The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, exclusively operated and booked by Nederlander Concerts, was named North America’s “Best Small Outdoor Venue of the Year” for the fourteenth time at the 25th Annual Pollstar Awards.
This marks 10 consecutive wins for the historic Greek Theatre and fourteen wins overall, since the inception of the awards.
“Congratulations to The Greek Theatre staff and our Nederlander Family,” said Alex Hodges, CEO of Nederlander Concerts. “We are proud of this honor and grateful that the industry recognized us. The Nederlander team works hard to ensure quality service for the artists, their fans and the community. We believe The Greek offers a one-of-a-kind experience and our team is the best in the business!”
The Greek Theatre’s 2013 season offered a diverse line-up featuring many sold-out shows and multiple night engagements from a variety of artists. Season highlights included triple-night runs by Barry Manilow and Furthur featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, plus, sold-out performances by The National, Ana Gabriel, Deftones, Two Door Cinema Club, Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan and the Kings of the Mic tour featuring LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul, among others. Artists performing two sold-out nights included; Heart with special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, FUN., The Weeknd, The Postal Service, The Lumineers, and Above & Beyond. From emerging artists to legacy acts, multiple nights under the stars at the legendary Greek Theatre was the place to be!
Each year Pollstar invites a cross section of international music business professionals to make the nominations for The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The awards honor artists, management, talent buyers, venues, support services and more for their professionalism, achievements and abilities. Winners are determined by votes from the international readership of Pollstar. This year’s nominees for the Best Small Outdoor Venue award included the Santa Barbara Bowl, another Nederlander exclusively booked venue, plus Chastain Park (Atlanta, GA), Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Vienna, VA), Meadowbrook (Gilford, NH), The Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA) and The Woods at Fontanel (Whites Creek, TN).
Currently, Nederlander is programming the 2014 season and already has two sold-out nights each of CINQUANTA: A special evening with Puscifer, A Perfect Circle and Failure (May 10 and 11) and Jack Johnson (August 27 and 28). Many more shows will be announced in early March through The Greek’s Premier Access Season Subscription (P.A.S.S.), which is the venues annual subscription program.