The Orion Amphitheater will roll out the red carpet next spring for its grand opening with The First Waltz concert series. The Huntsville, AL venue will open May 13th–15th, 2022 with concerts by Brittany Howard, Drive-By TruckersJason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and more.

Also on tap for The First Waltz are Emmylou Harris, John Paul White, Mavis Staples, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Waxahatchee, with more to be announced. The weekend of concerts will wrap on Sunday with special performances by Hunstville’s own The Aeolians of Oakwood UniversityKelvin Wooten & Deqn Sue, Translee, and Huntsville Community Drumline.

“I can’t believe it’s finally happening,” Venue Group CEO Ben Lovett said. “So many hours of work by so many people to get to this point and we’re just now announcing our first event! 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.”

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Located adjacent to Huntsville’s emerging MidCity District, the Orion Amphitheater will go beyond a concert space as it provides a year-round venue for a multitude of community events including seasonal markets, food and film festivals, regional theater productions, environmental symposiums, and more.

“The Orion Amphitheater will be an impressive quality-of-life addition to complement our thriving arts and entertainment community,” Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said. “We anticipate this amazing venue will help attract and recruit new people and ideas to our community from across the Southeast.”

Tickets for The First Waltz concert series at the Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, AL May 13th–15th, 2022 go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. CT here. Watch a promo clip for the concerts featuring voiceover work from DBT’s Patterson Hood.

The First Waltz | Huntsville, AL | May 13th – 15th, 2022 | The Orion Amphitheater