Merriweather Post Pavilion
This Summer of 2024, Live Nation presents the long-overdue comeback of the pop icons who dominated mid-90s airwaves: Hootie & The Blowfish LIVE on Saturday, August 3, at Maryland’s foremost outdoor amphitheater — the Merriweather Post Pavilion! Featuring guests Edwin McCain and Collective Soul, the band’s “Summer Camp with Trucks Tour” will travel North America on a months-long trip, visiting 43 of the country’s biggest venues. Hootie & The Blowfish are in the house, and they’re cooking up a party for the ages! Drag your friends to this amped-up live music event showcasing the GRAMMY Award-winning group’s infectiously energetic harmonies. From their Diamond-selling debut album Cracked Rear View to follow-up records like Fairweather Johnson, Hootie & The Blowfish will BLOW you away with their greatest hits, which include Billboard AA classics “I Will Wait” and “Old Man & Me,” as well as Top 10 tracks “Let Her Cry” and “Hold My Hand.” Get your tickets now!
For the first time in five years, Hootie & The Blowfish are coming out of the woodworks to raise their flag as one of America’s biggest draws in pop-rock airplay. Catch them on a Saturday night this August 3 LIVE in Columbia, Maryland, kicking up a commotion at the city’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. This concert special is part of a 43-city chain of national shows featuring guests Edwin McCain and Collective Soul — the “Summer Camp with Trucks Tour,” a nostalgic throwback to mid-90s radio melodies presented by Live Nation.
“Hootie & the Blowfish flipped the conventional notion of college rock with a sunny, straightforward sound that connected '90s audiences weary of grunge's bleakness.”
Close your eyes and let lead vocalist Darius Rucker turn back time with his rich blues baritone, backed by persistently catchy compositions from Mark Bryan on guitar, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld on drums, and Dean Felber on bass. One of modern music’s quickest claims to fame, Hootie & The Blowfish conquered the airwaves of your teenage days with their infectious roots-inspired rock harmonies, securing more than 25 million record sales throughout the years. The forthcoming “Summer Camp with Trucks” concert will let you relive that carefree time through energetic live performances of the band’s classic tunes.
Of course, these will include songs from the GRAMMY Award-winning band’s 2x Diamond debut album, Cracked Rear View, which is also the 19th best-selling record of all time in US history, as well as their Billboard 200 chart-topper Fairweather Johnson and Platinum-certified Musical Chairs. Bob your head and swing to the rhythm of Hot 100 Top 10 tracks such as “Only Wanna Be with You,” “Hold My Hand,” and “Let Her Cry,” with possible features from Adult Alternative smash hits “I Will Wait” and “Old Man & Me.”
Blue-eyed soul singer Edwin McCain, popularly known for Billboard-breaking classics “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More,” will warm up the crowd with his romantic serenades dipped in an alluringly dreamy tenor. Meanwhile, alt-rock band Collective Soul will treat you with some of their multi-platinum #1 singles, which may include BMI Pop Award winners “December,” “Shine,” and “The World I Know.”
Founded in the breathtaking outdoors of the 40-acre Symphony Woods, the Merriweather Post Pavilion stands proud for Hootie & The Blowfish’s concert on Saturday, August 3. Our hosting venue, touted by Rolling Stone as one of the country’s premiere amphitheaters, offers an iconic stage for the headlining band, complete with immersive acoustic coverage and sightlines from anywhere in the area. Tickets are selling fast - grab yours ASAP!
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, 21044, US