Groove to the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s with the Houston Symphony’s Rockapella Goes Retro at The Pavilion Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. Michael Krajewski conducts the symphony as five-part American a cappella musical group, Rockapella, entices audiences with their unique voices and sounds. Orchestra-level seats are $15. Mezzanine and lawn seating is free courtesy of Woodforest National Bank and KPMG LLP. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Throughout the evening, Rockapella performs nostalgic rock songs a cappella. Musical selections include such hits as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Rock the Boat,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Shambala” and “Philadelphia Freedom.” Their infectious energy and musical harmony, mixed with the music of the renowned Houston Symphony, will have you dancing in your seat.

Rockapella started performing in 1986 and continues capturing audiences with the best musical instrument of all – the human voice. The group got its start as a featured artist on the PBS television special “Do it A Cappella.” It showcased Rockapella’s unique sound and talented vocal ability. The group appeared on other television shows on PBS and HBO, as well as “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, NBC’s “Today Show” and the CBS “Early Show.” Soon, Rockapella developed a strong fan base, spreading its newly created flavor of contemporary pop music throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Rockapella has even collaborated with the world-famous Boston Pops and sold out venues throughout the nation.

Arrive early to enjoy free ice cream courtesy of Fidelity Investments. Free ice cream will be served to the first 1,000 guests starting at 7 p.m. in the Fidelity Investments Plaza. Pre-concert activities also begin at 7 p.m. where guests can register to win the “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama. The Pavilion Partners offer arts and crafts as well as its popular Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by Music & Arts. Woodforest National Bank, Amazing Siding and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion, also provide hands-on activities throughout the Fidelity Investments Plaza.

Tickets to Rockapella Goes Retro are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating is free courtesy of Woodforest National Bank and KMPG LLP and tickets are not required. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on event days through the start of the show. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Macy’s, Fiesta, select FYE, H-E-B and Ritmo Latino locations, Wherehouse Music and Media Magic, by calling 800-745-3000, or online at Some service charges may apply.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 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 Ticket Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

At the symphony, have a picnic in your seat or on the hill during the concert. Free lawn chairs also are available for this and other applicable performing arts events. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 20th Performing Arts Season is presented by The Woodlands Development Company and sponsored by Donoho’s Jewellers, Audi of America, the Community Associations of The Woodlands, Houston Community Newspapers, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation, and Continental Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion.

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