Production Information

You can download all the information on this page and all stage diagrams (a.k.a. the whole shebang) in the:

Production Spec Packet

Individual stage diagrams can be downloaded here:

 

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New Artist Lounge, Backstage and Public Plazas

 

Address:
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Venue Phone: 410-715-5550
Venue Fax: 410-715-5560
Web Site: www.merriweathermusic.com
Contacts:
Promoter Rep &
Production Manager:
Brad Canfield
brad@930.com
Office: 410-715-5550 / Cell: 301-520-9603
Venue Director &
Settlement:
Jean Parker
jeanp@930.com
Office: 410-715-5550 / Cell: 443-904-5113
Merchandise: Brian Nanson
Franklin Serivces
fatswag@juno.com
Home: 410-655-3757 / Cell: 301-442-6866
Dressing Rooms: Tina May
tina@930.com
Cell: 202-365-2374
Catering: Mary Shelly-Smith
Eat to the Beat
mary@eattothebeat.com
Cell: 917-455-7622
Venue Ground
Transportation:
Victor Rivkin
VJRivkin@aol.com
Cell: 410-707-2966
Hotels: The Sheraton
10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044
410-730-3900Hilton Garden Inn
8241 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
410-750-3700
Audio: Mike Scarfe
MHA Audio
Office: 301-733-9337
Cell: 301-991-6200
Lighting: Len Applefeld
Cell: 443-375-7004
Instrument Rental: Michael Toperzer
Drums Unlimited Rentals
Office: 301-982-3428
Instrument Sales: Washington Music
Office: 301-946-2300
The Merriweather Difference:

INTEGRATED HOUSE LIGHTS – Merriweather has 85 LED houselights with a control portal located at Front of House. Many shows are choosing to sync the show LED lights to a gentle wash in all seating areas. This also gives you full control of house from FOH. When your stage LEDs go red on stage, well, the aisle lights, the pavilion ceiling and even the large trees on the back of the lawn can be the exact same red to truly make the audience feel like part of the show.

IN-HOUSE VIDEO – Merriweather has 5 LED video screens in 1080i HD 16:9. We will need an HDSDI feed from you if we are to feed our screens from your content. Merriweather has a full HD Studio with up to 9 HD cameras and all related gear. We are here to make your artist look good from any vantage point in the venue! Merriweather is happy to provide a Blu-Ray or HD video file of the night’s performance. Please just let us know your video needs during the advance and we will make it happen.

ARTIST LOUNGE – Merriweather has an area located backstage with hammocks, wifi, lots of large trees, and of course the massage tent, where Merriweather offers complimentary massage therapy for all artists and crew every show from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

BIODIESEL – Biodiesel is available for your fueling needs, via Baltimore Biodiesel. A B20 blend is stocked on site at Merriweather. Check website for current per gallon cost and fuel availability: www.baltimorebiodiesel.org. A valid credit card is all that is necessary to become a ‘fueling member’ of the cooperative. You may choose to pay a ‘one time’ member upcharge per gallon if you forgo the ‘fueling member’ option. Pay at the pump and fill ‘er up!

COMFORTABLE STAY – Backstage at Merriweather, you’ll find many things to make sure your date is excellent: large bath towels, a dedicated 50 mbps internet connection and Eat to the Beat catering, all the way from London. But what makes your date special is Merriweather’s highly trained and very experienced backstage staff.

HISTORY – Merriweather opened in 1967. It has hosted Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin; Led Zeppelin opened up for The Who here; Jackson Browne recorded some of Running on Empty Live at Merriweather, and on and on. The pavilion is now operating in its sixth decade and continues to be a special venue…

