Brittany Howard, Waxahatchee, Jason Isbell, and More to Celebrate Opening Weekend at Orion Amphitheater

The event taking place the weekend of May 13 in Huntsville, Alabama will also feature Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples, and Drive-By Truckers.

There’s a new venue opening up in Huntsville, Alabama next year, and its opening weekend will be a big celebration. From May 13 to 15 of next year, the first major event to take place in the concert’s halls is called The First Waltz, and it will include performances from 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—and those are only the artists who’ve been announced so far.

“I can’t believe it’s finally happening,” Ben Lovett, Venue Group CEO, said in a statement. “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. 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. 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,” added Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “We anticipate this amazing venue will help attract and recruit new people and ideas to our community from across the Southeast.”

Tickets for the Last Waltz will go on sale Friday, November 19 at 8 a.m. PST here.


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