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Merriweather Post Pavillon looks back at 50 years of music—and forward to some big changes

Merriweather Post Pavillon looks back at 50 years of music—and forward to some big changes

Summer means outdoor concerts, and for 50 years, people around Baltimore and Washington have been heading to Merriweather Post Pavilion for music in the woods. Originally designed by Frank Gehry as a home for the National Symphony Orchestra, the pavilion and lawn have played host to some of the biggest names in rock and pop, from David Bowie to Stevie Wonder to Pink Floyd to Alan Jackson to Miles Davis to R.E.M.

Since 2003, the venue has been operated by Seth Hurwitz and I.M.P., the owners of Washington D.C.'s legendary 9:30 Club and the forthcoming 6,000-capacity venue Anthem, as well bookers at the Lincoln Theatre. Currently, Merriweather is undergoing a...

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