A Greek tragedy: The Greek Theatre in Griffith Park has referred to as off its complete 2020 year because of the coronavirus crisis, placing nonetheless one more blow to Los Angeles’ outdoor summer months live performance programming.
On Tuesday, the venue announced that all of its forthcoming situations have been postponed, rescheduled for 2021 or canceled “in conformance with State, County and Town rules about COVID-19 and the improbability for mass gatherings, like concert events and massive group situations.”
This marks the initially time the Greek has shuttered a whole year in its ninety-yr heritage.
“Although we had hoped to rejoice our 90th [Anniversary] Season of offering stay leisure for the citizens of Los Angeles we sense it is the proper, dependable and risk-free factor for fans, artists, workers and our Griffith Park community to set a pause on stay, massive group situations until 2021,” claimed A.P. Diaz, govt officer of the city’s Office of Recreation and Parks, in a statement.
Amid the postponed situations are the Netflix Is a Joke Fest, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, and concert events headlined by Jhené Aiko, Goo Goo Dolls and Alicia Keys. Events rescheduled for 2021 include things like the star-studded Mild Up the Blues show benefiting Autism Speaks, the Misplaced 80’s Are living and concert events headlined by Barenaked Girls, Maren Morris and Useless Can Dance.
Performances by Kesha, Norah Jones, Awolnation, Melanie Martinez and Gladys Knight are amongst the situations that have been canceled, according to the Greek Theatre’s website.
The Greek is a single of a number of L.A. stages compelled to close its curtains amid the pandemic, which includes the historic Hollywood Bowl, which not long ago referred to as off its 2020 year for the initially time in 98 many years.
This year’s Bowl concert events starring Brandi Carlile, Diana Ross, Yuja Wang and Janelle Monáe, as very well as the venue’s ever-preferred film screenings and singalongs, will no more time outline the city’s summer months leisure.
Other nearby gatherings nixed or set on keep because of the community well being emergency include things like the the L.A. Opera’s 2020 year, the L.A. County Good and the Coachella Valley Audio and Arts Competition.
“We will be taking time to refresh and reset, doing work with all our valued companions to reschedule any formerly planned situations,” the Greek’s website reads. “Please carry on to keep an eye on our website for function position updates.”
Original tickets acquired for situations at the Greek are valid for the new function dates. A breakdown of the Greek’s up-to-date agenda can be observed here.