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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We're #1!

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: Number One Outdoor Amphitheater in the World

Have you heard? The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now the number one ranked outdoor amphitheater in the world!

As of September 30, the close of the third business quarter of 2015, Pollstar magazine determined that The Pavilion has had the most successful concert season of any outdoor amphitheater in the world based on overall ticket sales. 

This prestigious title is due in large part to the overwhelming success of both contemporary and performing arts events in The Pavilion’s 2015 Season, including fifteen sold out shows.

The Pavilion has consistently placed in the top five of Pollstar’s rankings since 2010, and not without reason. Some of our staff has given their input as to why The Pavilion has consistently ranked so well, and why they think we managed to outsell all other venues this year…

Why is The Pavilion #1?

“I personally think The Pavilion is #1 because it is such a great place to work. When you have happy employees that trickles down into the service they provide and thus happy, returning customers. As a person who has come from another entertainment venue/industry, I have seen the difference it makes when employees have pride in the organization they work for. That success only compounds upon itself and helps to grow a business exponentially.” 
            – Sarah Stephan, Social Media Marketing Coordinator
 “I believe The Pavilion is #1 because of the amazing community that supports us and the dedicated staff that runs the place. The Pavilion is like a big family and the cohesiveness is exactly why we have been so successful!”
            – Whitney Hough, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
“Because they have a great HR Manager!”
            – Heather Reding, Human Resources Manager
“Professionalism, experience and creative thinkers round out the Pavilions employees, adding to the makeup of the top amphitheater in the world. The outdoor Geographic’s add to the persona of the Pavilion as well!”
            – David Schlauch, Operations Manager
“Providing the best experience for the artist and our guests is what makes us #1 and what keeps both coming back again and again. This has been achieved over years of staff building consistent, positive relationships and experiences with Live Nation, the artists, the tour management, volunteers, business partners, event staff and our guests.”
            – Christine Scully, Development Director 
“A charitable nature is the reason The Pavilion is number #1, success was set in motion in 1974 when George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell envisioned a world class venue they would establish for The Woodlands Community.”
            – Leslie Williams, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator
“Because of the hard work, dedication and loyalty of our supervisors, event staff and full-time staff, coupled with the passionate & knowledgeable leadership of our President, Vice President of Operations, Directors, Managers, Coordinators, Assistants and other support staff is what helps make our venue #1. I also feel that we have the fastest gators, hardest working Ops guys, grooviest Ops Managers, most knowledgeable (and straight up coolest) Event Manager and Box Office Manager and friendliest grounds & maintenance crews in the business! Props to Ops & Props to The CWMP!  J
            – Carla Denman, VIP & Event Coordinator 

To view the current rankings and full press release, see below.

10.20.2015 Press Release
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold so far in 2015, according to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication. The Pavilion’s ticket sales totaled 395,829 for concerts between January 1 and September 30, 2015. This is the first time that The Pavilion has achieved the top spot on the publication’s list. The Pavilion has consistently ranked in the top five since 2010.

“The Pavilion has had an incredible 2015 so far,” 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.”
The Pavilion has had 15 sold-out events in 2015 including KSBJ Anniversary Show with MercyMe March 28, Buzzfest 33 April 18, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga April 24, Elton John May 1, Lana Del Rey May 7, Dave Matthews Band May 16, DISNEY IN CONCERT with the Houston Symphony June 12, Kid Rock July 22, Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire July 25, 5 Seconds of Summer Aug. 8, Incubus & Deftones Aug. 19, J. Cole Aug. 21, Def Leppard Aug. 22, Van Halen Sept. 25, and Hall & Oates Sept. 26.

In addition to its lineup of contemporary entertainment in 2015, The Pavilion presented its most successful performing arts season to date, with eight Houston Symphony concerts, performances by Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and several educational outreach programs.

Other venues recognized on Pollstar magazine’s list include Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO at No. 2, Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA at No. 3, Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN at No. 4 and Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ at No 5. Other Texas venues on the list include Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas at No. 18, Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin at No. 33, and Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels at No. 38. Pollstar magazine provides music business professionals with the most reliable and accurate information on the industry. The publication releases rankings on a quarterly basis.

The Pavilion concludes its 2015 season with nine more events: Counting Crows Oct. 8, Oddball Comedy Festival Oct. 16, Buzzfest 34 Oct. 17, Hocus Pocus Pops with the Houston Symphony Oct. 23, Majic 102.1 Under the Stars with Babyface Oct. 24, Zac Brown Band Nov. 7, the 20th Annual Children’s Festival Nov. 14-15, Holly Jolly Jingle Dec. 3 and KSBJ Presents Christmas with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith Dec. 5.

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