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Greek Theatre Wins 2016 Pollstar Award
LOS ANGELES, California (Friday, February 3, 2017)
The Greek Theatre was honored last night at the Pollstar Live Awards Party in Los Angeles, as the 2016 “Best Small Outdoor Venue”!
The property, owned by the City of LA and managed by SMG, completed a major transition in 2016 from exclusive operator model to an open venue model for the iconic and beloved historic venue. Together with new venue management operator Pennsylvania based, SMG and SMG’s food company Premier, the Greek Management team worked hard at preparing the venue and event calendar for the 2016 season. Partners Goldenvoice, Live Nation and Nederlander Concerts put together a jam-packed season of entertainment featuring a wide array of artists to include Pepe Aguilar, Alabama Shakes, Chance the Rapper, Steve Miller Band, Jackson Brown and Mumford & Sons.
Patron enhancements included elements such as:
- Venue wide wi-fi upgrades
- A new mix of food and beverage options reflecting California tastes, fresh products and innovative presentation
- Coffee kiosk complete with Greek Theatre merchandise
- State of the art LED video screens
- New furniture in box suites and hospitality areas
- Improved shuttle experience with clean air City of LA Dash Buses and additional off-site spaces at only $10 per car.
- A fresh coat of paint, beautiful landscape treatments and touring artists enjoyed dressing room upgrades designed by LA-based design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
“2016 was a fantastic year for the Greek Theatre. Receiving the Pollstar award was thrilling for our management team after the hard work and dedication for this beloved venue. We look forward to again working with our partners, hosting artists and entertaining music fans this coming summer!”. Becky Colwell, SMG Greek Theatre General Manager.
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About The Greek Theatre
The Greek Theatre is a 5,901-seat music venue located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929, opening on September 29 of that year. Designed by architect Samuel Tilden Norton, the theatre stage is modeled after a Greek temple. The Greek Theatre is owned by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, and is operated by SMG World. The venue is among the City’s most cherished public sites.
The historic Greek Theatre stands as one of the nation’s most beloved and recognized outdoor entertainment venues. Throughout its history, the Greek has played host to some of the biggest legends in music. This iconic venue has also served as a site for numerous high school graduations, community events and backdrops for television shows and motion pictures. For more information visit: www.lagreektheatre.com
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
About Premier and SAVOR
SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, Premier and SAVOR. Currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide, including high profile facilities such as Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, BOK Center in Tulsa, and Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. For more information visit savorsmg.com and premierfoodservices.com