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SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL

MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION
Columbia, MD

No summer is complete without the sonic adventure that is SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL and, returning for its 12th anniversary with a monster two-day event, this year’s line-up will once again blend the best of Soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop, and GO GO; plus feature some of the best of New Jack Swing. Featuring superstars Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, Bell Biv DeVoe, Fantasia and SWV; and iconic fan favorites like De La Soul, Jazmine Sullivan and Common – and more – the lineup is stacked top to bottom. Grab these HOT tickets today! SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL packs a big bang for your buck and there is no better time to be had!

KENNY 'BABYFACE' EDMONDS

Kenny 'Baybface' Edmonds

FANTASIA

Fantasia

DE LA SOUL

De La Soul
 

TROMBONE SHORTY
& ORLEANS AVENUE

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

 
COMMON

Common

 
RO JAMES

Ro James
 

EXPERIENCE UNLIMITED
feat SUGAR BEAR

Experience Unlimited featuring Sugar Bear performing live at the Summer Spirit Festival, Saturday August 5th, 2017

 
MOONCHILD

Moonchild

 
WISDOM SPEEKS

Wisdom Speeks performing live at Summer Spirit Festival, Saturday August 5th

BELL BIV DEVOE

Bell Biv Devoe performing Sunday Aug 6th

SWV

SWV performing Sunday Aug 6th

THE INTERNET

The Internet performing live at Summer Spirit Festival, Sunday Aug 6th
 

JAZMINE SULLIVAN

Jazmine Sullivan performing live at Summer Spirit Festival, Sunday Aug 6th

EN VOGUE

En Vogue performing love at Summer Spirit Festival, Sunday Aug 6th

DJ KOOL

DJ Kool performing Sunday Aug 6th
 

TROUBLE FUNK

Trouble Funk performing live at Summer Spirit Festival - Sunday Aug 6th - Merriweather Post Pavilion

TISH HYMAN

Tish Hyman performing Sunday Aug 6th

 

SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Save The Date!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017 (Single Day Ticket)
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1462097?utm_medium=cde
General Admission $54
Reserved Pavilion Seating - Loge/Other Seating $70
Main Pavilion Seating $90
Preferred Pavilion Seating $125
Gold Pavilion Seating $250
VIP Experience Seating $650

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017 (Single Day Ticket)
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1462154?utm_medium=cde
General Admission $54
Reserved Pavilion Seating - Loge/Other Seating $70
Main Pavilion Seating $90
Preferred Pavilion Seating $125
Gold Pavilion Seating $250
VIP Experience Seating $650

**WEEKEND PASS TICKETING**
- If both days are purchased as a weekend package, then for a limited time, as supplies last, an introductory discount will be applied for seats in select locations. SAT., AUG 5 AND SUN., AUG. 6, 2017 (Two days purchased together - Introductory Pricing Schedule - QUANTITY LIMITED)
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1461977?utm_medium=cde
General Admission $97
Reserved Pavilion Seating- Loge/Other Seating $126
Main Pavilion Seating $162
Preferred Pavilion Seating $225
Gold Pavilion Seating $450
VIP Experience Seating $1,170

 
Saturday Talent

SATURDAY TALENT LINEUP

Sat. August 5 2017

Park Opens at 1:00pm

Production

FREQUENTLY ASKED

2017

Things are Happening

Sunday Talent

SUNDAY TALENT LINEUP

Sun. August 6 2017

Park Opens at 1:00pm

 
Artist Marketplace

BZB ARTIST MARKETPLACE

Artizans Welcome !

