M3 Rock Festival 2011 at Merriweather Post Pavilion

 

M3 ROCK FESTIVAL IS AT: MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD. 21044
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Airport information:

BWI- Baltimore Washington International Airport- Located approx. 18 minutes from Merriweather Post Pavilion


Transportation to and from BWI:


The Howard Transit:

  • Service to Columbia Mall, BWI MARC/Amtrak Station
  • For information go to www.howardtransit.com or call Howard Transit customer service at 800-270-9553.


The Airport Shuttle:

  • offers door to door reservation service covering the State of Maryland. Arriving passenger's flights are tracked and passengers are met at curbside. Vans carry 7 to 10 passengers. Corporate and charter programs are also available. Service not available from midnight - 3AM.
  • For reservations and information:
          www.theairportshuttle.com
          410-381-2772
          [All major credit cards accepted]
          Service to: Howard County (Columbia, Ellicott City, Jessup, Savage, etc.)


Car Rentals Available at BWI:

  • Avis - 410-859-1680*
  • Alamo - 410-859-8092
  • Budget - 410-859-0850
  • Dollar - 800-800-8000
  • Enterprise - 800-325-8007*
  • Hertz - 410-850-7400*
  • National - 410-859-8860
  • Thrifty - 410-850-7139


Columbia Cab Company: 301.604.5800

  • Provides door-to-door airport transportation service to all area airports

Hotels

The Offical M3 Hotel is:

The Hilton Garden Inn

8241 Snowden River Parkway 

Columbia, MD 21045

410-750-3700

 

Hilton Columbia:
1.34 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD. 21045, 410.997.1060

Columbia Courtyard by Marriott:
2.86 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
8910 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD. 21045
410.290.0002

Extended Stay Deluxe Columbia, Columbia Corporate Park:
2.87 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
8890 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD. 21045
410.872.2994

Staybridge Suites Columbia:
2.92 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
8844 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia, MD. 21045
410.964.9494

Hampton Inn Columbia:
2.97 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
8880 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia, MD. 21045
410.997.8555

 

 

Directions to Merriweather Post Pavillion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD. 21044


From BWI Airport: Start out going W on I-195 W. Merge onto I-95 S via exit 4B toward Washington. Merge onto MD-32 W via exit 38B toward Columbia. Take the Broken Land Pkwy North exit 14, toward Owen Brown. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway North (stay right). Turn right onto Little Patuxent Pkwy.

From the Towson area:Take Baltimore Beltway 695 West/Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop towards Pikesville. Take the I-70 West exit 16 towards Frederick. Merge onto I-70 West and proceed 4.3 miles. Merge onto US-29 South exit 87A (left exit) towards Columbia/Washington DC. Proceed approximately 6.75 miles. Turn right onto South Entrance Road. Turn left onto Symphony Woods Road. Follow to Main Parking Area.

From the Philadelphia area (toll route) and point North: Take I-95 South toward Baltimore. Proceed through Ft. McHenry Tunnel. Remain on I-95 South. Merge onto MD-32 West exit 38B towards Columbia. Exit onto Rt. 29 North, exit 16A. Take the Broken Land Parkway North exit towards Merriweather. Do not take the Broken Land Parkway exit you see earlier while on MD-32 West. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway. Turn right at first stoplight into Main Parking Area.

From Frederick/Hagerstown and points West: Take I-70 East. Merge onto US-29 South exit 87A towards Columbia/Washington DC. Proceed approximately 6.75 miles. Turn right onto South Entrance Road. Turn left onto Symphony Woods Road. Follow to Main Parking Area.

From the Washington DC area and points South: Take DC Beltway 495 to I-95 North towards Baltimore. Proceed 16.2 miles. Merge onto MD-32 West exit 38B toward Columbia. Exit onto Rt. 29 North, exit 16A. Take the Broken Land Parkway North exit towards Merriweather. Do not take the Broken Land Parkway exit you see earlier while on MD-32 West. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway. Turn right at first stoplight into Main Parking Area.

Alternate route from the Washington DC area: Take DC Beltway 495 to I-95 North towards Baltimore. Pass exit 38B, go two more exits. Exit onto Route 100 West. Proceed to Route 29 South. Turn right onto South Entrance Road. Turn left onto Symphony Woods Road. Follow to Main Parking Area.

From the Annapolis area: Take I-97 North towards Baltimore. Merge onto MD-32 West exit 7 toward MD-3 South Columbia/Bowie. Exit onto Route 29 North, exit 16A. Take the Broken Land Parkway North exit towards Merriweather. Do not take the Broken Land Parkway exit you see earlier while on MD-32 West. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway. Turn right at first stoplight into Main Parking Area.

Parking

General parking is available at the Pavilion (cost is included in ticket price). If the lots are full, parking is available as directed by parking personnel and concert parking signs.

Disability Access

Mobility accessible seating is now available through Ticketfly.  Can we get the MPP website info on the Tickets page changed?  Something like:

Persons requiring mobility accessible seating should call Ticketfly at 1-877-4FLY-TIX. 

Persons requiring hearing accessible or visually accessible seating should call Merriweather at 410-715-5550. 

Accessible tickets are also available at the Merriweather box office. 

Merriweather Do’s & Don’ts

Do…
    Show up to the gate with your ticket and ID
    Wear shoes at all times
    Bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen
    Lawn chairs and blankets permitted
    Food permitted in plastic, disposable containers
 
Don’t…
    No bottles, cans, coolers or outside beverages- only one empty or factory-sealed water bottle allowed per customer
    No alcohol, grills, or glass containers into the venue or parking areas
    No laser pointers or weapons of any kind
    No smoking
    No pets
    No videotaping or professional cameras (changeable lenses)

Merriweather Post Pavilion Additional Info

With the addition of video screens, mosh pit area, and sculpture garden, we are pleased to announce that Merriweather has been nominated ‘Best Outdoor Venue’ by Pollstar for the second year in a row.

Merriweather Post Pavilion FAQ

Q.    When will the band schedule be available?
A.    We will post it soon, however, if you sign up for the e-newsletter, you will receive the band schedule as soon as it is available

Q.    Will I be able to hear one band while others are performing on different stages?
A.    The festival and venue will be designed for separation and distinction of sound, so there should be no interference from other stages.

Q.    What time does the parking lot open?
A.    The parking lot is accessible at 9am

Q.    Is there overnight parking?
A.    No

Q.    What time do the gates open?
A.    Gates will open at 11 am and 6PM for the Kix-off concert

Q.    When is the the box office open?
A.    Regular hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm. Tickets are sold at the West Box Office, which is located at the end of the handicap accessible parking lot. Show day hours: West Box Office is open from 10 am until one hour before the end of the show. South Box Office [located next to the main gate of the venue] is open 2 hours before the gates open until one hour before the end of the show.

Q.    What time does the festival end?
A.    The festival is scheduled to end at approximately 11pm

Q.    Do I have to be a certain age to go to M3 Rock Festival?
A.    All ages are welcome!

Q.    What is the best drop-off and pick-up point?
A.    Merriweather Post Pavilion is located directly across the street from the Columbia Mall. We suggest passengers being dropped off or picked up from the festival cross the street and meet their party in front of the mall to avoid entering and exiting parking traffic.

Q.    What can I purchase to eat at M3 Rock Festival?
A.    Check out the Merriweather Post Pavilion concessions menu here.