California has an abundance of unique buildings and structures. From beautiful bridges to abandoned zoos, there is always something the satisfy an adventurous soul. During the summer months, we always love to take in the warm 80 degree weather. Pair it with live music, a picnic of red wine and sharp cheeses and you can understand what it’s like to be a Californian on any Summer evening.
Los Angeles is home to three popular outdoor music amphitheaters: The famous Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre and the Ford Theatre. Musicians, both newcomers and famous, have played on their stages to audiences waiting to drink up the experiences. My personal favorite is The Greek Theatre.
The Greek is situated in Griffith Park (3,000 acres of land left to the city by Griffith J Griffith back in 1896). The theater was built in 1929 and holds 5,900 people. The canyon site was chosen because of its good acoustics and has been home to many concerts, stage shows and graduations since.
If you find yourself in Los Angeles, The Greek is definitely a must-see venue. Be sure to pack a picnic and eat on the park grass or picnic tables prior to a show. Make sure leave all glass bottles at home and throw away any trash when you are finished. You won’t be able to bring the food inside with you but they offer bottles of wine for sale which is great to sip on during a show. But, if you can’t make it to The Greek Theatre, why not pack a picnic and head to your local park on a Saturday night with a loved one. Bring a portable speaker and your iPod and have your own musical night under that stars. You’d be surprised how relaxing it is to lay down and listen to your favorite music outdoors.
For more information about upcoming shows at the Greek Theatre, check out their offical website atwww.greektheatrela.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay Vacek has a passion for style, details and design. As a Fashion Editorial Photographer, she's worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 10 years and has a love for adventure and travel. She spends her spare time globe-trotting her way through foreign countries and loves new cultures, food, music and the arts.
Being a California Native, Lindsay loves meeting new people and sharing her version of life with others. With an infinite list of things-to-do, places-to-go and sights-to-see - she believe everyone can have a little more California in their own lives.