2-Day and VIP Packages on sale 

Friday, December 15 at 10am EST through ticketmaster.com


M3 Rock Festival is about to celebrate  the announcement of its 15th year at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Fifteen years of rock n’ roll; 15 years of fellowship and fandom, and 15 years of unforgettable performances. It’s time to ‘Take Hold Of The Flame’ with another jam-packed weekend of internationally-renowned hard rock and heavy metal on May 4th and May 5th, 2024.  Tickets are on sale Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 am EST through ticketmaster.com.

M3 Rock Festival 2024 kicks off Saturday, May 4th with performances from Queensrÿche, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Last In Line, Quiet Riot, Lynch Mob, Doro, Aldo Nova, Child’s Play, Fan Halen, and more.

The two day festival continues on Sunday, May 5th, featuring performances by Night Ranger, Stryper, Y&T, Faster Pussycat, Cold Sweat, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Sun Dogs before closing out the night with a full headlining set by Bret Michaels and special guest Dee Snider with a once-in-a-lifetime M3 exclusive encore jam session featuring anyone and everyone from this year’s lineup.

“I’m truly excited to be back at M3,” said Bret Michaels, Sunday’s headliner. “It’s a great rock festival, and I promise you I’m bringing all killer hits, no filler, and a big show! I want the fans to unleash their inner Rockstar.”

Over the past 15 years, M3 has become more than a festival; it’s an ‘80s arena rock experience. Drawing diehard fans from six continents, 30 countries, and every state, M3 has evolved into an annual pilgrimage for those who grew up with ‘80s rock (a genre of music now referred to as the “new classic rock”) as well as for younger fans who embrace the fun and excitement of the glam metal era.

Each year, VIP and Pavilion seats sell out quickly. Two-day and VIP packages go on sale Friday, Dec. 15th at 10am EST through ticketmaster.com. If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming months.

Tickets can also be purchased at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 9:30 Club, The Anthem, and Lincoln Theatre during normal box office hours. Please note however, that M3 Rock Festival tickets will not be available for purchase at the Merriweather Post Pavilion box office until Monday, December 18th, at 10 am. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com or M3RockFest.com.


Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is an independent, Bethesda, Md.-based concert promoter, event production company and venue owner and operator. I.M.P. owns Washington D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club, named the Top Club by Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Pollstar, renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting-edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Washington, D.C.’s historic Lincoln Theatre and Columbia, Md.’s renowned and award-winning amphitheater, Merriweather Post Pavilion. In October 2017 I.M.P. opened The Anthem, a state-of-the-art flexible capacity venue on Washington, D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront, to national acclaim with Foo Fighters inaugurating the stage. Foo Fighters then returned in May 2023 to inaugurate I.M.P.’s newest jewel, The Atlantis – a 450-capacity venue built both as an homage to the original 9:30 Club on 930 F St. NW and to the ethos it embodied, as the place “Where Music Begins.” Over the last 44 years, I.M.P. has put on more than 20,000 events, hosting millions of music fans. For more information and a complete schedule of upcoming events, visit https://impconcerts.com.



Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead played here! One of the few independently operated outdoor venues in the nation Merriweather Post Pavilion is one of the world’s most beautiful and storied amphitheaters. Nestled in 40 acres of forest between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore and designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry – best known for defying architectural conventions – the natural outdoor setting can’t be matched. Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pollstar and USA TODAY all named Merriweather in the Top Three Outdoor Music Venues in the nation, while the fantastic sound system and large video screens make this amphitheater a favorite for bands and fans alike. Recent enhancements include new concession stands, an enormous kitchen that prepares the most delectable cuisines from all over the world, a Music Pinball Arcade, an historic sculpture garden honoring Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, and Miles Davis by French anamorphic artist Bernard Pras, the tripling of restroom facilities, and the addition of The Chrysalis – an already iconic bandshell in Symphony Woods, built to host its own shows as well as accommodate Merriweather’s festivals.