A much bigger project is a future outdoor pavilion that would seat 5,000 on a 3-acre lawn and offer 50 free concerts annually. Willow Waterhole was chosen in 2013 to house the nation's eighth Levitt Pavilion, joining Los Angeles; Memphis, Tenn.; and Arlington, among others.
Levitt Pavilions is a national nonprofit organization that advocates revitalizing communities and public spaces through music. Funds are being raised for the $5 million project, which Sacks hopes will open by 2018.
"The Levitt is a dream come true for Houston," said Sacks, chairman of the Friends of Levitt Pavilion Houston. "There is every opportunity for every kind of entertainment to use the pavilion."