Posts Tagged ‘Jiffy Lube Live’

Photos: Carnival of Madness @ Jiffy Lube Live

A rainy Wednesday night show way out at Jiffy Lube Live is not likely to be a sell-out proposition. Sure enough, yesterday's "Carnival of Madness" featuring a range of hard rock bands—Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet (pictured above), In This Moment, and We As Human—was sparsely attended, with the crowd fitting very comfortably in the 10,000-capacity pavilion. [...]

Arts Roundup: Memorial All Better Edition

SC Johnson donates $5 million to the National Museum of American History's "American Enterprise" exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
National Park Service says the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial's inscription should be repaired by the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—aka Aug 28. [Post]
Now that the MLK memorial is being changed, what other monuments need tweaking? [...]

Photos: Mayhem Fest @ Jiffy Lube Live

The Rockstar Mayhem Festival is designed to allow maximum intake of heavy music, ranging from tech metal to hard rock to metalcore to pure schlock. Yesterday, the main stage—Jiffy Lube Live's enormous amphitheater—hosted four relatively big-name bands in the evening: Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, and Amon Amarth.
Earlier in the day, 11 lesser-known—and in [...]

Your Prayers Have Been Answered, Parrotheads

Jiffy Lube Live has lifted its much-criticized (especially by Jimmy Buffet fans) ban on tailgating, reports Chris Richards on Click Track. And yet:
So here are the rules. Grills will now be allowed. Tents and canopies will still be forbidden. Driving aisles must be kept clear of chairs and tables. And members of the Prince William [...]

Arts Roundup: Bummer in Margaritaville Edition

Tailgate-Gate: NBC Washington reports that Jiffy Lube Live is no longer allowing concert-goers to tailgate before shows. The practice was already banned at the Live Nation-run venue; now it'll be enforced. The venue is citing safety concerns for the change—in the last two years, four people have died in drunk driving accidents following shows at [...]

Best of D.C. Is Live, but Whose Taste Is Better: Yours or Ours?

Best of D.C.! What more is there to say?
Well, this: Our annual issue highlighting our—and your—picks for the best the District has to offer is online and in print today. Pick up a copy! Or read it here!
There's no shortage of arts-related goodies therein, and even some overlap between the readers poll and our staff [...]

Jiffy Lube Live: At Least It’s Not Wankdorf Stadium

Jiffy Lube Live.
That, DCist reports this afternoon, is now the name of Nissan Pavilion, the performance amphitheater in Bristow, Va., that opened in 1995.
Jiffy Lube Live is pretty cringe-worthy—it's  just about the most unpalatable name that immediately comes to mind. After the jump, my nominations for five venues and sports arenas that could be worse:

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