With the ever-growing health and cost-conscience society, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion along with ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment and Live Nation, is offering healthier menu items as well as giving concertgoers the option to bring in food at contemporary events.
Now available are locally grown produce on top of hamburgers and meat products from suppliers that have been certified under animal welfare programs recognized by The Humane Society of the United States. The produce includes lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Single and double cheeseburgers, Italian sausage, hot dogs, footlong hot dogs and chicken tenders are the items offered as humanely raised and harvested meats served with locally grown produce.
In addition, concertgoers have the option of a vegetarian meal. Currently, guests can purchase veggie burgers. Live Nation is working with Chef Hugh Acheson of “Top Chef” fame, who is developing additional meatless options.
“We are excited about offering concertgoers healthier menu options at our concessions stands. Anytime we can offer better services to our customers, we do it,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion.
For the first time ever, guests are allowed to bring in food at the contemporary events at The Pavilion. Each guest is permitted to bring in a one gallon plastic bag of food for personal consumption. At the venue’s performing arts events, guests also can bring in food, but are not limited to a one gallon plastic bag. No beverages can be brought into the venue at any time.
“For the cost-conscience guest, to be able to bring in food at the contemporary events will certainly help their wallets,” said MacDonald. “We have been offering this at our performing arts events for many years. It’s great that we can offer the same to our guests at contemporary events.”
Another great addition to the venue this year is food trucks at selected shows. You can grab some delicious desserts from Porch Swing Desserts and Gigi Cupcakes or a pizza at Papa John’s or a famous chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A trucks. And beat the heat with $5 draft beer all summer long at the concessions stands.
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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.