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2021-06-29 12:00 AM

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion plays first live concert in over 600 days

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Main Stage lit up for the first live concert in over 600 days on Sunday, June 27th featuring an evening with Chicago. The night included the band’s greatest hits and was the third stop on their national tour. The band mentioned several times from stage how wonderful it was to be back in front of their fans for the first time since COVID-19 halted the live concert industry.

2021-02-25 12:00 AM

The Pavilion Nominated for Pollstar Amphiteatre of the Decade Award

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS –  Pollstar Magazine recently announced that The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been nominated as “Amphitheatre of the Decade.” This award celebrates the amphitheatre that showcased superior talent booking, effective promotion, quality production values and staff, an exemplary experience for fans and artists, and consistent box office success over the last 10 years. The winner will be announced at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards on June 16 in Los Angeles as part of the 2021 Pollstar Live! Conference.

2020-10-07 12:00 AM

Enjoy the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with The Pavilion’s Virtual Holly Jolly Jingle December 16

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Join The Pavilion and Conroe Independent School District for a virtual Holly Jolly Jingle filmed on The Pavilion's Main Stage! With host Sally MacDonald from FOX26, a visit from the big man himself and special surprises of all kinds, you won't to miss this joyful celebration that will premiere Wednesday, December 16 at 6 p.m. on The Pavilion’s YouTube channel.

2020-09-25 12:00 AM

The Pavilion’s Main Stage Lights Up Again

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Pavilion’s Main Stage lights up again as ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) kicks off its In-Concert series live from The Pavilion Main Stage. Rehearsals began Thursday, September 24 with the live-stream concert this Saturday, September 26.  The performance of Starburst will showcase the full 40-piece orchestra and will be conducted by ROCO Artistic Partner Mei-Ann Chen. The free event is fully virtual and can be viewed on ROCO’s social media channels or website, at  

2020-07-20 12:00 AM

The Pavilion Lights Up Red to Support Live Event Industry

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – On the evening of Tuesday, September 1, 2020, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion lit up red in support of the performing arts industry as part of the nationwide #RedAlertRESTART campaign. The call to action aims to raise awareness of the economic impact of the coronavirus on venues and their employees throughout the country.  

2020-06-16 12:00 AM

The Pavilion Awards Scholarships to Fine Arts Students

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is proud to announce the awarding of over $156,000 in scholarship funds to local high seniors pursuing the fine arts in higher education. Part of The Pavilion’s mission is to provide support to young artists as they pursue college degrees in the arts and this opportunity is awarded to students through The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Program.   

2019-11-04 12:00 AM

All Aboard The Pavilion Express to Children’s Festival Presented by ExxonMobil This Weekend Nov. 9-10

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is transforming into a giant playground for the 24th Annual Children’s Festival presented by ExxonMobil and the whole neighborhood is invited to hop on board! This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and includes all performances and activities. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 9 at 10 a.m.

2019-10-09 12:00 AM

Cheers to 10+ Seasons of Service at The Pavilion

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Pavilion is thankful for the hundreds of employees who return each season to help enhance each visitor’s concert experience at the venue. From ticket takers to parking lot attendants to law enforcement personnel, it takes a large group of dedicated people to make each show a spectacular one for guests. Thank you to all who have worked tirelessly to make The Pavilion the successful organization it is in the community.

2019-09-23 12:00 AM

Enjoy a SPOOKtacular Evening at The Pavilion’s Annual Hocus Pocus Pops Event October 18

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Get ready for tricks, treats and symphonic suites at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by HEB and Woodforest National Bank, the night will feature the Houston Symphony in a mesmerizing performance of horrifying horns, bewitching bassoons and chilling cellos. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Tickets are $20 for reserved orchestra seating. Gates will open at 6 p.m.

2019-04-03 12:00 AM

Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Tom Petty on The Pavilion Main Stage April 20

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Celebrate the music of rock legend Tom Petty in this exhilarating musical tribute sponsored by Huntsman. The Houston Symphony will return to The Pavilion Main Stage on Saturday, April 20 for an evening honoring Petty’s life and featuring a variety of his classic hits including “American Girl,” “Free Fallin’” and “Learning to Fly.” Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Reserved orchestra seating tickets are $20. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. and gates open at 7 p.m.

2019-03-25 12:00 AM

Hundreds Supported the Arts at The Pavilion Partners 20th Anniversary Wine Dinner and Auction

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, held the 20th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction March 24 on The Pavilion’s Main Stage. This year’s exclusive dinner had record-breaking attendance and raised more than $250,000 to fund scholarships for local students pursuing the fine arts in higher education.

2019-01-11 12:00 AM

'The Dream Continues' as The Pavilion Celebrates 30th Performing Arts Season

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – George P. Mitchell, founder of The Woodlands, along with his wife Cynthia Woods Mitchell, for whom The Pavilion is named, dreamed of creating a first-class performing arts facility for The Woodlands since the community’s inception in 1974. They envisioned the facility as a venue for classical performances and educational events, as well as popular music.

2018-12-18 12:00 AM


THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now ranked fourth in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold in 2018, according to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication. The Pavilion’s ticket sales have totaled 467,620 for concerts between November 23, 2017 and November 21, 2018.

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