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One of Boston’s more popular live music venues is getting a new name and sponsor.
The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion has been renamed Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion in time for the 2019 season, its 26th in the Seaport District. According to a release on BusinessWire, Live Nation announced the name-in-title sponsorship today (February 4) for its outdoor 5,200-capacity amphitheater that’s set to host about 40 live music events this year in the spring, summer, and fall.
The new name continues its bank-themed sponsorship run. The facility was renamed Blue Hills Bank Pavilion from Bank of America Pavilion in January 2014, and previous names for the venue include FleetBoston Pavilion and BankBoston Pavilion. In 1994, it originally opened near Fan Pier under the name Harborlights Pavilion before relocating to its current space on Northern Avenue in 1999.
Among the announced shows for the Pavilion’s 2019 season are Tash Sultana (May 22), Billie Eilish (June 14), and Kacey Musgraves (September 12). Get the full list on on-sale shows here.
According to BusinessWire, Rockland Trust Bank is described as “a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts.” And the new name was required after Rockland Trust Bank acquired Blue Hills Bank last year.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of Boston’s Seaport community and support this wonderful performing arts venue that has entertained so many families, residents, and visitors over the years,” says Christopher Oddleifson, Chief Executive Officer of Rockland Trust, in a press release. “We look forward to being an active and engaged neighbor and building relationships in one of Boston’s most exciting neighborhoods.”
Adds Andy Peikon, SVP, Venue Sales, Live Nation, in the same release: “Rockland Trust has long-standing, deep roots in the community, and will now have the opportunity to power truly vibrant experiences in a premier venue through live music. We are excited to have found the right partner to contribute to Boston’s already bustling art and culture scene.”