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Merriweather Post Pavilion

Music Venue, Concert Hall, and Event Space
Downtown Columbia, Columbia
  • Barbie C.
    "Vans Warped Tour is a must every summer!!!"(3 Tips)
    Ben R.
    "Lawn seats are fun - great outdoor venue!"(6 Tips)
    Beth Lacey G.
    "If you're seated in the pavilion, keep your ticket super handy."(4 Tips)
    Katya L.
    "Waiting in line for a $25 Jack Johnson tee is totally worth it!"(2 Tips)
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  • Kristine U.
    Kristine UntalanJune 15, 2012
    Ticket booth on the South entrance opens at 5p, so don't feel like you have to trek on the side of the (dangerous) gravel road to get to the North box office. Also, pregaming while in line is a MUST!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HamrickMay 30, 2015
    A bit of a throwback, Merriweather is a treat, especially when the weather is ideal. Under the roof is best. Plenty of food and drink vendors. It feels like a park turned into concert venue.
    Upvoted Jun 23
  • Morgan C.
    Morgan ChaseSeptember 6, 2011
    Without a doubt, "The Pit" is the best place to enjoy a show here. It's never too crowded and the acoustics are EPIC. Ticket price is fairly comparable as well.
    Upvoted Jun 23
  • Kendy C.
    Kendy ChibiJuly 14, 2014
    Best opened live concert in MD. Make sure you eat or plan in advance before because food can be expensive. Allowed water, one bottle.
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaMay 30, 2015
    Great for graduation, but my tip goes to the girls! Don't wear heels. It's a long walk and hills and downhills! :(
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Fordcast Tour
    Fordcast TourAugust 22, 2011
    This is the best outdoor concert space in Maryland! Make sure you arrive early to snag a good seat on the lawn!
  • Danielle🌟 A.
    Danielle🌟 AnnOctober 16, 2011
    Bring in 5$ footling subs to avoid the $15 chicken tenders. You can bring water too of any size, so I suggest bringing a gallon. Especially in 85 degree weather in October! It's great !
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RemickSeptember 20, 2011
    Lawn Seats are totally where it's at if you want a chill relaxing space. Don't forget your water, blankets and food!
  • Beth Lacey G.
    Beth Lacey GillSeptember 23, 2011
    If you're seated in the pavilion, keep your ticket super handy. They'll ask you for it a bunch when you're getting seated.
  • Fordcast Tour
    Fordcast TourJuly 27, 2011
    The @FordcastTour will be at @MerriweatherPP on 8/12 in full-force showing off the new Focus & giving you the chance to win some killer prizes (including tix to the show!). Make sure to stop by!
  • Dion B.
    Dion BarelaJune 15, 2015
    Yay for Florence and the Machine! Such a beautiful venue with great ambiance. I'm coming back! #promise
  • Adam W.
    Adam WMay 19, 2012
    Best outdoor venue I've been to...absolutely love this place. The atmosphere here can't be beat
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HigginsOctober 3, 2015
    Great outdoor concert venue. Buy seats and you get a great view!
  • Sylvie W.
    Sylvie WilliamsAugust 10, 2013
    Don't spend money on the pavilion seats. The lawn is sloped and you can get great seats at the top.
    MISSLISASeptember 24, 2013
    If you are traveling by shuttle/van/bus take pictures so your remember which one and where it was located
  • William S.
    William SminkJune 10, 2011
    When the shows over stick arround or just take your time walking to your car cause its gonna take at least 20-30 min to get out of the parking lot
  • Keep A Breast F.
    Every summer the Vans Warped Tour comes to Baltimore & with it comes the Keep A Breast Foundation to educate young people about breast cancer prevention & awareness! Prevention is the CURE! Read more
  • Alisa G.
    Alisa GreenJune 8, 2013
    Lawn seats are fab because you vet the chance to move around and see all the beautiful people!!
  • Jenna
    JennaJune 15, 2011
    I like the seats in the pavilion. I m not fond of the lawn. I n my experience I can't see anything from there.
  • Ayanna
    AyannaJune 9, 2013
    Excellent venue for live music and good times with friends and family!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RSeptember 14, 2015
    Lawn seats are fun - great outdoor venue!
