For the second year in a row The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion was ranked the number 1 best outdoor amphitheater on a list created by the industry trade magazine Pollstar.
Pollstar magazine provides music business professionals with the most reliable and accurate information on the industry. The publication releases rankings on a quarterly basis.
This top spot on the list was awarded for the second quarter of 2016 after venue ticket sales from the Pavilion totaled 203,092 between January 1st and June 30.
“The Pavilion has had an incredible 2016 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 Pollstar report focuses on 8 sold-out events including KSBJ Anniversary Show with Newsboys March 19, Mumford & Sons April 3, I Love the 90’s featuring Salt –N– Pepa April 22, Dave Matthews Band May 13, Journey with The Doobie Brothers May 21, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band June 4, Houston Symphony’s Star Wars & More: A John Williams Tribute June 7 and Weezer and Panic! at the Disco June 10. Since then, Twenty One Pilots also had a sold out show on July 5.
Other venues recognized on Pollstar magazine’s list include Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA at No. 2, Waldbühne Berlin in Berlin, Germany at No. 3, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO at No. 4 and BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ at No 5. Other Texas venues on the list include Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas at No. 12, Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin at No. 42, and Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels at No. 48.