Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Located within the Griffith Park area is the Greek, a wonderful, acclaimed outdoor theater that's perhaps the best place for an LA concert, outside of the Hollywood Bowl. If you are searching for a perfect date locale or just want to hear music at its best outdoors, the Greek is not to miss. A common Greek tradition is drinking wine (oh wouldn't Dionysis look find down on you!) and having a picnic before the show.
Summertime and the Greek goes hand in hand. The announcement of the music acts is like an annual event in southern California. Often, performers like the Gypsy Kings and Chicago play here to sold-out audiences. Some concerts that I saw here are Sting and Alabina. Check out website for this year's line up.
Things to remember:
Parking is so tight here, basically parallel parking. Arrive early and/or stay later to best deal with the traffic
Dress Code: no strict code at all but it is advisable to wear a jacket or coat because it can get very nippy at night!
The Greek Theatre located up near the Griffith Observatory is an outdoor concert venue that is just fabulous! It's not a very big venue like the Hollywood Bowl and the intimate setting makes for a nicer experience. Parking is plentiful but be prepared to park on the dirt or grass. Parking is stacked which means rows of cars are parked behind other rows of cars with no spaces. The only way to exit is if the car in front of you has gone. It's best advised to buy your tickets in advance. Register on the website for advanced notification or presale of concert tickets. You can buy tickets on the day of the event at the box office but you'll be taking chances if the venue is sold out or the seats are really far up in the back but even if you don't get great seats, two large big screens are available for your viewing.
Dress Code: In California, I think anything goes. I believe you have to wear a shirt and shoes is the minimum requirement. I've seen anything from shorts to evening dresses, fur coats, jeans, flip flops and some very peculiar clothes as well.
Ladies, your purses are subject to search. I'm not sure what they are looking for but don't try to sneak in food. They will make you get rid of it.