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Greek Theater named best small outdoor venue in US

The Greek Theatre is shown in this photo from www.greektheatrela.com. (www.greektheatrela.com)

February 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles has been named the best small outdoor venue of the year in North America.

This marks the 12th year the venue received the honor at the 23th annual Pollstar Awards.

The Greek Theatre held a number of sold-out concerts including performances by Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sugarland, Janet Jackson, Thievery Corporation, The Go-Go's and Death Cab for Cutie.

The venue, located in Griffith Park, beat out Chastain Park in Atlanta, Ga., Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, N.H. and the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif.

The Greek Theatre, which seats 5,900, is considered a Los Angeles landmark and is exclusively booked and operated by Nederlander Concerts. The company's general manager Rena Wasserman was nominated for facility executive of the year at the Pollstar Awards.