Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St Louis is located at 14141 Riverport Drive in Maryland Heights, MO. It is a 20,000-seat outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts, festivals, and other events throughout the year. The venue is owned and operated by Live Nation and features a wide variety of seating options, a large stage, and a variety of concession stands. The amphitheater is also home to the annual LouFest music festival.

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Maryland Heights, Missouri)

Outdoor concert venue in Missouri, U.S.
This article is about the amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri. For the similarly named amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois, see Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tinley Park, Illinois).

Coordinates: 38°44′39″N 90°28′10″W / 38.744304°N 90.469502°W / 38.744304; -90.469502

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
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Venue before a concert (c.2017)
Former names Riverport Amphitheatre (1991-2002)
UMB Bank Pavilion (2002-06)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (2007-14)
Address 14141 Riverport Dr
Maryland Heights, MO 63043-4807
Location Greater St. Louis
Owner Live Nation
Capacity 20,000
Opened June 14, 1991
Construction cost $12 million
($23.9 million in 2021 dollars)

The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (originally Riverport Amphitheatre and formerly the UMB Bank Pavilion and Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) is an outdoor concert venue in Maryland Heights, Missouri, near St. Louis.


The venue was built for approximately $12 million, and opened on June 14, 1991, with a performance by Steve Winwood.

Shortly after opening, the amphitheater became the site of the infamous Riverport Riot, July 2, 1991, during a Guns N’ Roses concert, during their Use Your Illusion Tour.

In 1998, the local promoter Contemporary Group, who built the amphitheater, was acquired by SFX. SFX corporate successor Live Nation Entertainment continues to own and operate the venue.

In 2002, UMB Bank acquired the naming rights to the venue for five years. Verizon Wireless then purchased the naming rights in November 2006.

Venue owner Live Nation announced December 17, 2014, that they had signed a multiyear agreement with Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, which is owned and operated by Penn National Gaming, to be the amphitheater’s title sponsor. The length of the agreement was not disclosed. Even with naming rights changes, many in the St. Louis area still call it by its original name “Riverport”.

Notable events

Guns and Roses Riot – On July 2, 1991 concert at the then-brand new Riverport Amphitheatre (now known as Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre) in nearby Maryland Heights, Mo., erupted into a violent and bloody riot, injuring 65 people — including 25 police officers — and resulting in dozens of arrests and hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.

On June 9, 2000, the bands REO Speedwagon and Styx
performed at the venue together and released Arch Allies Live at Riverport and releasing 2 single-disc versions for Styx and one for REO.

Sting performed during his Symphonicities Tour on June 23, 2010, along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

On July 23, 2010, Kings of Leon abruptly ended their set, after only three songs, allegedly being pelted with feces by pigeons while onstage. The band gave fans their money back and later announced a makeup show. The new date was scheduled to be on September 25, 2010. Tickets were free for those who attended their last show and were $10.00 for other fans planning on attending.

The amphitheatre has played host to many music festivals, including 60’s Summer Spectacular, All That! Music and More Festival, Anger Management Tour, Crüe Fest, Crüe Fest 2, Family Values Tour, Farm Aid, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Honda Civic Tour, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, Pointfest, Projekt Revolution, Uproar Festival and Vans Warped Tour.

See also


Divisions Subsidiaries Festivals House of Blues
clubs and theatres Other venues

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