Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses During Renovations
This is the time of year that most outdoor concert venues are not in operation, so it is a bit of bad news, good news for the owners of Merriweather Post Pavilion. The Columbia, Md. music venue, which has played host to concerts in a variety of genres, had the pavilion roof collapse over the weekend, but luckily no one was hurt.
According to a post on the venue's website, the roof was being raised as part of a renovation project. That process included hydraulically lifting the roof over 20 feet over a period of months and at the time of the collapse, it was in its near final stages, at which point it would be permanently secured.
Around 2:30 in the morning on Saturday (Jan. 13), the roof fell, but the report states that no one was hurt when it did fall and that there are plans to rebuild and still be ready in time for the 2018 concert season.
A statement from I.M.P. chairman and Merriweather Post Operator Seth Hurwitz, which finds a silver lining in the incident, can be read below.
We wish the folks at the Merriweather Post Pavilion the best during their renovation and look forward to them being part of the 2018 concert season.