AstroWorld’s Final Blast Off

The Six Flags AstroWorld theme park in Houston, which hosted numerous concerts in its 37- year history, closed for good October 30th.

The last concert held at the facility’s 20,000-capacity Southern Star Amphitheatre was a September 19th benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims featuring Third Day, tobyMac, Natalie Grant, and The Crabb Family.

AstroWorld’s 109-acre site is adjacent to the SMG-managed Reliant Park, the city’s major sports, entertainment and exhibition center that houses Reliant Stadium, Reliant Arena and Reliant Astrodome.

Six Flags Chairman/CEO Kieran Burke said officials decided to sell the land instead of upgrading the park. The decision was based on AstroWorld’s performance over the past few years and continued uncertainty about offsite parking rights related to Reliant Stadium and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Artists who performed at the shed include Jimmy Buffett, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and Reba McEntire, to name a few.