Ranking It

Dallas music venue ranks among most popular amphitheaters in the world

Dallas music venue ranks among most popular amphitheaters in the world

Mumford and Sons
Gexa Energy Pavilion sold 85,145 tickets to concerts, including Mumford & Sons, in the first half of 2016 Photo by Brian Ullrich

It's been a good year thus far for Gexa Energy Pavilion. Dallas' open-air venue ranks as one of the top amphitheaters in the world, based on the number of tickets sold in the first six months of 2016. 

According to Pollstar, Gexa's ticket sales totaled 85,145 for concerts from January 1 through June 30, good enough for a No. 12 ranking. The eclectic lineup in the first half of the year included Mumford & Sons, Dave Matthews Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and more.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, outside of Houston, ranks No. 1 in the world, with 203,092 ticket sales in the first half of the year. The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; Waldbühne Berlin in Germany; Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado; and BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey round out the top five.

Other Texas venues on the list include Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin (No. 42) and Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels (No. 48).

Upcoming shows at Gexa include the sold-out Dixie Chicks concert and Gwen Stefani in August.