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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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Merriweather lineup: Marilyn Manson, Phish, Barenaked Ladies

Concerts this summer at Merriweather Post Pavilion will range from Great White to Alice Cooper to The Postal Service.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 06:41am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, Merriweather Post Pavilion, jazz festival, backstage concerts, Phish, Marilyn Manson, Barenaked Ladies

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It's March: Outdoor concerts not far behind

With the turn of the calendar comes the realization that the D.C. area's vibrant spring and summer outdoor concert series are within sight.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 04:00pm EST

Tags: Merriweather Post Pavilion

Virgin Mobile FreeFest attendance down from 2011

Howard County Police estimate that around 30,000 people attended this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest in Maryland, thousands fewer than last year.

Sunday - 10/07/2012, 01:29pm EDT

Tags: Merriweather Post Pavilion

Virgin Mobile FreeFest to host rock, electronic and D.C. bands

Merriweather Post Pavillion is getting ready for a takeover this Saturday.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 02:32pm EDT

Tags: Merriweather Post Pavilion, music festivals, tim bracken, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Columbia, Md.

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