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June 7, 2007
Soak in gorgeous views of the Inner Harbor while enjoying concerts from some of the top names in the industry. Where // President Street at Eastern Avenue Call // 410-244-1131 Web site // piersixpavilion .com Notable // Though Pier Six is owned by Baltimore, Rams Head Live began managing the operations in 2006, helping to maintain the stream of big name acts. Vibe // With the backdrop of the Inner Harbor, it's hard not to enjoy the place. Crowd // It's usually a mix of excited fans and relaxed patrons.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Far from the smoothest production imaginable, and a little too reminiscent of a typical, lightweight PBS fundraiser, the "Star-Spangled Spectacular" concert Saturday night at Pier Six nonetheless delivered a decent level of entertainment for a sizable, enthusiastic crowd. In his opening remarks, the host, actor John Lithgow, called the program "a tribute to a great national treasure, American music. " That meant mostly the pop side of the musical spectrum, of course, since this event was nationally broadcast and nothing too classical would likely have been approved.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
How can it have been 38 years since Heart's “Magic Man” became an FM radio staple? Saturday night at Pier Six Pavilion, before a near-sold-out house, the Wilson sisters - lead singer Ann with guitarist Nancy - and their band's latest incarnation played a tight, straight-ahead 90-minute set short on spontaneity and surprises, but plenty long on the propulsive rock 'n' roll that earned Heart a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their fans clearly loved it, and for good reason: this was classic rock with an oomph, a well-oiled hit machine that shows little sign of wearing down anytime soon.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
With more than 20 years of experience, R&B singer Joe has had a front-row seat to watch the genre evolve.  And in 2014, the 41-year-old singer born Joseph Thomas believes R&B needs to remember romance - and being in love with more than only yourself - still matters. To him, the influence of rap's street bravado has chilled a genre that has long identified with warmth. “I just want it to be a little bit more about love and more about respect, and to talk about things that's going on right now, as opposed to bigging yourself up and making yourself look real smooth and fly,” Joe said on the phone earlier this week from New Jersey.
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By Emma Schkloven and For The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
With a decade-long career that has survived several member departures and includes four stylistically different albums, Panic! at the Disco and its musical trajectory have been anything but ordinary. Sunday night's wide-ranging show at Pier Six Pavilion reflected the emo-turned-alternative-rock trio's unpredictable career. Following two opening acts (Magic Man and Walk the Moon), Panic! hit the stage with high-energy tracks (“Vegas Lights,” “Time to Dance”). The heat of the summer night led to a quick and necessary costume change for frontman and multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie.
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By Eric Adams | August 7, 1991
Poor ticket sales led to the cancellation of last night's "A Night on the Town" jazz concert at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Approximately 800 tickets for the event, which was to have featured James Ingram, Patti Austin and George Howard, had been sold, according to Pier Six spokesman Kevin Brown. At least 3,000 needed to be sold for the show to break even.The renovated pavilion opened less than two weeks ago with a new capacity of more than 4,300. Concerts by Hall & Oates, John Denver and Howie Mandel/Dennis Miller have drawn well, Mr. Brown said, while one of the two Patti LaBelle concerts last weekend was "disappointing," drawing less than half of capacity.
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By Dustin Levy, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
While writing the song "When You're Young," 3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold didn't know if it would be a hit, but felt someone in the world needed to hear it. The song, about the pressures and insecurities of being a teenager, became the band's 10th Top 10 hit when it was released in 2011. And Arnold eventually found that person, a 16-year-old he saw at a concert near the border of Austria and Hungary. "I'll never forget that boy's face," he said. "When we started playing 'When You're Young,' his eyes looked like water faucets.
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By LAURA CHARLES | June 23, 1991
SOMETHING NEW under the, ah, stars? The Baltimore Cente for the Performing Arts Inc., which had originally planned a festive "Gala Under the Stars" at $200 a head to celebrate the opening of the new Pier Six Concert Pavilion on July 25, has nixed the idea in favor of opening it up to the masses -- and what a great idea.Featured entertainer will be Benny King, whose songs "Stand By Me" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" were megahits. The best news is that tickets for the grand opening concert will be just $6. A nice way of saying "thank you" to Baltimoreans for their support, we say.Tickets will be available through Telecharge, Mechanic Theatre box office and Ticket Center Outlets.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Far from the smoothest production imaginable, and a little too reminiscent of a typical, lightweight PBS fundraiser, the "Star-Spangled Spectacular" concert Saturday night at Pier Six nonetheless delivered a decent level of entertainment for a sizable, enthusiastic crowd. In his opening remarks, the host, actor John Lithgow, called the program "a tribute to a great national treasure, American music. " That meant mostly the pop side of the musical spectrum, of course, since this event was nationally broadcast and nothing too classical would likely have been approved.
