Have you ever wanted to just drop it all and run to the nearest community that has everything you need, so you never have to wonder where to go or what grocery store to shop at? Well, don’t pop that dream bubble just yet – it exists! The Woodlands in Texas is the master of all gated communities. Built on 28,000 acres and made up of several small “towns”, The Woodlands has everything one might need, from restaurants and schools, to business parks, green parks, entertainment, and medical facilities. Over 100,000 people call this home, and no wonder! Built in 1974, it remains one of the most intricately conceived communities.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is located in The Woodlands and is much more than a simple concert venue. Catering to pop/rock concerts, the performing arts and contemporary artists, it is also a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors. Aside from large concerts, the venue provides the Greater Houston region with performing arts events and educational outreach programs. It is proud to call itself the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony, a Second Home for the Houston Ballet and a Presenting Venue for the Houston Grand Opera.

Surrounded by forests, the outdoor amphitheater seats 16,500 people. It has been the second-most heavily used amphitheater in the world. Not only do concert goers have an amazing venue at their fingertips, but also access to The Woodlands and hundreds of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, as well as exceptional lodging choices that won’t have you wondering where the free breakfast came from.

What are you waiting for? Check out the event listing here and get ready to rock!