Kick off America’s birthday celebration at Star-Spangled Salute as the Houston Symphony takes the Main Stage, Monday, July 3, 2017, at 8 p.m.  This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 27 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites, presented by The Woodlands Development Company. Tickets are not required for this event. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

The symphony will perform a variety of patriotic favorites led by conductor Steven Reineke whose boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the grand finale as the Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with booming cannons from atop the hill.

Guests are welcome to have a picnic in their seat or on the hill and lawn seats are provided for free! Keep in mind that picnics must comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Additionally, beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Please visit The Pavilion’s website for more information on these restrictions.

Pre-concert activities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the North and South Plazas. Activities include The Pavilion Partners arts & crafts booth and Instrument Petting Zoo as well as activities by Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, Woodforest National Bank, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse and Century 21 Realty.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion off of Timberloch Place. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2017 Performing Arts Season is sponsored by The Woodlands Development Company, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Huntsman, Live Nation, Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, official automobile of The Pavilion, The Pavilion Partners, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, United Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion and The Wortham Foundation. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational outreach programs. 

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org. Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.For a full list of performing arts events, click here.

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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. 


2017 Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Woodlands Development Company Sponsors | Texas Children's HospitalSponsors | Mercedes Benz

Sponsors | United Airlines Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners

2017 Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Jack Daniels

Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light