|Former names||Harbor Lights Concert Pavilion (1981-91)|
Pier Six Concert Pavilion (1991-2004)
Cavalier Telephone Pavilion (2004-06)
Pier Six Pavilion (2006-18)
MECU Pavilion (2019-21)
|Address||731 Eastern Ave|
Baltimore, MD 21202-4320
|Public transit||Shot Tower / Market Place|
|Owner||City of Baltimore|
Pier Six Pavilion is a music venue located in Baltimore, Maryland. The waterfront venue is located on Pier Six of the Inner Harbor and opened in 1981.
The venue opened in 1981 as a temporary structure known as the "Harbor Lights Concert Pavilion", with a capacity of 3,133. In 1990, the City of Baltimore enlisted Future Tents Limited (now known as FTL Associates) to create a permanent structure. The $4.9 million renovation was completed in July 1991, now known as the "Pier Six Concert Pavilion", with an increased capacity of 4,341. In 2004, the venue was briefly known as the "Cavalier Telephone Pavilion", until the City restored its original name in 2006.
On June 15, 1998, Travis Barker played his first show with Blink 182 (as an official member of Blink 182) at Pier Six. The concert was sponsored by local radio station WHFS, as part of their 'Summer Jam' concert series.
On November 30, 2016, a contract was approved to allow Live Nation and SMG co-operate Pier Six for up to 10 years. As part of the agreement, the pavilion underwent a $4 million renovation that includes the installation of a new tent and seats. Following renovations, the venue capacity was increased to 4,600.
The naming rights of the venue were sold to the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore in April 2018, effectively changing its name to "MECU Pavilion."