Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jim James 8-12-11.jpg
Jim James performing at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 12, 2011
Address 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway[1]
Location Columbia, Maryland
Coordinates 39°12′33.29″N 76°51′45.61″W / 39.2092472°N 76.8626694°W / 39.2092472; -76.8626694Coordinates: 39°12′33.29″N 76°51′45.61″W / 39.2092472°N 76.8626694°W / 39.2092472; -76.8626694
Type amphitheater
Opened 1967
Owner The Howard Hughes Corporation
(operated by I.M.P. Inc.)
Capacity 19,319

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.[2] The venue was also ranked as the fourth best amphitheater in the United States by Rolling Stone in 2013.[3]


Pink Floyd in July 1973

Merriweather Post Pavilion was designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry and opened in 1967.[4] It is named for the American Post Foods heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Originally intended to be a summer home for the National Symphony Orchestra,[5] the pavilion later became a venue for popular music concerts, including performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, and The Who.[6]

Nederlander Organization began managing the venue in 1971.[7] SFX bought the lease in 1999.[8] In 2003, I.M.P. was chosen as the new promoter.[9]

Jimmy Buffett has performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion 42 times, the most of any act.[10]

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