Built in 1967, the Merriweather Post Pavilion, located in Columbia, MD, has played host to many iconic acts, including Janis Joplin, The Doors and the Grateful Dead. The venue was also the home to Virgin Mobile's FreeFest from 2009 to 2013, which offered a free concert experience to those engaging in charitable works and community service. The venue is an outdoor amphitheater that's partially surrounded by a wooded area. It offers visitors a serene environment to enjoy their favorite music artists and bands. The venue was named the No. 2 on Billboard magazine's list of best amphitheaters. That comes as no surprise, since no matter the event, visitors are offered incredible acoustic ambiance and beautiful surroundings, making it a top place to catch a show. The best Merriweather Post Pavilion tickets are available at StubHub.
What is the Merriweather Post Pavilion seating capacity?
The maximum seating capacity for Merriweather Post Pavilion events is 19,319.
Can I bring my own food and drinks into the venue?
The Merriweather Post Pavilion does permit outside food to be brought into the venue as long as it's in a clear, disposable container. Outside food is limited to one container per visitor. Visitors are also permitted one sealed water bottle. Other outside beverages are strictly prohibited. Also, please note that grilling is strictly prohibited on venue property, including in parking lot areas.
Is the venue accessible by public transportation?
Visitors wishing to access the Merriweather Post Pavilion by public transportation can do so by taking the Rally Bus, which stops directly at the venue.
Is there on-site parking
Yes, the Merriweather Post Pavilion offers parking on site. Visitors to the venue must reserve their parking space when purchasing tickets. Upon arrival at the venue, visitors will simply park in their reserved space instead of searching for first-come, first-served parking spots. Please note that in order to gain entry to reserved parking, visitors must either have an electronic or physical ticket.
Do I need a sitter, or can I bring the little ones along?
Many shows at the Merriweather Post Pavilion are family-friendly and welcome children. Parents concerned about the age appropriateness of certain performances can contact the venue directly or check the information page for their purchased show. Children under 2 years of age are admitted free to general admission, while children in reserved seating must have a purchased ticket to gain admittance to the venue.
Should I bring my own chair or blanket?
Visitors with seating in general admission are encouraged to bring a small blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Certain shows prohibit lawn chairs with legs. Visitors who are unsure if a lawn chair with legs is prohibited at the event that they're going to attend are encouraged to contact the venue to inquire.Back to Top
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