Merriweather was founded by Justin Carlson and Ian
Kennedy in June 2003 after it became apparent that
a development proposal for Merriweather’s
parking lots (known as the Crescent property) would
spell the end for the pavilion. Subsequently, Save
Merriweather has been actively involved in several
issues that affect the pavilion, the Crescent property,
and Columbia as a whole. Through its grassroots
organization, outreach, and advocacy efforts, Save
a residential development project from occurring
on the Crescent property in 2003
Merriweather open for 2004, 2005, and (hopefully)
Show the Howard County Merriweather Advisory Panel
that county-ownership of the pavilion is good
for Columbia, Howard County and the venue itself
Clear Channel Entertainment from its position
as Merriweather’s management firm and having
it replaced with IMP Productions, owners of the
9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
the need for changes to the New Town Zoning regulations
that govern Columbia’s development process
to allow for more citizen involvement
In addition, Save Merriweather is currently advocating
for the establishment of a Howard County Revenue
Authority, opposing another development proposal
for the Crescent property, and observing the discussions
of the advisory panel and awaiting their decisions.
See our Stances of Issues page for more information.
Despite these accomplishments, there is still much
work that needs to be done. Stay tuned to this website
for more information.