Summertime Tunes at the Merriweather | Laurel Apartment
June 7, 2019
Music lovers—listen up! If you’re searching for way to spend a warm June evening, look no further than the Merriweather Post Pavilion. It has been offering up the best of music since 1967. From rock to country, pop to jazz, electronica to classical—a concert season here undoubtedly has something for everyone. Sound like music to your ears? Read on for some tips on the food, the rules, and who you can expect this June at the Merriweather.
Who’s Playing This Month?
June is outdoor concert prime-time. It’s no wonder that this month is filled with such a great selection of artists! Jazz enthusiasts can find three days of bliss at this summer’s Capital Jazz Fest, from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9. Florence + The Machine will also be taking the stage this season, gracing the audience with an artful blend of pop, folk, and rock on June 3. Interested in some summer soul vibes? Soulful Symphony will be there June 29. That’s not all for this month, other names that will be hitting the stage include Willie Nelson & Family alongside Allison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit joined by Father John Misty, and Phish.
Every concert-goer knows the generals: no outside beverages, no large bags (bigger than 13”x15” for this venue), shoes and ticket required, etc. Here are a couple of more Merriweather-specific rules to keep in mind this summer:
All performances are rain or shine. Merriweather Post Pavilion isan outdoor stadium—and that always poses a weather risk. However, outdoors concerts have their perks! Above the third section of seating is the Lawn, where children under two are free for most shows, and lawn chairs and small blankets can be brought to lay out under the stars and enjoy the music.
No smoking is allowed on premises (however non-lightable tobacco is permitted within the gates). Other prohibited items include professional cameras, recording devices, selfie sticks, weapons, grills, and glass containers.
Food and Beverage
Concert-going is tiring work; it requires constant refueling. Luckily for us, the Merriweather Post Pavilion has it covered. The menu has a wide variety of options. Under the “Main Eats” section, you can find most anything from a classic burger or hot dog, to a Peruvian chicken or crab cake sandwich. Not too hungry? Try an item from their Small-Bites menu!
You can quench your thirst with any number of non-alcoholic sodas, juices, teas, and coffee drinks. And if you’re over twenty-one, Merriweather has an extensive line of beers on tap, as well as by the bottle or can. Take your pick between any of those, or try one of the venue’s wine selections, frozen lemon-lime margaritas, or various other spirits… you’ll be back dancing in no time!
Luckily, all the talent, fresh air, and good eats are easily accessible from our ROSS apartments in Laurel. Take a tour today to see just how close you could be!