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Episode 004: Start of the Starlight Bowl

With views overlooking the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, the Starlight Bowl has witnessed many concerts, performances, and school events over its decades of existence. How did the outdoor amphitheater come to be you ask? Listen below to find out!

Transcript of Episode 004: Start of the Starlight Bowl

Other Media:

Oliver J. Stough

Burbank Symphony Orchestra performs at Stough Park (1940s)


Oliver J. Stough

History and Genealogy of the Descendants of John Lawrence Hester and Godfrey Stough 1752-1905 (available on

Burbank History by Jackson Mayers Ph.D

City of Burbank Citywide Historic Context Report

Burbank Symphony Orchestra and Leo Damiani

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank Symphony by Mike McDaniel

Leo Damiani obituary

Leo Damiani's neice's memories of her uncle

The Sky is Not the Limit (article about Leo's wife Audrey on her 95th birthday)

"Music For All: a symphony orchestra and the people's interest brought a new fame to Burbank"Californian, November 1947

Stough Park and Starlight Bowl

Starlight Bowl blog

History of Burbank parks