The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranks No. 3 outdoor amphitheater in the world


The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands is ranked third out of the top 100 amphitheaters in the world, Pavilion officials announced in a news release Dec. 18.

The rankings, released by Pollstar, are based on the venue’s total ticket sales in 2018. According to the release, the Pavilion sold 467,620 concert tickets between Nov. 23, 2017 and Nov. 21, 2018. The venue hosted 16 sold-out concerts during the 2018 season.

“The Pavilion had an incredible 29th season of providing world-class entertainment to The Woodlands and beyond,” Pavilion President and CEO Jerry MacDonald said in a statement. “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 even better season in 2019 as we celebrate our 30th season.”

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion placed just behind the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey and the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, which ranked second and first, respectively.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is a nonprofit organization and performing arts facility that opened in April 1990 at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. The venue presents between 50-65 performing arts events, educational outreach programs and contemporary entertainment annually between March and December.

For more information about the Pavilion’s 2019 season, click here.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.
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