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. The venue was also ranked as the fourth best amphitheater in the United States by Rolling Stone in 2013.
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, The Grateful Dead, and The Who.
Nederlander Organization began managing the venue in 1971. SFX bought the lease in 1999. In 2003, I.M.P. was chosen as the new promoter.
Jimmy Buffett has performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion 42 times, the most of any act.
In Popular Culture
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- ^ New Managers At Pavilion
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