Merriweather amps up for summer concerts
It’s the time of year when sunscreen becomes a staple in all households, when shorts begin to beat out boots, and when Merriweather Post Pavilion begins to showcase summer tours. Merriweather Post Pavilion is the place to be this summer with an array of performances from The Black Keys to Zac Brown Band to Florence and the Machine.
The Black Keys and The Arctic Monkeys are playing the pavilion on May 18, which is sure to be a great night for fans of alternative music.
If you’re more of a country fan, don’t worry. Lady Antebellum is stopping by Merriweather on May 20 for their Own the Night world tour. Also another country favorite, Grammy award winning Zac Brown Band, is playing the pavilion on May 31.
Starting in the first few days of June, the first through the third, the Capital Jazz Festival is taking over Merriweather, which will feature the music of artists such as Anita Baker and George Benson. The festival should be a great concert to see with the whole family.
Later in June, pop sensation Foster the People is performing on June 10, while the pop sensation, The Beach Boys, is performing on June 15. For Merriweather, July will be full of rock and alternative concerts such as the Def Leppard on July 10 and the Warp Tour on July 18.
Classic rock bands Santana and the Allman Brothers are performing together on July 30, which would also be an excellent concert to see with family, especially parents.
As for August and September, only one concert per month is scheduled as of right now. Jason Mraz is planned to perform August 24 while Florence and the Machine is scheduled to perform September 19.
Going to concerts is great way to fill time during the summer, however concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion are especially fun due to the fact that most of the audience is under the sun rather under a roof. Not only can the audience experience great music, but they can also experience the actual fresh air of summer that other venues just can’t offer.
Eva Bialobrzeski is an A&E editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com