According to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked second in its listing of the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold through the third quarter of the year. The Pavilion’s ticket sales totaled 307,489 for shows played between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2010.

“We have had an incredible year so far, including an extremely busy month in September. The quality and variety of shows we have presented has been fantastic,” said Pavilion President and CEO Jerry MacDonald.  “I attribute the high ranking to a relatively strong Houston market and our booking partnership with Live Nation. The Pavilion is a great way to experience concerts and our location is one of the keys to our success.”

So far this season, The Pavilion has had six sold-out concerts including Buzzfest XXIV May 2, Jimmy Buffett May 20, Jack Johnson Aug. 18, John Mayer Sept. 5, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Sept. 24 and Rush Sept. 25. 

“I have had the privilege of promoting our concerts at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for the past 20 years and the music fans in Texas have always come out in droves to support this venue,” said Live Nation Entertainment South/Music President Bob Roux.  “The fan experience at The Woodlands is tops in the country and the facility’s management really knows their customers and treats them as friends.  It is no surprise that The Pavilion is one of the leading ticket sellers again this season.”    

Upcoming concerts at The Pavilion include Nickelback Oct. 15, Maroon 5 Oct. 22, Buzzfest XXV Oct. 23 (already sold out) and Lady Antebellum Nov. 6, as well as the Houston Symphony’s Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 21 and the 15th Annual Children’s Festival Nov. 13 and 14.

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