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Merriweather Post Pavilion
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Merriweather Post Pavilion in July 2017
Address 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Location Columbia, Maryland, U.S.
Coordinates 39°12′33.29″N 76°51′45.61″W / 39.2092472°N 76.8626694°W / 39.2092472; -76.8626694Coordinates: 39°12′33.29″N 76°51′45.61″W / 39.2092472°N 76.8626694°W / 39.2092472; -76.8626694
Public transit RTA 406 (Central Library stop)
RTA 501 , RTA 503, MTA 315 (Broken Land/Hickory Ridge)
Owner Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission
Operator I.M.P. LLC
Type Amphitheater
Genre(s) Music
Seating type Lawn, stadium
Capacity 19,319
Construction
Opened 1967
Renovated 2015–2016, 2018
Architect Gehry, Walsh, & O'Malley

Merriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue located within Symphony Woods, a 40-acre (162,000-m²) lot of preserved land in the heart of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland. In 2010, Merriweather was named the second best amphitheater in the United States by Billboard magazine. The venue was also ranked as the fourth best amphitheater in the United States by Rolling Stone in 2013. It was again ranked by Consequence of Sound at number 29 of all music venues in the nation out of 100 in 2016.

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