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8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m.
Steven Reineke, conductor
No backpacks, bags or purses larger than 8.5″ x 11″ will be allowed into the venue.
Kick off America’s birthday celebration at Star-Spangled Salute as the Houston Symphony takes the Main Stage, Monday, July 3 at 8 p.m. This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 27 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites, presented by The Woodlands Development Company. Tickets are not required. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
The symphony will perform a variety of patriotic favorites led by conductor Steven Reineke whose boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Featured vocalist includes Ryan Shaw. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the grand finale as the Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with booming cannons from atop the hill.
Guests are welcome to have a #PavilionPicnic in their seat or on the hill and lawn seats are provided for free! Keep in mind that picnics must comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Additionally, beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Please visit The Pavilion’s website for more information on these restrictions.
Pre-concert activities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the North and South Plazas. Tickets are not required for free seating. Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion off of Timberloch Place. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.
Preferred parking is available at all Ticketmaster locations for $10 plus service charge. FREE guest parking is available in lighted and patrolled lots convenient to The Pavilion.
Permitted and non-permitted items may vary per show. Camera policies are set at the discretion of the artist and may vary at each show. For a full list of rules and permitted items please check the Pavilion Rules.