  • Ararara
    ArararaSeptember 28, 2013
    Check if your show allows you to bring lawn chairs before arriving to the venue
  • The One & Only Golden Tickets
    Coming to the Rob Zombie show on May 13th? Check out the VIP packages available including early entry access, meet & greet + more! See you there! Details:
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AltmanAugust 23, 2015
    Howard County graduations, Wine in the Woods and concerts from local to international every week.
  • TBD
    TBDSeptember 24, 2010
    Some huge Virgin FreeFest shows overlap, so manage your schedule well to see all you can. Read more
  • Christina
    ChristinaOctober 13, 2010
    Offroad it to the box office to purchase tickets for concerts at 9:30 Club and Merriwether. Bring cash to avoid service charges!
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WatfordJune 9, 2013
    Don't miss this event ever and always get your tickets online.
  • Mykl W.
    Mykl WuOctober 5, 2013
    It's all about the pregame. Also they're not that strict about bottles of water coming in. It ain't the TSA.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LoganJuly 17, 2013
    No shakedown in the lot but decent lawn. MPP REALLY needs to update their video monitors for the show though - old, small and none facing the corners.
  • Phil L.
    Phil LepantoJune 29, 2010
    Best place to meet your friends between sets and after the show: metal chicken
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeJuly 30, 2011
    The Black Eyed Peas will be performing Saturday night. Tickets range from $45 to $125. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Bob V.
    Bob VanasseJuly 24, 2013
    If this place weren't in the middle of nowhere it would be awesome. If they moved it to Rock Creek Park it would be perfect.
  • The Virgin Mobile House
    For our Swarm Special, the "Special Guest" is someone who’s already playing the Festival ;) Check in from anywhere inside Merriweather, but @ FreeFest!
  • Lipton Iced Tea
    Lipton Iced TeaMay 9, 2012
    While you’re waiting for your concert, watch our behind-the-tour video series with Lady Antebellum:
  • Sisa delaCruz R.
    Sisa delaCruz RhodesSeptember 30, 2011
    Great venue and the vibe is niiiice too. But traffic control is non existent and food/beer is overpriced.
  • Kamau C.
    Kamau CollinsApril 28, 2012
    Tip your bartenders, it will make you a better person inside
  • Robert K.
    Robert KeyAugust 3, 2010
    Make sure you bring food or eat in advance! 30 bucks for a hot dog, some chips, a small wrap and one water. RIP OFF!
  • Shaneia S.
    Shaneia StewartJune 4, 2012
    If you get a chance.. MUST ATTEND the Jazz Fest.. Charlie Wilson was AMAZING.. and KC & The sunshine band too!
  • 💗 Chrissy 💗
    💗 Chrissy 💗October 5, 2015
    This is probably one of my favorite venues
  • Kathryn D.
    Kathryn DahlkeOctober 6, 2012
    Sipping dranks in the parking lot saves money & kicks starts the day on the goodfoot!
  • Tatiana B.
    Tatiana BelinkieJuly 30, 2011
    Try the cinnamon roasted almonds! They are delicious
  • Leslie K.
    Leslie KonJune 23, 2013
    Lawn seating sucks, pay the extra $ for actual seats, unless u prefer ppl trampling all over ur shit & ass cracks in ur face while sitting down by the late comers. Move your MF'n ass out of my way!
    Upvoted Jun 23
  • Ben
    BenJuly 10, 2011
    For best seat/sound/friend locator: walk straight from the "backyard"
  • Anarbor
    AnarborJuly 20, 2010
    Anarbor plays on the MAIN STAGE today at 11:50am. Check in at their tent and get a free poster!
  • corbett3000
    corbett3000April 28, 2012
    If you're here for the check out the gorgeous web work done by
  • Kiersten D.
    Kiersten DJune 10, 2011
    Mumford and Sons show here on 6/9/11 was the best night of my life. Awesome venue.
  • Barbie C.
    Barbie CooleyJuly 23, 2014
    Vans Warped Tour is a must every summer!!!
  • Theo B.
    Theo BellJuly 20, 2014
    Great concert venue! Queen/Adam Lambert this evening.
  • The Virgin Mobile House
    Wanna help homeless youth? All you have to do is check in here tomorrow and we'll donate $1 for every check-in (up to $5,000).
  • Andy S.
    Andy Sterlachini JrDecember 4, 2011
    Lawn seating here sucks. GA is where it's at if you can get it.
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