Designed by the internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion has played host to countless legendary artists since its inception, including Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. This outdoor venue has an impressive lineup for 2014, notably featuring Fall Out Boy and Paramore on July 18. As you prepare to reserve seats, scan the following guide for important information pertaining to this historic venue.
Merriweather Post Pavilion Seating Information
For most performances, Merriweather Post Pavilion is divided into four basic areas. The first, the front floor area, may either be set as a general admission pit, or it may offer reserved seating in the left, center, or right sections. The next level offers riser-style seating broken into five sections that run from the floor section to the back of the pavilion: left loge, left center, center, right center, and right loge. In the middle of the center section and towards the front of the left loge section, private VIP boxes may be available for Fall Out Boy and Paramore fans. The final area of lawn general admission brings up the rear of the pavilion and remains uncovered by the roof of the amphitheater.
Certain events, especially festivals, at the venue may only offer general admission seating for the entire venue, in which case the pavilion seats are first-come, first-served.
Merriweather Post Pavilion General Information
For concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion, no outside drinks or coolers are allowed; however, each guest can bring one factory-sealed (or empty) bottle of water. Food is normally permitted, but any snacks must be transported in a clear, disposable plastic container. Lawn chairs and small blankets are usually allowed on the lawn, but this may vary depending on the performer. Typically, children under two are admitted to the lawn area free of charge.
Merriweather Post Pavilion Parking Information
Various lots are available adjacent to the venue, but many of these only offer unpaved parking spaces. Tailgating is not allowed in the parking areas, as grills and alcohol are prohibited on those grounds.
Merriweather Post Pavilion also partners with a shuttle service, Rock & Bus, to provide transportation from nearby cities to the concert.
Merriweather Post Pavilion Gate Times
Typically, gates for Merriweather Post Pavilion concerts open one hour before the performance, but times may vary by event.
Merriweather Post Pavilion Accessibility
Various parking areas, restrooms, and concession stands at Merriweather Post Pavilion have been made accessible to all patrons, and the venue also offers accessible seating options. Specific accommodations may be made directly with the venue staff.