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January 7, 2008

Merriweather's pavilion ranking

You ask, you get.

Merriweather Post Pavilion ranks No. 29 worldwide in terms of ticket sales for 2007, according to Pollstar's year end rankings for amphitheaters.

In 2007, the Columbia venue sold more than 185,000 tickets.

Pier Six Pavilion was No. 69 with almost 55,000 tickets sold.

No. 1 was the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Miss. 

(Kenneth K. Lam/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:23 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Thanks for the Merriweather stats Sam.

dang, is that pic from a Skrewdriver concert?

29th in the world...not bad for a theater left for dead almost 4 years ago by Clear Channel...Its a wonder what management from the number one club in the world can do for an outdoor amphitheater

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