Merriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue located within Symphony Woods, a 40-acre (162,000-m²) lot of preserved land in the heart of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland. In 2010, Merriweather was named the second best amphitheater in the United States by Billboard magazine.
Merriweather Post Pavilion was designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry and opened in 1967. It is named for the American Post Foods heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Originally intended to be a summer home for the National Symphony Orchestra, the pavilion later became a venue for popular music concerts, including performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, and The Who.
Jimmy Buffet has performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion 42 times, the most of any act.
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- ^ Google Inc. Google Maps – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&gs_upl=202339l202339l2l202556l1l1l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1284&bih=621&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=0,0,2708700723813665695&fb=1&hq=merriweather+post+pavilion&daddr=10475+Little+Patuxent+Parkway,+Columbia,+MD+21044-3503&geocode=0,39.208679,-76.863084. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
- ^ "Merriweather Post Pavilion ranked second-best amphitheater in the country". Baltimore Sun. 2010-12-1.
- ^ "About the Merriweather Post Pavilion". merriweathermusic.com.
- ^ "Merriweather feels pangs of middle age". Baltimore Sun. 1997-10-20.
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- ^ "Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD". Glide Magazine. 2005-10-25.
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