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July 13, 2007
What: A day of free family-friendly activities to celebrate Columbia's 40th birthday. Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia Town Center. When: Gates open at noon. Entry: Parking on Merriweather's lots and entry to the pavilion is free. No glass containers or alcohol can be brought in. Organizers plan to hold the event if it rains. Information: www.columbia40.com. Highlights Noon to 5:30 p.m.: Picnicking is encouraged on the Merriweather grounds, and concession stands will be open.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With a string of No. 1 hits at country radio in recent years, Jake Owen has earned the right to steer his career. So when it came to designing the set of his Days of Gold Tour this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter filled the stage with tiki bars, nautical ropes and palm trees. Owen wanted it to look like Riverside Cafe - a bar located on the Indian River in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. - for sentimental reasons, and not just because they cook “a good fish sandwich.” “It's the place that really embraced me when I started playing guitar,” Owen said on the phone recently from Missouri while on the road.
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FEATURES
October 6, 2004
With the Merriweather Post Pavilion's future as an outdoor concert venue up in the air -the Rouse Co. wants to sell it to Howard County as an enclosed theater - the Incubus show on Monday may be the end of an era for the 37-year-old site. In its time, Merriweather has been the venue for many top touring acts, from Blondie to Madonna, from the Grateful Dead to Phish, from Joni Mitchell to Norah Jones. Surely you sprawled on its lawn under the stars, or sprang for a seat in the pavilion a time or two or 20. Did you bang your head to Metallica?
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August 14, 2014
In the second most dangerous city in the country, your letter writers should not be too concerned with kids doing drugs ( "After deaths at Merriweather, Moonrise Festival should be canceled," Aug. 7). Their concern is admirable, but if you were to cancel a show and lock electronic dance music concerts down, it would only create a bigger backlash from fans of this music, which in turn would create a harder and heavier-hitting drug scene. This "dangerous" Moonrise Festival also employed hundreds of people in an area that has a desperate need for jobs.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2011
The news that Animal Collective would perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion — which inspired, at least in name, their breakout album of the same name — was greeted in some corners of Baltimore with unmitigated glee. But on Saturday, don't expect to hear much of "Merriweather" at Merriweather. The show will be 12 songs — 70 percent of them new, said founding member Dave Portner. Still, he said, fans abroad, where the band has just come back from a tour, have responded well.
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January 24, 2013
 In many of the letters that have been published, the statement has been made that if you move close to Merriweather, you should not complain about the noise. Let me tell you the other side of the problem. Fifteen year ago, my lady and I thought we had found our perfect retirement home at Wyndham Condominiums. We perceived no problem with Merriweather; and at first, there was none. Sometimes you could not tell there was even a concert. Over the years, the volume of Merriweather has gotten louder so that even with the doors and windows closed, the noise is barely tolerable, but this is not the main problem.
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July 26, 2012
We just bought a house in Owen Brown and are concerned about the noise coming from Merriweather. We knew about the concerts and were told it has not been an issue in our area. Two weeks ago, we did not hear much noise from two concerts. However, the night of July 15 until 11 the noise was coming into our house, even though all the windows and doors were closed. We live almost two miles away in the opposite direction of where the pavilion faces. Most concerning was the noise disturbed sleep for our 16-month-old.
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June 22, 2012
I'm responding to the June 14 letters to the editor and the editorial regarding Merriweather. Not a "relative newcomer," I exercised "due diligence" in choosing my home in Columbia: Key factors in my choice were its excellent school system, close commuting distance to both Baltimore and Washington, and all the amenities that come with neighborhood-friendly, suburban living. Choosing to live close to an outdoor venue, I did expect to "hear occasionally the sounds of their concerts," key words being "occasional" and "sounds.
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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | March 29, 2006
The HFStival two-day rock concert is headed back to the Baltimore area, coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion during Memorial Day weekend. The lineup of 60 acts is scheduled to be announced Monday for the music festival at the Columbia amphitheater, which will take place May 27-28. Tickets go on sale April 8. "We think this is one of the best lineups the festival has ever had," said David Geller, vice president for business development for I.M.P., which manages the pavilion. "It's a real diverse lineup."
