The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville’s newest live entertainment destination, will celebrate its opening weekend May 13-15, 2022, with The First Waltz—a landmark concert featuring artists with deep ties to the North Alabama region.
The three-day event will host performances by Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, John Paul White, Mavis Staples, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Waxahatchee with more guests to be announced.
The weekend will wrap on Sunday with special performances from Huntsville’s own vibrant musical community, including The Aeolians of Oakwood University, Kelvin Wooten & Deqn Sue, Translee and Huntsville Community Drumline. Tickets for the multi-day event are on sale now.
“I can’t believe it’s finally happening,” says Ben Lovett, Venue Group CEO. “So many hours of work by so many people to get to this point and we’re just now announcing our first event! This venue will be a significant new addition for the people in and around Huntsville as it serves as a beacon of the community, it will also stand tall amongst the live performance community as one of the best venues in the world… I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to both the artists and the City of Huntsville and the people of Huntsville for their sustained commitment and belief in doing something magical here.”
“The Orion Amphitheater will be an impressive quality-of-life addition to complement our thriving arts and entertainment community,” adds Tommy Battle, Huntsville Mayor. “We anticipate this amazing venue will help attract and recruit new people and ideas to our community from across the Southeast.”
The Orion Amphitheater will provide year-round community programming with seasonal markets, food and film festivals, regional theater productions, environmental symposiums, and family friendly events.