Resurrecting Merriweather Post Pavilion
I had a piece in yesterday's paper about the remarkable turnaround at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
This is an amphitheater that was on its last legs a few years ago.
Since then, promoter Seth Hurwitz has led a remarkable comeback, topped by the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which Merriweather hosts Aug. 30.
Check out the piece.
Besides the bit about the turnaround, it has some interesting history about the venue ...
My parents were actually at the Jackson Browne show there in the mid-70s that was taped for Running On Empty. They have reminded me of this several times in a vain attempt to prove that music was better in the '70s then it is now.
I'm still not buying it.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Tasha Treadwell)