Cynthia Woods July 3 Concert

Image courtesy of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Kick off your July 4th festivities in Houston with an enthralling, meaningful, and patriotic concert. The Woodlands Symphony will be performing on the main stage of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Saturday, July 3 at 8 pm. The celebration titled “Stars At Night – A Salute To Service” will celebrate Independence Day and also pay homage to our local service heroes.

Details of the July 4th Celebration Concert in Houston

This event is free and is sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation and Woodforest National Bank.

The Woodlands Symphony will perform a mix of patriotic favorites, directed by Artistic Director Darryl Bayer. 

“We are proud to welcome The Woodlands Symphony to our stage for the first time for what will be a true hometown event,” says Jerry MacDonald, President and CEO of The Pavilion. “We also look forward to honoring our first responders and front-line workers and the sacrifices they have made that have enabled us to bring our community back together to celebrate the arts.”

John Williams’ Summon the Heroes, as well as patriotic staples like the Armed Forces Salute, God Bless the USA, and the Star Spangled Banner, will be featured on the evening’s program. Students from Let Them Drum, a club dedicated to recreational and therapeutic drumming for people of all ages and abilities, will play a special version of Toto’s Africa with the Symphony.

Photo opportunities with patriotic figures, freebies, The Pavilion Partners Arts & Crafts booth and Instrument Petting Zoo, and activations by local organizations will all take place in the North and South Plazas beginning at 6:30 p.m.

About Woodlands Symphony

The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra supports the advancement of the fine arts in The Woodlands area by hosting concerts and educational programs that feature a mix of classical and popular music for a varied 21st-century audience.

Darryl Bayer, the artistic director and conductor, obtained his bachelor’s degree in arts from Boston University and has performed solos with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras. Darryl finished his master’s degree at the University of Houston and began auditioning for and performing with regional and national symphonies in Houston. Bayer has lived in The Woodlands since 1992, and since taking over in 2014, he has worked to grow the Symphony’s audience and recognition.

Throughout the evening, the orchestra will welcome Associate Conductor Clarence Frank and Sinatra-inspired performer Bryan Anthony to the stage.

July 4th Celebration Concert in Houston – Logistics & Other Details

Where: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion located at 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

When: The event’s gates open at 6.30 PM on July 3rd 

Parking: The on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive, offers preferred parking. For this and most other performing arts events, parking is $10 per vehicle. On-site parking tickets are available in advance from and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests can also park for free in any of the free parking areas on the Pavilion’s southwest side, off Timberloch Drive.

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