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According to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked second in its listing of the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold during the third quarter of 2014. The Pavilion’s ticket sales totaled 404,379 for shows played between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2014.

This year marks The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 25th Season of presenting exceptional performing arts events, educational outreach programs and live music.

“We want our 25th season to blow our past seasons completely out of the water,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “We are fortunate to be located in a strong market and have as our partner, Live Nation, the No. 1 concert promoter in the world. The venue itself, its location and our staff also contribute to our success.” 

The Pavilion has had 17 sold-out concerts in 2014 including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band May 9, Dave Matthews Band May 16, Journey & Steve Miller Band May 23, Jimmy Buffett May 29, John Legend July 23, Fall Out Boy & Paramore Aug. 1, Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden  Aug. 16, OneRepublic Aug. 22, KISS & Def Leppard Aug. 31, Linkin Park with Thirty Seconds to Mars Sept. 5, Luke Bryan Sept. 19, OddBall Comedy Festival Sept. 20, Drake with Lil Wayne Sept. 27, Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper Oct. 11. Upcoming sell-out concerts include Buzzfest 32 Oct. 18, Jason Aldean Oct. 23 and Arctic Monkeys Oct. 30.

In addition to its lineup of contemporary entertainment in 2014, The Pavilion presented its performing arts series that included eight Houston Symphony concerts, performances by Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, the 19th Annual Children’s Festival and several educational outreach programs.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado was ranked first with Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia; Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana; and Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, rounding up the top five.

Pollstar magazine provides music business professionals with the most reliable and accurate source of information on the industry.

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Blogger. Or download The Pavilion's iOS app or Android app.

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Celebrating its, 25th Season in 2014, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.


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