The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold so far in 2016, according to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication. The Pavilion’s ticket sales have totaled 203,092 for concerts between January 1 and June 30, 2016. This is the second time that The Pavilion has achieved the top spot on the publication’s list, previously during the third quarter of 2015. The Pavilion has consistently ranked in the top five since 2010.
“The Pavilion has had an incredible 2016 so far,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “We are fortunate to work with our dedicated partner Live Nation, the No. 1 concert promoter in the world, and for our supportive community and world-class staff.”
The Pollstar report is reflective of 8 sold-out events including KSBJ Anniversary Show with Newsboys March 19, Mumford & Sons April 3, I Love the 90’s featuring Salt –N– Pepa April 22, Dave Matthews Band May 13, Journey with The Doobie Brothers May 21, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band June 4, Houston Symphony’s Star Wars & More: A John Williams Tribute June 7 and Weezer and Panic! at the Disco June 10. Since then, Twenty One Pilots also had a sold out show on July 5.
In addition to its lineup of contemporary entertainment in 2016, The Pavilion has presented a very successful performing arts season so far, with five Houston Symphony concerts, performances by Houston Ballet and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra in addition to several educational outreach programs.
Other venues recognized on Pollstar magazine’s list include Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA at No. 2, Waldbühne Berlin in Berlin, Germany at No. 3, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO at No. 4 and BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ at No 5. Other Texas venues on the list include Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas at No. 12, Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin at No. 42, and Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels at No. 48.
Pollstar magazine provides music business professionals with the most reliable and accurate information on the industry. The publication releases rankings on a quarterly basis.
The Pavilion is halfway through the 27th season with 38 events still to come, some of which include: DreamWorks Animation ™ in Concert with the Houston Symphony July 21, Meghan Trainor July 29, Lynyrd Skynyrd Aug. 4, Dixie Chicks Aug. 6, Hank Williams Jr & Chris Stapleton Aug. 12, Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Aug. 20, Sound of Music Sing-A-Long Aug. 27, 5 Seconds of Summer Sept. 18, Alabama Shakes Sept. 24, Counting Crows with Rob Thomas Sept. 25, Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 7, the 21st Annual Children’s Festival Nov. 12-13 and Holly Jolly Jingle Dec. 1.
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Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 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.