Leader Bank Pavilion
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The Leader Bank Pavilion is one of Boston’s most popular outdoor amphitheaters and has hosted some of the city’s most memorable concerts. Situated on Boston Harbor and adjacent to Rowes Wharf, Leader Bank Pavilion is the city’s premiere outdoor summer concert. With a seating capacity of 5,000, the venue is also one of the largest in the area. Used as a summer concert venue, Leader Bank Pavilion is only open from May through September. The venue’s top of the line sound system, spectacular lighting capabilities and cool harbor breezes make for a truly unforgettable experience.
Leader Bank Pavilion History
Throughout its history, the venue has gone through a number of name changes. It was originally known as Harbor Lights Pavilion, or simply Harbor Lights. The venue would eventually become associated with Bank of Boston and renamed Bank of Boston Pavilion. In 1996, the bank merged with BayBank and the name changed to BankBoston Pavilion. Live Nation purchased the venue in 1999 and sold the naming rights to FleetBoston. The venue was then renamed FleetBoston Pavilion. The venue’s name would change to Fleet Pavilion after the bank acquired Summit Bancorp and sold off several of its New England branches.
In 2004, FleetBoston merged with Bank of America, and the venue went through yet another name change and was renamed Bank of America Pavilion.
On January 1, 2014, Blue Hills Bank won the naming rights for this waterfront amphitheater, and the venue was once again renamed to Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Concert goers can breathe a sigh of relief as the venue will hold onto this name for just under 10 years.
Rockland Trust Bank bought the Blue Hills Bank in 2018, and with it the naming rights for the Boston Pavilion. In February 2018 the name of the pavilion was changed to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion. In 2021 Leader Bank then won the naming rights for the venue, causing another name change to Leader Bank Pavilion.
The Leader Bank Pavilion has gone through several names in it’s history, including:
- Harbor Lights Pavilion
- Bank of Boston Pavilion
- BankBoston Pavilion
- FleetBoston Pavilion
- Bank of America Pavilion
- Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
- Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
- Leader Bank Pavilion
Leader Bank Pavilion Quick Facts
Leader Bank Pavilion is a circular amphitheater that encompasses an entire acre of land. Although the venue is capable of hosting several different types of events, only concerts and other live music events are hosted at the Pavilion. The venue also features a 500 person VIP tent. The Pavilion is located just 4.1 miles from Logan Airport. There are more than 35 concession areas on site. Concertgoers can purchase wine, beer and champagne at the Pavilion. Top name performers have played at the Pavilion, including Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Norah Jones and The Allman Brothers Band.