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Second concertgoer dies from suspected drug overdose

Two people have died from apparent drug overdoses during a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 03:29am EDT

Tags: mad decent block party, Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest scrubbed

One of the region's most popular music festivals -- Virgin Mobile FreeFest -- won't take place this summer at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:31am EDT

Tags: Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jack Johnson convinced Merriweather to go green

Rock stars know the power of a microphone. Normally they use it to blast out the eardrums of loyal fans at a concert. But Jack Johnson used his megaphone to encourage the Merriweather Post Pavilion to add solar panels and a biodiesel generator. Now major renovation project is expanding on those changes.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 02:26pm EDT

Tags: Jack Johnson, Merriweather Post Pavilion, green building

Weekend Wakeup: A reprieve from big weekend closures

Some weekend delays are possible, but expect few major disruptions.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 06:15pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, dave dildine, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Kensington 8K Race, Susco 8K run, H Street Festival, Run

Time to ban smartphones at concerts?

For many music fans, being at a concert is more than listening to the band. They share photos and videos on social media. Others think it's time to put down the phone.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:54am EDT

Tags: Ian MacKaye, Seth Hurwitz, smartphones, 9:30 Club, Dischord, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Lumineers, beyonce, concerts, Neal Augenstein

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Robin Thicke, Vampire Weekend to headline Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013

Blue-eyed soul crooner Robin Thicke and indie rock hipsters Vampire Weekend are among the nearly two-dozen acts that will headline the Virgin Mobile FreeFest when the free concert returns Sept. 21 to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:36am EDT

Tags: Robin Thicke, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, FreeFest, music, Merriweather Post Pavilion

Merriweather Post Pavilion ranks among nation's top arenas, amphitheaters

Merriweather Post Pavilion will be No. 5 in Rolling Stone's upcoming list of best arenas and amphitheaters.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 09:49am EDT

Tags: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Rolling Stone, outdoor concerts, Neal Augenstein

GWAR: The Redskins will go to the Super Bowl

If you've never been to a GWAR show or even heard of the Richmond-based shock rock band, think of blood, guts and aliens.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 11:15am EDT

Tags: GWAR, Merriweather Post Pavilion, shock rock

Merriweather's M3 Festival highlights local hair bands (Video)

Warm weather means great outdoor festivals, and this year is no exception. Tim Bracken previews the M3 Festival.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 07:30am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, M3 Rock Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

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