Saturday, May 18, 2013
Grammy winners Fun., The Postal Service, and of Monsters and Men are just a few of the popular bands appearing at Merriweather this year.
This article was updated May 17 to include the most recent additions to the lineup. The following acts are scheduled to play at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2013: The National with Dirty Projectors on June 6. Tickets are $35 - $45. Captial Jazz Fest on June 7,8,9. Tickets $60 - $175. Of Monsters and Men on June 11. Tickets $35 - $45. The xx & Grizzly Bear on June 16. Tickets $30 - $40. Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson on June 17. Tickets $40 - $75. The Postal Service on June 18. Tickets $35 - $45. Vans Warped Tour on July 10. Tickets $23.50 - $45. Belle and Sebastian with Yo La Tengo on July 12. Tickets $35 - $45. Phish on July 13, 14. Tickets $45 - $60. Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster on July 15. Tickets $40 - $75. FUN. on July …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Photos from the spring snow storm that fell in Howard County on March 25, 2013.
Despite schools being closed, few people were outside braving the mix of snow and rain that fell Monday morning. Main roads such as avenues in Columbia and highways like Route 100 and 29 were not too treacherous on Monday, but less traveled roads like New Cut Road in Ellicott City had some snow on them. Patch captured the above photos Monday morning in Ellicott City, Columbia and Elkridge. Add your own spring snow photos by clicking on the upload photos button below the pictures. Related Articles PHOTOS: It's Not Snow Bad Now PHOTOS: Sandy's Aftermath in Columbia
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Newly announced acts include the Capital Jazz Fest, OAR, Alice Cooper and Phish.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The jam band with a dedicated following returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion for the first time since 2011.
Phish, the psychedelic jam band from Vermont that is known to pack concert venues with its dedicated fans, will return to Merriweather Post Pavilion for two 2013 shows on July 13 and 14. The band announced its summer 2013 tour dates on its website and Facebook page on March 12. Merriweather will be the band's sixth stop on the tour, which begins in Bangor, Maine on July 3. Phish is known for its long, improvised songs that follow in the tradition of the Grateful Dead. Tickets are $60 for general admission and $45 for lawn seats. The band last played Merriweather in 2011. They played two sold-out shows on June 11 and 12. Over the two days of concerts that year, 24 people were arrested, mostly for drug-related offenses. At the time, a …
Howard County police increased patrols over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Howard County announced Monday that they arrested 21 people for driving under the influence during increased patrols over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. “Thankfully, we'll never know if one of those drivers might have injured himself or someone else, or worse,” officials wrote on the Howard County Police Department Facebook Page. Carroll County officials were also among the law enforcement agencies watching out for drivers under the influence over the holiday, officials reported Monday. Two drivers were arrested in Carroll County during a weekend sobriety checkpoint, law enforcement officials said. A sobriety checkpoint earlier this month in North Laurel netted five driver arrests, according to Howard County Police. See related posts: Five…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said the turnout was "tremendous."
Residents turned in 631 weapons during Howard County's gun buyback event on Saturday. In all, police took in 314 handguns, 168 rifles, 149 shotguns during the event that ran long due to a wait. Police distributed about $63,000 in funds, paying $100 each for the unwanted guns, from money seized in drug investigations. “The tremendous turnout today shows that many people have firearms in their homes that they don't want or need,” said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. “There are now hundreds of fewer rifles and handguns in Howard County that could fall into the hands of children or thieves and cause real damage." “Clearly there was an interest and a need in our community for an event like this,” said Police Chief William J. McMahon. “We …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
St. Patrick's Day is today, do you have plans?
Friday, March 15, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Howard Astronomical League Star Party St. John's Jewelers Spring Fling St. Patty's Day Solar 101 Workshop Peralynna Dinner Club Event EVFD Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Shiatsu Workshop PetConnect Rescue Dog Adoption Event *Editor's Note: Originally this post featured a money matters event at the Howard County Library this weekend. In fact, that event is on …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Where is your favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Tell us in comments.
Now we're not going to tell you how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, because that's up to your own interpretation. But we've compiled a list of places to celebrate the holiday. Rams Head Tavern – Savage Mill Rams Head may take the title for cheapest Guinness, offering drafts of stout for 50 cents to the early birds who are there between 11 a.m. and noon on March 17. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. they’ll be featuring live bands including The Vagabonds and Y-Not. Old Ellicott City Bar Crawl Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at several bars on Main Street in Ellicott City. The crawling starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday at La Palapa Grill and Cantina and will take people toPhoenix Emporium, Cacao Lane, The Diamondback Tavern, Ellicott Mills Brewing Company and the …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Howard County has prepared for a serious storm. It doesn't seem to have come.
Howard County Public Schools, libraries and senior centers are closed. County officials are on "liberal leave.” The Howard County Emergency Operations Center has been activated since 4 a.m. Public works crews have been salting the roads since 3 a.m. Plows have been standing by. But, “In a lot of the county, there’s nothing plowable,” county spokesman Mark Miller said. Residents can check the condition of county roads online. The storm dubbed ‘Snowquester’ that has been dumping heavy, wet snow on the area since just after midnight Wednesday has not wrought the havoc that many were expecting. But as of noon Wednesday, the heaviest precipitation had not yet fallen. “We could get isolated ‘snow bombs’ this afternoon,” Miller said – small …