Production

EVENT & PARKING INFO

Amazing Things are Happening

VIP Experience

VIP EXPERIENCE

The Ultimate Experience

 

Media and Press

MEDIA & PRESS INFO

 
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Saturday, August 5th

TALENT LINEUP

KENNY "BABYFACE" EDMONDS
FANTASIA
DE LA SOUL
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
COMMON
RO JAMES
EXPERIENCE UNLIMITED featuring SUGAR BEAR
MOONCHILD
WISDOM SPEEKS

note: Park opens at 1:00pm : Event begins at 2:00pm : Lineup subject to change

More Saturday Info at merriweathermusic.com

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Merriweather Post Pavilion Box Office – West Box
Office is located off of Little Patuxent Parkway, across from PNC Bank. Please follow the signs down the hill and make a left into the lot, and then follow the path up to the box office. The box office accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. No service charge if paying by cash. A small service charge may apply if paying by a MasterCard or Visa credit card. No service charge if paying by American Express, Discover, or by debit card.

Hours – Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday, 11am-5pm

Show days – West Box Office will be open from 10am until approximately an hour before the end of the show. The South Box Office will be open approximately 2 hours before the gates open until approximately one hour before the end of the show.
The 9:30 Club Box Office
(815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001)
The box office accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. A $1 per ticket service charge will apply to all in-person advance purchases. Additional credit card fees may apply.

Hours – Monday-Friday 12pm-7pm
12pm-11pm Monday-Friday on show nights only
6pm-11pm Saturdays on show nights only
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM Sundays on show nights only

All General Admission seating is outdoors and on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific seating locations are not guaranteed. Arrive early for best choice of seating. Accessible Seating: Persons requiring mobility accessible seating should contact TicketFly customer service at 1-877-4FLY-TIX. Persons requiring hearing or visually accessible seating should call Merriweather Post Pavilion at 410-715-5550. Accessible tickets are also available at the Merriweather box office. Refund Policy: The Summer Spirit Festival is held rain or shine. Talent lineup and schedule are subject to change without notice. All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or cancellations are permitted.

Thanks to the new and significant community development surrounding Merriweather, the venue will provide some new on-site parking as well as other added parking locations in close proximity to the venue. Now all ticket holders NEED to pre-select parking once tickets have been purchased. This means a more even transportation flow into the venue – and no more searching for parking when you arrive – just head straight to your designated parking area -there will be a spot waiting for you! Don’t forget to bring your physical parking ticket (or electronic ticket on your smart phone) for entry into your designated lot.

Day One Parking Day Two Parking

More Info at merriweathermusic.com

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Sunday, August 6th

TALENT LINEUP

BELL BIV DEVOE
SWV
THE INTERNET
GUY featuring TEDDY RILEY
EN VOGUE
DJ KOOL
TISH HYMAN
Plus: A VERY SPECIAL GUEST - TBA

note: Park opens at 1:00pm : Event begins at 2:00pm : Lineup subject to change

More Sunday Info at merriweathermusic.com

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BZB MARKETPLACE VENDOR INFO:

BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace inquiries, contact

busybee@bzbinternational.com or call #202-215-4924

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EVENT INFORMATION

All General Admission seating is outdoors and on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific seating locations are not guaranteed. Arrive early for best choice of seating. Accessible Seating: Persons requiring mobility accessible seating should contact TicketFly customer service at 1-877-4FLY-TIX. Persons requiring hearing or visually accessible seating should call Merriweather Post Pavilion at 410-715-5550. Accessible tickets are also available at the Merriweather box office. Refund Policy: The Summer Spirit Festival is held rain or shine. Talent lineup and schedule are subject to change without notice. All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or cancellations are permitted.

Thanks to the new and significant community development surrounding Merriweather, the venue will provide some new on-site parking as well as other added parking locations in close proximity to the venue. Now all ticket holders NEED to pre-select parking once tickets have been purchased. This means a more even transportation flow into the venue – and no more searching for parking when you arrive – just head straight to your designated parking area -there will be a spot waiting for you! Don’t forget to bring your physical parking ticket (or electronic ticket on your smart phone) for entry into your designated lot.

