a memorable experience. Admission to the observatory is always free, but you should plan to spend a few hours exploring all of the wonders of the world (and those above us) that can be found inside.

Opened in 1935, the Griffith Observatory is one of the area’s most popular destinations. Being the most visited public observatory across the globe, there are a variety of must-see exhibits and attractions to experience inside including:

  • Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon presentation theater – a 190-seat auditorium offering daily and special programs on topics dealing with all things out of this world!
  • Samuel Oschin Planetarium – Including a Zeiss star projector and a state-of-the-art digital projection system, this Planetarium Burbank is the finest in the entire world. Every show is live with a storyteller making no two shows the same. At the moment, the 290-seat auditorium is showing three different shows that take guests on journeys of cosmic exploration (ticket prices for these shows vary).
  • Telescopes – Even when the sun is shining, the 12-inch Zeiss refracting telescope in the rooftop dome will give you a clear view the stars above!
  • Foucault Pendulum – this iconic cable-held, 240-pound bronze orb consistently proves to its guests that the Earth is spinning on its axis.

After an exciting day of out-of-this-world fun, return to Earth and recharge in comfort at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Less than fifteen miles away from the observatory, our modernly-appointed accommodations and 4-star hotel amenities offer all of the comforts that make it easy to be away from home; a truly perfect landing pad after your trip to the stars!

Discover Your Own Fighting Spirit at the Martial Arts History Museum

Education meets high flying fun at the world’s first Martial Arts History Museum!

Martial Arts History MuseumWhat do the Samurai, Lua Warriors, and the Mighty Sumo all have in common? They are all real types of cultural warriors that can be learned about at the Martial Arts History Museum. This highly educational museum showcases the different Asian cultures and how the world of martial arts is weaved into their history, it is also full of fun exhibits highlighting popular culture.

In a fun-filled experience for all ages, it takes its visitors on a journey through the art, history, culture, and tradition of the martial arts across the globe. Created as a timeline linking the generations of Asian cultures and their warriors together through history, visitors will learn and see examples of how much these traditions have affected our own American culture. For most guests, touring the museum takes around an hour even though the many places you will “explore” seem as if it would take a lifetime (or maybe seven!). The traditions of China, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Thailand, and even our own country’s fiftieth state of Hawaii are explored through historical artifacts and beautiful infographics.

Popular culture also has its time to shine at the Martial Arts History Museum Burbank. There is a complete section of the museum devoted to the History of Anime and a spotlight on the role that Walt Disney played in changing the world. This Media section also includes a full timeline of martial arts in through film and television with photos and props on display.

If you’re interested in exploring this unique type of kung fu museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the perfect home base! Our modernly-appointed hotel is less than three miles away from the museum, making it easy to not only explore all of the wonders of the world of martial arts but many of Burbank’s other top attractions.

Three Experiences of Hollywood Boulevard for The Whole Family

Underneath the gaze of the Hollywood Sign, explore some of the top things to do along this Los Angeles cultural icon!

Experiences of HollywoodLa-La Land. Tinseltown. Hollywood. Los Angeles has many nicknames and just as many attractions to explore. There are so many things to see and do, it can be hard to feel like you are really getting the most from your experiences of Hollywood. Yet there is one place where you will be sure to find non-stop entertainment, celebrating the storied heritage of Los Angeles and the entertainment industry – Hollywood Boulevard! From capturing a photo of the famed Hollywood Sign to catching a tour along one of the most famous streets in the U.S.A, we have put together a list of the three can’t-miss attractions for the entire family:

  • The TCL Chinese Theatre – Home to one of the largest IMAX auditoriums in the world, this Hollywood landmark is much more than just a state-of-the-art theatre to see today’s top blockbusters. Most famously known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, its Forecourt to the Stars has immortalized the brightest stars in cement, giving the public a chance to measure their own handprints and footprints up to those of their entertainment heroes.
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood – What would a trip to La-La Land be without a little celebrity spotting? No need to track them down one by one – take a selfie with your favorite stars at one of the world’s famous wax museums. With the right filter, we bet you will be able to fool your best friends into thinking you really met Zac Efron!
  • Hollywood Tours – If you aren’t sure what you really want to see in Tinseltown, your best bet would be to take a tour of the entire area. Starline Tours takes its riders around all of the famous L.A. landmarks is style… on their ever-popular Hop On, Hop Off Double Decker buses!

When you’re ready to relax and recharge after your day on the town, there’s no better place than at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Conveniently located less than 10 minutes away from all of these attractions, our luxurious guest rooms and upscale amenities perfectly pair with your visit to the Entertainment Capital of the World!

Take a Trip Back in Time at This Theater Near Marriott Burbank

Learn more about this Tony-winning play being presented at The Garry Marshall Theatre for 15 performances only!

Garry Marshall TheatreIf you are planning to visit the area, checking out the theater show schedules near Burbank is always a great place to start when making your personal trip itinerary. And if you just so happen to be in the area this month, you are in luck and should definitely see if you can catch one of these shows near Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Running from May 15 through June 2, The Garry Marshall Theatre will be presenting the Tony-winning Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Written by Lanie Robertson and starring renowned stage star Deidrie Henry, the play encapsulates the last four months of Billie Holiday’s life, full of searing performances of over a dozen musical numbers from her legendary catalog. For these musicals at The Garry Marshall Theatre, patrons should be aware that in addition to traditional theater seating, there will be limited on-stage seats available. As the show is set in a Philadelphia jazz bar in 1959, the staging allows for select audience members to feel as if they are part of the action with this VIP experience!

