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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,

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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,

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, green building

Merriweather Post Pavilion to get makeover

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 10:35am EDT

Tags: Columbia

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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