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Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Address: 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210 (Formerly Bank of America Pavilion)
Phone Number:
+1 617-728-1600
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Popular waterside concert venue.

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Great place to see a show!

Really nice venue off a busy city street. Parking won't be cheap but there's a lot of places to park. Restaurants and bars nearby too, so get there early. If you go in the fall... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
Tom C
Keene, New Hampshire
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Keene, New Hampshire
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Really nice venue off a busy city street. Parking won't be cheap but there's a lot of places to park. Restaurants and bars nearby too, so get there early. If you go in the fall like I did, dress warm because the wind off the water can be chilly

Thank Tom C
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Meghan Trainor concert. It was a great concert. We dressed for the cooler weather. Our seats had cup holders.

Thank Kimberly G
Boston, Massachusetts
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Small venue. No bad seat in the house. Really!!!! I'm a picky person and I was son pleasantly surprised with the pavillion. On the waterfront too. Can't beat it. It cools down at night. Easy to get to from all points of direction. Many restaurants around. Saw 3 concerts here so far and I want all the shows I see... More 

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Killington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We just saw the Lumineers at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. This is such an amazing cross-genre band - and engaging performers - that they would be wonderful to see anywhere...but we have to say (and this was our first time at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion), this venue is fantastic. There didn't seem to be a bad seat in the house.... More 

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Windham, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Pavilion for the first time last weekend. Great venue with beautiful views of the harbor. We were given access to the VIP tent from our server at DelFriscos. This allowed us to sit at tables having drinks, food if we wanted, before the show started. Staff was great. Definitely catch a show here. Easy access from highway,... More 

Thank MGMN27
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We had backstage passes for this venue and we were thrilled to not only meet the band, but find out that the outdoor venue is a great place to see a show. It's outdoor but covered so rain won't bother you, and even the further away seats have great views and sounds of what is happening on stage. I also... More 

Thank Dani V
Northbridge, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I visited this venue for a Yanni concert. I must say that this is one of the strangest venues I have been too. Granted, it is a nice location, being right on the water. But when I have been to other concert venues, people usually pay attention to the concert. I couldn't believe all the people movement. People were constantly... More 

Thank moog718
Rhode Island
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Great acoustics, could use larger screens, the food is ridiculously expensive like $14 for beer, $6.75 for a slice of pizza, $8 for what is a small waffle cone of ice cream. If go make reservations first at one of the area restaurants.

Thank GeorgefromRhody
Norwalk, Connecticut
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went to a Richard Thompson and Bonnie Raitt concert there last weekend. The mix was terrible and the sound was total mush. You could only understand the lyrics an quiet, solo songs. This is too bad, because its a great location and well set up. Don't go.

1 Thank Tod B
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Venue is beautiful and the vibes it gives off are great.... but the acoustics were hard to hear and seating is not tiered. Everyone stands, just a warning. The show I went to I would not have wanted to sit, so much fun! Not sure if Logan has anything to do with the sound as it is directly across from... More 

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