Venue name changes as silly as Nissan Pavilion's new moniker, Jiffy Lube Live

By Chris Richards
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, January 9, 2010

Concert promoter Live Nation has apparently re-branded Nissan Pavilion, its 25,000-seat mega-venue in Bristow with a new name: Jiffy Lube Live. Yes, really.

A spokesperson for Live Nation would not confirm the name change, but Live Nation's Web site now refers to the Washington area's largest concert venue as Jiffy Lube Live.

Jiffy Lube Live.

Jiffy Lube Live!

What if other music venues in the Washington area had such ridiculous monikers forced upon them? Here are just a few of the possibilities:

The Barns at Wolf Trap

The Dress Barns

at Wolf Trap

Velvet Lounge

Velveeta Lounge

Iota

IKEA

State Theatre

Quaker State

Theatre

HR-57

Heinz-57

Galaxy Hut

Pizza Hut

Love

eHarmony

The Red

& the Black

The Red & the

Black & Decker

Black Cat

Friskies

Rock & Roll Hotel

La Quinta

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage

Eastern Motors

Whereyourjobisyourcredit Stage

Verizon Center

Gilbert Arena


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