Columbia is home to Merriweather Post Pavilion, one of the premier outdoor music venues in the United States. Commissioned by the Rouse Company and designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry, the pavilion has played host to countless artists since opening in 1967. It’s also home to graduation ceremonies for many Howard County Public Schools, with ceremonies held in the early summer each year. For more information, visit MerriweatherMusic.com.