Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

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Coordinates: 42°20′55″N 71°02′10″W / 42.34861°N 71.03611°W / 42.34861; -71.03611

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Main entrance of venue (c.2008)
Former names Harborlights Pavilion (1994-98)
BankBoston Pavilion (1999)
FleetBoston Pavilion (2000-04)
Bank of America Pavilion (2004-13)
Address 290 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210-2016
Location Seaport District
Owner Live Nation
Capacity 5,200
Opened August 12, 1994 (1994-08-12)
Renovated 1998-99
Architect FTL Associates
Structural engineer Ross Dalland, P.E.
Building details
Renovating team
Architect A.Form Architecture
Engineer BuroHappold
Structural engineer Spandome Center
Civil engineer H. W. Moore Associates, Inc.
Main contractor Beacon Skanska

The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion an outdoor amphitheater located in Boston, Massachusetts. The venue originally opened August 1994 near the Fan Pier. Due to land rights, the venue closed at the end of its season in 1998 and was relocated to its current location in South Boston, in 1999. The relocated amphitheater opened July 1999 and seats 5,200. The venue's season runs from May until September.

Name rights[edit]

  • Harborlights Pavilion was the original name. It was located at the site of the current US District Courthouse at Fan Pier. It was moved a few hundred yards down the street when the courthouse was built.[1]
  • BankBoston Pavilion. When Bank of Boston and Baybank merged in 1996 to form BankBoston, the pavilion likewise changed its name to the BankBoston Pavilion.[2]
  • FleetBoston Pavilion. In 1999, Live Nation purchased the venue and sold the naming rights to FleetBoston Financial, renaming the venue FleetBoston Pavilion.[3]
  • Bank of America Pavilion. In 2004 FleetBoston merged with Bank of America and the pavilion was then renamed to Bank of America Pavilion.[4]
  • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Beginning January 1, 2014, Blue Hills Bank won the naming rights for the venue for a period of just under 10 years.[5]

Noted performers[edit]


On September 7, 1997, Widespread Panic recorded a version of their song "Pickin' Up the Pieces" with special guest Branford Marsalis for the live album Light Fuse, Get Away.

On August 21, 2007, progressive metal band Dream Theater recorded three songs for their live album and DVD Chaos in Motion 2007–2008.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kronenburg (1996). Portable Architecture. New York City, New York: Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN 0750623888. 
  2. ^ Goodison, Donna L. (December 20, 1999). "BankBoston Pavilion: Good-bye South Boston?". Boston Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ Cholankeril, Eric J.; Sunkavally, Naveen (July 12, 2000). "No Doubt, Lit, Black Eyed Peas". The Tech. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ Fernandes, Deirdre (September 24, 2013). "Seaport concert venue in search of a name". The Boston Globe. New England Media Group. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ Fernandes, Deirdre (December 14, 2013). "Blue Hills Bank gets its name on waterfront pavilion". The Boston Globe. New England Media Group. Retrieved May 30, 2017.