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Jiffy Lube Live
Nissan Pavilion.JPG
Inside the amphitheater during a concert
Former names Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge (1995-2010)
Address 7800 Cellar Door Drive
Location Bristow, Virginia
Owner Live Nation
Operator Live Nation
Type Amphitheatre
Seating type Reserved seating, lawn garden
Capacity 25,000
Opened June 1995
Jiffy Lube Live

Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge or Nissan Pavilion) in Bristow, Virginia, is an outdoor live performance amphitheater in suburban Prince William County, about 35 miles west of Washington, DC. Owned and operated by Live Nation, the amphitheater can seat 25,000: 10,000 in reserved seats and 15,000 on the lawn.[1]

Development of the venue was a result of work by Cellar Door Productions, a prominent concert promoter in the area at the time. Two separate controversies led to the opening of the venue. The community had voiced complaints regarding the Grateful Dead shows at nearby RFK Stadium, a circumstance similar to the creation of Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California 9 years prior. Meanwhile, the Walt Disney corporation was in the planning stages of its proposed Disney's America theme park in the area. Locals were angered at the proposed theme park. As a result, authorities granted permits for the pavilion instead. The location was decided due to proximity to the interstate as well as the capacity of the proposed facility to handle large crowds over multiple days. The amphitheater opened in June 1995, with a show including KC and the Sunshine Band and The Village People. The Grateful Dead were scheduled to perform three shows at the venue in the fall of 1995 but the tour was cancelled due to the death of band member Jerry Garcia.[2]

In July 24, 2004, the American hard rock band Kiss recorded their concert here for the live album Rock the Nation Live! (DVD).

Former Senator Barack Obama held a rally for his 2008 presidential campaign at the venue on June 5, 2008.[3][4]

On January 8, 2010, the name of the venue was changed from “Nissan Pavilion” to “Jiffy Lube Live” as a result of a business agreement between Live Nation and Jiffy Lube Washington Area Co-op Inc.[5]

In February 2011 the venue posted to its website that it would strictly enforce its existing no-tailgating rule for its parking lots before and after concerts in conjunction with the Prince William County Police Department. Organizers cited safety concerns as reasons for the ban, though they planned to continue to sell alcohol inside the venue.[6] In January 2012 the venue posted that tailgating would be returning with a set of rules posted on their website.[7]

Since its opening, Jiffy Lube Live has hosted a variety of musicians and bands. Annual events include Jimmy Buffett, WMZQfest and the Mayhem Festival. 2008 featured LeRoi Moore's last performance with the Dave Matthews Band before his death later in the year; The concert was later released as Live Trax Vol. 14. Other events include a variety of festivals such as Farm Aid and Ozzfest, along with co-headliners and solo acts.[8] Other notable musical acts include Widespread Panic[9] and Phish. In addition, some high schools in Prince William County and Fauquier County hold their graduation ceremonies there each June. In August 2012 & 2014, Linkin Park held concerts in the venue.

Depeche Mode performed at the amphitheatre three times: the first one was on May 21, 2006 during their Touring the Angel, in front of a crowd of 9,036 people. The second one was on July 28, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe, in front of a crowd of 13,667 people. The third one was on September 8, 2013 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a sold out crowd of 11,041 people. The 2006 and 2009 shows were recorded for the group's live albums projects Recording the Angel and Recording the Universe, respectively.


  1. ^ Nissan Pavilion Online
  2. ^ Nissan Pavilion Online
  3. ^ "Rally with Barack Obama: Bristow, Virginia". Organizing for America. Democratic National Committee. 2008. 
  4. ^ Nissan Pavilion Online
  5. ^ Nissan Pavilion Online
  6. ^ Richards, Chris (May 16, 2011). "Jiffy Lube Live bans tailgating". article (Washington Post). 
  7. ^ "Jiffy Lube Live reverses ban on tailgating". article. Inside Nova. 2012. 
  8. ^ Nissan Pavilion Online
  9. ^ Everyday Companion

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Washington Post
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:22:24 -0700

A sure mark that summer is here: two sets of Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live. Though the Virginia-bred jam(ish) band doesn't have an album to promote, it did just debut a new song, “Black and Blue Bird,” on one of the last concert webcasts from ...


Thu, 21 May 2015 07:03:45 -0700

They have a concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va. on Aug 25. No word on whether or not Prince William County police have something up their sleeves for that date. Don't feel too badly for Nickelback. They are clearly in on the jokes, as seen in ...


Tue, 19 May 2015 15:20:36 -0700

Make it a mini road trip this Saturday night to enjoy the Dave Matthews Band out in Bristow (near Manassas), Virginia, at Jiffy Lube Live arena (7 p.m.). The show features two full sets showcasing the band's career-spanning hits, with acoustic and rock ...

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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:52:07 -0700

Alexandria — The Birchmere (www.birchmere.com). June 22 — An Evening with David Crosby. July 14-15 — Toad the Wet Sprocket. Arrington — Oak Ridge Farm (www.locknfestival.com). Sep. 10-13 — Lockn' Music Festival. Bristow — Jiffy Lube Live ...
Washington Post (blog)
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:40:24 -0700

Saturday: The Dave Matthews Band hits the Jiffy Lube Live stage for a 7 p.m. show. The band hasn't released a studio album since 2012's "Away From the World," but that's never been a reason to keep this power-touring popular group off the road. On this ...
Washington Post
Wed, 20 May 2015 05:11:15 -0700

7 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. www.jiffylubelive.com. $40.50-$85. Virginia Grand Military Band The concert band performs. 7:30 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts ...
Wed, 20 May 2015 20:56:15 -0700

JONAS' IN-TOWN PICK: The Brokedown Boys at Bistro Bethem. A healthy dose of acoustic Grateful Dead and other goodness. Tuesday at 8 p.m.. OUT-OF-TOWN PICK: Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow. It's already big-show season. Saturday ...


Sun, 17 May 2015 03:52:30 -0700

26 - Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, N.Y.. 27 - PNC Bank Arts Center , Holmdel , N.J.. 28 - Jiffy Lube Live , Bristow, Va. 30 - First Niagara Pavilion , Burgettstown, Pa. July. 1 - DTE Energy Music Theatre , Clarkston, Mich. 2 - Riverbend ...

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