Day One Parking Day Two Parking

More Info at merriweathermusic.com

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VIP Experience

Each VIP Experience seat location - to include:

  • Reserved Orchestra Seat in the first three rows
  • Access to VIP climate controlled lounge in backstage area, convenient to seat and restrooms
  • VIP Parking
  • On Site VIP Concierge
  • Show VIP Laminate
  • Complimentary bottled water in VIP lounge
  • Complimentary drink ticket good for five drinks (alcoholic or non, you choose)
  • Complimentary light fare
  • Special VIP ticket pick-up arrangements
  • Meet and Greet opportunities
  • Any happy surprises we happen to come up with

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TICKET PURCHASE LINKS:

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Saturday 5th Only

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Sunday 6th Only

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Weekend Pass

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Attention: Parking at Merriweather for 2017 has Changed! All ticketholders NEED to pre-select parking (or decline parking) once tickets have been purchased. Once you’ve completed your purchase, you’ll receive a confirmation email with link to select your FREE parking. Please do so in advance so you have a lot assignment & ticket when you arrive for the show.
Note to walkers, bussers, carpoolers & cyclists: If you have made other transportation arrangements, there's no need to select parking.
If you bought a weekend pass and are planning on driving to both days of 2017 Summer Spirit Festival, please select a parking ticket for Each Day of the Festival (see your confirmation email for links). No refunds or exchanges.


Hours – Monday-Friday 12pm-7pm
12pm-11pm Monday-Friday on show nights only
6pm-11pm Saturdays on show nights only
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM Sundays on show nights only


All ticket holders NEED to pre-select parking once tickets have been purchased.

Day One Parking Day Two Parking

More Info at merriweathermusic.com

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Media Credential Inquiry


Credentials for the 2017 Summer Spirit Festival may be available to reporters and photographers who are ON ASSIGNMENT and covering the Summer Spirit Festival for legitimate publications, websites/blogs and/or radio and television stations.  Please note we do not provide credentials to broadcast on-air personalities unless there is a prior arranged broadcast scheduled on-site at the event.  Again, credentials will be issued to those on assignment only.  Family members or guests will not be considered for credentials.

Approval of Media Credentials is at the sole discretion of the Summer Spirit Festival.  Failure to follow the request procedures may result in denial of your request.  Issued credentials or approval may be revoked in Festival discretion.

Please read the following criteria prior to submitting a media credential request:

  • Credential requests must be submitted in advance and in writing.
  • Deadline for receipt of requests is one week prior to the start of the event.
  • Credential requests will not be granted on-site at the event.
  • Written credential request should include the following info:
    •  - Name
    •  - Job Title
    •  - Station, Publication or Blog Name
    •  - Business Street Address
    •  - E-mail
    •  - Phone (mobile or event-day phone preferred)
    •  - Are you a staff member of media or a freelancer?
    •  - Spell out your specific access request and objective(s), including date(s)
    •  - Where applicable provide average numbers of visitors/sessions per month; and or other relevant information and link(s) that will help us evaluate your outlet(s)
    •  - For media staff reps, attach a letter, on company letterhead, from your editor or director, noting:
      • your assigned duties;
      • the date(s) you will be covering;
      • your position and title; and
      • the name and title of the person making the request (i.e. your editor or director).
  • Request should be submitted via E-mail to SSFmedia@CDEpresents.com

Media Credential Pick-up
Confirmation of your approved press credentials will be sent via E-mail, along with further instructions for attaining your credential prior to the event.  Media check-in will be included in the instructions you receive.

Artist Interviews
The Summer Spirit Festival does not assist in arranging interviews with performers.  Reporters bear the sole responsibility of arranging interviews through artist publicists/management.

Photo Passes
All photographers and videographers must sign a photo release form upon arrival at Festival grounds.  The photo policy is that the first three songs by a performer can be shot from the stage pit by approved photographers.  This policy is subject to change and advance approval is required by each individual artist.

Our press team will notify photographers at the Festival of any further restrictions or modifications, and a photography release form must be signed by photographers before a credential is issued.  Photographers who are granted a media credential and photo pass must agree to abide by all Festival policies. Only one photo pass will be allowed per day per media outlet.  A photo pass does not allow access into the pit unless escorted.

SSFmedia@cdepresents.com

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