WOODLANDS, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been forced to cancel the remainder of its 2008 season in the wake of damage suffered from Hurricane Ike, which struck the region on September 12th.
During the storm, the Pavilion suffered severe damage to its Teflon coated Fiberglas fabric roof and support structure over the reserved seating area and an engineering firm retained to assess the damage has concluded that the facility should not be used for public gatherings until repairs to the roof system and steel structure can be completed.
"Regretfully, we have determined that damage sustained during Hurricane Ike has caused us to cancel the remainder of our season," said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. "Our facility is unsafe in its current condition to hold any type of public event due to the damage."
Concordantly, A number of shows have been cancelled, rescheduled or relocated:
Houston Symphony's "Music of Mozart" – Sept. 19 – Cancelled
Santana – Sept. 20 – Cancelled
3 Doors Down – Sept. 21 – Cancelled/To be Rescheduled
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Sept. 26 – Cancelled
Houston Ballet's "Classics on Pointe" – Oct. 2 – Cancelled
KSBJ's "The Music Builds Tour" – Oct. 3 – Cancelled/Relocated
Brad Paisley – Oct. 17 – Cancelled
Houston Symphony's "Hocus Pocus Pops" – Oct. 24 – Cancelled
Buzzfest XXII – Oct. 26 – Cancelled
14th Annual Children's Festival – Nov. 13-16 – Cancelled
Information on ticket refunds, or relocated shows is available on the Pavilion's website. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers