For a city once labeled as the “worst city in the US for live music,” Houston is home to some pretty magnificent concert venues. One of which, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, was recently named the most popular music venue in the world.
Concert industry magazine, Pollstar, recently conducted a ranking of the most popular concert venues across the globe – ranked by number of attendees. Among others, the list included Waldbuhne Berlin in Germany and the Meriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland.
At the top spot was Houston’s own, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with 268,000 attendees from 38 shows between mid-June and mid-September.
The biggest performances in this time frame were Post Malone‘s performance in August which set a box office record at $1.7 million in ticket sales, and Shania Twain in July, a concert that sold $1.4 million in tickets.
The venue previously named as one of the “Top 10 Outdoor Amphitheaters in the World”, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will always hold a special place in this writer’s heart as the venue of the first concert they ever attended.
The Woodlands venue continuously stages A-list artists – including the likes of Blink 182, Sting, and Shania Twain – along with performances by the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and Houston Grand Opera.
Upcoming concerts at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion include Avenged Sevenfold on October 12, Chris Stapleton on October 13, and Parker McCollum on October 28.