Jason Isbell, Brittany Howard & Mavis Staples To Help Open Orion Amphitheater

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, Mavis Staples and more are set to perform on the opening weekend of Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dubbed “The First Waltz,” the Orion Amphitheater’s grand opening will take place from May 13-15, 2022. The weekend will also feature performances from St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Emmylou Harris, Drive-By Truckers, John Paul White and Waxahatchee, with more artists to be announced.

“There are artists performing at The First Waltz who have never played in Huntsville before alongside others who have lived and breathed this special region of Northern Alabama their whole lives,” said Ben Lovett, CEO of Orion Amphitheater developer Huntsville Venue Group.

He added, “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,” Huntsville mayor Tommy Battle said in a release. “We anticipate this amazing venue will help attract and recruit new people and ideas to our community from across the Southeast.”

The weekend will conclude 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 will go on sale this Friday, November 19 at 10:00am CT.

(Photo: Huntsville Venue Group)

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