Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s May 19th Concert

 [Houston, TX—April 11, 2013] – Direct from Broadway, following a critically acclaimed sold out run on New York’s Great White Way, Barry Manilow, the undisputed #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, brings his “Manilow In Concert” Direct from Broadway concert to cities around the nation.

“THE MAGIC IS BACK!”  The New York Times




 Don’t miss this unprecedented concert in Houston at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on May 19th as Manilow performs songs from his massive catalog of hits.  From “Mandy” to “I Write the Songs” to “Copacabana (At The Copa)” and so many more.  Manilow’s Broadway show has become as legendary as the man himself.

The pop icon is also donating a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for Houston Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s May 19th concert in Houston, TX.

“I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” states Manilow.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will be the base for the instrument drive in Houston, from now through May 19th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

“In Conroe ISD, we feel all students should have the opportunity to study and enjoy Fine Arts; and we are fortunate to have the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion within our school district,” said Dr. Don Stockton, Superintendent.  “From “Fine Arts Education Day” and student scholarships to hosting musical legends like Barry Manilow, the Pavilion provides an array of Fine Arts events, programs, and entertainment. We are thrilled that the Manilow Music Project is working with the Cynthia Woods Pavilion and the community to contribute to the enrichment of our students’ lives through music. The donated instruments will greatly benefit students throughout the District.”

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope.  It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs.  Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at

Tickets are available online at or, in person at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with a staggering 50 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.