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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, 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, 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 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: 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, 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, 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, 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

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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

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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: music festivals, tim bracken, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Columbia, Md.

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