Time for some Outdoor Music!

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Outdoor concerts are a great way to enjoy a beautiful evening here in the Woodlands! The Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion, located on the Waterway, is a favorite for artists and concert goers alike. The Pavilion ranks #2 in the top 100 amphitheaters in the WORLD!!pavilion2

The outdoor pavilion features lawn seating and also has covered stadium seating. My favorite feature of the Pavilion is that due to its location, you don’t have to have a ticket to enjoy a wonderful night out. There are lots of greenspace options outside the Pavilion along the Waterway and at Town Green, where locals pack a picnic basket, a cooler and some lawn chairs to have a great night out with friends. Concerts sell out here since some of artists prefer a tour stop here in The Woodlands instead of Downtown Houston. For all you need to know about parking, tickets and more, visit the Pavilion website at www.woodlandscenter.org.

pavilion1Below is a list of current events on the schedule, but keep in mind it is subject to change as well as new additions are very likely. You can also download the Pavilion app for your smart phone, since the amphitheater is always adding new acts. It will send you push notifications. Also, note that there are several cultural events that feature free lawn seating and reduced price orchestra seating.

  • Sun, March 22 5 p.m. The Pavilion Partners Wine Dinner & Auction
  • Sat, March 28 7 p.m. KSBJ Anniversary Concert with MercyMe, Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii, Group 1 Crew, Jon Guerra, I Am They & Shaun Groves
  • Wed, April 1 7:30 p.m. Nickelback
  • Sat, April 11 8 p.m. Bryan Adams
  • Sat, April 18 1 p.m. Buzzfest 33 with Godsmack, Hollywood Undead, Buckcherry, You Me At Six, Within Reason, Dirty Heads, Breaking Benjamin, New Politics, AWOLNATION, Joywave, Everclear, IAMDYNAMITE, Young Guns & Robert DeLong
  • Wed, April 22 8 p.m. The Peking Acrobats with the Houston Symphony ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Fri, April 24 8 p.m. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  • Sat, April 25 7 p.m. Chris Tomlin with Tenth Avenue North and Rend Collective
  • Sun, April 26 7:30 p.m. The Doobie Brothers with Don Felder
  • Fri, May 1 8 p.m. Elton John
  • Sat, May 2 7 p.m. ZZ Top and Jeff Beck
  • Thu, May 7 7:30 p.m. Lana Del Rey with Courtney Love
  • Fri, May 8 8 p.m. Beethoven & Bartok with the Houston Symphony ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Fri, May 15 8 p.m. “The Magic Flute” with Houston Grand Opera ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Sat, May 16 8 p.m. Dave Matthews Band
  • Thu, May 28 8 p.m. Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
  • Fri, May 29 8 p.m. The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Houston Symphony ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Sat, May 30 7 p.m. Train with The Fray and Matt Nathanson
  • Fri, June 12 8 p.m. DISNEY IN CONCERT Tale as Old as Time with the Houston Symphony ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Wed, June 17 7:30 p.m. MOVE with Derek & Julianne Hough
  • Fri, June 19 8 p.m. Texas Music Festival Orchestra (FREE)
  • Fri, July 3 8 p.m. Star-Spangled Salute with the Houston Symphony (FREE)
  • Sat, July 18 7 p.m. Steely Dan with Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • Wed, July 22 7 p.m. Kid Rock with Foreigner
  • Thu, July 30 8 p.m. “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll” with the Houston Symphony ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Fri, July 31 8 p.m. Idina Menzel
  • Sat, Aug. 8 7:30 p.m. 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Sat, Aug. 15 8 p.m. Grease Sing-A-Long ($15 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Fri, Aug. 21 6:30 p.m. J. Cole with Big Sean, YG, Jeremih and Dreamville Artists Bas, Cozz and Omen
  • Sat, Aug. 22 8 p.m. Def Leppard with Styx & Tesla
  • Tue, Sept. 1 7 p.m. Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson
  • Sat, March 14 at 10 a.m. Fri, Sept. 4 6 p.m. Slipknot with Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine & Motionless in White
  • Thu, Sept. 10 8 p.m. Music of the Americas with the Houston Symphony ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Thu, Oct. 1 8 p.m. Mixed Repertory Program with Houston Ballet ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Fri, Oct. 23 8 p.m. Hocus Pocus Pops with the Houston Symphony ($20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating)
  • Sat, Nov. 14 10 a.m. 20th Annual Children’s Festival ($8 in advance / $10 at the door)
  • Sun, Nov. 15 Noon 20th Annual Children’s Festival ($8 in advance / $10 at the door)
  • Thu, Dec. 3 7:30 p.m. Holly Jolly Jingle (FREE)

If you want a smaller venue, some other music hot spots in the area include:

Dosey Doe (www.doseydoe.com) has two locations for great live music, good food and a wonderful atmosphere. Check out the Big Barn, which hosts seasoned artists from a variety of genres, located dosey doeat 25911 N I-45. The Music Café is a great venue to check out up and coming musical talent, located at 463 FM 1488. A full schedule for the Big Barn can be found at www.doseydoe.com/upload/upcoming-eventsbb.pdf. The schedule for artists highlighted at the Music Café is located at www.doseydoe.com/upload/upcoming-eventsmc.pdf

Amy McLaughlin Personal Concierge and Blog Contributor

Amy McLaughlin
Personal Concierge and
Blog Contributor