Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

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Pavilion at Montage Mountain by Live Nation
"Montage"
Former names

Montage Mountain Amphitheater (1999-2002), Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain (2002-2006), Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (2010?-2013)


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Location 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Owner Lackawanna County
Operator Live Nation
Type Amphitheatre
Seating type Reserved, lawn
Capacity 18,000
Opened 1999

Pavilion at Montage Mountain Previously known as Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain is an amphitheatre, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

It started as a temporary facility, located behind the ski lodge on Montage Mountain. In 1999, Lackawanna County built a permanent amphitheater further down the mountain. The new location has reserved seating for 7,000 people, covered by the pavilion roof, with room for another 10,500 on the lawn.

The amphitheatre played host to the Tattoo the Earth Tour on July 21, 2000. The show featured performances by Slipknot, Slayer, Sevendust, Sepultura, Hed PE, Mudvayne, downset., Hatebreed, Full Devil Jacket, Famous, Amen, U.P.O., Nothingface, PPM, Cold, Relative Ash, Systematic, Six Feet Under, Candiria, Lamb of God, God Forbid, Darkest Hour, Unearth, All That Remains, Dropkick Murphys, Sick of It All, Tiger Army, Converge, The Unseen, Reach the Sky, Stretch Arm Strong, Kill Your Idols and Nashville Pussy. It also featured 42 tattoo artists from Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Malaysia, Manitoba, Spain, Switzerland and the US.

In 2002, the operation of the facility was taken over by Clear Channel Communications and the building became known as the Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

In June 2005, upon their first visit to Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Toyota Pavilion, The Dave Matthews Band became the first music act to ever completely sell out the pavilion, attracting over 18,000 people. On their return in July 2006, they once again sold out the pavilion. Their performance on July 14, 2010 was recorded and released as a live album, entitled Live Trax Vol. 22.[1]

In 2006, the entertainment group splintered away from Clear Channel, becoming a new, independent company, Live Nation and the amphitheatre changed name again, to Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

On February 15, 2007, the tent roof collapsed under the weight of snow and ice from the previous day's Blizzard of 2007. A new roof was completed in time for the summer 2007 concert season.

Kings of Leon were scheduled to perform during their Come Around Sundown World Tour on June 8, 2010, with The Whigs as their opening act, but the show was cancelled, due to illness.[2]

The amphitheatre has played host to many music festivals, including All That! Music and More Festival, Anger Management Tour, Crüe Fest, Crüe Fest 2, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, Peach Music Festival, Up in Smoke Tour, Uproar Festival and Vans Warped Tour.

The Peach Music Festival, a music festival started by The Allman Brothers Band has taken place annually at the venue since 2012. It takes place over the course of several days in mid-August, and features stages around the venue and the nearby Montage Mountain Ski Resort, which is turned into a large water park in the summer months.

In December 2013, the Lackawanna County, PA-owned amphitheater, which for the last few years has been called Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, has been renamed the Pavilion at Montage Mountain by Live Nation, the concert promoter that manages the facility for the county.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Trax 22: 7.14.10 Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA Available for Pre-Order". Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ahead of Bonnaroo, Kings of Leon postpone tour date « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ >"Toyota decides to drop naming rights to pavilion « The Times-Tribune". thetimes_tribune.com. 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

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Coordinates: 41°20′52″N 75°39′49″W / 41.3479°N 75.6636°W / 41.3479; -75.6636