The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is being recognized in the June 21, 2014, issue of “Billboard” magazine. The article features the venue’s 25 seasons of operation as well as the history of The Pavilion and the partnership with Live Nation.
“It is an honor to have The Pavilion featured in ‘Billboard’ magazine, one of the industry-leading magazines,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “It is a great opportunity to reach thousands of readers that include music professionals, record label executives, concert promoters and artists.”
The world's premier music publication, “Billboard” has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music, serving music fans, artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers, digital entrepreneurs and many others.
Quoted in the article is C. Grant Mitchell, son of the late George P. Mitchell and Cynthia Woods Mitchell and Pavilion board member. He tells of his father’s desire to not have residents of The Woodlands to have commute to Houston for work or to enjoy the arts and musical entertainment. He wanted it right in The Woodlands.
The article also relays the partnership between The Pavilion and Live Nation. Live Nation is the promoter of the contemporary concerts at the venue and has been since The Pavilion opened in 1990 (at the time the company was called PACE).
Bob Roux, co-president of Live Nation North American Concerts, started booking acts for the venue when he started with PACE in 1991. According to the article, he calls the amphitheater, “one of the greatest open-air performance venues in the world, from both the artists’ and the fans’ standpoints.” Roux goes on to compliment the staff and operations of The Pavilion. Roux said it’s a great experience for the artists. The way the fans and the band are treated there, the attributes of the building itself and the surrounding community add a lot to the artist and the fan experience.
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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.