To be a part of the show, enjoying the humor and timeless music of Billie Holiday right from the stage, you must be 21 or older to reserve your VIP tickets. As part of this package, you will receive a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne, served right at your table for two, so you can feel every bit the part of Ms. Holiday’s own audience. Please be advised that this show contains adult language, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, and the drinking of alcohol (the May 22 performance will be a “smoke/alcohol free” experience).

After taking a trip back in time, return to the present in the modernly-appointed luxury of the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. A perfect home-away-from-home for a visit to see any of the stage plays in Burbank, CA, our hotel offers all of the comfort and convenience you need to make your getaway truly standing ovation worthy!

Your Personal Scouting Report on Taking a Dodger Stadium Tour!

Did you know that there are more than just games at Dodger Stadium for you to enjoy?

Dodger Stadium TourThe boys of summer may be back on the diamond, but that doesn’t mean that the games at Dodger Stadium are the only action at the ballpark. Since it opened its doors in 1962, the third-oldest stadium in baseball has welcomed fans from across the globe and not just to catch one of the many LA baseball games that continue to captivate the sports world year in and year out. Some guests have no interest in baseball but are looking to get a more intimate glimpse at this icon of American sports history by taking a Dodger Stadium Tour.

Being such a cornerstone of the game, there is more than just one baseball stadium tour available. To help you decide, here's a handy guide to get you started:

  • Standard Tour – taking place on non-game days, this 90-minute tour includes a trip to the Field, visit to the Dugout and an exclusive look at the team’s Trophy Gallery.
  • Pregame Tours (only available during the regular season) – an exclusive tour that begins 45 minutes before the game. Stops may include the Club Level Memorabilia Hall, VIP restaurant/lounge, interview room, and early access to enjoy batting practice. (Ticket to the game not included)
  • Clubhouse Tours (select Saturdays and Sundays) – a true one-of-a-kind experience, this 2 hour tour will include visits to the Bullpen, the Weight Room, Batting Cage, Clubhouse, and the Interview Room.
  • Jackie Robinson Tour – an intimate look at one of the most important figures in sports history. This 90 minute tour includes stories revolving around Robinson with visits to the Press Box, Trophy Gallery, Field and Dugout.

No matter what tour you decide, make your visit to the area a true homerun by staying at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Ideally located away less than 15 miles away, you’ll enjoy the perfect combination of major league comfort, convenience, and genuine hospitality!

Port Charles Invades Burbank at the General Hospital Convention

The 3rd Annual General Hospital Convention is returning to Burbank, California this June!

Paging all General Hospital superfans! You’re needed in Burbank, California… STAT! Why you may ask? Well, if you’ve been a part of the first two General Hospital Conventions that have taken place at the Burbank Convention Center you need no further convincing. But for the GH Convention neophytes, we have put together a quick rundown of the Five Ws of this three-day extravaganza to get you ready to take a trip to Port Charles with us for a weekend!

General Hospital ConventionWho – Hosted by Laura Wright (“Carly Corinthos”), the entire weekend will be full of events featuring a venerable “who’s who” of Port Charles residents from the entire 55 years of this beloved series. From the other half of the supercouple, Carly and Sonny, Maurice Benard, who still captivates audiences today, to Genie Francis, the true originator of this term in soap opera lore as “Laura Webber”, many of your favorite actors will be on hand all weekend long for panels, signings, and photo-ops!

What – There are a variety of events throughout the three days of the convention. Set tours, a Friday night Karaoke party, the aforementioned panels and signings, and a variety of vendors will populate the Convention Center, ensuring that each and every attendee will get a truly memorable experience.

When – Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, 2019. Actual times of panels and signings will be announced closer to the event.

Where – The Burbank Convention Center at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

Why – Really? We think we might need to check your pulse if you still need further convincing. The past two conventions were so beloved that the organizers expanded it to three full days of exciting entertainment in celebration of this long-running series and its beloved characters.

As the host hotel for the General Hospital Convention again this year, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the premier choice of accommodation for this event. Our spacious guest room and upscale amenities will offer you the perfect retreat after your trip to Port Charles.

The Final Los Angeles Salsa Festival Is Almost Here!

It’s the “End of an Era” as the final Los Angeles Salsa Festival/Congress is set to take place this May at the Burbank Convention Center.

It’s the end of an era. After 20 years, a new generation and demographic has emerged and is taking salsa dance into the 21st Century! With these changes come hard goodbyes and this May at the Burbank Convention Center, it’s time for one of the most bittersweet for lovers of salsa dancing across the globe! The 21st Annual Los Angeles Salsa Festival/Congress will be the last.

Los Angeles Salsa FestivalThe longest-running salsa congress in the US will take its last dance over the course of three days, Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26. Founded by the late pioneer in salsa, Albert Torres, the festival has always united lovers of this Latin style of dance from all over the world, showcasing the best live bands, dancers and instructors of the time. As dance becomes more “social” and less driven by the live musical performances were which once at the core, the remaining founders have decided to end the festival by going out with a true celebratory bang!

Highlighting “The Best of The West”, the festival will be comprised of the traditional workshops, dance parties, and live entertainment all highlighting talent from the L.A. scene. The centerpiece of the festival this year will comprise of an “epic” 72 hour social dance party, ensuring that the action won’t stop until the waning hours on Monday morning!

Singular events during the festival are already selling out, but passes for the full three-day dance party remain. As the venue and partner hotel of the Los Angeles Salsa Festival, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the one true home base for anyone coming to the event. For those flying in to Los Angeles, you will find comfort and convenience in our modernly-appointed accommodations, that are located adjacent to Hollywood Burbank Airport. Our room block is filling up so be sure to mention the “L.A. Salsa Festival” and book your room today!