One of the frequent tour stops for musicians on the East Coast is Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, and they were working towards the 2018 concert season by raising the roof of the venue to accommodate better sight lines. Sadly that work got set back quite a bit as the roof of the venue collapsed early Saturday morning, possibly because of strong winds, officials said.
The roof that covers the amphitheater’s stage and seating was in the midst of being raised by about 20 feet over a period of months, part of a larger renovation project at the amphitheater. It was near its final position when the collapse occurred, leaving the venue’s stage standing surrounded by wreckage.
Thankfully no one was hurt, and they’re saying they’ll still be ready for the 2018 concert season.