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M3 Rock Festival

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jul 02 2021 - Jul 04 2021

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M3 Rock Festival is celebrating Independence Day with M3 America – the 12th edition of Merriweather Post Pavilion’s internationally-renowned ‘80s metal festival promises three days of excitement with festivities beginning Friday, July 2 with the annual Kix-off party, followed by a full weekend of performances Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Take to the skies this year with Merriweather Post Pavilion’s new SkyLawn – keeping your feet on the grassy ground while soaring 43 feet above the pavilion. It’s like walking on air, with the views to match!

LOCATION

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Address:

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21044

LINEUP

Hear from great musicians like Night Ranger, Queensryche, Accept, Kix, Warrant, Winger, Great White, and many more! For the full lineup click here.

RVING AT THE EVENT

Onsite camping and overnight parking are not allowed at Merriweather Post Pavilion, however, there are many campgrounds nearby to choose from. Visit our top 10 campgrounds in the Baltimore, Maryland area to see which one best fits your needs.

WHERE TO STAY

M3 Rock Festival 2021: Preferred Hotels List

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia

5485 Twin Knolls Road

Columbia MD 21044

Hampton Inn Columbia

8880 Columbia 100 Parkway

Columbia MD 21045

Homewood Suites By Hilton Columbia

8320 Benson Drive

Columbia MD 21045

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia

8241 Snowden River Parkway

Columbia MD 21045

Courtyard By Marriot

8910 Stanford Blvd

Columbia MD 21045

Sonesta Suites Columbia Baltimiore

8844 Columbia 100 Parkway

Columbia MD 21045

HOW TO GET THERE

From BWI Airport: Start out going W on I-195 W. Merge onto I-95 S via exit 4B toward Washington. Merge onto MD-32 W via exit 38B toward Columbia. Take the Broken Land Pkwy North exit 14, toward Owen Brown. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway North (stay right). Turn right onto Little Patuxent Pkwy.

From the Towson area:Take Baltimore Beltway 695 West/Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop towards Pikesville. Take the I-70 West exit 16 towards Frederick. Merge onto I-70 West and proceed 4.3 miles. Merge onto US-29 South exit 87A (left exit) towards Columbia/Washington DC. Proceed approximately 6.75 miles. Turn right onto South Entrance Road. Turn left onto Symphony Woods Road. Follow to Main Parking Area.

From the Philadelphia area (toll route) and point North: Take I-95 South toward Baltimore. Proceed through Ft. McHenry Tunnel. Remain on I-95 South. Merge onto MD-32 West exit 38B towards Columbia. Exit onto Rt. 29 North, exit 16A. Take the Broken Land Parkway North exit towards Merriweather. Do not take the Broken Land Parkway exit you see earlier while on MD-32 West. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway. Turn right at first stoplight into Main Parking Area.

From Frederick/Hagerstown and points West: Take I-70 East. Merge onto US-29 South exit 87A towards Columbia/Washington DC. Proceed approximately 6.75 miles. Turn right onto South Entrance Road. Turn left onto Symphony Woods Road. Follow to Main Parking Area.

From the Washington DC area and points South: Take DC Beltway 495 to I-95 North towards Baltimore. Proceed 16.2 miles. Merge onto MD-32 West exit 38B toward Columbia. Exit onto Rt. 29 North, exit 16A. Take the Broken Land Parkway North exit towards Merriweather. Do not take the Broken Land Parkway exit you see earlier while on MD-32 West. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway. Turn right at first stoplight into Main Parking Area.

Alternate route from the Washington DC area: Take DC Beltway 495 to I-95 North towards Baltimore. Pass exit 38B, go two more exits. Exit onto Route 100 West. Proceed to Route 29 South. Turn right onto South Entrance Road. Turn left onto Symphony Woods Road. Follow to Main Parking Area.

From the Annapolis area: Take I-97 North towards Baltimore. Merge onto MD-32 West exit 7 toward MD-3 South Columbia/Bowie. Exit onto Route 29 North, exit 16A. Take the Broken Land Parkway North exit towards Merriweather. Do not take the Broken Land Parkway exit you see earlier while on MD-32 West. Merge onto Broken Land Parkway. Turn right at first stoplight into Main Parking Area.

PARKING

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

TICKETS & PRICING

For more information on ticket sale, click here.

WRAP UP

We at RVshare love helping people plan trips they’ll remember for a long time! Whether you’re going with a group of friends, family, or just planning an awesome solo trip, you’re sure to have a blast and create lots of great memories. Heading to this festival in an RV is a wonderfully convenient way to travel, and when you spend the day in Columbia, you’ll have everything you need right on-hand with you. We’d love to see pictures of your experience so send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media! 

Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.