The Pavilion Ranked No. 3 Outdoor Amphitheater in the World for 2018
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now ranked third in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold so far 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.
“The Pavilion had an incredible 29th season of providing world-class entertainment to The Woodlands and beyond,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “We are fortunate to work with our dedicated partner Live Nation, the No. 1 concert promoter in the world, and for our supportive community and world-class staff. We are looking forward to an ever better season in 2019 as we celebrate our 30th season.”
The Pollstar report is reflective this year’s sold-out events including Foo Fighters, Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Chris Brown, Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch, Imagine Dragons, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, Godsmack and Shinedown, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, Luke Bryan, and Ozzy Osbourne.
In addition to its lineup of contemporary entertainment in 2018, The Pavilion presented a very successful performing arts season, with eight Houston Symphony concerts, performances by Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra in addition to several educational outreach programs.
Other venues recognized on Pollstar magazine’s list include Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, IN at No. 1, BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ at No. 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO at No. 4 and Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA at No 5. Other Texas venues on the list include Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas at No. 13, Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin at No. 30, Toyota Music Factory in Irving at No. 33 and Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels at No. 67.
Pollstar is the only trade publication dedicated to exclusively covering live events worldwide that supplies in-depth information to event professionals including artist managers, booking agents, concert promoters, facility executives and production companies. The publication releases rankings on a quarterly basis.
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 Pavilion is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions. For more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org.