Best Venue to See Blues Traveler

Jiffy Lube Live
7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va.; (703) 569-5940
It’s not shocking that automobile manufacturers are having trouble keeping their names on the exteriors of our nation’s sports and concert venues. Even in harsh economic times, however, we all need an occasional oil change. And so it was that in January, the Bristow, Va., amphitheater once known as Nissan Pavilion became Jiffy Lube Live. Other than the name change, it’s business as usual there: The summer season begins May 13 with Pearl Jam and ends with Jimmy Buffet in September. Not that the venue’s custodians aren’t sensitive about the potentially unflattering name: When I contacted its PR office in January and requested exterior shots to run with a blog item, I got grilled via e-mail: “Can I ask what the piece is about??” The second question mark spoke volumes.— JLF