• Ticket
  • Announcement
    • Please be aware on April 27, KTMF ticket pickup will be available ONLY at the Korea Times booth inside Hollywood Bowl near the main entrance, and Will Call Booth will be open starting at 3PM. The Korea Times office will be closed on Saturday 4/27, and ticket sales close at 08:00AM.

    • If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Special Events Dept. Office at (323)692-2055 or (323)692-2187

  • Contact
    • Korea Times Los Angeles
    • 3731 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor,
      Los Angeles, CA 90010
      Tel :
      (323) 692-2055
      (323) 692-2187
      (323) 692-2068
      (323) 692-2070
      Office Hours :
      Monday-Friday: 9AM to 5PM
      Saturday: 9AM to 12PM
      Sunday: Closed

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.

Concert for All Generations

A key element of the Korean Music Festival's success is a result of the all-star casting of the artists whose fan base virtually covers all generations. In close cooperation with its broadcasting partners in Korea, the Korea Times has been able to invite artists that are reflective of all generations. The Korean Music Festival's patrons will enjoy the best ensemble of contemporary Korean music from traditional trot singers to teenage idol groups along with spectacular fireworks.

The Korean Music Festival provides a night of harmony that is often difficult to achieve among generations. It is the perfect night to bring the family together for a night that the whole family can enjoy.