Woodlands Pavilion Schedule
The Woodlands Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas, which islocated just outside of Houston,
is hands down one of the finest venues in the country to catch a top-notch performance by one of the biggest musical acts
in the world. The venue is also referred to as the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. But whatever you decide to call it the
Woodlands Pavilion offers up some of the finest concerts in all of Texas in a beautiful natural setting. Many of the biggest
musical artists have taken the stage at Woodlands Pavilion. And why would they not? It has state-of-the-art lighting combined
with perfect acoustics, which make for the best concert-going experience possible. Many fans travel extra distances just to
catch their favorite act at Woodlands Pavilion. It has come to be known throughout the state of Texas as one of the premiere
concert venues in the entire state because of the unbeatable atmosphere and because of the world-class artistsit drawsto the
stage. The venue is so popular that it is the second most highly used outdoor amphitheater in the world. With seating for
more than 19,000 guests, there are plenty of seats to choose from. But you can rest assured that there is not a bad seat in
all of Woodlands Pavilion.
A wide array of exciting concerts are coming to Woodlands Pavilion. Indie rock superstars
Arcade Fire will be hitting the stage on April 9, with Kings of Leon playing the following night on April 10. The Dave Matthews
Band will be playing Woodlands Pavilion on May 16, and a week later on April 23, the Steve Miller Band and Journey will co-headline
a thrilling show.
Woodlands Pavilion History
Woodlands Pavilion is operated by The Center for the Performing
Arts--a non-profit organization that also owns the venue and is dedicated to bringing the finest performing arts to the Houston
area. The history of the Woodlands Pavilion actually dates back to 1982 when the Houston Symphony approached George Woods,
the founder of The Woodlands, in hopes of procuring a seasonal home for the symphony. After years of hard work, plans to develop
The Woodlands Pavilion were finally set in motion in 1989 and the venue opened its doors in 1990. Opening weekend of The Woodlands
Pavilion featured successive concerts by The Houston Symphony, Frank Sinatra, Clint Black, and Alabama. From there the venue
began bringing in more and more big names to headline events, and while it began seating only 3,000 reserved seats and 7,000
open lawn seating, it quickly underwent renovations to expand the seating capacity. These days there is room for 19,500 guests.
The Houston Symphony, as well as the Houston Ballet, call Woodlands Pavilion home. And thanks to a grant from a variety of
local sponsors, many of their shows provide free lawn seating for anyone wishing to attend.
the fourth largest city in the United States you can be sure that there is always something to do in Houston. If you happen
to be in the area between February and March you would be remiss not tocheck out the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which
takes place over twenty days, and is the largest rodeo and livestock show in the entire world. Other much-loved annual traditions
are the Houston Greek Festival, the Houston Auto Show, the Art Car Parade, and the Bayou City Art Festival which is well-known
across the country as one of the five best art shows in the United States.
Houston is also home to the Houston Rockets
of the NBA, the Houston Texans of the NFL, and the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. In addition to the professional
sports teams located in Houston you can always catch some premiere student athletes locked in competition. Whether they are
playing for the University of Houston, Rice University, Texas Southern University, or any of the other local colleges, the
action is always intense. Some of the best competition in all of sports takes place at the collegiate level and nowhere is
this more true than in Houston.
Woodlands Pavilion Seating Layout
There are plenty of great seats to be
had for any event at the Woodlands Pavilion. You have the choice of acquiring reserved seats near the front of the stage,
or relaxing and possibly sprawling out on the grass by getting general admission lawn seats. Additionally, there are VIP club
seats which can hold up to 150 people and are perfect for meetings or special occasions. During events, guests in the VIP
area can enjoy a private bar, air conditioning, and some of the best seats in the house from which to view the performers
Woodlands Pavilion Trivia
In 2008 Hurricane Ike ravaged the Houston area, and unfortunately
Woodlands Pavilion was not spared from the wrath of the 80 to 90-mile per hour gusts of wind. A new roof was constructed for
the venue, and the final renovations added seating for around 2,000 more guests.