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The Woodlands Waterway Square – Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend With Free Concerts and Fireworks

The Woodlands Waterway Square Fireworks

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with fireworks presented by Wells Fargo, vendors, live music, face painting, a balloonist and more as The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts “Memorial Day in The Woodlands,” May 26 – 27, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Waterway Square.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy sounds from local country favorite, The Sheila Marshall Band, as the group takes to the stage on Saturday, May 26 from 6 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. followed by the top cover band, Rapture, from 7:40 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

The fun continues on Sunday, May 27 with live music from Houston’s hottest party band, 11th Hour, from 6 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Another Houston favorite, Park Avenue, will play music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today from 7:40 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

A fireworks display, presented by Wells Fargo, will light up the night’s sky each evening beginning at 8:55 p.m., weather permitting. Organizers say Waterway Square offers the best viewing for fireworks.

Memorial Day in The Woodlands is free and open to the public thanks to Wells Fargo, The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, University of Phoenix, Munday Chevrolet, Wrights Printing, and Kroger.

Attendees to Memorial Day in The Woodlands will find parking in the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and curbside along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place and Timberloch Place. Paid covered parking is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (corner of Fountain Plaza and Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and the parking lots at the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place and the corner of Six Pines and Lake Robbins Drive.

Located along Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square is a one-acre public plaza with unique water features and green spaces that serve as the “centerpiece” of The Woodlands Town Center.

For more information on the event or special Memorial Day weekend hotel offerings, visit www.thewoodlandscvb.com/memorialday.asp or call 281-363-2447.

Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is an emerging destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands enjoy more than eight million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, more than 190 miles of hike-and-bike trails, the 1,700-acre Mitchell Preserve, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and kayaking on The Woodlands Waterway, Lake Woodlands and 121 parks. The Woodlands features world-class golf and was the home of the Shell Houston Open for 17 years. The Woodlands also is home to more than 1,500 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties, select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort.

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The Woodlands “LIVE AT NIGHT” Returns To The Woodlands Waterway Square

The Woodlands Live At Night

Another season of the popular outdoor concert series “Live at Night,” returns to Waterway Square in The Woodlands every Saturday in March from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This year’s free concert series feature a variety of entertainers including rocking Texas country band Dunville, classic rock and blues sensation Heated Frenzy, contemporary jazz group Jazz Avenue, classic rock rhythm and blues band RockitBayou and the cover band Soulshine.

Live at Night’s spring entertainment schedule is as follows:
• March 3, 2012 – Dunville
• March 10, 2012 – Heated Frenzy
• March 17, 2012 – Jazz Avenue
• March 24, 2012 – RockitBayou
• March 31, 2012 – Soulshine

Located along Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square is a one-acre public plaza with unique water features and green spaces that serve as the “centerpiece” of The Woodlands Town Center.

“Live at Night has become one of the most popular live music settings in the area,” says Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. “With the Fountains at Waterway Square as its backdrop, people of all ages flock to enjoy the scenic venue while listening to the sounds of local and regional favorites.”

“Live at Night” attendees will find limited, free curbside parking along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place, and Timberloch Place. Paid covered parking also is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (located at corner of Fountain Plaza & Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court). Additional uncovered parking is available in the surface parking lot along the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place.

“Live at Night” is free and open to the public, thanks to generous sponsors including Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, The Woodlands Development Company and Munday Chevrolet.

For more information on The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, please visit www.thewoodlandscvb.com or call 281-363-2447. You can also “like” The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VisitTheWoodlands or “follow” on Twitter. www.twitter.com/TheWoodlandsCVB.

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The Woodlands Anardarko Petroleum Expands

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Anadarko Petroleum announced to its employees last week that the company is ready to begin constructing a second office tower just west of its existing headquarters building in The Woodlands Town Center, a source tells Swamplot. The new building will fit on the corner of Lake Robbins Dr. and Woodloch Forest Dr., just south of The Woodlands Mall, and like the current tower will be visible from miles south on I-45. At the announced 31 stories, the new structure would be one floor shorter taller.

According to the report, parking will account for the building’s first 10 floors. The remaining floors are planned to accommodate company growth. Construction is expected to be complete by the spring of 2014. Anadarko did not announce the building’s contractor or architect.

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The Woodlands Pavilion ranked fifth in listing of world’s top amphitheaters

The Woodlands Pavilion

According to the Jan. 16 edition of Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked fifth in its listing of the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold in 2011. The Pavilion’s ticket sales totaled 277,099 for shows played between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.

“The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion consistently ranks in the top five amphitheaters for total tickets sold each year. We are fortunate to be located in a strong market and have as our partner, Live Nation, the No. 1 concert promoter in the world,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “The venue itself, its location and our staff also contribute to our success.”

The Pavilion had eight sold-out concerts in 2011 including Arcade Fire (May 4), Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band (May 5), Stevie Nicks (Aug. 13), 94.5 The Buzz/Bud Light Weenie Roast (Aug. 28), Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow (Sept. 3), Maroon 5 and Train (Sept. 24), Journey with Foreigner and Night Ranger (Sept. 25), and Buzzfest XXVII (Oct. 22).

According to Pollstar magazine, 2012 concert business is looking to be a record-breaking year with a stellar array of talent set to hit the road. The Pavilion is gearing up for the new season and has announced two concerts including The Black Keys April 24 and Il Divo June 21. Stay tuned for more announcements of upcoming concerts and events.

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The Woodlands Waterway Cruisers

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The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau has welcomed home two completely renovated and newly named Waterway Cruisers for public transportation and private catering charter.

The two Waterway Cruisers were christened under their new names, The Puffy (the loveable mascot of The Woodlands) and The Dreamer (one of the more prominent art sculptures in The Woodlands), at an unveiling event hosted by Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. and produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Waterway Cruisers are one of The Woodlands’ most distinguishing amenities, said Nelda Blair, Chairman of The Woodlands CVB. The cruisers have been redesigned and refreshed to enhance the experience for the thousands of passengers who ride them each year.

The Waterway Cruiser’s interiors and exteriors have been completely refurbished. On board The Dreamer groups can experience a seated dinner for up to 20 passengers or appetizers and cocktails for up to 35 as they float along The Waterway’s 1.4-mile long corridor.

Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. coordinates all event logistics, including a custom catering menu including fresh seafood, tender steaks as well as authentic Mexican and Italian cuisine. Catered events include company retreats, birthday parties, prom dinners, baby showers, family gatherings, and other special occasions.

The Waterway Cruisers operate on The Woodlands Waterway Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

A general public day pass with unlimited rides on the Waterway Cruisers is $5. Youth, seniors and the disabled are $2.50. Tickets can be purchased on board each Waterway Cruiser.

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