Backstage Phone Numbers / Main Venue Number  410-715-5550
Location/Name Extension / Direct Dial
Production 1 250 / 410-715-6770
Production 2 251 / 410-715-9848
Production 3 252 / 410-715-9430
Production 4 253 / 410-715-6747
Headliner Dressing Room 255 / 410-715-6750
Support Dressing Room 256 / 410-715-6730
Stage:
Material: Wood decking48’ inset turntable stage for festivals or available for non-festival shows.  Please request.
Height: 4’ 4” off the floor
Width: 82 feet wide
Depth: 60 feet deep
Grid Height: 62’ to the grid and rigging points available over the entire grid on 3” centers.
Loading Dock Door: Is a rolling style 24 feet wide and 12 feet tall
Loading Dock: 6 bays with lights and a working area of 30 feet wide by 75 feet long
Shore Power: Is located on the loading dock and can accommodate 3 buses
Stage Left Power: 3 Phase, 400 Amp company switch /  3 Phase, 200 Amp company switch / 3 Phase, 200 Amp company switch
Stage Right Power: 3 Phase, 400 Amp company switch /  3 Phase, 200 Amp company switch / 3 Phase, 200 Amp company switch
Spot Lights: 2 each (1.5K) Troopers with a 60′ throw over audience dead center 2 each (2K) Xenon Super Troopers from 110′ rear of the house
Rigging: See attached rigging plot
Risers: Various heights of configurable 4 x 8 rolling risers are available
Soft Goods: Black rear traveler and 8 black legs
Lawn Delay: Requires balanced line level feed from FOH.  Speakers system consists of: Five (5) arrays of four (4) Martin Audio W8LC weatherized line-array cabinets powered by Powersoft amplification and XTA control. Can be controlled via tablet.
Sound Mix: The mix area is located 95′ from the stage and measures 13 x 15. We do have the ability to expand the sound mix as needed.
Video: Two 12×16 HD LED screens are hung stage left and stage right under the pavilion. One 15×20 HD LED center screen for the lawn is located on the roof with two additional 12×16 HD LED screens on each side of the roof. We have in-house switching facilities for up to a 9-camera shoot.
Gates: Open 1 1/2 hours prior to showtime
Dressing Rooms: There are 10 fully furnished dressing rooms with full bathrooms. There is a production office and a management office with a full restroom.
Directions to Merriweather Post Pavilion Backstage:

From Baltimore (and areas north):

  • Take Beltway I-695 to Interstate 70 West to Route 29 South.
  • Follow Route 29 approximately five miles.
  • Turn right at South Entrance Road.*
  • Turn left at Symphony Woods Road.
  • Turn right on Staff Drive (sign that says Admin / Deliveries).
  • Take first possible left and follow to the backstage loading dock area.
    *OR
  • Turn right at South Entrance Road and continue to first light.
  • Make a left at the light onto Little Patuxent Parkway.
  • Continue through the next light and make the second left onto Merriweather Drive.
  • Turn left on Dennis Lane and follow to the backstage loading dock area.

From southern Baltimore and Baltimore City:

  • Take Interstate 95 South to Route 100 West towards Ellicott City.
  • Route 100 West will end at Route 29 where you go South.
  • Turn right at South Entrance Road.*
  • Turn left at Symphony Woods Road.
  • Turn right on Staff Drive (sign that says Admin / Deliveries).
  • Take first possible left and follow to the backstage loading dock area.
    *OR
  • Turn right at South Entrance Road and continue to first light.
  • Make a left at the light onto Little Patuxent Parkway.
  • Continue through the next light and make the second left onto Merriweather Drive.
  • Turn left on Dennis Lane and follow to the backstage loading dock area.

From Washington (and areas south):

  • Take I-495 to 95 North towards Baltimore to Route 32 West towards Columbia.
  • Continue on Route 32 (DO NOT take the Broken Land Parkway exit you see here!!) to Route 29 North towards Columbia.
  • From Rt. 29 North, exit onto Broken Land Parkway (Exit 18B) following signs to Merriweather.
  • Proceed to the second traffic light and turn right onto Little Patuxent Parkway.
  • Make the first right onto Merriweather Drive.
  • Turn left on Dennis Lane and follow to the backstage loading dock area.

From Ohio/Pittsburgh (and areas west):

  • Take I-70 heading east toward Baltimore.
  • Take Route 29 South toward Columbia.
  • Follow Route 29 approximately five miles.
  • Turn right at South Entrance Road and continue to first light.
  • Make a left at the light onto Little Patuxent Parkway.
  • Continue through the next light and make the second left onto Merriweather Drive.
  • Turn left on Dennis Lane and follow to the backstage loading dock area.

If lost, please call 410-715-5550 or 301-520-9603. We will be your lighthouse and guide you safely into port (figuratively speaking).