Modernizing Pier Six

The city of Baltimore wants its Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six to get a makeover, and is soliciting proposals for companies to manage and modernize the venue.

The pavilion is currently run by Clear Channel Entertainment in partnership with Baltimore developer The Cordish Group, but that contract expires in October.

City officials told the Baltimore Sun they want to attract more big-name acts, extend the venue’s operating season, and make it a more integral attraction of the harbor.

The 4,700-capacity pavilion, built in 1991, has a nylon roof and is open from May to September. Officials would like to see it attract the type of high-profile shows that usually go to the nearby Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Pier Six Pavilion GM Bruce Edwards did not comment specifically on whether CCE has specific plans for the venue, but hinted that the company would submit a proposal to continue running the facility.

“As illustrated by the most recent success with the Hippodrome, Baltimore has become a dynamic market for live entertainment,” Edwards told Pollstar. “We are reviewing the [request for proposals] and plan to respond appropriately to address the opportunities for a new and improved Pier Six Pavilion.”