NEWS
August 7, 2014
This weekend's Moonrise electronic dance music festival at Pimlico Racetrack should be canceled immediately. This is to protect the welfare our children. The multiple deaths at these concerts across the country makes it a public health crisis ( "Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene, " Aug. 5). It's very clear that police, paramedics, promoters, parents and concert goers cannot stop the flow of drugs, especially the drug "Molly or "Ecstasy" into these popular electronic music concerts.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Following the deaths of two concert goers in Columbia earlier this month, promoters of a traveling music festival have banned a number of items including bright, decorative, chunky bracelets known as "kandi," which is popular among electronic dance music fans but some say is linked to the drug culture. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel Anders, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., both died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Aug. 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
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August 7, 2014
This weekend's Moonrise electronic dance music festival at Pimlico Racetrack should be canceled immediately. This is to protect the welfare our children. The multiple deaths at these concerts across the country makes it a public health crisis ( "Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene, " Aug. 5). It's very clear that police, paramedics, promoters, parents and concert goers cannot stop the flow of drugs, especially the drug "Molly or "Ecstasy" into these popular electronic music concerts.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
The teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose after a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion over the weekend has been identified by officials at his Virginia high school. Daniel Anders, 17, a rising senior at C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Va., was identified in a letter released to students as the person who died Sunday evening after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Friday. Police did not identify Anders, but Hylton principal David J. Cassady Jr. said in a letter that the teen was "an important part of the Hylton High School Community" and member of the school's choir.
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By Justin George and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of two young men, ages 20 and 17, who attended the daylong concert called the Mad Decent Block Party were the latest tragedy for the nationally renowned amphitheater in Columbia that has been drawing major musical artists for nearly 50 years.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A 17-year-old Woodbridge, Va., boy died Sunday evening of an apparent overdose, the second drug fatality following a Merriweather Post Pavilion concert on Friday, Howard County police said. The teen, whom police did not identify at the request of his family, was one of 20 hospitalized after the "Mad Decent Block Party" music festival at the Columbia venue. Authorities identified the man who died Saturday as Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C. Police do not believe the two knew each other.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
A North Carolina man died and more than 20 others were hospitalized after apparent drug overdoses Friday at a concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Howard County police said. One teen was in critical condition. Police said Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., was rushed from the all-day Mad Decent Block Party concert to Howard County General Hospital around 9 p.m. and was pronounced dead shortly after. Police said his death appeared to result from a drug overdose, but officials have not determined what drugs he took.
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June 19, 2012
To an extent, I agree with the stance of "if you don't want to hear the music, don't live next door to Merriweather. " The fact is, however, that we don't live next door to Merriweather and we still hear the music. We live in Owen Brown, and our house is about 1.5 miles from Merriweather as the crow (or bass percussion) flies. For the entire concert season, we are definitely hearing the Merriweather merriment. We don't hear the crowds or the people, and the lyrics are definitely not distinguishable; we hear the bass and some of the music.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Janelle Monae's summer has been better than, well, just about everyone else's. In a span of 13 days, the 28-year-old R&B singer/songwriter covered James Brown with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, opened for comedian Dave Chappelle in New York and spent Fourth of July on stage with Prince in New Orleans. These highlights came on the heels of Monae raising her profile through an international Pepsi campaign that aired throughout the World Cup. Monae, who is a performer at Saturday's Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion, said she cherishes these moments because they aim to uplift crowds through positivity and transcendence.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014
(To view photos from last night's show, visit the Darkroom's gallery .) True story: I was watching "American Idol" one night during the season that Adam Lambert was competing. I said to my wife - Mrs. Brown will vouch for this - “that guy should sing with Queen.” The band was casting about for a new frontman after ending its five-year partnership with former Free/Bad Company/The Firm/The Law singer Paul Rodgers, and Lambert was enlivening another dreary season of Idol with his three-octave range, upper-register confidence and flamboyant stage presence.
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