NEWS
June 14, 1991
A photo caption in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectl described the size of the new Pier Six Concert Pavilion and its opening date. The new pavilion will have a seating capacity of about 4,200 -- approximately 1,200 more than the old pavilion. It will open with a special celebration July 25.
NEWS
August 15, 2014
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, country legend Kenny Rogers and rock group Train were added on Friday to the talent lineup for Sept. 13's Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Pavilion. Also just announced: singer Jordin Sparks will join John Lithgow to co-host the event. The concert, a celebration of the bicentennial of the writing of the national anthem, also features performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, country group Little Big Town, a cappella group Pentatonix, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery and performers from the off-Broadway show "Stomp.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
How can it have been 38 years since Heart's “Magic Man” became an FM radio staple? Saturday night at Pier Six Pavilion, before a near-sold-out house, the Wilson sisters - lead singer Ann with guitarist Nancy - and their band's latest incarnation played a tight, straight-ahead 90-minute set short on spontaneity and surprises, but plenty long on the propulsive rock 'n' roll that earned Heart a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their fans clearly loved it, and for good reason: this was classic rock with an oomph, a well-oiled hit machine that shows little sign of wearing down anytime soon.
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By Emma Schkloven and For The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
With a decade-long career that has survived several member departures and includes four stylistically different albums, Panic! at the Disco and its musical trajectory have been anything but ordinary. Sunday night's wide-ranging show at Pier Six Pavilion reflected the emo-turned-alternative-rock trio's unpredictable career. Following two opening acts (Magic Man and Walk the Moon), Panic! hit the stage with high-energy tracks (“Vegas Lights,” “Time to Dance”). The heat of the summer night led to a quick and necessary costume change for frontman and multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
In February, Severn native Toni Braxton said she was ready to retire from music to focus on acting. Even though the 45-year-old singer has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and has six Grammy Awards on her shelf, Braxton was "a little depressed" at the time, she says now. It took a pep talk from an old friend - Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, the songwriter who helped launch the singer's career - to uplift and reinvigorate Braxton. "He understood what I was going through.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
At 20, Victoria Justice has money, fame and fans, thanks to a starring role on the Nickelodeon sitcom "Victorious. " But the Florida native still doesn't have her driver's license, a result of spending her teen years focused on work. "I've been on Nickelodeon since I was 12," Justice, who also acted on "Zoey 101," said. "Pretty much all of my teenage years have been spent on that network. I'm really curious to see what's next for me. " Recently, Justice's focus has turned from TV ("Victorious" aired its series finale in February)
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By Dustin Levy, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
While writing the song "When You're Young," 3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold didn't know if it would be a hit, but felt someone in the world needed to hear it. The song, about the pressures and insecurities of being a teenager, became the band's 10th Top 10 hit when it was released in 2011. And Arnold eventually found that person, a 16-year-old he saw at a concert near the border of Austria and Hungary. "I'll never forget that boy's face," he said. "When we started playing 'When You're Young,' his eyes looked like water faucets.
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By Lexie Mountain and Midnight Sun contributor | May 20, 2013
I am going to have to apologize because I do not have a setlist and I don't really know the names of the songs but does that matter? ZZ Top is the longest running rock 'n' roll band with its original lineup in history and they certainly wouldn't fault me or you or anyone for not knowing what their songs were titled. I feel that I could guarantee that if you cornered guitarist Billy Gibbons and asked him very specific questions about very specific songs he would be bored out of his beard and possibly, politely, move on to another conversation.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
At this month's BET Awards, the Viewers' Choice award seemed like a battle of front-runners. Nominees Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West were seated in the front row, a skip away from the podium. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne were also nominated. They all lost to four teenage boys. Mindless Behavior, the Los Angeles boy band of Prodigy, Princeton, Ray Ray and Roc Royal, bounced up to the stage to accept the night's only award decided on by fans. After catching his breath, Princeton ended his speech with a declaration.
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