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Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Address: 290 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210-2016 (Formerly Bank of America Pavilion)
Phone Number:
+1 617-728-1600
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00

Popular waterside concert venue.

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Good place to see a show.

Blue Hills (locals will still call it Hah-bah Lights) is quirky but pleasant place to see a show. As it's pretty small there really isn't a bad seat in the house and if you're... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
Acton, MA
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Acton, MA
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Blue Hills (locals will still call it Hah-bah Lights) is quirky but pleasant place to see a show. As it's pretty small there really isn't a bad seat in the house and if you're into a more chill time, there are tables you can buy and sit back from the main crowd. The one caveat is those tables are not... More 

Thank Reservationfor2
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This concert venue is outside but there is a tent covering the whole seating area. So if it is hot outside, it will be hot under the tent. Both times I have been here it was right around 70 outside, so perfect temperature. Short of a very strong wind the rain shouldn't come under the tent either. There is a... More 

Thank Corey B
Taunton, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Blue hills Bank pavilion is two blocks from the Harpoon brewery on Northern avenue. A limited seating Arena, 5000 at best. It shares in the Renovation of a Revitalized waterfront district. The price of the tickets are moderate to high. 20 to 100+ range. The food and drink at all venues of this type is Obscene and bordering on Criminal.... More 

Thank Tatej66
Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

I look forward to seeing this schedule every year and try to get to at least one show. Really nice atmosphere on a summer night. The water view area is less than it used to be but still accessible and nice to enjoy. They have improved the quality of the seating with sturdier seats and cup holders. I love the... More 

Thank cc41
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Blue Hills Bank Pavillion is amazing place for a concert, especially on a hot summer night in Boston. Location on the Seaport is fantastic and we had great front row seats. So what's my problem, I wanted a cocktail, a simple vodka & soda, I don't drink beer or fruit sweet spiked slurpees, or the disgusting offerings of trash... More 

Thank Standish14
Needham, MA
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great spot to enjoy a summer concert in Boston. Seats are covered so protected from rain. Really, all seats are good since it is a small venue, though it is a great opportunity to see artists up close. I splurged on 12th row aisle last time and it was well worth it. Idina Menzel walked though the aisle past me,... More 

Thank downhillskier17
Dublin, New Hampshire
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had table seating just outside the pavilion, so we had a nice breeze from the waterfront and could see the full moon coming up. The event was well organized and we had frozen Margarita's that were pretty tasty! I would go to this venue again!

Thank LeslieS1
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

First time seeing a show here - saw Lenny Kravitz. Sat in Section 3 almost to the back of that section. Not a bad seat at all. Surprisingly there were a lot of food options and good drinks selection too. Easy to get to - lots of parking all around and some good other options outside the pavilion for food... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Recently saw another show here. This is a terrific spot to see your favorite band In the summer. It's on the water so there is usually a nice breeze -- this can also translate into a cold night as the Fall comes rolling in. The venue is approximately 4-5k of seats so most seats offer a good view. The food... More 

Thank Deb P
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158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I visited for the first time 8/23 to hear Counting Crows. All the seats are good since it's a small venue. There are tons of food and beverage options. While crowded and somewhat run-down, the bathrooms were clean. I'll look forward to going again.

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