Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD

Known as one of the most unique amphitheaters in the country, the Frank Gehry-designed Merriweather Post Pavilion is conveniently situated between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Despite its highly urbanized location, the venue boasts a peaceful, rustic vibe thanks to the surrounding 40-acre Symphony Woods. It’s no wonder Merriweather is a favorite spot for fans and performers alike.

Originally intended as the home of the National Symphony Orchestra, Merriweather Post Pavilion opened its doors in 1967. Summer symphonies soon gave way to legendary rock ‘n’ roll performances by the likes of Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead, who claimed the venue as a favorite stop while on tour. Famous performers who have left a mark include Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, who inspired the construction of a mosh pit, and Tom Jones, for whom loge sections were added.

The 50-year-old venue and its parking facilities are updated regularly, most recently in 2016. Its earth-friendly philosophy is apparent in details like solar panels that power the house lights, composting, and a commitment to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

The outdoor venue hosts concerts during the warmer months that run the gamut from rock and soul to classical. Parking is available onsite and nearby, but patrons must select a spot and purchase a parking pass in advance. Once inside, Merriweather Post Pavilion provides an extensive food and drink menu, expanded restaurant facilities and a Music Pinball Arcade. All shows are rain or shine, and doors open 90 minutes before show time for most performances.
Fri
Jul 19, 2019
7:00 PM
Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World
Columbia, MD
Sun
Jul 21, 2019
7:00 PM
Blink 182 & Lil Wayne
Columbia, MD
Sat
Jul 27, 2019
6:00 PM
311 & The Dirty Heads
Columbia, MD
Sun
Jul 28, 2019
6:00 PM
Soulful Symphony: Slang
Columbia, MD
Sat
Aug 3, 2019
2:30 PM
Summer Spirit Festival: Anthony Hamilton, Jhene Aiko & Raphael Saadiq
Columbia, MD
Thu
Aug 8, 2019
7:30 PM
Hootie & The Blowfish & Barenaked Ladies
Columbia, MD
Fri
Aug 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Train, Goo Goo Dolls & Allen Stone
Columbia, MD
Sun
Aug 11, 2019
7:00 PM
Chris Stapleton
Columbia, MD
Tue
Aug 13, 2019
7:00 PM
Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts & Elle King
Columbia, MD
Sat
Aug 17, 2019
7:00 PM
Smashing Pumpkins & Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Columbia, MD
Thu
Aug 22, 2019
6:00 PM
Beck, Cage The Elephant & Spoon
Columbia, MD
Fri
Aug 23, 2019
7:30 PM
Lauren Daigle
Columbia, MD
Sun
Aug 25, 2019
6:30 PM
Gary Clark Jr.
Columbia, MD
Mon
Aug 26, 2019
7:30 PM
Pentatonix
Columbia, MD
Thu
Aug 29, 2019
7:30 PM
Vampire Weekend
Columbia, MD
Thu
Sep 5, 2019
7:30 PM
Morrissey & Interpol
Columbia, MD
Sat
Sep 7, 2019
6:30 PM
O.A.R. & Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Columbia, MD
Sat
Sep 14, 2019
7:30 PM
Soulful Symphony: Under an Open Heaven
Columbia, MD
Sat
Sep 21, 2019
7:00 PM
Tyler The Creator
Columbia, MD
Sun
Sep 29, 2019
2:00 PM
WPOC Sunday In The Country: Old Dominion, Michael Ray, Jordan Davis, Lauren Alaina & Dylan Scott
Columbia, MD
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
10475 Little Patuxent Pwy, Columbia, MD
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
19,319
Past Names/Nicknames:
None
Date/Year Built/Opened:
July 14, 1967
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