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Great outdoor venue for concerts

This pavilion has been around for around 30 years and is still a good concert venue. Plans are to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbia, Maryland
Free parking!

We like Merriweather because you can truly get great seats very close to the stage for a lower cost... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044-3503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This pavilion has been around for around 30 years and is still a good concert venue. Plans are to upgrade it over the next few years. Meanwhile, the green amphitheater they built next to the old one is hideous and an eye sore. Can't believe...More

Thank Columbia_Ted
Reviewed 1 week ago

Merriweather has changed a lot since my "younger" days! It's a great place to attend a summer concert. Went there with friends this summer and everything about it was enjoyable. Even easy to park and then get out of the area!

Thank MSS18
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We like Merriweather because you can truly get great seats very close to the stage for a lower cost than some of the larger venues. The pavilion has been upgraded from the past and there is also the option of the lawn. Free parking is...More

Thank Melaney68
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

merriweather has really become a great venue for top performers to visit. every show i saw this summer was wonderful

Thank Kim A
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I'm always excited any time I go to an event here. Music always sounds great, no matter where you're standing in the G/A section. The staff is generally friendly, and approachable. My only complaint would be the prices of food/drinks - but it's like that...More

Thank chelsey o
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We went to see Kenny Chesney/Old Dominion recently. I followed the instructions as indicated for pre purchasing our parking pass. I selected lot 3. It was close to the entrance. No problems getting there as it was well marked. Upon entering the lot there was...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Love how people give it bad reviews based on the weather or because water is cold in the sink. This venue is amazing!!! The crowds’ behavior is not the venue’s fault. The place is very nice and the new roof is beautiful. There is still...More

Thank Maria P
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I attended with my adult daughters who remember seeing Kenny at Merriweather several years ago as teens. We had a fantastic time! Old Dominion was a great opening band. Kenny never fails to make the crowd happy! The bathrooms were fine and the staff very...More

Thank Patty W
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Merriweather Post Pavilion is an excellent venue in the Washington, DC area for these reasons: 1) Location: It's in between two major cities- Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, attracting music fans from both cities. If you're coming from Washington, D.C., the drive is just under 40...More

1  Thank austing536
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the show but it's not enough Security! If you have any respiratory problems do not attend! People smoke everything there even though it's not allowed they still do it and no one there to stop them! I recently had...More

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August 10, 2018|
Response from Dan Z |
No, it states no chairs on the MPP website for the phish shows
Isyna S
August 3, 2018|
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Response from laurie-ellen1973 | Reviewed this property |
Tents smaller than 10 feet wide are allowed on the Merriweather grounds in designated areas, but you may not set up a tent in the pavilion area in front of the concert stage. This exact sentence was in an email I got from... More