By Julianna Mirabile & Bethany Stewart
Merriweather Post Pavilion is one of the closest concert venues to the Glenelg area, smack in between Washington DC and Baltimore. For every event, thousands of people line up at the gate, eager to see the famous performances by their favorite artists. Legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin have performed there. Artists ranging from Wiz Khalifa to Kenny Chesney have sung there. Festivals such as Sweet Life and Sunday in the Country have gathered there. This Merriweather stage, walked by several celebrities, attracts numerous kids from Glenelg High School. In fact, many Glenelg graduates walk the same stage to receive their diploma. In case you are one of those regular concert goers, or maybe you’re someone looking to have one extravagant night out, we have a line up of many performers that will be attending this year.
Dierks Bentley, May 19:
Country star Dierks Bentley will be coming to Merriweather for his first time. This 41 year old artist sings the top favorites “Different for Girls”, “Drunk on a Plane”, and “Somewhere on a Beach”. Though an uprising star, he is the first concert of the season that many students are planning to attend.
The Chainsmokers, May 26:
The Chainsmokers will be a change of scenery from the usual country concerts that appear at Merriweather. Their famous hits include “Closer”, “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Paris”, and several others. Junior, Maggie Johnson, says that this concert will be, “good to have a different environment at Merriweather. I will be able to get into the music and dance to songs that were big over the past year.” Many will remember their old jam, “#SELFIE”, that made its debut in 2015.
John Legend, June 20:
John Legend, singer and songwriter, will be joining us early on this summer. Whether you are going with friends, family, or a significant other, this will have a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. With many awards for his albums, some highly anticipated songs will include, “All of Me”, “Love Me Now,” “Ordinary People” and “Glory.”
Luke Bryan, June 25:
This concert, not even on sale yet, is already set to be a very crowded one and will most likely sell out. He is a very popular country artist that sings “Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday”, “Kick the Dust Up”, “Crash My Party”, “Country Girl”, “That’s My Kinda Night”, and several more that any country fan would recognize.
Lady Antebellum, August 13:
Another popular country band is coming down to Maryland this concert season. This friendly, upbeat atmosphere will surely take in a large crowd as well. Their music includes “Need you Now”, “Downtown”, and “Bartender”Although these songs aren’t all that new, they are very well known.
With these few concerts set in stone, tickets and outfits will soon be bought, and the night is guaranteed to be entertaining. Lawn ticket prices are usually around $60 for a concert and $70 for a festival. Junior and regular concert goer, Vincent Gurfolino, said that this year, “I am most excited for Dierks Bentley because it is on my birthday and I really admire his music. I like to listen to his music, ‘Somewhere on a Beach’.” If you think you would enjoy listening to your favorite tracks live all night while you’re surrounded by friends, Merriweather is the place to be.