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Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Neighborhood: South Boston
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Address: 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210 (Formerly Bank of America Pavilion)
Phone Number: 617-728-1600
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Popular waterside concert venue.

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Cool outdoor venue to see a show

I went here on a business trip and luckily was able to see Marilyn Manson and the Smashing Pumpkins. Been to lots of shows and different venues and I have to say that this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I went here on a business trip and luckily was able to see Marilyn Manson and the Smashing Pumpkins. Been to lots of shows and different venues and I have to say that this place was kind of small, but really cool. The area for food and merch is kind of small compared to other places, but it was adequate.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I saw the Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson here the other night and it was awesome. There are a few nice restaurants/bars on the same street, so you can eat before you go in. I don't understand the bad sound quality reviews because the 2 shows I have seen here were great. Maybe it depends on who you are seeing.... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at Blue Hills. Parking was ample throughout the neighborhood. Lots of restaurants, but a bit pricey. The venue itself reminded me of my teen years at the Warwick Musical Theater in Rhode Island. It is an open air amphitheatre with lovely sea breezes. Unfortunately, the seats aren't very comfortable and the rows are extremely close... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The sound system at this venue is terrible, distorts any and all audio. The staff is violent and full of themselves. All products are way over price. And even in a half full show they will check tickets to make sure you stay in your seat. AVOID at all costs to have a good time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

OMG this is the worst venue ever live music! I will NEVER come here again!! If you actually love music, go to House of Blues (or pretty much anywhere else)!!

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Topsfield, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

So - for two hours a bunch of people stood in font of me... why do they even have seats if you cannot see the show while sitting down. Sorry - not up for two hours of standing. Besides - even standing I struggled to see performance (some very tall guys in front of me).

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Conway, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Saw Steely Dan Sept 6th and very much enjoyed the show and the venue. Very organized security and staff was always very helpful. Bathrooms were large and the lines were never long. Drinks were very pricey, but knew that going in thanks to TA. My only complaint is that the seating area is pretty flat, which makes it tough to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fun venue with lots of restaurants around and it overlooks the water. We had no problem finding parking. I saw Yanni perform here and I was seated in the second row. The sound was great and the concert was awesome! The stage is pretty high, so I would recommend sitting a bit further back to get a complete view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (the former Bank of America Pavilion) is the perfect spot for a summer concert. This venue overlooks Boston Harbor, and although Logan Airport is just across the water I have never heard a plane affect the music. The theater holds just around 5,000, and the seats are spacious with ample room between the rows (many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went to this pavilion to see John Fogarty. The sound was excellent. The ocean/city view is beautiful. The prices for food and drinks was exorbitant. The seating area is quite small and you want to try to get a seat in the center section to avoid an obstructed view of the stage.

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Additional Information about Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Address: 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210 (Formerly Bank of America Pavilion)
Phone Number: 617-728-1600
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South Boston
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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